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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dieworkwear, Aug 4, 2012.

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  1. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    Maybe you should try first class next time... :confused:
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    good news: infant is silent
    bad news: infant and father are watching Aladdin on an iPad at max volume
     
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    That kinda thing drives me crazy. It's just common courtesy.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    If the alternative is this kid yelling at the top of his lungs for the next 5 hours, I guess I'm ok with it. But yea, it's really annoying.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Kids: yet another reason train travel is superior to plane travel. I almost never see any kids on trains.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Additional random thought: it's too bad the most comfortable shoes for travel are also the ones that will take up the least room in your luggage. I was hoping to wear some Belgians for the plane rides, but that would have meant putting two pairs of shoes in my luggage, which I couldn't accommodate. So I have to resort to wingtips for my traveling. Which I'll have to remove three separate times today.
     
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    Anybody notice Dr. James Andrews' overcoat during this Redskins game? Looks like a glen plaid or gun club with a red overcheck. Looks pretty cool. Weird to see something of note on a NFL sideline.
     
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    as a parent, ill hold off on the kids in planes convo this time, lol. but either way, i fully agree that train travel is far far superior to plane travel. if only trains could go as fast, id never fly.
     
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    What trains are you thinking of, that are far superior to air travel? I ask because I've never found that to be the case in the US. Amtrak isn't much better than travelling by plane (it's slower, just as cramped, and just as expensive - although I admit I haven't ridden in a few years). The bullet trains in Japan are very enjoyable to use - aside from the much more considerate fellow passengers, the aisles and seats are quite wide and comfortable and the service is excellent. Is there any comparable train experience anywhere in the States these days? I suppose Amtrak offers Business Class seats, perhaps that ameliorates the discomfort.
     
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    could be the time of day/night i travel, but i have taken many an amtrak train to phili and nyc, and always have the row to myself. i find them roomier, and more comfy. i love being able to walk around and spread out. easy to not share a row. food car, quiet car, table car..... its just been more chillaxed the times i have gone.

    id bet at busy times though its a very different situation in some respects. but the not being stuck to your seat by force of a seatbelt light makes a huge difference to me. i just like being able to be free move around. especially in unbels situation if you wanna avoid a loud passenger, you can do that in a train pretty easily.

    also, i find people on trains are generally less travel stressed, and friendlier.
     
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    Certain Amtrak lines are great. You can rent your own private room, get meal service, wine service, cheese service, go to different cars for entertainment, walk around, etc. It really depends on the line you ride. The Coastal Starlight line, for example, rides up and down the western coast, sometimes right up to the water, where you can enjoy a view of the sea as you ride alongside it.
     
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    i ride the el-cheap-o northeast regional, and its been great every time. :D
     
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    I've heard this is nice.


    That's for sure.
     
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    A lot of them are indeed shitty. But overall, it's much less of a hassle. You show up at the station in the middle of town 20 minutes before your train, walk right on without getting strip searched, sit in a seat more than 6" wide, get some work done (they even have plugs!), and eventually show up at your destination, also in the middle of town.

    I'd love it to be even better, but given the low bar here in the States, I'll take what I can get.
     
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    I enjoyed my recent train rides, however the amtrak trains have velcro on the backs of the seats which was not nice to my panta grenandine. I was so pissed.
     

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