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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Sep 26, 19, 11:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By ambyr

I like the U.S. Botanic Garden a lot, but it has...

I like the U.S. Botanic Garden a lot, but it has nothing to do with the Smithsonian (other than I guess physical proximity). The U.S. Botanic Garden is under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the...
Sep 22, 19, 9:18 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,466
Posted By ambyr

What about your old millennial customers, Amtrak?...

What about your old millennial customers, Amtrak?

signed, a millennial who has been riding Amtrak for fourteen years and would really quite like to eat a proper meal at a proper table
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jul 22, 19, 1:10 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,522
Posted By ambyr

Any Federal job will provide you with...

Any Federal job will provide you with SmartBenefits. The monthly passes are extremely unlikely to be a good deal unless you plan on Metro being 100% of your transportation, commuting and otherwise.
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Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Jun 27, 19, 12:24 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,263
Posted By ambyr

Note that depending on time of day and your...

Note that depending on time of day and your willingness to walk a few blocks, you can also just take the MTA Light Rail directly from the BWI terminal to the Inner Harbor.
Jun 17, 19, 12:04 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,796
Posted By ambyr

If you somehow miss the guaranteed connection,...

If you somehow miss the guaranteed connection, Amtrak will either use a bus to catch you up to the train later down the route or put you up in a hotel until the next train comes through (and if that...
Jun 10, 19, 9:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,293
Posted By ambyr

I haven't had any problems boarding at a later...

I haven't had any problems boarding at a later station, but I'm also not trying to board three hours later (the two stations I swap between are 15 minutes apart: CYN and RGH). I think you could talk...
Jun 7, 19, 1:35 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 9,104
Posted By ambyr

They're standard Amfleet Coach cars, generally a...

They're standard Amfleet Coach cars, generally a mixture of Amfleet 1 and Amfleet 2, all in the long-distance configuration.
Forum: Nordic Region
May 20, 19, 4:34 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By ambyr

The dimension of your suitcase you should be...

The dimension of your suitcase you should be worried about is its depth--that is, will it fit flat under the bed in your cabin. (Answer is probably yes.)
May 2, 19, 10:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By ambyr

I found cell connection on that route pretty...

I found cell connection on that route pretty spotty last fall.
Apr 25, 19, 10:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By ambyr

As far as I'm aware, Saver fares are 20-25% off...

As far as I'm aware, Saver fares are 20-25% off depending on the train, so this is a discount for large parties (if not a substantial one).
Apr 11, 19, 4:38 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,007
Posted By ambyr

If you're in DC as your profile suggests, the...

If you're in DC as your profile suggests, the best way is probably to book a one-way ticket to New Carrollton or Alexandria from Union Station and then take metro back to your starting point.
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Mar 14, 19, 2:54 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 560
Posted By ambyr

Nothing that will be faster than waiting five...

Nothing that will be faster than waiting five hours. Greyhound stops 30 miles south of there in South Hill, but the next bus won't be until around 1:30 p.m. tomorrow--and that's assuming she had a...
Feb 27, 19, 12:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 470
Posted By ambyr

I have added a stop this way without difficulty....

I have added a stop this way without difficulty. You won't be the first or last passenger to do it. Amtrak won't care.
Feb 14, 19, 4:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Posted By ambyr

If no one answers by tomorrow morning, I'll ask...

If no one answers by tomorrow morning, I'll ask the counter for their hours when I catch a train then.
Dec 7, 18, 4:11 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 959
Posted By ambyr

I ride DC to NC round trip 3-4 times a year. The...

I ride DC to NC round trip 3-4 times a year. The Silver Star has pretty poor on-time performance records, but a lot of the delays are south of NC. You can pull the most recent week's data from...
Oct 28, 18, 8:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By ambyr

Thanks! If they’re holding at Raleigh, probably...

Thanks! If they’re holding at Raleigh, probably makes sense for me to just wait and get on there instead of boarding ten minutes earlier at Cary and then sitting around.
Oct 22, 18, 9:57 am
Replies: 2
Views: 709
Posted By ambyr

What's Happening with the Carolinian?

I just got a status update from Amtrak that my northbound trip on the Carolinian (train 80) on the 12th had its departure moved an hour earlier--but its arrival is still the same, meaning they're now...
Forum: Mid-Atlantic
Oct 11, 18, 4:26 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By ambyr

It's been warm this year. Peak leaf color in...

It's been warm this year. Peak leaf color in Shenandoah is probably a good three weeks away.

I agree with the previous posters that a car is going to be a hindrance more than a help. If you have...
Forum: Europe
Sep 26, 18, 10:07 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By ambyr

I enjoyed the Cuypmarkt, but if you're a morning...

I enjoyed the Cuypmarkt, but if you're a morning person like I am, be aware that the 9 a.m. opening time is optimistic. I was there at 9 and found fewer than half the stalls open; by 10, when I left,...
Forum: Europe
Jul 31, 18, 2:31 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,478
Posted By ambyr

I am not the original poster, but I went to...

I am not the original poster, but I went to Kantjil & de Tijger a couple weeks ago and can confirm both that it was tasty and that they will box up your leftovers for you (which is good, since the...
Jul 18, 18, 11:41 pm
Replies: 1,375
Views: 177,072
Posted By ambyr

No reading lights on overnight IAD to AMS flight....

No reading lights on overnight IAD to AMS flight. United proactively offered $100 ecert or 5k miles compensation. Nice of them, but not having to read my book by flashlight would have been nicer.
Forum: CommunityBuzz
Jul 13, 18, 6:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By ambyr

I’m very sorry to hear this. His posts were...

I’m very sorry to hear this. His posts were always detailed, informative, and personable. His generosity of spirit and knowledge will be missed.
Jul 10, 18, 5:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By ambyr

Yes.

Yes.
Jul 10, 18, 4:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 397
Posted By ambyr

Schedule change on AS flight booked with AA miles

My partner and I were booked on an AS flight using AA miles. A schedule change shifted our return flight 6 hours earlier, which wasn't going to work for our plans, so we called AA and asked to be...
Jul 6, 18, 8:42 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,047
Posted By ambyr

There are periodic "smoke stops" where you can...

There are periodic "smoke stops" where you can get off for 20-40 minutes and stretch your legs, but you're probably going to want to stay within sight of the train at all times just in case.
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