|Quoting blueflyer (Thread starter):|
I've done Thalys and Eurostar plenty of times before, but it was the first time I tried the three-hour train journey. I'm sure it won't be the last.
If you can get one, a railway discount card may well be worth it for you. DB
have various kinds on offer and I'm sure that the SNBC/NMBS have something as well. I've saved a couple thousand € over the years due to mine and the FQTV benefits are nice as well.
I looked it up and apprently, it is an e-reader from Barnes & Noble.
|Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 3):|
OK, the ICE top speed is nice, but the journey was much less smooth than I would've expected. Lots of bumps and jolts... Maybe just got a bad wagon/car/carriage, who knows.
It depends on lots of factors, such as your position in the carriage, the state of it and that of the rails themselves, the amount of switches your train pases and so on. The arrival at any major station always tends to be bumpy.
You were just terribly unlucky - in tens of thousands of railway kilometres that I've travelled, that kind of delay has never ever happened to me.
|Quoting blueflyer (Reply 4):|
If LH were to code-share on the trains the way AF does, I would definitively give it a try when connecting in FRA too, but I can see why this is too impractical and confusing at this time.
Oh, they do, but only on Cologne-FRA
is 100% rail with LH
flight numbers on many of the ICE services... which is a bit annoying because they block my favourite seats on the train for LH
pax, so I can't use them with a DB
ticket. The main stations in Cologne and Stuttgart have the IATA codes QKL and ZWS, respectively.
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