Another experience my family had with sleeper travel. When we lived in Europe, we took the Orient Express from
Budapest to Paris in a double bedroom sleeper. It was nice but no toilet or shower in either room. We also took
a German train from Berlin to Malmo, Sweden and the bedrooms did not...
Our daughter and grandchildren flew from San Francisco to Orlando to escape the California fires (smoke)
and I was quite surprised there were no mention or filing requirements of quarantines upon arrival.
I enjoy traveling by train. I nearly always travel in a sleeper because I like space and privacy. I am a million-mile flyer on two airlines but when I retired my preference changed to trains. We can travel to see our children and grandchildren conveniently by train. Our Amtrak station is 7...
I too have booked my train travel to the Gathering and a trip to Chicago in early August. Also, train from New York to Florida in late August. I hope I do not have to cancel. I canceled my March trip to Dallas and Emeryville and received a full refund.
Glad you were well when we traveled together from Florida to Washington DC!! I canceled my March trips to Dallas and to San Francisco. I'm hopeful the virus situation will improve before July when we will travel to Chicago and in August to New York via Amtrak. I miss my train travel.
I was on the Cardinal on Oct 27 and we were stopped between Crawfordsville and
Rennessler for about 30 minutes, then creeped along for a few minutes and then
up to speed. We reached Chicago for my connection to Dallas (#21). We were told
it was a track issue and I saw a CSX truck and workmen...
I don't doubt anything that has been said in this post regarding Amtrak's telephone support.
I have called numerous times to book travel, to change reservations and to cancel reservations
and in every case, I had competent and friendly agents that got the job done. I have experienced
My perspective is that the companion coupon is being used for the rail fare, just as if two people were traveling in coach. This is a proper use of the coupon. However, the example here only varies as the companion is actually traveling in a sleeper, which is properly paid by the non-coupon...
For all of his potential faults, the Wall Street Journal today announced that Delta is the best
airline in the US based on seven criteria. Alaska was second and Southwest third.
Perhaps, historically Anderson has done some things right!!
If you are going to San Francisco on the CZ (or Coast Starlight) use the booking code SFC. That's the
Transbay Transportation Center in the city. The Amtrak Bus will take you from the EMY station directly to
SFC. The CalTran station is near the Transbay center.
I prefer the Viewliner over the Superliner. Nearly every time in the Superliner, the air blasts are not controllable
and results in unpleasant air flow. I usually ask the SCA to tape over the air vent but I always bring my duct tape.
The arrangement of the Viewliner is much prefered and you...
Looks like you have planned well for a most interesting trip.
Being in coach, I hope your fellow riders will be respectful
and courteous people. I don't know if your train trips must
be consecutive days, but if not, you may want to consider
what we do when traveling to San Francisco. We...