I am doing 2 separate legs using points, one from Chicago to Minn, and then a week later Lees Summit (KC area) to Chicago via St. Louis. I will have one large suitcase and a carry-on. 2 questions:
1. I see there is no checked baggage on a couple of those legs. Is there room for my suitcase and a carry-on in coach?
2. Is there a reason to wait for maybe a better deal or am I better off booking now? Do these trains fill up? I will be using points I think.