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Old 05-10-2011, 07:37 PM   #31
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More and more people I talk to love taking the train for just those reasons you said, Loin. It's too bad they don't really save you time from driving, let alone flying.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:50 PM   #32
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I remember a guy behind me going ape sh-t because I reclined half way on a 3 hr. flight to Mexico. I am almost 6 feet tall, and he was shorter than me. His wife and kid were totally embarrassed and kept trying to shut him up. Flight attendant intervened, and I put my headphones on.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:53 PM   #33
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I take the train. In fact, I am going to San Francisco on the train next week-end. It might be a long trip, but it is relatively inexpensive, I don't have to show up two hours early so that I can be submitted to a cavity search, and in fact, I pretty much get to keep all my clothes on unless I decide to remove them.

I can bring up to 5 pieces of luggage free fer nuthin, nobody wants to search them, no dogs are going to sniff them, and they are all readily available to me if I need something from them. There is no limit on the size of any of the toiletries I bring with me. None of the employees I come in contact with before, during or after the trip work for the TSA, so there is no chance of an abuse of power. I can bring all the food and beverages I wish, including alcohol, and I have more room than the average first class airplane seat in which to enjoy these libations. If you decide to not bring your own meals, the train has both a snack bar where you can buy hot or cold sandwiches, snacks, and beverages, including beer and wine, or a dining car that serves complete hot breakfasts, lunches, and dinners prepared by a chef and his kitchen crew and served by white coated wait staff.

I do not need to EVER be strapped into my seat and no one ever tells me to turn off any electronic device at any time during the trip. I can move around the entire train at my leisure without having to worry about being pinned to the overhead by unexpected turbulence, and if I don't like my traveling companions, I can always proceed to the observation car and check out the goings on in your average American's backyard. Unfortunately, they don't have Frequent Railroading Miles.
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Old 05-10-2011, 07:57 PM   #34
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Hard to get to Mexico by train. Though I did go to Padre Island back in the '80s, 15 hours late, but sheer luxury compared to flying now.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:17 PM   #35
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i agree with june. it's not rude. the seats are meant to recline, same as on a commuter bus. but you should give the fellow behind you a heads up before you drive their knees up into their folding tray.
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:19 PM   #36
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More and more people I talk to love taking the train for just those reasons you said, Loin. It's too bad they don't really save you time from driving, let alone flying.
It's only a couple of hours longer than if I drove to SF, but when I get there, I don't have to pay for two rooms; one for me and one for the car. There's no free parking at any hotel I know of. The only way to get a parking space in San Francisco is to buy a parked car!
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Old 05-10-2011, 08:25 PM   #37
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I take the train. In fact, I am going to San Francisco on the train next week-end. It might be a long trip, but it is relatively inexpensive, I don't have to show up two hours early so that I can be submitted to a cavity search, and in fact, I pretty much get to keep all my clothes on unless I decide to remove them.
So Sir Loin, this means you aren't really a doorman that the Sir Francis Drake Hotel??

I love taking the train up to San Francisco, it's the only way to fly.
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Old 05-11-2011, 12:00 AM   #38
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I must recline the seat, for any length of flight. I have short legs and that small amount the seat moves forward lets me get my feet braced without hanging my butt off the edge of the seat. If I can't brace my feet they dangle and my lower legs go to sleep...not really a good thing as it will also cause DVT's.

And yes, I look out for my comfort first...who else is going to?
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:05 AM   #39
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I honestly don't think it is rude at all. The person in front of me has just as much right to recline their seat in front of me! I haven't flown in a long time, but I never saw it as much problem for me or anyone around me back in the 70's and 80's when I did a lot of flying.
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Old 05-11-2011, 01:32 AM   #40
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i would think it can only be considered rude if you forcefully jam your seat back to it's maximum reclination without warning the jam-ee.
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