Air Travel's Hassles Drive Riders to Amtrak's Acela

Aug 16, 2012 | Posted by: Mr_Bill | Full story: www.nytimes.com

Long a punch line for harried Northeast travelers, Amtrak has come to dominate commercial travel in the corridor connecting Washington, New York and Boston, and this summer its trains are packed.

A decade ago, Delta and US Airways shuttles were the preferred mode of travel between the cities. But high fares, slow airport security and frequent flight delays — along with Amtrak’s high-speed Acela trains, online ticketing and workstation amenities — have eaten away at the airlines’ share of passengers.

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Aug 16, 2012
 
Nothing like a train where you can watch a guy drink a bottle of beer, then proceed to piss in the empty bottle. True story.
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Aug 16, 2012
 
The Acela trains are much more comfortable than a crowded airplane. No tsa vermin too!

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Aug 17, 2012
 
Eighthman wrote:
Nothing like a train where you can watch a guy drink a bottle of beer, then proceed to piss in the empty bottle. True story.
Did you drink it again?

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