If you are tired of the congestion and regimentation of budget airlines, or put off by the security check queues, hand luggage restrictions and environmental effects of all airlines, have you thought of travelling by train instead of flying?
And don't forget that you can buy a Senior Rail Card for 20% reductions on UK travel. That is something that is not available on air travel!
See: http://www.seat61.com/This is a personal website written by a travel buff with information on how to travel by train and ship. It covers UK, Europe and beyond, and has links to other relevant sites.
www.thetrainline.com check UK train times, and book on line
www.raileurope.co.uk comprehensive information on rail travel in Europe
www.eurostar.com covers Eurostar only
http://www.francetourism.com/practicalinfo/beforeyougo-railtravel.htm is French railways UK site,
www.bahn.co.uk is German Railways UK site,
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