What is the difference between 1st class Club, Preferente, & Turista Plus on Barcelona-Seville AVE trains?

What is the difference between 1st class club,1st class preferente and turista plus on Barcelona-Sevilla AVE. RailEurope and Renfe seem to differ on what is offered for each ticket class?
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) February 25, 2015 17:16
    Thank you for your question, Kurt.

    With regard to AVE high-speed trains between Barcelona and Seville, the actual seats/accommodations for 'Turista Plus' and 'Preferente' are the same. The only difference is that food and drinks would be served for 'Preferente' passengers.

    It seems as though the rail network of Spain is offering the 'Club' option less and less. In fact, I don't believe they are offering it on any of the AVE trains between Barcelona and Seville anymore. I believe it is only still offered on certain AVE trains between Barcelona and Madrid. When the 'Club' option is offered, the main difference between it and 'Preferente' is the quantity (and perhaps the quality) of the food and drinks that are served, as the actual seats/accommodations would still be the same.

    Generally, you would be able to view information about the accommodations of a particular fare by clicking on the 'View' button that's listed with its cost when you pull up the results of your search for a route on our site. However, I don't believe there is mention of food and drinks under the 'Preferente' option at this time. I apologize if this wasn't communicated, and I'll see if we can get that information added.

    When you pull up the results of a search from Barcelona to Seville, any 'Preferente' option would be found under the 'Premier' heading for fares, whereas the 'Turista Plus' option would be found under the 'Comfort' heading for fares.
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