I will reiterate again that my recent Contemporary Dining round trip on a completely booked CL was very well organized and involved no lines and no people standing around waiting for food. By having the SCA ask for a meal time - and take the order - the food was hot and ready for the diners at the appointed time in a carry bag. My guess is most customers found an open table in the CCC and ate their food there. A few took it back to their room, and in a few cases the SCA delivered it to their room for them. There was a lot of pleasant conversation going on at tables, mostly with individual parties and a couple of mixed parties. There were no unhappy faces I saw - but I did have a couple of conversations with people disappointed that full diner service was lacking. I informed them to contact their congressman in an effort to repeal the law(s) on the books governing Amtrak food service. So I feel that the on board personnel have managed to come up with a system that optimizes an experience with very limited potential. The original plan (as I understood it) of “show up in the CCC and eat any time you want” created a poor experience based on the limited staff’s inherent inability to react to surges in demand. That’s the approach they still take for breakfast - but that is a serve yourself Hampton Inn style format.