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#41 PVD

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:20 AM

The last 2 trips I took had disposable flip flops, but I have always carried my own since I never saw those before. And I wouldn't hold my breath on seeing them all the time. 



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 07:41 AM

The last 2 trips I took had disposable flip flops, but I have always carried my own since I never saw those before. And I wouldn't hold my breath on seeing them all the time. 

 

 

So Amtrak supplied the disposables??



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 10:01 AM

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.


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Posted 12 October 2018 - 12:25 PM

I saw them on the Cap Ltd from PGH-CHI and the Texas Eagle CHI-AUS on the way home from the Gathering, but I travel with a pair of trusty All Condition Sandals so didn't need them.

BTW-The Bath Aminity Kits on the Caps are nice, I took mine home for later use since I always travel with what I need in the Showerand Bathoom on Train trips.
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Posted 13 October 2018 - 04:07 PM

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 04:13 PM

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

 

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.

 

The disposable flip flops were part of the new meal roll out so yes it is fresh and contemporary.



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 10:45 PM

 

 

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.

 

The disposable flip flops were part of the new meal roll out so yes it is fresh and contemporary.

 

Fresh and contemporary flip-flops? Do you have a photo you could share with the rest of us?



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Posted 13 October 2018 - 11:49 PM

 

 

 

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.

 

The disposable flip flops were part of the new meal roll out so yes it is fresh and contemporary.

 

Fresh and contemporary flip-flops? Do you have a photo you could share with the rest of us?

 

http://trn.trains.co...ld-meal-service

 

foodgallery06.jpg?mw=1000&mh=800



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 12:26 AM

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.

 

The disposable flip flops were part of the new meal roll out so yes it is fresh and contemporary.

 

Fresh and contemporary flip-flops? Do you have a photo you could share with the rest of us?

 

http://trn.trains.co...ld-meal-service

 

foodgallery06.jpg?mw=1000&mh=800

 

I don't think I would want to be caught dead wearing those... :unsure: :o


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:39 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yes, they were white hard foam cutouts, on a sheet,  so you "punched them out" to get the strap and you had a pair. There was a stack of them in the room.  Considering that so many people end up throwing the towels on the floor to try and keep it a little dryer and cleaner to step on, I was pleasantly surprised. I'll have to wait to hear reports from others to see if this is the new normal, or if I saw the Loch Ness Monster.

I've never seen them on any trip.

 

 

Perhaps a recent, fresh-and-contemporary innovation? 

 

Frankly, to me they sound as useless and wasteful as the "amenity kit"--given that we can't count on any such thing being consistently available on Amtrak, so need to bring our own supplies anyway.

 

The disposable flip flops were part of the new meal roll out so yes it is fresh and contemporary.

 

Fresh and contemporary flip-flops? Do you have a photo you could share with the rest of us?

 

http://trn.trains.co...ld-meal-service

 

foodgallery06.jpg?mw=1000&mh=800

 

I don't think I would want to be caught dead wearing those... :unsure: :o

 

Not to Breakfast, anyways! :P


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Posted 14 October 2018 - 04:28 PM

Looks like something you would use to shackle a person's feet. :wacko:



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 06:43 PM

I never posted the article and pictures earlier since I figured many of you who are bigger diehards than me would have already but I guess not.  :P



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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

I never posted the article and pictures earlier since I figured many of you who are bigger diehards than me would have already but I guess not.  :P


Interesting. I did not see them while on the CL this summer.

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:54 PM

For what it's worth, they fulfilled their intended purpose of allowing you to shower without stepping in a shower stall or on the floor covered with water or residue from someone else and having it on your feet. But the consistency issue is a valid one, either have them all the time, or don't have them at all, and most of us will pack accordingly.


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Posted Yesterday, 07:43 AM

I usually have a pair of Crocs that work!


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