We are a group of 4 traveling together. We purchased first class Eurail Passes for a trip in May and June 2020, covering 4 European countries, but mostly, to have good seats on the Glacier Express. We understand we need to make seat reservations, and are struggling to understand how far ahead of time we can do this. It says, on the glacier express website ( https://shop.glacierexpress.ch/gex_en/specials/daytrips/glacier-express), that this can be done 90 days in advance, but today when we looked at the site, it appeared that many of the good seats were already taken on train trips well over 90 days away.
Today we reserved our connecting Bernina Express seats, which we read can be reserved 120 days out, and were disappointed to see only 4 first class seats left on the only day we had set aside for this trip, so we have no choice in our seats, and none of the 4 available seats are by windows. We thought this was the first day we could book, so how are almost all the seats gone already?
If the tickets go that fast, & you can only book 90 days ahead of time, does that mean you should count 90 days backward starting on your travel day, or on the day before? what time of day in US CST should you start your purchase?