I think they could've simply looked on the manifest before trying to open a door to a different room. And I'm not sure how the door would be locked if the occupants were not inside.Hmm, resting her eyes to a podcast - maybe she didn't hear them knock. And since someone reported that it was their room, of course they tried to open it.
About 6 years ago on Amtrak and about 20 years ago on VIA. I'd have to say Amtrak handled it better than VIA. My SCA had been having lunch at the table across from me, so I went back there and she came to evict the interloper. They had the right room in the wrong car.Wow, when did that happen? And is it that hard to memorize your room number and look at the numbers outside the door-
No tool is required to open a locked airline lavatory and no key exists for Amtrak compartments.The car attendant no doubt has that tool - probably not much different then the restroom key for an airline lav.
So much for the security of your sleeping quarters.
At the stated time the SCA would be looking at the manifest to see who was about to disembark and needed a reminder to get packing. That is one thing I've never seen them just randomly forget. If you ride sleepers hundreds of times you might get carried by accident but it's rare. I also cannot imagine telling an SCA that someone is in my room and the very next thing they do is grab a crowbar to break the door open. If I was the one inside the compartment there would be another thirty minutes of dialog after I opened the curtain but in this case the story just...ends.The SCA should've known that too and checked the manifest
Right there is no tool to open a locked airline lavatory - just a pointy object to move the occupied sign to unoccupied unlocking the door.No tool is required to open a locked airline lavatory and no key exists for Amtrak compartments.
No - because it is NOT A KEYED LOCK. Nobody has a key because THERE ARE NO KEYS.Now as for a Room Key for an Amtrak compartment - really NO KEY to unlock the room in case of an emergency - the Conductor doesn't have a pass key ?
Both correct. On an airplane, the lav can be unlocked (or locked) with a pen tip - heck even a hair pin when that was a thing, and older style North American sleeper compartments with any flat metal object, as described in Post #8, with very little effort unless jammed.No tool is required to open a locked airline lavatory and no key exists for Amtrak compartments.
I have done the same thing once in Union Station. I found the right roomette... but in turning around to organize my rolling suitcase and laptop bag I just got turned around and ended up in the roomette across the hallway.I have occupied the wrong roomette twice out of Union station. Both times my fault.