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    Empire Builder 2022 Outrageous Bedroom Fares

    Just realizing that Amtrak has been offering a fall special on travel this season. Perhaps this is purely a special offer and not ordinary...
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    Amtrak Dining

    Yeah, I get what you're saying but I don't buy it. Amtrak is fully capable of figuring out how to run full dining service on all eastern LD trains, they just wont do it. Certainly Silvers and LSL should have full traditional dining. Silvers are eastern trains that feel like western trains, and...
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    Amtrak Dining

    Anything would be better than flex. For Eastern LD, I bring my own food on board. Flex actually makes me kind of sick. The standard for excellence on LD trains however should not be “better than flex.”
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    Amtrak Dining

    “because the feedback we have from customers is that we have very repetitive food options." Wow, thats all they could reasonably say the feedback has been? What a sugarcoat. Has anyone tried the new Acela menu yet? Is it good?
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    Dining on Silver Star?

    As stated, not sure what the two have to do with each other. Amtrak management is the only entity responsible for providing poor dining experience.
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    Amtrak website now requires 'multi-factor authentication' for 'some' members - 'why me?'

    Just an update. I was seemingly avoiding all of this until about 2 weeks ago. yesterday I decided to call and complain, and haven't had to log in with MFA since. I called AGR, and then got tranfered twice, eventually getting a tech agent. Maybe it worked...
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    The obsession with the past is hurting the future of passenger rail

    I regularly fly cape air from Boston to Bar Harbor. Haven’t tried another route. When I briefly wanted to be an airline pilot, I had a talk with one of them to see how they liked their job.
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    The obsession with the past is hurting the future of passenger rail

    Those are subsidized flights that make money even if they take off empty. Curious airline. Hah
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    Dining on Silver Star?

    I took the meteor in June and opted out of dinner (vegetarian and the only option is pretty bad), but the cafe car has a Mac n cheese that is extremely unhealthy but admittedly really good. definitely a better choice for dinner if youre into that sort of thing.
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    Empire Builder 2022 Outrageous Bedroom Fares

    Just found a $767 fare on October 23 from Seattle to Chicago. May snag it while the gettin is good.
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    Train 98, Car 9811

    I can confirm this from my recent trip in June. Hopefully things have changed.
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    What Amtrak can learn from the Russians

    This made me laugh
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    Sleeping cars returning to WAS-BOS starting 05APR21

    Thankfully, in the 4 times I’ve taken the Owl since April 5, this experience happened only once (maybe we even had the same room). That said, that’s one time too many.
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    Sleeping cars returning to WAS-BOS starting 05APR21

    Unfortunately, yes. Sometimes they are actually dirty.
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