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Eurostar and airbags

 Poster: A snowHead
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Hi Everyone. Going to St Anton in January and considering using Eurostar and trains. I’ve got a Alpride gas airbag with the two small single use cylinders. Does anyone know if it’s OK to take on Eurostar and what’s their policy? I’ve already searched on here and elsewhere but no reasonably recent answers. Thanks in advance for any answers.
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No problem ... Found it easier recently than the recent flight journeys. On a plane there are conflicting security requirements between the airlines and airport security (nearly missed a flight because of this), and you will not be able to take 2 cylinders (officially). Train is easier all round, and you take all your luggage with you so where you pack the cylinder is not an issue. I try to avoid flights now, not least because us skiers know more than most the harm of carbon footprint. Also I like the train: what's your planned route to St Anton?
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Can only book Eurostar bit at the moment. Have to wait till prices and timetable are released. Considering Interrail 4 days in 1 month for €232 (over 60 Eh oh! ️). Seat supplement payable on Eurostar and TGVs in France. Perhaps Brussels then through Germany. It covers train down to St Pancras as well.
I say bring back the Skitrain - Ferry (drink), sleeper train with ‘Disco Carriage’ (loads more drink), then wake up in St Anton at 8am Saturday morning Eh oh! . Extra 2 days skiing (leave next Saturday evening). Oh to be 25 years old again Eh oh!
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@SeanH1, nightjet Amsterdam to Innsbruck, then on to St Anton?
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If not going via the normal Paris route, I would also be wary about taking your skis/board.

I have no experience of Brussels, but had issues last year doing the night train back from Innsbruck to Amsterdam and then Eurostar home. Amsterdam Eurostar check-in people were adamant that ski carriage was not possible unless you were on the ski train, despite what it says on the website. Only after much discussion did they phone the train manager and get a 'special one-time-only exception' for me to take skis on board.
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I was wondering about skis on trains after I noticed GWR's luggage policy which allows pre-booked bikes (and sometimes not pre-booked) but skis would be oversized and 'officially' not allowed. Its bizarre - can't imagine being stopped and have always found skis (even in large roller bag with clothes) fit comfortably enough in overhead luggage rack (albeit difficult to put up) - or upright in luggage / bike slots. No problem at all on Eurostar, they are well used to skis
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@pisteoff, I had no issue with GWR when I did Yatton-Hintertux back in December. On my way back, the train guard got me to chuck them in the bike store section, but on the way to London I just had them up in the overhead shelf. Things may have changed since then of course.
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I am not sure the interail option will be cheaper with the additional supplements. Eurostar is £88 returns at weekends.

Snowcarbon suggests London Paris Zurich st Anton. No needs for overnight.
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It's worth pricing up your onward journey over a few different sites (do it as one trip though, Brussels to St Anton or whatever you end up doing) as prices can vary and savings can be significant. The Austrian operator oebb.at is often cheaper, but sometimes it's DB who has the deals.
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Lucywuk wrote:
I am not sure the interail option will be cheaper with the additional supplements. Eurostar is £88 returns at weekends.

Snowcarbon suggests London Paris Zurich st Anton. No needs for overnight.

It depends where you're starting from. For a lot of people it will be a significant saving once they add in the UK part of the journey. For me, it's on the cusp and depends if it's a cheap or expensive day for Eurostar (and how early I book).
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Scarlet wrote:
It's worth pricing up your onward journey over a few different sites (do it as one trip though, Brussels to St Anton or whatever you end up doing) as prices can vary and savings can be significant. The Austrian operator oebb.at is often cheaper, but sometimes it's DB who has the deals.


Yes I made this mistake and booked everything via the trainline, and paid way over the odds vs DB/ÖBB
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You know it makes sense.
@swskier, never buy from trainline. Its fine to use their site to get an idea of the overall trip, possibilities and connections etc.. But they jack up the cost something rotten vs buying from the train operators’ own websites.


Even when in the UK for domestic only travel, Trainline charge fees/commission whereas the U K train operators are fee free.

(And their Indian based Customer agents, won’t call it “Service”, are crap)

Rip off merchants!
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@ster, yes, made that mistake once, not again. Also fell foul of their "service" agents as well on that trip to Hintertux...
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 Poster: A snowHead
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Seat61 is your font of all information. He will tell you everything it is to know about train travel in Europe and where to book to get the deals.
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