Amtraks Long Distance E-Ticketing has changed slightly.

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Amtraks Long Distance E-Ticketing has changed slightly.
Posted by Milw_and_Miss on Monday, May 18, 2020 7:29 AM

This is CMSTPnP, problem with my earlier account so customer service suggested trying a new one.    Looks like there is still and issue and I will need to escalate higher on the Kalmbach Publishing ladder when I get some time.

So they issue an E-Ticket and Reciept now (which they kind of did before but this reciept looks different now).   E-Ticket looks the same but the Reciept looks more formatted and in color.......kind of an improvement.    They also sent me a letter of changes they are making and stated they were moving to a more touchless ticketing and user experience.......not sure what that means but I will find out shortly.   Had to purchase a limo between Chicago and Milwaukee.    Connecting trains suspended until about Memorial Day weekend.   No way am I traveling by Amtrak Bus and waiting until 7:00 p.m. to arrive in Milwaukee with a 1:50 p.m. arrival in Chicago.

Reasonable for the private limo option.  $225 between Chicago Union Station and a Western Milwaukee Suburb for a stretch limo no less.    Stretch limo has better social distancing with the driver (lol).     Thought it would be $400 at least......still it stings the wallet.    Will rent a car locally instead of at the airport this time as someone recommended and yes that results in a approx $100 savings in Wisconsin tax and user fees per week for a SUV crossover sized vehicle.     Cha-Ching!

Got a price break on the RT Roomette due to a past voucher.    Cheapest RT Roomette I ever paid for in my traveling history.  :)

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Posted by runnerdude48 on Friday, May 22, 2020 3:43 PM
But were you required to wear a mask in the limo?
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Posted by CMStPnP on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 9:51 AM

But were you required to wear a mask in the limo?

No, though the driver did, 10 passenger stretch limo and I had to yell for the driver to hear me.....I was so far back in the car.   He also had a power partition he could roll up if he was concerned about germs.

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