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Amtrak Outage North Of Washington  
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5600 posts, RR: 7
Posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 5163 times:

A water main burst has cut off Amtrak service between Baltimore and Washington "for the foreseeable future" according to a radio report.

That ought overwhelm DL and US shuttle operations.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5600 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 5018 times:

The radio now defines "the foreseeable future" as "about noon" - maybe.


I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4933 times:

I see DL and US snickering in the corner, and all the people who HAVE to be in NYC and Boston hopping on them.

I'm sure Metrobus will be packed on the BWI route as well...



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlinePyrex From Portugal, joined Aug 2005, 4063 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4814 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 2):
I see DL and US snickering in the corner, and all the people who HAVE to be in NYC and Boston hopping on them.

Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.



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User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5600 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4730 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.

True about BOS, but Amtrak's share of DC-NY is about 60% and a no-notice diversion of most of that traffic to the airlines would make an interesting day for DL, US, CO, etc.



I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4708 times:



Quoting Pyrex (Reply 3):
Amtrak from Washington to BOS takes like 7 hours and is as expensive as the shuttle (or at least as expensive as the Jetblue service to IAD) so I doubt they get a lot of the business traffic anyway.

Maybe not Boston, but at least Philly and especially NYC.

Your jetBlue comparision is apples and oranges. The shuttle goes to DCA, not IAD, for a reason.

And the ticket on Amtrak is half the cost of DL's and US's shuttle service, and that's on the Acela!
(Search was from DC-NYC tomorrow leaving around 8a and leaving NYC around 6p)
Trip duration is about the same when you factor in getting to the airport an hour before departure and just getting to the airport from downtown whereas the train station's already downtown to begin with, and you have to be at the station 30 minutes before departure. BOS is another story, and the air shuttle beats it greatly.



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineRampguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4678 times:

Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5600 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4510 times:



Quoting Rampguy (Reply 6):
Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

This Amtrak outage has direct and immediate impact on airlines and airports. You don't think that is sufficient nexus?



I love long German words like 'Freundschaftsbezeigungen'.
User currently offlineRampGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3251 times:



Quoting MasseyBrown (Reply 7):
Quoting Rampguy (Reply 6):
Uh, folks, Amtrak is not an airline, but a train line. This is a NON-aviation topic.

This Amtrak outage has direct and immediate impact on airlines and airports. You don't think that is sufficient nexus?

No, I do not.


User currently offlineBhill From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1023 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

Oh...the other Washington..I thought we might have had another landslide I was not aware of....


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