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Will be taking the train from airport (Basel) to resort this weekend and have the option of a £33pp upgrade to first class. However I was wondering whether this was actually worth it, especially as I have noisy kids!

So what do I get for the extra £33 per person?

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Mick
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micksup, possibly wider seats, more comfort and a less busy compartment, but in all honesty if you have kids I'd go with 2nd class and spend the extra cash on something to keep the kids quiet
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D G Orf, great thanks that make sense. Are the carriages all compartments (like ICE in Germany) or are some in the format we see on UK IC trains?
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micksup, it depends on the age and type of the train, mostly with older trains you have entances at either end of the carrige often with toilets and luggage space, the main compartment is then often split in the middle with a door through, pairs of double seats down the carriage, small table at window.

More modern trains may be double deck, it's rare to have corridor trains but I have been on a couple.

Where are you going to from Basle ?
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D G Orf, To Brig and then on to Saas Fee via Post Bus. Thanks again for the info.
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Try and get on one of the express trains from Basle some go all the way through to Brig with no changes, others will need you to have changes in Bern and Spiez which means lugging cases arround, Bern is not usually a problem but Spiez can be just a few minutes between trains
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Ok thanks, if the flight is on time we should be in luck, if not we will have to wait an hour for the next 'Express'. Coming back means that we will get a decent amount of the day in Saas Fee before taking a late flight home. Hopefully both will avoid the need to make any changes other than Brig.
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I allways go first class on Swiss & German Railways. The upgrade isnt that much more. My main reason is to get away from the annoying Guest Workers (who never reserve a seat) and never seem to be able to sit still & also to avoid noisy Kids Very Happy
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micksup, if you don't already have one, I'd use the saved cash on a portable dvd player. If you get a headphone splitter, more than one child can watch at the same time. We got one purposefully for the kids for the coach journey that we had and at one point there were about 8 others watching over the seats.
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micksup, look for a coach with a cartoon on the side. Some of them have kids' play areas.
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