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Its the competion with low cost air, or3the perceived competion that destroys it.
Also low cost trains like Flix plunder the high demand routes.
SNCF and RENFE oddly wants a cheap TGV to compete too. This totally splinters the market.
I frequently use them for international journeys where DB fails. It can combine Thalys and ICE. Book to places Europa Spezial cannot get to. Düsseldorf to Brest (F) for example. Not a bad site. Wish it was easier to influence changeover times though.
I booked BA over Xmas, cancelled the trip due to covid. No idea yet if I get anything back. My request is being processed.
Anybody booking this winter knows the risks and therefore should expect the loss.
A voucher and I am happy. Same goes for Eurostar. They are all trying to survive.
..."the trains and stations. A hell of a lot better than back at home. Even those which haven't been recently refurbished seem to be kept in good nick."
I find that UK stations are a lot better than those at home in Germany.
Merry Christmas to all of you.
@Austriantrain. Not sure where you see the competion on the Bruxelles-Paris route. The line is dominated by Thalys which is owned by SNCF/SNCB/NS.
There is competion of Bruxelles-Köln but that created little benefits, prices are similar, flexibilty is non.
An exception might be...