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Date: 02/22/24 14:19
Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: OnTime

This morning, totally out of the blue and unsolicited, I received from Amtrak a new ticket for my 3/8 departure on #2 to New Orleans. I was upgraded from a roomette to a bedroom at no additional charge. Their was no explanation.

I, and my traveling partner are totally delighted by this pleasant surprise, but why?

My best guest is that there will be no transition/crew sleeper on that run and Amtrak needed my roomette for crew space. Does that sound plausible?



Date: 02/22/24 14:32
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: SunsetLtd

More than likely they have more train attendents or LSAs in training and needed the roomette for a trainee and saw there was Bedroom space available instead. Usually it's the opposite where you're kicked down to Coach. And for the Sunset they have permanently removed the Dorm and the second Coach. So on the Sunset section there are only 7 roomettes for sale out of the possible 17 (when the dorm car still ran and OBS was housed in the Dorm - 13 Roomettes in the full Sleeper and 4 were for sale in the Dorm). 



Date: 02/22/24 15:25
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: alan2955

SunsetLtd Wrote:
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> More than likely they have more train attendents
> or LSAs in training and needed the roomette for a
> trainee and saw there was Bedroom space available
> instead. Usually it's the opposite where you're
> kicked down to Coach. And for the Sunset they have
> permanently removed the Dorm and the second Coach.
> So on the Sunset section there are only 7
> roomettes for sale out of the possible 17 (when
> the dorm car still ran and OBS was housed in the
> Dorm - 13 Roomettes in the full Sleeper and 4 were
> for sale in the Dorm). 

If business is so bad that they can only sell that few rooms per trip, they may as well just drop the whole train. I think that’s part of the master plan.

Posted from iPhone



Date: 02/22/24 17:35
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: lordsigma

alan2955 Wrote:
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> SunsetLtd Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > More than likely they have more train
> attendents
> > or LSAs in training and needed the roomette for
> a
> > trainee and saw there was Bedroom space
> available
> > instead. Usually it's the opposite where you're
> > kicked down to Coach. And for the Sunset they
> have
> > permanently removed the Dorm and the second
> Coach.
> > So on the Sunset section there are only 7
> > roomettes for sale out of the possible 17 (when
> > the dorm car still ran and OBS was housed in
> the
> > Dorm - 13 Roomettes in the full Sleeper and 4
> were
> > for sale in the Dorm). 
>
> If business is so bad that they can only sell that
> few rooms per trip, they may as well just drop the
> whole train. I think that’s part of the master
> plan.
>
> Posted from iPhone

Glad you aren’t in charge.



Date: 02/22/24 19:12
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: Chessie1963

Interesting.  I got such an upgrade about a year ago, and I was told that it was because it was easier for them to sell a roomette a day before departure than a bedroom, so I was bumped because I probably had more Guest Reward points than anyone else in the car.  And it worked.  The sleeper was full according to the attendant.  This was on the Silver Meteor.

It was a pleasant surprise.



Date: 02/22/24 20:45
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: ProAmtrak

lordsigma Wrote:
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> alan2955 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > SunsetLtd Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > More than likely they have more train
> > attendents
> > > or LSAs in training and needed the roomette
> for
> > a
> > > trainee and saw there was Bedroom space
> > available
> > > instead. Usually it's the opposite where
> you're
> > > kicked down to Coach. And for the Sunset they
> > have
> > > permanently removed the Dorm and the second
> > Coach.
> > > So on the Sunset section there are only 7
> > > roomettes for sale out of the possible 17
> (when
> > > the dorm car still ran and OBS was housed in
> > the
> > > Dorm - 13 Roomettes in the full Sleeper and 4
> > were
> > > for sale in the Dorm). 
> >
> > If business is so bad that they can only sell
> that
> > few rooms per trip, they may as well just drop
> the
> > whole train. I think that’s part of the
> master
> > plan.
> >
> > Posted from iPhone
>
> Glad you aren’t in charge.

Why say that since this is just proof on how Amtrak's still downgrading the LD Fleet, this type of news always drives me nuts!



Date: 02/23/24 05:37
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: lordsigma

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> Why say that since this is just proof on how
> Amtrak's still downgrading the LD Fleet, this type
> of news always drives me nuts!

Because he seems to be advocating for cutting the train. Which I don’t agree with.



Date: 02/23/24 10:36
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: jp1822

Seems the consist of the Sunset Limited hit some deep cuts post-2018. It and the Texas Eagle consist NEVER operated this way till just recently. And it is not benefcial for the growth of ridership at all. 



Date: 02/23/24 20:43
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: ProAmtrak

lordsigma Wrote:
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> ProAmtrak Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
>
> > Why say that since this is just proof on how
> > Amtrak's still downgrading the LD Fleet, this
> type
> > of news always drives me nuts!
>
> Because he seems to be advocating for cutting the
> train. Which I don’t agree with.

I for one do agree, you're still blind as a bat!



Date: 02/24/24 04:00
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: lordsigma

ProAmtrak Wrote:
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> lordsigma Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > ProAmtrak Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> >
> > > Why say that since this is just proof on how
> > > Amtrak's still downgrading the LD Fleet, this
> > type
> > > of news always drives me nuts!
> >
> > Because he seems to be advocating for cutting
> the
> > train. Which I don’t agree with.
>
> I for one do agree, you're still blind as a bat!

My optometrist would say fake news!



Date: 02/24/24 11:45
Re: Thank you Amtrak. But why?
Author: ProAmtrak

lordsigma Wrote:
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> ProAmtrak Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > lordsigma Wrote:
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> > -----
> > > ProAmtrak Wrote:
> > >
> >
> --------------------------------------------------
>
> >
> > > -----
> > >
> > > > Why say that since this is just proof on
> how
> > > > Amtrak's still downgrading the LD Fleet,
> this
> > > type
> > > > of news always drives me nuts!
> > >
> > > Because he seems to be advocating for cutting
> > the
> > > train. Which I don’t agree with.
> >
> > I for one do agree, you're still blind as a
> bat!
>
> My optometrist would say fake news!

Keep thinking that, it's sad you don't see the reality of how Amtrak's run these days then before Airline Boy and when they were doing awesome in the 90s!



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