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  1. JoeBas

    Inconsistent Service: A bigger problem than the food?

    My experience with GrubHub/UberEats/Waitr/DoorDash (yes, all 4, so it's not one and done) is: a) About a 50% success rate in actually getting what I ordered, which can't be fixed during a station stop b) About a 25% success rate in actually getting delivery within a 3-minute-either-way window...
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    USA Today Article on LD Service Cutbacks

    If only people would quit talking about stuff like this, it'd be so much easier to ignore... ;)
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    Who needs an on-board service chief when your apparent goal is to eliminate on-board service?
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    Is Portland, OR Safe?

    Looks like many of us will have our chances soon enough, and the OP shouldn't worry about going to PDX, as the traveling show will soon be coming to a city near him/you...
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    Is Portland, OR Safe?

    Possibly. They may be concerned about homeless people asking for handouts. They may be concerned about protesters calling them names or spray-painting their luggage. Or they may be concerned about paramilitary-dressed CBP agents refusing to identify themselves and chucking them into a van in...
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    Is Portland, OR Safe?

    Harassed by who?
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak-related Discussion

    Dengue Fever would like to disagree.
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    COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic: Amtrak Food Service Discussion

    Never let a good crisis go to waste!
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    Auto train derailment south of Deland 3/26

    In another week, FL will be in the same boat. Wouldn't at all be surprised at some point to see people in places still ahead of the apex traveling to places behind it to try and bypass their own personal apex.
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    Let's also remember that the bottom was cut out of their market by, ironically, Amtrak still offering long distance train travel at much lower (relatively speaking) rates. So people who just needed their "Train fix" but were more budget-conscious still had a viable alternative. Once Amtrak LD...
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    New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1, 2019

    Looks awful, and doesn't taste anywhere near as good as awful??? That'll leave a mark. ;)
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    AU Texans (weather information)

    It all depends on how much rain we've gotten leading up to the big event. If it's a week after Harvey, a passing shower is a big deal. If it's 2011 and the drought is so bad we're using ziplines to get across the cracks in the ground in the baseball outfield...
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    AU Texans (weather information)

    I'm a Meteorologist in Texas. My first advice - STOP WATCHING THE WEATHER CHANNEL. ;)
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    Hurricane Dorian (2019)

    Ballsy. Better hope this thing doesn't travel about 60 nautical miles farther than expected, we might have a repeat of the Matecumbes in '35.