Priority Amtrak seating rocks

I have a love/hate relationship with Amtrak.  It is consistently late, usually overcrowded, and sometimes breaks.  It does, however, get me to and from my hometown in a manner that does not necessitate me getting behind the wheel of a car.  (Because, let’s be honest, nobody wants that.)  And sometimes Amtrak bestows little gifts upon me, like yesterday.

The conductor put me in the senior citizen car.  When he directed me to it, I asked him once to clarify, and he told me to go sit there.  So I pushed open the door (because the senior citizen car has a door! — to keep the sound out), and an old lady looked me up and down and remarked, “You don’t look like you’re over 55.”

I agreed and went to check with the conductor, but he was rather insistent that I stay with the senior citizens.  (Apparently, we were all going the same place.)  So I got to travel in style yesterday — the senior citizen car is quieter, roomier, and has more comfortable seats.  Definitely a better arrangement than squeezing into second-tier coach.  I wonder how I can swing this in the future …

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One response to “Priority Amtrak seating rocks

  1. Are you trying to say that Amtrak segregates its rail cars? I’m pretty sure they overturned the Supreme Court case allowing that.

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