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  1. Exvalley

    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    Since Amtrak is a primarily domestic network, I believe the comparison was to domestic first class on the airlines.
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    Didn't the Chicago lounge sell wine? The person used to set up by the base of the stairs.
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    I was in two airport lounges last week. Both had ample food and drink.
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    Seaboard92 Is Taking Off

    That's one of the toughest things about being a flight attendant. Crew bases tend to be in larger cities, which are some of the most expensive places to live. Does a flight attendant based in Dayton make the same as someone based in Washington, DC? I assume that's the case, which gives the...
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    Seaboard92 Is Taking Off

    Good luck! I hope that we still see you around here!
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    Avelo Airlines Set To Takeoff

    No need for this type of disclaimer!
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    Is the Chicago lounge back in full operation yet?

    If you don't mind a 15 minute walk, there is a Portillo's located at 520 W Taylor Street.
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    Amtrak Single Food Service Car

    The food is pre-prepared and heated onboard.
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    Amtrak Single Food Service Car

    In theory, this could be done well. Nothing is cooked on The Ocean, and look at how much better those meals are compared to Amtrak.
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    Amtrak Single Food Service Car

    I thought that Flexible Dining was going away from east coast trains in the fall?
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    Amtrak Single Food Service Car

    Flexible Dining is going away, so this does not appear to be relevant anymore.
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    Tricking a Tesla to drive with no one in the driver's seat

    What you described is not a Level 5 autonomous vehicle. We haven’t even agreed on a standard even if we wanted to do that. It’s more than a few years off, other than the most limited of demonstrations. I appreciate your optimism, but the experts are quite clear that the pace of innovation has...
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    Amtrak Dining

    Since I have a reservation on the LSL in late October, I am hoping that Mr. Chestler is under-promising and hoping to over-perform. But let's be honest. "Over-perform" and "Amtrak" are seldom uttered in the same sentence.
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    Why Such High Prices for The Silvers in February 2022?

    Yes and no. It is much easier to sell all of the lie-flat seats in a car than it is to sell all of the berths in a sleeper. However, since the sleeper fare is fixed regardless of the number of passengers in the room, we are really just talking about the rail fare. The theory is that there is...
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    Tricking a Tesla to drive with no one in the driver's seat

    There have been some very good studies on the impact fully autonomous vehicles will have on certain markets. Most people think that fewer vehicles will be sold when autonomous vehicles are available. This is because ride-sharing will be much cheaper (with no driver to pay) and families can...
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