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  1. amamba

    Seat assignments (Acela pilot Feb 2018)

    I traveled PVD - NYP FC two weeks ago. On my way south,  I was on the super early Saturday Acela. We left PVD before 7 am. When I boarded the car was dark and no one instructed me to sit in my assigned seat and there wee only a handful of ppl in the car. I sat in what I thought was my seat but I...
  2. amamba

    Amtrak Riverside Call Center to Close - Jan 2019

    I think it’s a shame that 550 employees will lose their jobs. 
  3. amamba

    Alan Burden (AlanB)

    I am so sorry to hear this. I had the pleasure of spending some time with Alan and Grace in Club Acela in NYP once when our schedules overlapped. Like others, I was always so taken with his attitude of sharing and kindness. My heart goes out to all of those touched by Alan and especially his...
  4. amamba

    EMUs proposed for Providence Boston 45 min service

    This would be great for PVD! Sent from my iPhone using Amtrak Forum
  5. amamba

    Parking In Kingston, RI

    What day are you departing? I have found that lot to be full but night time shouldbe better bc you won't have trail users there. Sent from my iPhone using Amtrak Forum
  6. amamba

    Quick Question About Bookings

    Ditto penny.
  7. amamba

    Sleeping in coach vs room for single overnight trip

    I'm with Sarah - sleeper or I fly.
  8. amamba

    superliner roomette question

    I found it very comfortable to sit up on the bottom bunk, even with the bed made up and the top bunk down, but I'm only 5'0".
  9. amamba

    Cap Ltd to Acela transfer - luggage size?

    APD is all over PVD but they don't care about your luggage. Are you on FC on Acela? I wouldn't worry about it.
  10. amamba

    Breakfast. How do you screw up breakfast?

    I order steaks and burgers "rare plus" and I got a steak on the California Zephyr that was blue and spectacular. Excellent crew that time!!
  11. amamba

    And here we go...

    Reducing legroom and pitch on the NEC would be a major deterrent for me. I think the coach cars are tight as is. However adding an armrest would be nice!!! I don't see how a third seat would fit.
  12. amamba

    Traxx Restaurant

    Once my starlight was delayed and all the sleeper pax were given lunch at Traxx.
  13. amamba

    Survey: Tipping on Amtrak

    Really wish Acela 1st class attendants were included as their own group. I'm still unclear why they were left out.
  14. amamba

    Survey: Tipping on Amtrak

    Did I miss the area to put in how much I tip the attendants on the FC car on Acela?
  15. amamba

    Northeast Snowstorm

    I traveled back to PVD on Wednesday the 15. Half the trains were cancelled and my train was delayed but I made it.
  16. amamba

    Northeast Snowstorm

    thursday should be fine. I'm in philly and scheduled to return home on wed afternoon. I'm slightly worried.
  17. amamba

    Pets vs Service animals

    Regardless, that's not what the ASPCA does nor is it really in the scope of their mission.
  18. amamba

    Where will the first class car be on my Acela Express journey?

    they removed the position signs in PVD. Unclear why - we used to have A, B, C, D, E etc. The agents at the ticket window in PVD are very friendly and will tell you. I hope you enjoy your visit to Rhode Island!!
  19. amamba

    Daylight Saving Time

    i agree. If we have to do away with the switch, I would rather live on standard time. Sunrise would be like 8 am in December on daylight savings time.
  20. amamba

    Northeast Snowstorm

    The winds are something to be concerned about with trees and the catenary etc.