November 24, 2023- Visiting familyAmtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: The trip to Boston from Philly is never an easy commute but I prefer to use Amtrak over any other form of transportation. The seating is comfortable and you can either sleep or work in the quiet car. Cons: I would love to get price alerts to get the best deal moving forward.
July 25, 2023- Visiting friendsAmtrak Northeast Regional
Cons: Too cold; I wish I could have turned off or lowered the air conditioning. Tips: Bring a sweater or jacket.
July 22, 2023- Solo travelAmtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: Since I stalled on getting a ticket, I had to pay much more than I should have. But that was my fault. Overall, I think I fell in love with Amtrak and train travel in general. It has all the comforts of a plane plus more room to stretch, better food options, interesting scenery, and a quieter ride. People don't like it because it takes much longer, but you always got your tradeoffs. Cons: The gentleman at the station before I first got on was unhelpful and pretty rude about a question I asked about the ride, so that wasn't a good impression. The ride itself was good. It would have been nice if I could tilt my seat back. Also, there were very few stops between new York and Philadelphia, which may have been due to the late time of day but would have made it inconvenient if my destination had been, say, Princeton. Tips: Get your tickets early. The prices skyrocket the closer you get to travel day.
July 21, 2023- BusinessAmtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: I love the fact I could work while on the train No check in bags or harassment as the airport I was able to charge my phones and laptop to keep myself busy till the end of the trip Not congested which is my major basic thing I enjoyed . Cons: Just the space.
June 14, 2023- Visiting familyAmtrak Northeast Regional
Pros: The help of the agent. Cons: NA. Tips: NA.