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    MARC Rider replied to the thread New dining options (flex dining) effective October 1.

    Just quibbling here: 1) There's no meal service on Domestic US flights in coach, anyway. 2) Transcontinental domestic US flights can...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 10:07 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Why trains instead of planes for long distance?.

    Actually, the cops can, at the least, severely inconvenience you, and it's no comfort that at some time in the future you could prevail...

    Oct 17, 2019 at 1:40 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Why trains instead of planes for long distance?.

    "Restaurant grade food?" Ah, you must have just popped through a time warp from the previous decade. :) But they still let you bring on...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:42 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Why trains instead of planes for long distance?.

    Oh yeah. None of this business with the "fasten seat belt" sign on for 20-30 minutes while you're bouncing around over a thunderstorm,...

    Oct 15, 2019 at 10:36 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations.

    How are these issues handled in other countries where the infrastructure operator is a separate entity from the train operators?...

    Oct 13, 2019 at 8:49 PM
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    MARC Rider liked Devil's Advocate's post in the thread Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations.

    Selling people on the concept that a smaller and more isolated organization will somehow gain more power and influence is Brexit-level...

    Oct 13, 2019 at 8:44 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations.

    I believe that the Piedmont Service, the Empire Service, Keystone Service, the Vermonter, Downeaster, Ethan Alan, Adirondack, Wolverine,...

    Oct 13, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Why trains instead of planes for long distance?.

    1. If you're flying between 2 cities less than 300 miles apart AND both have reasonably major airports, AND there's good Amtrak...

    Oct 13, 2019 at 3:59 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Regional Business Class Seat Assignments Rolling Out 10/14/19.

    I'm not sure why Quiet cars would have a seat premium. The only time I see them fill up faster than the other cars is for trains...

    Oct 13, 2019 at 3:29 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations.

    In ye Olde Days of yore, the east coast long distance trains were operated quite successfully on three separate private railroads: The...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 2:58 PM
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    MARC Rider replied to the thread Railway Age column on splitting Amtrak to two operations.

    While I get what he's saying, the author of the article sets up Amtrak as simply at NEC vs. Long-Distance. He seems to be ignoring all...

    Oct 12, 2019 at 2:54 PM
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