--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "Guerbetaler" <guerbetaler@...> wrote:
This Swiss Rail Card (for example) offers a choice of 1st and 2nd class travel. Having the 1st class Card does not mean you have to travel in 1st class. You can use that Card in second class seats as well.
What it does offer is seating in first class areas, ie the Golden Pass Express, Glacier Express, SBB Panorama Coaches, etc for which a surcharge would otherwise apply.
The Eurailpass for Adults is only offered in 1st Class, but you can also travel in a 2nd class coach with that card.
Even if travelling in 1st Class, nothing stands in your way of spending a little time in a different coach with open windows to take photos or a little air. Just remember to pay heed to the "Bitte nicht herauslehnen" signs on the window frame or you may receive a catenary mast to the head, or worse yet an entire locomotive.
and some of us don't take kindly to people who splatter themselves on our beloved locomotives.