Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:33 PM
And they manage seating the same way. So your point is?
Not at all... on Southwest it's first come first serve seating. With various passengers being given priority boarding for various reasons. I've never had a Southwest Flight Attendant tell me where I had to sit for various logical or ilogical reasons like they do on Amtrak long distance.
I was really only referring to the management of seating in the reservation system. Neither does. Operationally during the trip, Southwest does not have to worry about spotting the consist and opening only certain doors, since a 737 really only has one.
Pre Amtrak: SP Coast Daylight, AT&SF San Diegan, AT&SF Super Chief, D&RGW Rio Grande Zephyr
Amtrak: Southwest Limited/Chief, San Diegan/Pacific Surfliner, San Joaquin, Cascades, California/San Francisco Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Sunset Limited (LA-Orlando), Desert Wind, Pioneer, City of New Orleans, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Lake Shore Limited (NY Section), Cardinal, Hoosier State (Amtrak), Hoosier State (Iowa Pacific), Ann Rutledge, Adirondack, Maple Leaf, NE Regional, Capitol Limited
Via Rail Canada: Via Canadian (CP route), Via Super Continental, Via Atlantic Limited, Via Hudson Bay, Via Skeena, Via Canadian (CN route), Via "Corridor" (Toronto-Montreal)
Other: BC Rail Cariboo Dayliner, Alaska Railroad, Eurostar, Thalys, DB, Netherlands Rail, Austrian Railways, BR, Korail (conventional), Korail KTX