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Feb 4, 20, 8:42 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

Amtrak Downeaster set new ridership record in 2019

https://www.pressherald.com/2020/01/31/amtrak-downeaster-set-new-ridership-record-in-2019/
Aug 20, 17, 1:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

Amtrak brings back 1955 dome rail car to...

Amtrak brings back 1955 dome rail car to Downeaster train

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2017/08/19/amtrak-brings-back-1955-dome-rail-car-to-downeaster-train
Jun 17, 15, 12:25 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

Downeaster ridership, revenue down as track work...

Downeaster ridership, revenue down as track work forces cancellations

The train service will cancel more than 100 Portland-Boston runs this month alone because of a prolonged track rehabilitation...
Forum: Brazil
May 28, 15, 3:34 pm
Replies: 534
Views: 105,474
Posted By landspeed

Thanks for the replies! Was looking at...

Thanks for the replies!

Was looking at JFK-GRU on 6/18, but decided it wasn't worth the risk just to save $200 on airfare (I was last in Brazil for the world cup and look forward to visiting...
Forum: Brazil
May 23, 15, 2:32 pm
Replies: 534
Views: 105,474
Posted By landspeed

Hi- does anyone have any recent feedback on the...

Hi- does anyone have any recent feedback on the actual visa turnaround times at the NY consulate? (The required advance appointment thing is new to me since my last visa).

The website reads:

...
Oct 18, 14, 10:19 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

TrainRiders pushing for Portland-to-New York City route

TrainRiders pushing for Portland-to-New York City route (http://portlanddailysun.me/index.php/newsx/local-news/13100-trainriders-pushing-for-portland-to-new-york-city-route)
Oct 4, 14, 1:13 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

https://www.aaprco.com/convention/2014/2014index.h...

https://www.aaprco.com/convention/2014/2014index.html
Sep 22, 14, 8:07 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

‘Yachts on rails’ cruise into Maine The private...

‘Yachts on rails’ cruise into Maine
The private owners of 26 vintage train cars arrive in Portland for their annual convention, some traveling in ornate luxury once enjoyed by U.S. presidents....
Jan 2, 14, 2:09 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 12,547
Posted By landspeed

I did two quick stays over the holidays- can’t...

I did two quick stays over the holidays- can’t really comment on amenities, as I didn’t even go up to check out Top of the East, but it definitely has that “new hotel” feel (everything super-clean,...
Dec 12, 13, 7:55 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,665
Posted By landspeed

Finally! Iconic Portland hotel to reopen...

Finally!

Iconic Portland hotel to reopen with new look, old bones
The renovated Eastland, now a Westin, mixes tradition with modern amenities after a $50 million renovation....
Nov 25, 13, 10:08 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,665
Posted By landspeed

Need a few stays to requal for spg plat- excited...

Need a few stays to requal for spg plat- excited that at least one of them will be in Portland during my annual trip home!
Aug 22, 13, 9:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,665
Posted By landspeed

Smile Actually, it's two different projects discussed...

Actually, it's two different projects discussed in the thread:
- the now-dead proposal for a westin hotel + residences on the site of the former Jordan's meat plant. Instead, a Hampton Inn was built...
Jul 14, 13, 3:09 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 20,274
Posted By landspeed

You could always downgrade the preferred to a...

You could always downgrade the preferred to a regular sapphire after a year and still get 2x points on dining.
May 17, 13, 10:51 am
Replies: 92
Views: 15,117
Posted By landspeed

More coverage: Amtrak Upgrades Wi-Fi Service...

More coverage:

Amtrak Upgrades Wi-Fi Service on Trains
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/17/us/amtrak-is-introducing-acela-like-wi-fi.html
Forum: South America
May 4, 13, 8:56 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,308
Posted By landspeed

Only arrived SCL yesterday, so don't have that...

Only arrived SCL yesterday, so don't have that much to add, but can second the recos for transvip and the Bip! card.

I did the shared ride van for CLP6000. They match the van to neighborhoods, and...
Apr 24, 13, 2:03 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,665
Posted By landspeed

Hotel promises 'balance' in proposed Portland...

Hotel promises 'balance' in proposed Portland park design
Developers want to buy a portion of Congress Square Plaza from the city and turn it into an 'event center.'...
Mar 19, 13, 9:42 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

Expansion of passenger trains in Maine takes slow...

Expansion of passenger trains in Maine takes slow track
Taking the Downeaster beyond Brunswick hinges on crucial projects and powers of persuasion.
...
Jan 9, 13, 5:26 pm
Replies: 3,399
Views: 1,024,430
Posted By landspeed

Does anyone have experience with getting approved...

Does anyone have experience with getting approved for the SP mastercard while already having (and keeping) the "regular" (non-preferred) sapphire visa?

I want to apply for the SP MC to take...
Jan 7, 13, 11:01 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,213
Posted By landspeed

Thanks- I only received the e-mail for the Acela...

Thanks- I only received the e-mail for the Acela "Take 3, get 1 free" (https://amtrakguestrewards.com/Take3)
Dec 25, 12, 7:53 am
Replies: 53
Views: 12,753
Posted By landspeed

Early ridership figures are in: Riders...

Early ridership figures are in:

Riders making a go of train's new stops (http://www.pressherald.com/news/riders-making-a-go-of-trains-new-stops_2012-12-23.html)
Dec 21, 12, 4:32 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,665
Posted By landspeed

Did a quick search and didn't see anything. ...

Did a quick search and didn't see anything.

The other westin didn't happen, but there is one planned.

The Westin Portland Harborview - Opening March 1, 2014...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 29, 12, 5:46 am
Replies: 108
Views: 11,089
Posted By landspeed

The good thing is that you can go online to "my...

The good thing is that you can go online to "my forms" and reprint the receipt whenever you want:
https://virtual.provinciapagos.com.ar/ArgentineTaxes/MisCompras.aspx

So you don't have to worry...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 27, 12, 2:36 pm
Replies: 108
Views: 11,089
Posted By landspeed

Yup- AA has posted "Important Information For...

Yup- AA has posted "Important Information For Entering Argentina" (http://www.aa.com/pubcontent/en_US/travelInformation/internationalTravel/visaImmunizations.jsp)

"American may deny boarding to...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 23, 12, 6:57 am
Replies: 108
Views: 11,089
Posted By landspeed

I arrived EZE on 11/20- I paid in advance to...

I arrived EZE on 11/20- I paid in advance to avoid the possibility of waiting in line "twice," but the line for people paying on arrival 1.) was pretty short (nonexistent at times) and 2.) fed...
Forum: Argentina
Nov 23, 12, 6:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,217
Posted By landspeed

Thanks for posting- the print version of the BA...

Thanks for posting- the print version of the BA Herald doesn't mention that he was trying to exchange money. Still unsettling, but not exactly "random."
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