Items tagged with Amtrak

In this day and age of creature comforts and ubiquitous access to the Internet, the simple act of riding on a high-speed train is not enough to keep passengers content, nor is slow Wi-Fi while traveling the tracks across the country. Ah, but rest assured that Amtrak has a plan to improve its crummy Wi-Fi service, so if you'd rather scroll through your Facebook feed than take in the sights of the land, you'll be able to do so. Hey, we're not downing Internet connectivity, and there are legitimate reasons outside of social media why high-speed wireless access on an Amtrak train is desirable, especially... Read more...
Remember when it felt weird to print your airline boarding pass and walk around with a plain old 8x11 sheet of paper instead of an official-looking ticket? Even folded, it just didn't feel the same. But now that Amtrak is going the same route as the airlines, ticket-wise, this should be old hat. That's right: Amtrak is letting travelers print eTickets for all trains. In fact, you don't even need to print your eTicket: you can simply display it on your smartphone. ETickets will have several benefits over old-school tickets. For one thing, you can buy your ticket online (even en route to the station,... Read more...