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« on: June 04, 2012, 11:57:22 AM »
What are your experiences?   Every time I take the train, there is always an issue.  Just yesterday my 3-year old and I were crossing to the diner car and the train door was wide open- my guess is we were going around 70 mph at  the time.  I videoed it on my phone:

http://youtu.be/oqNGRZrho54

The phone stopped videoing after a minute and a half, but it took at least another 90 seconds until a conductor came to close the door.

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Re: Re: Amtrak
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 11:59:47 AM »
What are your experiences?   Every time I take the train, there is always an issue.  Just yesterday my 3-year old and I were crossing to the diner car and the train door was wide open- my guess is we were going around 70 mph at  the time.  I videoed it on my phone:

http://youtu.be/oqNGRZrho54

The phone stopped videoing after a minute and a half, but it took at least another 90 seconds until a conductor came to close the door.

I've had that numerous times when train traveling. I enjoy it. :)
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 12:02:18 PM »
I wouldn't have minded it (as much) if my 3 year old hadn't been with me...

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2012, 02:41:22 PM »
You had the accela trains or one of the old ones?
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2012, 08:01:21 PM »
I always had pleasant experiences on amtrak. Nice wifi.
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2012, 08:36:14 PM »
+1 me too, but only on the Accela trains, they're very nice, but the old one sucks away.... And they don't have wifi. 
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2012, 03:20:51 PM »
AAA aside, anyone know of any good amtrak discount codes?

Thanks.

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2012, 03:21:22 PM »
And they don't have wifi.
At least some do.
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2012, 03:48:30 PM »
Yeah, read the news they just recently added on non-acella.
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2012, 04:14:25 PM »
What are your experiences?   Every time I take the train, there is always an issue.  Just yesterday my 3-year old and I were crossing to the diner car and the train door was wide open- my guess is we were going around 70 mph at  the time.  I videoed it on my phone:

http://youtu.be/oqNGRZrho54

The phone stopped videoing after a minute and a half, but it took at least another 90 seconds until a conductor came to close the door.

Did you pay have to buy a ticket for your kid?

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« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 08:51:27 AM »
Child Age Updated March 24, 2014
The defined age of a child has been changed from 2 - 15 years of age to 2 - 12 years of age.

Children Ages 2-12 Save 50%
Up to two children ages 2-12 are eligible to receive a 50% discount on the lowest available adult rail fare on most Amtrak trains with each fare-paying adult (age 18+). If any additional child per adult will be traveling, reservations must be made for that child as an "Adult" and the full adult fare will be charge
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2014, 11:35:43 AM »
Does anyone have status with Amtrak?

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2014, 12:10:28 PM »
If you are buying a ticket within a few days of travelling it can get very expensive, especially in the northeast. It can make sense to transfer 4K UR ($18.80 if you buy GC at staples) for a ticket that can cost as much as $120

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2014, 12:14:47 PM »
If you are buying a ticket within a few days of travelling it can get very expensive, especially in the northeast. It can make sense to transfer 4K UR ($18.80 if you buy GC at staples) for a ticket that can cost as much as $120
Was looking for someone with status who could then transfer points to Choice.

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2014, 03:48:43 PM »
I am seeking to go from Miami to New York on December 22nd aboard the Amtrak using points. I am taking the train because the child that I am accompanying has a severe medical condition and cannot fly or be driven for long durations. When I called to make the booking I was informed that the December 22nd has been Blacked Out. The only way they would lift the blackout is for someone with status.

I am looking for someone that be willing to let me transfer my Chase points into their Amtrak account to make the booking. Can anyone help?
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2014, 03:59:44 PM »
I am seeking to go from Miami to New York on December 22nd aboard the Amtrak using points. I am taking the train because the child that I am accompanying has a severe medical condition and cannot fly or be driven for long durations. When I called to make the booking I was informed that the December 22nd has been Blacked Out. The only way they would lift the blackout is for someone with status.

I am looking for someone that be willing to let me transfer my Chase points into their Amtrak account to make the booking. Can anyone help?
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2014, 04:38:14 PM »
What are your experiences?   Every time I take the train, there is always an issue.  Just yesterday my 3-year old and I were crossing to the diner car and the train door was wide open- my guess is we were going around 70 mph at  the time.  I videoed it on my phone:

http://youtu.be/oqNGRZrho54

The phone stopped videoing after a minute and a half, but it took at least another 90 seconds until a conductor came to close the door.


Just curious why you didn't go tell the conductor yourself to close the door. From the video it's sounds like you're being very sarcastic and blaming the others for not getting the door closed. They obviously weren't very concerned, but you were.

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2014, 06:45:12 PM »
Chances are extremely low you'll find here a Amtrak member with elite status.
Here as in this thread or on DDF?

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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2014, 06:59:46 PM »
Here as in this thread or on DDF?
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Re: Amtrak
« Reply #19 on: September 15, 2014, 07:10:37 PM »
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