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Southwest Chief Route Missing in Reservations

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rogers55

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Making a reservation from Los Angeles to Chicago and it won't show Southwest Chief or Texas Eagle. Only offers routing via Emeryville using Coast Starlight or bus. Had this problem before going VNC to CHI. Solved it by doing 2 trips, one VNC - LAX and then LAX - CHI. That doesn't work anymore. Has anyone else had this problem?
 

AmtrakBlue

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Might be due to the tri-weekly schedules, though I thought the website would suggest the next available date.
 

niemi24s

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To get the Southwest Chief (SWC) to come up when booking online, you'll need to enter a date when the SWC departs LAC. Those days are on Tu, Th or Sa. If you enter dates when it doesn't run you'll get the multiple train routing via EMY or the Texas Eagle/Sunset Limited.

Here are the departure dates for the LD trains under the Covid-19 reduced schedule:
Covid Schedule.jpg
May this soon be a thing of the past.
 
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