by Gilbert B Norman
ApproachMedium wrote: ↑Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:59 pm They still are not going to do this for an additional reason. Sleeper would need a car attendant. And what do you do with the additional car? do you loose a 72 seat amfleet 1 that could possibly sell 30 plus tickets in place for a 15 room viewliner? or do you add the car to the train which then makes 7 revenue cars and requires to pay another brakeman?Mr. Approach, I hear you.
Possibly Amtrak makes the effort in the Corridor to hold "normal consists" to six cars so they need only assign Conductor and Asst (Attendant counts, to my knowledge, towards the "one man for two cars rule"). Also "back in my day" Brakemen did not handle revenue, and I'd guess retitling the 2nd position as Asst enables both to handle such.
I would think Mr. JP is hardly suggesting Day Rooms as some "Coach+" service as is Corridor Business, but rather a "smack it too 'em" (@, say, $350 NY-Wash) with the intent of 75% occupancy "making book". I know if I were "out there" I'd pay it because 1) I can, and 2) I'm not into the "moshing pit" scene - COVID notwithstanding.