Book the entire trip as soon as your husband knows when he can get off work. As of now (and it may be different tomorrow)..... • For LAX to SAS, the Roomette upcharge is $272 for 1 - 30 Mar 2019 which is $80 above the low bucket of $192. • For AUS to LAX, the Roomette upcharge is a low bucket of $192 except for 16 Mar 2019 when it's $80 more or $272. However, this is not a daily train as it departs Aus for LAX only on Tu, Th and Sa Once you book (to simply insure you have the sleeping accommodations you desire - in spite of price) if the price goes down, call Amtrak and have your ticket modified to the lower fare - and get a full or partial refund. If you try waiting until the Roomette upcharge decreases there's a chance it may never decrease or of it does, the Roomettes may all be sold out by the time you notice or are notified by AmSnag.