If you’re planning to be in the UK this summer, you might take a look at Virgin Trains’ flash first class seat sale on the East Coast Main Line. The sale applies to trains from London to points along the line, including Leeds, Newcastle and Edinburgh. Sample one-way fares include 40 pounds London-Edinburgh, compared with the usual rate of 58.50 pounds. In effect, the sale brings first class fares to about the same level as regular standard class fares. Buy July 12-15, travel July 15-Sept. 15, excluding the Aug. 24-28 dates of the Edinburgh festival. Buy at virgintrainseastcoast.com/first-class-sale.
— Ed Perkins, editor
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