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    Daily service (maybe)

    Oh lordy, and if we don't vote the right way we shall all perish along with Amtrak. Wait! Is that the sky I see falling??? BWA-HA-HA-HA!!!!!
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    Amtrak Hubs

    After slogging through all 70+ posts in this thread, I just had to ask: • If none are now designated as hubs, what are the consequences if Amtrak fails to designate any of its stations a hub? • If some are now designated as hubs, what are the consequences if Amtrak simply redesignates them...
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    Incident in La Plata

    Consider the possibility that <gasp!> there may never be any additional info on the nature of the issue.
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    Long distance considerations

    How about my sithouse privy?
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    Good & Bad News

    Why not price one and let us know what you find?
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    Good & Bad News

    Yes. Went up in May, huh? Been busy with other things and didn't notice the increase until about a week ago. Don't know. Not that I'm aware of. I've never seen one.
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    Good & Bad News

    I'm quite sure that would be the lowest bucket and probably the fare prior to the increase a week ago. The current fare for 2 non-discounted adults in a Roomette NOL/DEM is $603, corroborated by the current low bucket fare for the whole route for 2 adults being $729 on 16 Dec. [And $729 -...
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    Good & Bad News

    For one adult in a Roomette between NOL and DEM only found three different fares during any of the many 30 day periods checked and the lowest was $421. That seems about right for the low bucket fare because on a travel date when the low bucket is $505 for the entire route, it's $421 for your...
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    Long distance considerations

    You let Google be your friend and....viola! Amtrak Special Menus & Special Dietary Requirements But I think you have to call to find out what's available - no menu that I could find.
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    Good & Bad News

    Don't know about you, but I think AmSnag is the best thing since sliced bread. Or the cat's meow. Or the bee's knees!! :)
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    First time for wife on Amtrak

    Now that I look at the routing a bit closer, I guess a sleeper on one of the legs would involve a train change at GRO and other complications taking it out the day trip category.. Only way to avoid that would be to head South out of CLT on the Crescent and return on the Crescent, but that would...
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    First time for wife on Amtrak

    Great idea! Are you planning to book a sleeper on one leg of your trip to let her see what that mode of travel is like (unless your cross-country trip will be all in Coach)?
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    Good & Bad News

    Your experience is different simply because you are comparing fares in both directions either on the same or different specific travel date(s). It differs from my comparison because mine is a comparison of all 5 of the different possible fares that can be offered on any travel date during the...
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    Good & Bad News

    That might be, but looking at it the other way more demand for the Southbound AT (or any other train) would customarily see fares increased by a bucket or about 25%. The increase here is a measly 1% at the very most. But in regard to your point, all the ridership data I recall seeing gives...
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    Good & Bad News

    One peculiarity about the LD train fare buckets remains and it's had me puzzled for more than a year. All LD trains have identical buckets/fares for travel in either direction between end points - except the Auto Train. Sleeper fares on the Northbound Auto Train are less than the Southbound...
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