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    Right now, July 2020, may be the ‘sweet spot’ for booking Amtrak travels.

    Looking forward to that trip report. Not only will it cover some interesting routes, but add some perspective to the current situation (including diminished dining). Stay safe though.
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    Auto Train Meals

    They do have packets of white vinegar for fries. Malt vinegar was offered during their short trial of fish and chips at some locations. It didn't stick.
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    Amtrak Hubs

    Most major airports aren't in the cities they serve. The ones that are within city limits are mostly relegated to secondary or regional status.
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    Electric Cars

    All of our tax dollars.
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    Airline and Regional Rail Code Shares

    Would a single freight railway be positioned to serve Atlanta airport and points south, or would it require a Dallas-Fort Worth style arrangement like the one that handles the Texas Eagle? Although some new trackage would be required to access an ATL airport station, I would think the objective...
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    Airline and Regional Rail Code Shares

    You've obviously done your homework; too bad you don't have someone's "ear" to actually suggest this.
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    Eastern Sleeping Car Passengers Pre-Order Meals

    I agreed with you in a post much earlier in this thread. AA has offered this service for several years now and they tend to get it wrong at least 25% of the time, either with choices loaded that don't match the pre-selection options at all or not enough of what was ordered. "I'm sorry sir. I...
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    Auto Train Meals

    I thought they had renamed to IHOb. :p
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    Long distance considerations

    Aren't you missing a letter? ;)
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    Electric Cars

    That is an incredible monthly rate. Your vehicle must have a very attractive buyback. I did a couple of tests of similar-priced vehicles on manufacturer websites and, even with 0% financing in one case, could barely get a bi-weekly lease rate that low. Was there some other government or...
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    Airline and Regional Rail Code Shares

    American Airlines has had codeshares on DB in Germany and adjacent countries for years, so this is nothing new in Europe. I'm also old enough to remember when Continental Airlines partnered with Amtrak. We took Amtrak to California and flew back, getting CO miles for both legs. What...
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    Auto Train Meals

    McD here is just the basics - no frills, including salads. About 6 burger choices, a couple of chicken things and fries. Pretty much what was laid out in the link posted earlier. Fortunately they've retained hot tea here - more of a staple of the Canadian breakfast than in the US. ;)
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Hey, I don't eat shrimp and with the prepackaged nature of these entrees it's not like you can have it left out of the sausage bowl. Not a big spice fan either, so looking for anything that would work if I ever get to travel Amtrak again.
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    That actually looks edible. Not exciting, but not trash-worthy either.
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Ditto @Nick Farr; solid reviews and pictures.
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