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 August 07, 2002
Travel 1st Class For The Price Of 2nd On Eurostar Train

 Travel in 1st class but only pay for 2nd (standard) class with a free upgrade offer from Rail Europe for travel on the high-speed Eurostar train connecting London to Paris or Brussels through the Channel Tunnel. To take advantage of the Eurostar Upgrade Promotion, tickets must be booked between August 13 and September 13 for travel between August 13 and September 30. This promotion represents a nearly 30% savings on a 1st class full fare and 10% on 1st class Leisure. Unlike normal 1st or 2nd class tickets, those purchased with the Upgrade Promotion are not refundable or exchangeable. Reservations are required on Eurostar and are included in the price of the ticket.

Travel in Eurostar?s 1st class includes more spacious seating, a complimentary meal, beverages, newspapers, and reclining seats. There are 21 departures daily in either direction between London and Paris, 10 departures between London and Brussels. Traveling at a top speed of 186 mph, Eurostar takes just 3 hours from London to Paris and only 2 hours 40 minutes from London to Brussels. Since its launch in 1994, Eurostar has carried more than 40 million passengers.