Did you guess?! It turns out that all the fabulous benefits of travelling with ‘Lintenair’ actually already exist: it’s called train travel – more specifically, Trainline!
So if you’re that impatient traveller who can’t bear to queue up, you can just wave goodbye to queuing for paper tickets, with mobile tickets available for selected journeys serving over 50% of routes on the UK network, helping make your journey quicker and more straightforward. You can beat the queues and head straight to your seat on the train! And no more juggling tickets, seat reservations and receipts either – your phone is your ticket!
Oh, and you ‘where are we again?’ travellers? Hundreds of city centre terminals mean that you can get right to your destination straight away, making your travel experience stress-free and seamless. You can even book a table so you can get that laptop out and start reading those online reviews and choose exactly where to go before you even reach your destination. Trainline’s live updates also mean that you know exactly where you at each point of your journey – useful!
You techie travellers have got more tech available than you can shake a stick at: with mobile tickets, an app that shows the best time and route options as well as providing live travel updates, on-the-go train times, platform numbers and journey information. BusyBot in the Trainline app will even tell you how busy the front, middle and back of the train is, so that you can find a seat double quick. If you’re travelling for work, you can even create a business profile in the app to separate business and leisure travel, and with one tap, bill work trips to a business account, making your expenses a doddle.
Oh, and for the fashionistas? Crack those credit cards out because with no baggage weight limits, you can bring as much stuff as you can carry! Plus you’ll have more money to spend – by booking in advance with Trainline, customers save an average 43% vs the cheapest non-advance fares.
I have to say that all this has genuinely surprised me, and made me rethink travel completely. For example, did you know that you can hop on a train to St Pancras and travel all the way to the south of France? No baggage weight restrictions either – think of all the rosé you could bring home!.
And it’s not just France I’m considering now: I’ve already got a little bucket list forming: I want to rediscover London: Kew Gardens, The Tate Modern, the Victoria and Albert Museum. And can you believe I’ve never been to Manchester? Or Birmingham?!
Did you know that Trainline is Europe’s leading independent train ticket retailer and train travel app? Apparently, they sell tickets worldwide on behalf of 48 train companies, helping customers make more than 125,000 smarter journeys every single day in and across 24 countries. What I love about them is that they’re a one-stop shop for train travel, so they bring all the major train companies together, giving us customers a complete set of travel options, which makes it easy to find the best price for the journey.
Next up? I’m heading off on a Trainline adventure!