I was down at the Business Travel Show at Earls Court on Tuesday, of which more to follow.
This is the best offer that caught my eye, but booking will be a little tricky.
East Coast Trains is running a promotion called ‘try before you fly’ to get business travellers to take the train instead of the plane.
They are offering £99 First Class return tickets between Kings Cross and Edinburgh Waverley. However, tickets must be booked via a ‘rail appointed travel agent’.
Apart from that, there are very few rules:
- Must book by March 2nd, although you can travel as far ahead as you can book (ie 12 weeks beyond March 2nd)
- Tickets must be bought by 6pm the day before travel
- No railcard or child discounts
- You must make a seat reservation for the outbound trip
Full details can be found here (EDIT: removed as now dead).
The core issue will be finding a travel agent who wants to sell you a rail ticket. Amex holders may want to try the Amex travel service. It is not clear if thetrainline.com etc or online travel agents like Expedia count as ‘rail appointed travel agents’.