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Eurostar cancels its dedicated ski services to France for 2020

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Eurostar has cancelled its dedicated ski services to France for 2020.

Last month, we reported that Eurostar has cancelled its services to the south of France.  These were the trains heading to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille.

As well as cancelling the services for 2020, Eurostar has already cancelled them for 2021 too.

The axe has now fallen on the Winter ski services too.

The Eurostar website now says:

“IMPORTANT: We unfortunately won’t be running our ski trains during the 2020-21 winter season. It’s been an absolute pleasure to take thousands of travellers direct from St Pancras to the Alps over the years. But in the wake of the coronavirus and a challenging travel market, we’ve had to make some changes to our services, focusing on our main routes with the highest demand.

You’ll be able to book an indirect trip to the Alps on our website from October. This would mean taking a Eurostar train to France and changing onto an SNCF train for the rest of the journey.

Eurostar is a member of Railteam, which means travellers can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature should they experience any delays or cancellations on their journey, providing peace of mind when connecting between trains.”

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards

How to get Club Eurostar points and lounge access from UK credit cards (April 2024)

Club Eurostar does not have a UK credit card.  However, you can earn Club Eurostar points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards

Cards earning Membership Rewards points include:

Membership Rewards points convert at 15:1 into Club Eurostar points.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, so you will get the equivalent of 1 Club Eurostar point for every £15 you spend.

American Express Platinum comes with a great Eurostar benefit – Eurostar lounge access!  

You can enter any Eurostar lounge, irrespective of your ticket type, simply by showing The Platinum Card at the desk.  No guests are allowed but you can get entry for your partner by issuing them with a free supplementary Amex Platinum card on your account.

Comments (59)

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  • Andrew says:

    Maybe I have a different offer or may maybe there’s an error in the article but my Clos19 offer is spend £150, get £25 back.

  • gareth says:

    Financial services were key workers from the start just people choose too hate them so were generally ignored as being key!

    • gareth says:


    • Longing for a break says:

      Yep, easy targets.
      Covid loans, payment holidays etc etc… a lot of people in Financial Services (especially in IT) have never worked such long hours or so hard…!

  • Christopher says:

    I rather suspect they’re referring to those who man the branches and customer support services plus those supporting online banking and business lending etc.

    In any case, the whole ‘key worker’ concept needs to be set in some context and timescale.

    For example, are supermarket IT support teams who look after distribution and replenishment as key as the delivery drivers? Of course they are, but they won’t get reflected as key workers.

  • PaulC says:

    As you have to be a HHonors member to get the ‘Frontline Thanks’ rate, the discount isn’t exactly the 25% off the ‘standard rate’ (which is for non members).

    For example, the rate at Brighton Metropole for dates I have already booked later this month is £81 standard or £72 for Honors members and £68 for Frontline Thanks.

  • The Savage Squirrel says:

    As there’s no definitive list of what constitutes a key worker, or, for many, any official ID to prove the status, and overseas hotels are certainly not going to understand the concept, it will be interesting to see how this is enforced or checked :D. There will either be zero enforcement (most likely) or some horror stories.

  • Yvo says:

    I work in financial services and was initially baffled by the “keyworker” label, able to work from home with no risk of exposure and initially didn’t send my daughter to school under the eligibility. It could only be a breeze, surely?
    Within the first fortnight of lockdown I got sciatica from working long hours and not moving at all from my desk, we were so busy restructuring debt and working through entirely new systems to help keep businesses going, arrange repayment holidays and counsel long standing clients who overnight had zero revenue.
    I can only speak for myself but it certainly felt like essential work.

  • Kevin says:

    Be careful with the Hilton offer. When you click through some state for ’medical and military only’.

    If you use ’quick book’ rather than look at the rates, you will miss this.

    • Gareth says:

      Scroll to bottom of page it quotes as per Robs article above for roles

  • Qrfan says:

    The Eurostar ski service suspension was announced over a week ago wasn’t it? Anything extra in this announcement I’m missing?

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