- Aug 24, 2003
That is one of the most inexplicable behavior seen on Amtrak trains and over 40+ years no one in Amanagement seems to have been concerned about it through many regimes, enough to do anything about it. Arguably there should be some designated space for them and for storing and presenting food items and other items that need storing, so there is poor car design involved too perhaps.Wouldn’t Amtrak probably have higher sales in cafe cars if customers were allowed to sit at cafe car tables?
When I walk into a cafe car, and all of the tables are taken up by crew members, and I get yelled at if I try to sit at one, of course I buy less.
Other transportation companies don’t let crew sit in passenger lounges (at least while in uniform). It is surprising that Amtrak just lets this continue.
And look what they did in Viewliner IIs. They forgot to retain the Linen Closets from Viewliner Is so now there is nowhere to store Linen and there goes one revenue Roomette to serve as a closet. Anyway that is getting off the subject of the thread, but I see a trend in the left hand not communicating with the right that leads to all this malarkey