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  1. Georgie

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Good idea! I brought a personal fan (since the HVAC cooling is so unreliable), and the build up on the blades after 24 hours is kinda gross.
  2. Georgie

    How reliable is Air Conditioning in Bedroom cars

    Well.... 😁 if they ran a better show; improved management and marketing; if they were savvy in their relationships with airline partnerships and non-partisan inter-city governances; avoided nepotism & cheap graduates into overall management; avoided the destructive technique of “we need more...
  3. Georgie

    What comforts of home do you do you bring with you on your Amtrak stay?

    Wondering if anyone has ideas for a travel size food warmer? (REALLY don't want to eat their microwaved apocalypse bunker food anymore)
  4. Georgie

    What comforts of home do you do you bring with you on your Amtrak stay?

    Part of my travel adventure starts with the packing, reducing creature comforts to luggage I can drag & lift myself across country. #youpackityouliftit 1. Travel fan - personally essential when Amtrak fails with climate control (have yet to travel through winter) 2. Inflatable camping air...
  5. Georgie

    How reliable is Air Conditioning in Bedroom cars

    That's a fair reply, and you are correct. However, we must acknowledge that we are progressing through 2020 now; and your family did upgrade your vehicle in 1985, and not to mention that most vehicles today comes with ever evolving climate-control. The issue is, we are not piling onto a...
  6. Georgie

    Inconsistent Service: A bigger problem than the food?

    You have some great ideas here! (sorry this is a bit of a long reply) Although, first up ... 1. Union workers - are a whole 'nother world of 'the good, the bad and the ugly'. You really can not blame the Union for failures in quality customer service; besides Amtrak would have to replace the...
  7. Georgie

    Meals in the room?

    Do you tip your flight attendants? They are low income union workers too. As someone with decades in customer service/hospitality/airlines industries in several countries, I used to be great console-tipper. However, after my experiences on Amtrak ... only if someone goes above the...
  8. Georgie

    How reliable is Air Conditioning in Bedroom cars

    My question is, why are they allowing ill-functioning HVAC carriages to be in service? Do they really need a legal case related to illness from heat exhaustion. 🤷‍♀️
  9. Georgie

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Hello, what is that fanned device at the center of the table?
  10. Georgie

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Hi *wave* New traveler here since Covid stole my overseas adventures ... After reading/watching reviews I thought I was prepared for the 'more portable covid menu' ... here's a pictorial view from the California Zephyr & Starlight Menu. Mostly inedible, never on time, sauces spilled in the...
  11. Georgie

    Flexible dining - Requesting a review from a recent rider

    Oops, my apologies. Technical issues in attempt to post. :)
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