Mar 21, 2018 - 2:29 AM
in reply to Euro2018
>> Basel to Gare De Lyon, Paris with 2 adults, 5 year and 3 year old. 2nd Class ... Preferred compartment type - Open or Corridor ? (Not sure about this) with the family what is the best option to choose
Open second-class carriages have a central aisle with two seats (a window seat and an aisle seat) on each side of the aisle. I don't know whether Thalys trains have airline-style seating (i.e. all seats facing one direction), or whether the usual configuration is bays of 4 seats - 2 seats facing each other, usually with a table in between.
If seating is described as corridor, the carriage will have separate 6-seater compartments accessed by a side corridor. Each compartment is shut off from the corridor by a sliding door, and has windows onto the corridor so people in the corridor can see into the compartment and vice versa.
>> Seat Requests - Windows seat/Middle seat/Aisle seat; I guess we dont have a middle in this route, so it should be only window and aisle . right?
The middle seat would be in an enclosed 6-seater compartment. There are three seats on each side of the compartment, facing each other - a window seat, a seat next to the corridor window, and a seat in between them.
>> how do i make sure we get 4 seats in single row like window/aisle < space>> aisle/window rather than 2 seats infront ( hope i explained this clearly)
Unless you can select your seats from a seating plan, I think it will be pot luck whether the two window seats are on each side of the train, one in front of the other, or facing each other. It could also depend on what seats are still vacant.
If you select compartment seating (i.e. corridor), and there are only 4 of you, chances are that you will have two "strangers" in the compartment with you, especially if the train is heavily booked.
Last modified on Mar 21, 2018 - 2:34 AM by Alpenrose666