Why airlines want you to go by train

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Why airlines want you to go by train

Post by David Benton » Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:09 am

https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/ ... index.html

"Dutch airline KLM recently announced plans to partner with European train companies Thalys and NS to replace one of its five daily flights between Amsterdam and Brussels with a high-speed rail service."
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Re: Why airlines want you to go by train

Post by Benny » Tue Dec 03, 2019 3:19 pm

I think because of the non convenience of some flights as made Alitalia 20 years ago with the "surface flights" (apart that make Amsterdam--Brussels by plane is a nonsense.... )

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Re: Why airlines want you to go by train

Post by eolesen » Wed Dec 04, 2019 10:34 am

Hardly a new approach.

Lufthansa has been operating "train flights" at Frankfurt with DB for decades. Air France had it with SNCF for a while as well.

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Re: Why airlines want you to go by train

Post by David Benton » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:25 am

Yes , I remember the German "plane trains", from my "World's Railways" type books back in the eighties.
What would be interesting would be where a railway service allows a airline to compete into a hub that it currently does not serve.
I.e in this case , a Belgium Airline uses the train to serve Schiphol Airport. Presuming their is a Belgium Airline, my knowledge of European airlines is not great.
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