Virgin East Cost First Class Travel from £20 One Way - this weekend with Virgin Red ie York to London Kings Cross
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Virgin East Cost First Class Travel from £20 One Way - this weekend with Virgin Red ie York to London Kings Cross

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Found 21st Jun 2017
This can be accessed through the Virgin Red app which is free to download even if you're not a Virgin Customer or through the link virgintrainseastcoast.com/mid…kes (- thanks pscotty).

This weekend there are First Class train tickets on Virgin East Coast for £20 one way this weekend 24/25th June. Hot Cakes deal.

I've just checked availability between York and London Kings Cross and it would be £40 each return (booked as two single £20).

Includes wifi a free refreshments which were a range of soft and alcoholic drinks, sandwiches and snacks last time I traveled First Class on Virgin East Coast.

Great price if you're free this weekend. I think other routes are included but didn't check as on a dodgy 3G connection.

Ends Friday.
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    alcoholic drinks not served on weekends
    First Class is going to be a whole lot more like Cattle Class this weekend then. (_;)
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    michaelgell

    alcoholic drinks not served on weekends


    Yep, sorry, no alcohol on weekends!
    The food is much better during the week too. You can get sozelled and full for £20. Maybe that is why the midweek deals are rarer. Having done it a few times now though, first class is so much nicer than cattle train any day of the week
    Yup, weekends are more lower first or upper second class travel imho
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    Just checked the Standard Class for one way on the same journey I looked at. £53 - so a saving of £33 straight away, plus free drinks and snacks and guaranteed seating. And the seats are more comfortable, if you get a nice new train!
    willsdaddy

    Just checked the Standard Class for one way on the same journey I looked … Just checked the Standard Class for one way on the same journey I looked at. £53 - so a saving of £33 straight away, plus free drinks and snacks and guaranteed seating. And the seats are more comfortable, if you get a nice new train!



    Are you sure this deal is only available through the Virgin Red app? Previous weekend Hot Cakes deals have been bookable online.
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    UncleWilly

    Are you sure this deal is only available through the Virgin Red app? … Are you sure this deal is only available through the Virgin Red app? Previous weekend Hot Cakes deals have been bookable online.


    Tickets can only be booked via the promotional link which is only accessible through the app. Tried to find the web page but not able to I'm afraid.
    Why don't they do anything like this on the west coast, I travel all the time and rarely does Virgin red give me an offer for the west coast
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    pscotty

    Try this linkhttps://www.virgintrainseastcoast.com/midjunecakes


    Yep, that one works!
    Good deal if travelling this weekend, but for future if you book in advance then you can get first class tickets for greatly reduced rates (I normally get a 1st class return for around £52.00 Newark>Kings Cross).
    fergee

    Why don't they do anything like this on the west coast, I travel all the … Why don't they do anything like this on the west coast, I travel all the time and rarely does Virgin red give me an offer for the west coast


    That's because West coast has nearly new rolling stock & the East coast has ancient rolling stock & fares are far more expensive since Virgin took over
    The food is rubbish at the weekends - got a yogurt for breakfast down and mediocre sandwich back up.
    You get free wifi (on request) if you book via the Virgin East Coast Website anyway.
    The slightly bigger seats don't help if you have a 'larger' person sitting opposite

    If they are cheaper than standard then is a good deal but don't expect much (food and drink wise)
    fergee

    Why don't they do anything like this on the west coast, I travel all the … Why don't they do anything like this on the west coast, I travel all the time and rarely does Virgin red give me an offer for the west coast



    ​It'd be saying to Glaswegians "All you can drink AND a free trip to London for £20".

    Can you imagine the carnage that would ensue. oO
    It's £30 one way Newcastle to London so might want to amend the title to state "from".
    The food and drink in first class at the weekends is rubbish compared to the weekday first class service. You get a snack box and some soft drinks.

    However, don't forget that you are entitled to use the first class lounges before departure and for up to an hour after arrival. You can help yourself to drinks and snacks there too.
    futura

    It's £30 one way Newcastle to London so might want to amend the title to … It's £30 one way Newcastle to London so might want to amend the title to state "from".


    Great tip re - using the lounges. As per the poster you have to queue within the buffet car and collect your food and drink doggie bag. No trolley service and definitely no alcohol. With how popular the promotion's going to be apart from the larger seats it's just like you're in standard class/
    futura

    It's £30 one way Newcastle to London so might want to amend the title to … It's £30 one way Newcastle to London so might want to amend the title to state "from".


    Still cheaper than cattle class though,which may be distinctively empty this weekend
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