The “land cruise” moniker sure seems like a blast from the past. Under this management there’s nothing first class about Amtrak LD service and maybe that’s a good thing. If I was going to try to find something positive to say about management practices it would be they have definitely dispelled the notion of Amtrak being a first class land cruise. At best you‘ll get a hot meal, it may be fresh, it may not be and a bed. Basic transportation. Parlour cars are gone, lounges are gone on less popular routes, no more wine tastings, the list goes on. Management in its miserly ways, shortsighted or not can go before Congress and say with a straight face they are being good stewards of government funding and keep bipartisan support.