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  1. J

    Is it worth going Cross Country in Coach or Roomette?

    That's what I do too. If I have to spend money on something, I try to put it on my AGR card. I even set up some of my other bills for auto payment on the card. I had been waiting to get a new bed, but as soon as I got my card I went and got a new one (a Tempurpedic) and charged it on the card...
  2. J

    Is it worth going Cross Country in Coach or Roomette?

    Apply for the card. If you get it, then book the roomette with your bonus points. I've tried just 1 night in coach a few times and find it a miserable experience if I have to attempt to sleep there. My 20 yr old bf just took coach from LA to PDX and had a miserable time. Not only could he not...
  3. J

    Points for shopping - Alaska Airlines

    !@#$%^ I just booked a freaking flight! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!
  4. J

    What happens when you have reservation but no printed ticket?

    That's good to know, since we usually board at unstaffed stations and the machines can never find our reservations. Does that go for coach and accommodation fares on LD routes as well as regular fares on regional lines?
  5. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    I believe his dad did file a claim with the insurance. Not sure if they'll get anything from it or not. Only time will tell. He just heard back from the Portland PD and they denied his police report. Not sure what exactly that means since I haven't spoken with him about it yet. He said it had...
  6. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    I believe he was in the SSL at the time. That's a very good idea. We'll have to look into doing that if any of us have to ride coach again. My bf mentioned that when the group started doing the drugs that the guy who was staring at them said something to them. He wasn't sure what was said, but...
  7. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    They didn't get up and leave sooner because they were afraid to. And I didn't say that the drug us was going on for 5 hrs straight, it was just the uncomfortable situation and the staring. It took my bf and his friend that long to work up the courage to get up. I don't know what the excuse was...
  8. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    See, that's what I thought! But the bf kept saying that they can't do anything without probable cause.
  9. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    I had told him to report it to the conductor or at least the car attendant yesterday, but he never did. I would think the have a policy against illegal drug use on board and would do something about it, even if that something is just watching them. Once again, 100% bf's fault for not listening...
  10. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    I would have just told them what I saw so they could keep an eye on them. I would think if an employee caught them doing something illegal then that would be cause to alert the authorities and have them removed from the train. Then they wouldn't have been around to steal his camera. I don't...
  11. J

    Just another reason to not travel in coach

    My boyfriend just got off the #14 Coast Starlight in Portland after the worst trip. He insisted on traveling coach to save money and to avoid TSA, but is now paying for it immensely. It was a great trip until a sketchy group of people boarded his coach late afternoon yesterday. Their coach was...
  12. J

    8/16-8/17 #11

    Not yet. The boyfriend wanted to do it since he's more argumentative than I am.
  13. J

    Viewliner vs Superliner Roomettes

    I wouldn't mind the loss of toilet, but I agree with you on the sink issue for the same reason. If there's only 2 restrooms, I'm going to feel really bad hogging 1 of them for 15 minutes while I get ready in the morning.
  14. J

    Viewliner vs Superliner Roomettes

    Yes, but out of courtesy I never use that one if I know I'm going to be longer than a couple of minutes.
  15. J

    Viewliner vs Superliner Roomettes

    I, of course, was refering to the lack of these items in the superliner roomette, forcing everyone to go downstairs to find restrooms. Thanks Alan. I do fear with only 2 restrooms though, that lines might be a problem at times.
  16. J

    8/16-8/17 #11

    My guess is just from the direction she was entering the SSL from. Coach weren't allowed in the diner, therefore anyone coming from the diner direction should have been from the sleepers. Time sounds right, but I don't know where you got "a day early" from. I'm not sure even a bullet train...
  17. J

    Viewliner vs Superliner Roomettes

    I like having the toilet & sink in the room. I hate having to go downstairs every evening and again in the morning, just to get ready for either bed or the day. If they take those out of the viewliner roomettes, where are they going to put a restroom? Currently there aren't any public restrooms...
  18. J

    8/16-8/17 #11

    We tried going to the SSL, but the door to the cafe was closed and padlocked. Not sure if he was restocking or what. We were talking to one of the other sleeper pax and she was telling us how she went over there at some point to buy some juice and got verbally attacked by the coach pax in the...
  19. J

    8/16-8/17 #11

    Just got back from taking the #11 from PDX-SIM and wanted to mention an issue that we had. Our dining car had some kind of water leak which severely impacted food service. Lunch on day 1 was canceled and dinner was limited to sleeping car pax only. Thankfully we were in a sleeper, but the food...
  20. J

    Booking an AGR Bedroom

    My points posted to my account this morning. Thanks again for the tips! I called up AGR and got our bedroom booked. It's was quite quick and painless. I was only on hold for 3 min. From what I've heard, I was expecting more of a hassle. I'm so excited! I can't wait for August to get here!!!
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