Planes? We Don’t Need No Stinking Planes

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Amtrak‘s Acela, to me, is the hands down best way to travel. Some folks – my brother included – are not fans because it takes about 3 times as long as the shuttle and costs more. Fair points. But I love it because:

  1. I just show up and get on. No security hassle, no metal detector, and most importantly, no crotch mauling.
  2. No sitting on the tarmac. No ATC holds. No random weather delays. No spending the night in the Cincinatti Radisson. My longest delay on a train is 35 minutes.
  3. Comfort. They have big seats, with full desks that you can use even if the person in front of you leans back. Plus, every one’s got a power strip.

Now if only they had onboard wi-fi, I’d never leave. We need more of these things, ASAP.

P.S. Yes, I took the shot above on the trip down, but PLEASE do not call this moblogging. I loathe that term.


  1. try the limoliner sometime. I found it better than the acela for half the price.

  2. that does look sweet – i'll have to give it a whirl next trip down. the internet access is what really seals it for me.

    thx for the tip.

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