Now that I’m not commuting all the time, I want to make the times when I do take a longer train journey pleasant.
And who knows better about making a long journey bearable than the people who run planes?
Trains and planes are pretty similar in many ways. You sit in a seat, next to someone who haven’t chosen. You can walk about, but it’s discouraged. You can go to the loo, but it’s uncomfortable.
The major difference that I’m addressing here is that on planes, people bring you stuff. They may pretend that it’s because you might get hungry or thirsty, but really I think it’s just too distract you. “Everyone” hates airline food, but you always eat it. Or at least open the packets and fiddle with it.
I’m talking about the good kind of plane of course.
My instructions for making a train more like a plane
Basically this boils down to – get yourself some good technology, and go to M&S at the station
The snack they give you when you reach cruising altitude
The actual food
The entertainment system – especially good now that BBC iplayer lets you download shows to watch later.
And there you have it.