Virgin Trains customers can now bid on last minute upgrades for First Class tickets on UK east coast services via innovative upgrade app Seatfrog. VT east coast destinations include London, Edinburgh, York, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow and more.
VT is the first travel company to bring the technology to its customers, who will compete against each other in an open and honest auction where upgrades to First Class can cost from as little as £5.
Upgrade right up to 30 minutes before departure with the app – with no extra paperwork, printing tickets or additional fees.
The free app works by creating a live, dynamic bidding system for First Class seats that would otherwise travel empty. Upgrades can be won up to 30 minutes before departure, with each auction opening approximately 2.5 hours before a train departs from its originating station.
Customers who successfully bid on a First Class ticket will be able to enjoy all the luxury benefits of Virgin Trains’ First Class experience, including complimentary food and drink from a menu curated by James Martin, reclining leather seats, additional legroom, mood lighting, free Wi-Fi and, in selected stations, First Class lounges with free Wi-Fi, relaxation areas and refreshments.
Seatfrog can be downloaded free from the App Store and is available for iOS and Android devices. For more information on Seatfrog go to virgintrainseastcoast.com/upgrades