Thursday Jun 26, 2008

Amtrak rocks ! Long live the train.

Well if you have been following my blog you will remember that that past three flights I have had were delayed about 8 hours each on the return leg. Well I travelled to NYC today on the train. Not my first time but this is the way to travel. At least in the Washington - NYC - Boston corridor. Why ?

First the barco lounger sized coach class seats for one. These babies are bigger than most first class seats on aircraft.

Second, the freedom to eat when you want.

Third, no way to lose luggage since you stow it yourself.

And finally, the best. The ability to get work done. There was a lot happening today and I was able to use the mobile data card to keep the laptop in touch with everything going on at work. Minus one tunnel in Baltimore. The cell phone worked well. If I had taken the plane this would have been a complete waste of an afternoon. I was able to be as productive on the train as in my office.

I wish all travel could be like this. But taking the train to California from Maryland would probably not be that effective. At least for business. Holiday is another story.

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