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  1. M

    Who travels in the Sleeper Cars?

    As for my future LD travel, my only thoughts on seeing deer like that is that I wish flex dining looked that tasty.
  2. M

    Amtrak Service Reductions

    Which of Trogodor's words? "There were/are no concrete plans in place to increase service on any long-distance route, nor to add any route that wasn’t being sponsored by a state." Since the term "concrete plans" is open to interpretation, you may consider that anything to be started in 2021...
  3. M

    long-term parking at or near Schreiver, LA, station?

    Call the local police and ask them. I did that at Jessup, GA, a number of years ago. They were very nice and even offered to keep an eye on my car if I left my name, phone and plate # with them. I had no problem. Small town police are a lot different than big cities.
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    Typo error on your part. I corrected it below. Helps eliminate incentives for older passengers and others who have higher service expectations
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    And with 1B of them, one can always make up stories about their liking to eat Amtrak garbage and find many that qualify. Of course, 1B users mean at least 1B neurons, which is a tenth of a human brain or 1M fruitfly brains. But I'm sure that Instagram users have a few orders of magnitude more...
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    Mmmmm! looks so good. Makes my mouth water and my eyes shut (or is it my eyes water an my mouth shut?) I can't understand how anyone could want a stupid old steak with baked potato, half chicken or Angus burger when you have one of these beauties to gorge on!
  7. M

    Who travels in the Sleeper Cars?

    Other than the fire, how was your day, Mrs. Oleary?
  8. M

    Has anyone received an email for meal selection?

    No write-in voting allowed? Aww!
  9. M

    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    That doesn't explain the poor quality and variety of the food. That is based PRIMARILY of not SOLELY on food costs which have little if anything to do with employee costs. That same employee that's left can provide more variety and better quality if they were handed that better food.
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    Meaningless to a company taking in hundreds to a thousand dollars per room. I still remember when my company in the late 80s cut out the fresh fruit and donuts for all employees. That was probably 50 cents to a dollar per employee per day and at 210 work days, amounted to the vast sum of up to...
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    Who travels in the Sleeper Cars?

    Business people. My son had to take multiple trips to NYC from Atlanta to visit customers. He found he could spend the day at work, then say good bye to the family then catch the overnight sleeper to NYC while giving him an opportunity to do work on the computer and arrive in NYC in early...
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    Will full service dining ever return to the Western trains?

    That may be your experience but not mine. I found younger people were as willing to talk and were as friendly as we were. In fact, those that were new seemed to be very appreciative having someone at the table that "knew the ropes" about traveling on Amtrak. So many who have only traveled once...
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    Amtrak Customer Service Agents

    They have lockers of their own.
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    Triweekly service will be overshadowed by drop in revenue

    It isn't so much they are cutting back now but their recent history shows they have no real interest in LD or in service so they aren't trusted to bring back that service and those trains when Covid ends. Moreover, I've heard nothing about any attempt to use this as an opportunity to refurbish...
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