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Title: Amtrak accross America
Post by: chevron on May 13, 2019, 02:03:16 PM
https://images.trailfinders.com/asset/226e53/TF2256466/03175%20USA_UK_Amtrak_pp262_750x750.jpg

Has anyone done it? Trying to map it out. Thinking of say 15 day 8 segments but might need more / longer.
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 14, 2019, 10:48:33 AM
https://images.trailfinders.com/asset/226e53/TF2256466/03175%20USA_UK_Amtrak_pp262_750x750.jpg

Has anyone done it? Trying to map it out. Thinking of say 15 day 8 segments but might need more / longer.

Honestly, I don't see the appeal of going E-W though the US. It strikes me as pretty boring. I would much sooner go N-S along either coast.
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: chevron on May 14, 2019, 11:05:18 AM
 It would be zephyr, starlight and empire builder. Staying west. thing is we'd have to double over say sf to Denver and back and Seattle to glaciar national park and back.

Anything to see in Spokane ? Reno is a pass unless we can get to Tahoe?
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: Dan on May 14, 2019, 11:08:23 AM
I toyed with it back in the Chase transfer days and before they devalued the private cabins.
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 14, 2019, 01:02:42 PM
It would be zephyr, starlight and empire builder. Staying west. thing is we'd have to double over say sf to Denver and back and Seattle to glaciar national park and back.

Anything to see in Spokane ? Reno is a pass unless we can get to Tahoe?

Could also do SEA-LA and then LA to Flagstaff.
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: zagguru on May 14, 2019, 10:48:04 PM
I toyed with it back in the Chase transfer days and before they devalued the private cabins.

Really hope that transfer options returns
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: shaulyaakov on May 16, 2019, 01:50:20 PM
Really hope that transfer options returns
Wasthe multi segment ticket even bookable with points or would did you have to book each segment separately?
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: Buruch on May 17, 2019, 02:55:55 AM
Each had to be separate.
I did LA to Seattle, then Seattle to VAC the next day - before the deval. It was amazing! I wanted to continue from Seattle to Glacier, but the Mrs. would have none of that. We took a 1 year old, but there's space to really walk around, so you don't get such a cramped feeling like on a plane.
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: tzifanya54 on May 17, 2019, 03:35:11 AM
Each had to be separate.
I did LA to Seattle, then Seattle to VAC the next day - before the deval. It was amazing! I wanted to continue from Seattle to Glacier, but the Mrs. would have none of that. We took a 1 year old, but there's space to really walk around, so you don't get such a cramped feeling like on a plane.
How long was the LA-Seattle segment, was it overnight?
Title: Re: Amtrak accross America
Post by: Buruch on May 17, 2019, 04:27:43 AM
Around 38 hours, so one night. Left Sunday morning, and arrived Monday night.