We're a family of four traveling by train from Barcelona to San Sebastian this summer. I am curious about the 4 seater table seats (where two seats face the opposite direction and you share a table between the 4 seats). I read in the "Train travel:Buying Renfe Tickets Online" sticky that these seats should be a last resort due to limited legroom. Does anyone know if this is indeed the case? Otherwise it seems they would be ideal for a family of four (our kids are 9 and 11--though the 11 year old is more sized like a 13-14 year old)... we could play cards or chat during the ride.
Do all four seats recline in this configuration? And do all four still have access to movie/video?
What about luggage space? If we each have a small rolling luggage (airline carryon size or slightly larger) plus backpack, will that be easy to fit?
If this configuration is tight for Tourist class, would first class be significantly more legroom and/or luggage space (for the table configuration)?
Also, is food always available (for purchase) on this train? There was a little fork/knife symbol, crossed out, on the website for this train, but not clear what that meant...
Many thanks in advance!