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    Sleeper Pricing

    It really is impossible to tell what Amtrak is doing with sleeper pricing. A recent trip on the Capitol Limited I booked a roomette. A screaming kid was next door and since I'd walked the two sleepers and saw several bedrooms (and empty roomettes) available in each sleeper car, I called and...
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    Advice for 421 versus 1 ?

    I'm looking to buy a ticket for a family relation. Going from SAS to Coos Bay, Oregon. What is the difference between the two offerings Arrow gives me? 421 VRS 1? Same price for both???? Thanks !! in advance for any and all info........ I've never been on ether the 421 or the 1 so that's...
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    Re: Atlanta MARTA...

    Does anyone who reads this forum know or can tell me how much of MARTA is underground and where the lines surface? Doing some research and would be very grateful for any info or leads as to where I might find the info I'm looking for. Also, does anyone know if the old "Grande Dame" RR Station...
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    To: AmtrakLTL, et al..... THANK YOU !!... kind person for reminding me that HUCA equates to "Choose Your Battles Wisely" and "Save Your Sanity".................as much as I know these two valuable ideas, I just sometimes lose track of them in the midst of it all, and need a gentle reminder...
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    Okay, so what do you ask for when you speak with Amtrak "Central" ?? Will they, (Amtrak Central, aka, Amtrak Customer Service) understand "Open Ticket" ? Or do you have to try and explain it? My (limited) experience has been if the person you get at Amtrak Central doesn't understand what...
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    Again, THANKS so much for the wealth of information. One thing....I read from time to time "Open Sleeper....". What, exactly is "Open Sleeper..." ??
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    What I was looking for actually was perhaps a price break. From reading the Blue Book, it seems it was (Non-Berth Service) more common in earlier years but has probably been slowly phased out. Want the sleeper for the approx. 4 hours, PDX to SEA on CS. I'd like to do dinner in Pacific Parlor...
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    Sleeper Car "NON-BERTH" Service

    Anyone here know if Amtrak still offers Non-Berth Sleeper Car Accommodations? AS per Amtrak "Blue Book" Section 8-71 (8) Thanks for any info. Calling Amtrak 800 # is useless. Being told Amtrak NEVER offered such service. This one also tried to tell me Pacific Parlor Car does not serve...
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    Last week was probably our last LD trip on Amtrak

    Perhaps it's time to get rid of the dining car as it exists today and go to a buffet/cafeteria style food service. No arguments/fussing with LSA/SCA's about what comes with what. Take what you want. Find a table, sit down.
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    using AGR coupons...

    Thanks !! for the responses. Not exactly what I was wanting to read but...............again, THANKS !!
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    using AGR coupons...

    Has anyone out there tried to use a companion coupon along with an upgrade coupon? I'd like to buy my fiends a round trip on the NEC and utilize some of these coupons I've got. Anybody have any success in using a companion coupon and then upgrading those tickets to Business Class using an...
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    Timetables from the 1930's and 1940's...

    THANKS !! so very much to all who posted the wealth of information. If anyone is still reading this post.........a quick question I'm sure all you people know the answer to, ..... but I'm not certain ...(and don't want to bother the membership with another "stupid" question posting)...
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    Timetables from the 1930's and 1940's...

    Any clue as to where to even begin to look for timetables from the '30's and '40's? CHI to East Coast,... New York, Boston, Washington and CHI, West Coast to LAX would be the primary interest but any timetable from that period will work for this research project. THANKS in advance for any and...
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    Trump and Amtrak/Budget cutting funding

    How much "influence" do you think Donald Trump had in getting the ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESS up and running in 1989?? As a Businessman first, I'd imagine Mr. Trump would look at Amtrak in the same light as any other business only Amtrak really isn't any other business. No other business can run a...
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    Tipping Protocol

    Having now made 4 long distance round trips since NOV '14 and ridden 10 different named trains I too, have come to question the wisdom of tipping the dining car employees. I've read the Loomis tomes, read posts on this site and others, ..... all imploring people to tip 20% of the printed menu...
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    NRG Electric Bonus - 10,000 Points

    It's just good to know EXACTLY what you're buying into. THE BEST SURPRISE IS .......NO SURPRISE !!
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    NRG Electric Bonus - 10,000 Points

    WATCH POINTS for NRG electric offer.....As with all else. READ THE FINE PRINT....THE DEVIL IS IN THE DETAILS!! 1. 30% lower than your utilities "Price to Compare" For first 3 months 2, AFTER 3 months it goes to a VARIABLE RATE 3. Contract you sign promises not to raise your rate in any...
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    Points For Completing Survey

    All you have to do is simply "make-up" your answers. I've done this for years but in this survey they're getting better at "catching" conflicting answers, so you just have to remember what you answered before so you don't get "kicked-out" for conflicting answers. I actually enjoy trying to...
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    NRG Electric Bonus - 10,000 Points

    The offer I got was for 12,500 point bonus for sign-up because I hold Select Plus level. Many of these "partner" deals AND many "online mall" retailers up the point amount when you reach Select, Select Plus and Executive level. My last hotel stay booked through Rocketmiles netted me 7000...
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