Empire Builder 2022 Outrageous Bedroom Fares

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niemi24s

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Please try to understand that just because you cannot find any date where a low bucket fare of $623 is offered for a Roomette for 1 adult on the TE or SWC over its full route doesn't mean nobody else has found the $623 fare.

I found such a fare during the last months of intermittent searching. Just for giggles and snorts, within the next 6 hours try LAX to CHI on 7 Jan 2022 and see how much a Roomette costs for one adult on the TE.
 

niemi24s

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Break, break, I say again - - -

" Just for giggles and snorts, within the next 6 hours try LAX to CHI on 7 Jan 2022 and see how much a Roomette costs for one adult on the TE."
 

HammerJack

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What's the low fare for roomettes on the Builder these days from end to end? $650 or so?
 

niemi24s

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That low bucket Roomette yesterday on the TE?

Poof - gone like a fart in the wind!!
 
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Sidney

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That 1/7 LA to Chi TE fare didn't last long. The reverse direction on that day was $1019. I really thought low bucket went to $876. In all the searching I did I never saw anything lower. I did pay $653 out of Bloomington in a roomette for a June trip and the $13 coach fare from Chicago. To save $210 is a no brainer.

Again,thanks for alerting me that the $623 is still low bucket on the Eagle but trying to find that fare is very difficult.
 

niemi24s

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That 1/7 LA to Chi TE fare didn't last long.
Don't make that assumption.

That accommodation first became available 11 months back from 7 Jan 2022 or on about 7 Feb 2021. That was more than 7 months ago and for all any of us know it may have been offered at low bucket since it came on the market and remain unchanged until last night - and lasted more than 7 months.

But I know what you meant! :)
 

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I seem to remember roomette fares on the EB Chicago to Seattle were around $265 low bucket about 10 years ago?
Sounds right. I paid $505 a few months ago for a trip last week. I think that's still low bucket,but they are very hard to find.
 

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Sounds right. I paid $505 a few months ago for a trip last week. I think that's still low bucket,but they are very hard to find.
Maybe, just maybe Amtrak is selling out its rooms (due to COVID). Isn't that a good thing? Amtrak is making revenue?
 

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FWIW, if anyone is interested in a low bucket ($623) Roomette on the SWC to LAX, there's one available now on 20 Jul 2022, but it might be gone in 5 hours.
 
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FWIW, if anyone is interested in a low bucket ($623) Roomette on the SWC to LAX, there's one available now on 20 Jul 2022, but it might be gone in 5 hours.
The amount of research you do for us... thank you!!

I can't take it, but I hope someone does!
 
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