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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Sleeper on the long rides. Coach on the Coast Starlight since that is only 12 hours. Thanks for the advice!
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Wow that's a handy website. It seems most of the delays (when there is one) for the number 11 arrival at LAX is reasonable. I'll take the gamble on the 60 minute transfer window.
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    I did read that! I'm going to feel super fancy! 😂
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    One hour layover with checked bags. Is that enough time?

    Yes, when I book, I will be booking both trains on the same reservation. I just wasn't sure if trains were any different from airlines.
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Thanks, that does. Our bags are too big. However, another member on my other post mentioned that I can check them through from Emeryville to Houston so I don't have to wait for them in LA. That's one less thing to worry about!
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    One hour layover with checked bags. Is that enough time?

    THANK YOU. I was worried about that. So if I'm riding coach on Starlight, what do you suggest I do instead of checking our bags? For reference they're Osprey Shuttle 100 and 30 inches long. Is there a place to store is overhead in coach or near our seat? Or would that be too big? Edit: Sorry I...
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Our suitcases are Osprey Shuttle 100 bags so they're kind of long and I wouldn't think those would be acceptable to put in the lower luggage area. I don't know the constraints on what is allowed there and I couldn't find a clear answer. It seemed like a gray area. Have you every stuck a 30 inch...
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Plans are California Zephyr from Chicago, IL to Emeryville, CA 05/20/22-05/22/22. Emeryville, CA to Los Angeles, CA on Coast Starlight 05/27/22. Los Angeles, CA to Houston, TX on Sunset Limited 05/27/22-05/29/22. That's due to change since they only book 11 months out and I haven't seen the...
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    One hour layover with checked bags. Is that enough time?

    My wife and I are planning a 2 week trip next year using mostly Amtrak. This will be our first time travelling by rail! I've done tons of research on the Amtrak website and even the first time traveler section right here on the forum! The plan is to fly up from Corpus Christi, TX to Chicago and...
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    New member, soon to be first time traveler via rail

    Hello everyone, I'm glad there is a forum dedicated to Amtrak travel because my wife (33) and I will (32) be going on our first tour next year! We love travelling but we've only traveled by road, air, or cruise line. Now we want to mix it up again and have been eyeballing a two week venture to...
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