Will Czech Railways Gain Popularity? (Získají České Dráhy Popularitu?)

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Last year Czech Railways started a new luxury ride called Bohemian Train. The tickets for this twenty-four hour ride cost about the same as a summer vacation abroad. About forty wealthy individuals have tried this first ride to Elton John’s concert in Berlin. Czech Railways have started this new program to gain more popularity amongst other forms of transportation. On the other hand, the efforts may not be enough since the ordinary customers are still riding in obsolete or poorly remodeled wagons. Will this behavior really attract Czech and Slovak travelers to use their service?

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Don’t Forget to Fly Lighter on Sunday (Nezapomente v Nedeli Letet na Lehko)

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Following other large airlines, Czech Airlines will also change the weight limit of economy class luggage. The original limit of 23 kg (51 lbs) will be reduced to 20 kg (44 lbs) starting Sunday, October 26th. The business class weight limits will stay unchanged (30 kg = 66 lbs). The new measures will help to eliminate problems with other airlines because they have adopted the 20-kg rule already. This move should also lower the fuel cost per flight.


So, all economy travelers – don’t forget to pack lighter now or expect the overweight charges. Every kilogram extra can cost between 300 and 400 Czech crowns.

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