Eurostar Standard Premier, Londres St. Pancras – Bruxelles Midi : very decent

After a short wait in the Business Premier lounge, I go tothe boarding of my Eurostarto Brussels, which starts about 30 minutes before departure.

As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:

#TypeReview
1LoungeEurostar Business Premier Lounge, Londres St. Pancras
2TrainEurostar Standard Premier, Londres St. Pancras – Bruxelles Midi
3RestaurantRestaurant Bocconi, Bruxelles
4HotelMoxy Brussels Center
5LoungeDiamond Lounge, Bruxelles Zaventem, Portes A
6FlightIberia Business, Bruxelles Zaventem – Madrid Barajas, Airbus A320 NEO
7FlightIberia Business, Madrid Barajas – Malaga, Airbus A319
8HotelAC Hotel Malaga
9RestaurantRestaurant Jose Carlos Garcia, Malaga
10LoungeAena Malaga Airport Lounge
11FlightIberia Business, Malaga – Madrid Barajas, Airbus A320
12FlightIberia Business, Madrid Barajas – Paris Orly, Airbus A321
This journey’s itinerary

Boarding

I wait a few minutes after the boarding announcement made in the lounge before leaving for the train. This avoids unnecessary clumping.

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Cabin and reception

As usual, the reception is done on the platform, andthe staff is charming. They invite passengers to keep the social distancing by better dispatching them in the train, when possible.

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In Standard Premier,no welcome drink.

Service and catering

About ten minutes after the departure, the service begins.

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A cold lunch tray is distributed. It was pretty good, but very light.

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I will accompany it with water.

Coffee service will be made, I will decline. No refill of cold drinks, however.

Arrival and disembarkation

The arrival will be almost on time in Brussels-Midi. Abrief police check will be performed upon disembarkation, mainly to verify the presence of a QR-code.

Bottom line

An uneventful journey, dotted with customer calls. Not easy to do that at 300 km/h.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.
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