Wonder if it would do any good to send a link to this thread to the rail tour companies? Couldn't hurt, could it? If not we're doing nothing but slobbering all over ourselves.
Yeah they will get right on it to make changes, because what we think really matters to their business. Unless its Amtrak coming down on them WHAT WE THINK matters little to them.
No being as clairvoyant as you seem to be, I still think it'd be a good idea to let them know our feelings. And as you implied, maybe Amtrak should also be made aware of all this stuff. Otherwise, the situation is not likely to change.
One does not need clairvoyance to see that the the tour company will have a good laugh at your email with I'm sure some nice choice words among the staff members. I DON'T SEE a problem here that needs to be addressed by Amtrak. Tour groups are paying there fare and can do whatever they want on the train just like anyone else as long as they are not breaking any of Amtrak's rules. What is next? Are we going to try and limit the big group of Amish for whatever reason when they rub an AU member the wrong way? What are you going to tell Amtrak?
Tour groups are full of mean people and they take up all the lower priced buckets. They also eat among themselves during meals and don't want to talk to us. Please please tell the tour company to inform their customers to play nice with us AU members and if they do not cooperate, please ban tour groups from taking Amtrak.