Superliner roomette space, views

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PVD

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Superliner roomette bunks fold out from the wall as opposed to VL uppers that travel vertically. If you leave a SL upper down during the day, you have no headroom unless you are Tyrion Lannister.
 

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Has anyone ever slept in the top bunk of a Superliner roomette and had it up the entire trip and thereby just use the seats (that make up into the bottom bunk) as seats during the day?
Well, no. I can't stand the "coffin" (and I know how to put the seats up and down if I have a crappy attendant).
 

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Has anyone ever slept in the top bunk of a Superliner roomette and had it up the entire trip and thereby just use the seats (that make up into the bottom bunk) as seats during the day?
We tried that once but I got pretty tired of whacking my head whenever I tried to stand up.
 
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Has anyone ever slept in the top bunk of a Superliner roomette and had it up the entire trip and thereby just use the seats (that make up into the bottom bunk) as seats during the day?
Was the Sleeper Full? If not, you could have asked to be moved if a Room was available!

Please Call Amtrak (.800- USA- RAIL ) and when you get a Live Agent, ask for Customer Relations and report this.

You should be entitled to a Partial Refund or a Good Will Voucher for Future Travel.

The Superliner IIs have not been rehabbed like the Is, and lots of Mechanical problems are plauging these 40+ Year Old Cars.
Yes, unfortunately we had a full train until we arrived at the Reno Nevada stop. Which was almost the end of the trip. I did contact Amtrak customer relations and they were very helpful and supportive. We were supposed to return on the Zephyr after 4 days in San Francisco and they tried upgrading us to a bedroom, however the train was booked solid with no bedrooms available. So they sent us on to LA via the San Joaquin +bus and we had a bedroom on the SW Chief! For me a life long rail fan, this was fantastic. The Zephyr trip was a bucket list item for my wife and I. We got to check off another one with the Chief! Also the air conditioning worked beautifully on the Chief and we arrived back home on time!
 

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Yes, unfortunately we had a full train until we arrived at the Reno Nevada stop. Which was almost the end of the trip. I did contact Amtrak customer relations and they were very helpful and supportive. We were supposed to return on the Zephyr after 4 days in San Francisco and they tried upgrading us to a bedroom, however the train was booked solid with no bedrooms available. So they sent us on to LA via the San Joaquin +bus and we had a bedroom on the SW Chief! For me a life long rail fan, this was fantastic. The Zephyr trip was a bucket list item for my wife and I. We got to check off another one with the Chief! Also the air conditioning worked beautifully on the Chief and we arrived back home on time!
Fantastic!😎
 

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Traveling solo, the VL upper makes a great shelf to put extra bags, or layout things you might want, sure can't do that in a SL.
 
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