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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    Galesburg is a brief smoke stop and there is nothing close to the station. There is enough time to leave the Albuquerque platform. There is a food stand close by. I ve used it several times. Prices are about half of what you pay on board.
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    I don't think traditional dining will ever return. The sleeper fares have not come down at all since flex dining was implemented. In many cases they have risen. I'm not a fan of the current situation,but it doesn't deter me from riding. If anything,fares will continue to rise as this thrice...
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    How many times has the return of traditional dining been postponed? I doubt it will ever return,regardless of the pedemic. Why can't there be a wider selection of offerings?..sandwiches and burgers would be most welcome
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    I am still getting lunch,dinner and breakfast and an overnight in a bed. All I'll need is something from the cafe car for lunch the next day..I just couldn't justify paying $468 for a roomette the entire journey. It's,$279 for over 18 hours and with the half price coach sale I'm paying $59 for...
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    When I was younger I did Coach three nights in a row on cross country trips. Now that I've aged a bit,I find even one night can be tough. As I mentioned in an earlier post,as long as I am guaranteed the seat next to me is vacant,I ll do Coach. I do have a Philly-Fla. trip coming up. I m doing...
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    Hotels at Amtrak connection points nationwide

    I google hotels near Amtrak when I travel . If it looks decent,walkable and reasonably priced I'll go to the hotel's website. A bit pricey at $140 but for convenience I'll stay at the Metro Plaza in LA. In San Luis Obispo the University Inn is $60 and about a mile from the station. I was on the...
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    Heading to Florida from Philly next month. I took advantage of the half off Coach sale. Adding a roomette would have tacked on over $400 each way.No way can I justify that price for a one night trip with flex dining. Having the seat next to you vacant the entire trip is the only reason I 'm not...
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    I doubt full service dining will ever return. I wish they would add sandwiches cold and hot,burgers and those pizzas they serve in the cafe car. Eating that same food for a two or three day trip gets old fast.
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    Will dining cars resume 12/15/20?/Flexible dining extended to May 2021?

    With no end in sight to this pedemic,I doubt full service dining will return on December 15,or ever. Since we are stuck with flex dining,some variety would be most welcome like sandwiches and burgers.
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    Huge ridership killer in reservation system for 3x weekly service

    I just planned a January trip,trying to save as much as I can. Flying to LAX from BWI for $52 on Southwest and a few days later taking the Texas Eagle and Cardinal to DC and a regional to BWI. Senior roomette was still low bucket at $600. Getting off in St Louis and transferring to Coach for the...
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    $20 Acela Fares 11/16-12/17

    I booked Philly to DC round trip for next week. I haven't ridden an Acela in a few years because of the cost. When I'm on a train I'm in no hurry and the high cost wasn't worth it...but at $40 r/t I grabbed it. It will cost more to ride a Keystone to get to Philly from Elt,but at that price...
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Amtrak is still saying full service dining will return December 15. With this never ending virus still with us I doubt full service dining will ever return. Same for daily service. I hope I am wrong. There has got to be better alternatives than what is served now. Biggest complaint is the...
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    Booked Amtrak Trip. Now I'm Confused.

    As you may know you can only travel from Cleveland to Chicago only three days a week. You can still get to Portland from Chicago every day using multiple routes. The most direct,the Empire Builder only runs three days a week. Haven't checked if you can make a same day connection in Chicago on...
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    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    The ultimate in first class dining. Sad Amtrak is charging first class pricing for their sleepers
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    Amtrak stations within a mile of a Casino? (w/real dice Craps)

    Reno is the most obvious and most direct followed by the other Nevada stops on the Zephyr
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    Business class on the Illini/Saluki is a ripoff

    2 to 1 seating should be standard in all business class. You are paying for an upgrade and having a seat with nobody next to you should be a guarantee. Also a free alcoholic beverage should be across the board.
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    Amendment to CR blocking furloughs and thrice weekly long distance trains

    You can only get from NY/DC to Chicago the same three days of the week. You can get to Buffalo and Pittsburgh from NY daily. The fact that Cleveland and Chicago are only connected three days a week is beyond stupid.Same for Chicago to St Paul. Unbelievable.
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    Long distance trains now sold out, NEC still burning cash..

    Southwest is blocking middle seats until November 30
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    Long distance trains now sold out, NEC still burning cash..

    I think the three days a week schedule might be a factor.
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    Return To Traditional Dining on Long Distance Trains?

    As far as I know flexible dining is permanent on the Eastern trains. I have a feeling it may remain on the Western trains,as well.I will be pleasantly surprised if full service dining returns.
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