Posted Yesterday, 01:01 PM
I’m not sure why you harbor the mistaken belief that a price on the menu has anything to do with the price of a sleeper ticket.
Well, speaking as one who was present when they first started this in the 80's, you could really see it then. When the introduced the included meals (they are NOT complementary), they increased the prices for the sleepers by almost exactly the amount that would cover meals for 2 for the duration of the trip. How that has played out since, I can't speak to, but when they first did it, it was glaringly obvious to anyone doing the arithmetic.
I also understand at least part of the reason it was done was to ensure more steady cash flow for the diners to reduce some of the diner losses.
Before, I usually did not eat three full meals in the diner. After I always do, especially because I know I am paying for them twice.
Edited by zephyr17, Yesterday, 01:01 PM.
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