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  1. blueman271

    Shore Line East M8 EMU service to New London CT

    Is it possible to bring back the New London-Stamford trains?
  2. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    What about the person flying for bereavement purposes who gets their flight canceled because the airline doesn’t have enough staff to fly the schedule they have created and sold? Is that morally repugnant? What about the family with a toddler that bought a ticket to minimize connection time...
  3. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    Hence the reason I recommend doing this on an airline that you don’t hold status on. Taking away all of zero is still zero.
  4. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    If I ever plan on using hidden city ticketing in Turkmenistan I’ll keep this in mind. Here in the US customers do not have to worry about civil or criminal proceedings being brought against them.
  5. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    Nowhere did I say there wouldn’t be consequences for engaging in this practice. I fully understand that airlines can and will claw back FF miles and or elite status. Those actions are outside the law. If you can show me a case where an airline has taken an individual to court for engaging in...
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    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    If the legal case against this were as cut and dry as you make it seem then surely the airlines, with their large bank accounts and corporate lawyers, would go after customers that did this. They have all the information they could possibly need to file a lawsuit including full names, date of...
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    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    Legally the airlines have no grounds to go after any customer that engages hidden city ticketing. No US airline has tried, and when Lufthansa did they failed. You can find that information by googling hidden city ticketing lawsuits. Airline contracts of carriage are very specific and spell out...
  8. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    As an aside, this is really easy to do entering the US. Lets say you wanted to fly LHR-JFK, but the nonstop was too expensive. If you found a cheap ticket LHR-JFK-XXX, with XXX being a US domestic destination, it would be super easy to retrieve your luggage, clear customs and immigration, and...
  9. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    When the contract of carriage allows the airlines to sell more seats on the plane than are physically present or change my nonstop midday flight to a one stop early morning flight with no recourse, who cares about the contract of carriage. They sell transportation, and transportation is what I...
  10. blueman271

    Leaving plane at intermediate stop?

    It’s called hidden city ticketing and it is frowned upon by the airlines. While I don‘t see any problems with it I would take two big precautions while doing it. 1 Don’t do it on any airline you have a FF account, or status, with. 2 Don’t check any luggage and don’t fly with that airline again...
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    Amtrak alternatives in Florida (FDOT and Amtrak)

    I highly doubt that there is any will to build railroad infrastructure through the Everglades. Furthermore, even if some company wanted to, they would be tied up in court for years before construction began. Maybe one day a train will roll into Naples again but one will never follow I-75 or...
  12. blueman271

    Rail stations at Airports

    The setup in Miami is exactly the same as Newark and JFK. To get to the airport from the local transit system one must ride a people mover that connects the two. In Miami it is called the MIA Mover. The connection from Ft Lauderdale airport to the Tri-Rail station requires a shuttle bus. The...
  13. blueman271

    Amtrak alternatives in Florida (FDOT and Amtrak)

    Everything that was old is new again. The Amtrak on the FEC idea has been around for at least 20 years and has never gotten off the ground. And before 1996 at least one of the trains, and sometimes both, had Miami and Tampa sections that split at Jacksonville. At this rate, in another five years...
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    Amtrak service cancellations and restorations (2022)

    I’m actually one of those people. Not for Broadway specifically, but I have used that train to get home after a night out in the city. Keeps me from sleeping on a couch or spending money on a room.
  15. blueman271

    Amtrak's FY 2022-2027 Service and Asset Line Plans

    The Amfleet 2 coaches used to have tv’s spaced every few rows in the luggage rack on either side of the aisle. They were installed and operational until at least the late 90’s, I remember watching You’ve Got Mail on a trip sometime around 98 or 99.
  16. blueman271

    American Airlines replacing flights with buses

    In the case of Atlantic City I’m not sure replacing is the right word. I don’t think AA or US Air before them ever served the PHL-ACY route.
  17. blueman271

    Acela 21 development, testing and deployment

    https://thepointsguy.com/news/amtraks-new-acela-trains-delayed-until-fall-2023/ FYI.
  18. blueman271

    Miami Intermodal Center (f/k/a Miami Central Station)

    Hadn’t seen those pictures. Thanks for the update.
  19. blueman271

    Miami Intermodal Center (f/k/a Miami Central Station)

    I believe there is a wye. I think the northern leg is visible in the first part of the video, it is the track branching off of the main line just after the bridge.
  20. blueman271

    Miami Intermodal Center (f/k/a Miami Central Station)

    Amtrak‘s platform is both a low level platform and at ground level. The only elevated platforms are for Metrorail and the MIA Mover.
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