When you are travelling on the UK’s East Coast Line between Edinburgh and London at the weekend!
We have all seen the commercials featuring Mr Vic Reeves enjoying a nice hot meal with complimentary booze and the menu looks very nice, with full English breakfast, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, regional cheese boards etc, but travel First Class on East Coast at the weekend and all you will get is packet of sandwiches thrown at you, as we discovered on our way back from Edinburgh yesterday.
Apparently, as one of the stewards explained: “The hot meals and free booze are for business customers, people at weekends are just travelling on leisure”
Nice to know that East Coast values people who actually pay for their tickets with their own hard-earned cash, less than business customers getting wined and dined on expenses.
My top travel tip is don’t pay the extra £25 to travel First Class at weekends and have enough cash left over for a decent bottle of gin.