Firstly, I know this topic has been brought up many times on this forum, and believe me, I do not take great pleasure in writing this, but I’m adding my voice to the many others who have raised concerns over people doing the wrong thing deliberately travelling in 1st class when they know they have no such ticket.
These people often wear no masks, have complete disregard for the silence carriages, and really, it’s not ok. Part of the whole reason I upgraded to 1st class a while back was to avoid these people and travel safer by being able to social distance more (yes I am vaccinated, but still do not want to catch this awful virus if I can help it). Initially it was great, but now you hear people boast in Dutch oh who cares let’s sit here conductors never check anymore
Can I suggest maybe:
- Stickers on the windows or on the seats of first class compartments reminding passengers it’s first class and you may not sit here with a second class ticket (and that penalties apply)
- Conductors to announce over the intercom that travelling in first class with a second class ticket is not permitted, the same way they announce wearing a mask is mandatory at the beginning of each journey
Sorry. As said, I do not take great pleasure in writing this, but unfortunately my observations are showing that it’s been getting worse as of recently