Why would people pay more to get on a train?

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Frank, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Does TSA ring a bell?

    Some people couldn't find a clue if they were dipped in clue musk and dropped in a field of horny clues during clue mating season. I swear.
     
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  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    liked the comment!
     
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Trains also tend to be a lot more comfortable than planes. Most people will enjoy those 4 hours on a train a lot more than 2 hours stuffed 6-across in an airplane.

    Another benefit is that all the trains I've been on (mostly Europe) have no baggage claim, so you save those 15-45 wasted minutes at the each end of the trip, and your luggage is much less likely to be pilfered or stolen.
     
  4. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I've been telling AFSers I know that the train is also more environmentally friendly and sustainable. Maybe if they won't save the Constitution they may want to help save the planet.

    The fuel consumed (and related pollution) to move 150 people from NY to Chicago one way by air could easily take 500 people round trip by train the same distance. Albeit there is a time cost, but you must sleep the night before a flight and that time could be spent sleeping aboard a train and you'd still arrive the same time the next day. Also, trains are far more impervious to weather delays.
     

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