This entire train thing is driving me nuts. I am trying to get tickets on the sleeper from Delhi to Jaisalmer in a couple weeks. Of course, there is nothing left except waitlisted; I'd really like 1AC but will take 2AC if necessary. Waitlists in 2AC range from 2 to 14 people. Waitlists in 1AC range from 2 to 5, but I assume there is actually less of a chance to get one of these because there are fewer seats in this category.
Bottom line: if I sign up for the waitlisted tickets and don't get them, then what do I do? I know that the entire waitlist thing can be kind of a game becaue many people book more tickets than they need and then cancel at the last minute. I just want to know when this whole thing falls apart and doesn't work out, what do people do when it triggers the domino effect of messing up the rest of the trip? Thanks.