I'm taking the Carolinian from NYC to Raleigh, NC and back this June with my parents to visit my older brother. We'll be in Business Class. Does BC have any bays of 4 seats across each other with a table? Also is there checked baggage service? Amtrak's website says yes, but doesn't appear to distinguish between the Carolinian and Piedmont. Finally my father is on oxygen so we'll be traveling with it; does Amtrak have any restrictions on that and can we get boarding assistance? Finally my mother wants to stay at Hotel Pennsylvania the night before because it's across the street from Penn Station. Is this a good idea? I've seen alot of mixed reviews. My personal preference is Yotel or one of the Pod Hotels.