Originally Posted by prhom
Travel by train is waaay more comfortable then flying, even first class flying. I'd be worth it for the comfort, but the price will ultimately determine if it was viable. For business the speed of air travel is worth extra, but for personal trips it could work. It just seems like a huge investment for an experimental project.
I agree 1000% with this EXCEPT there is an advantage to rail for business... you can WORK on a train, it's almost impossible to be productive on an airplane. Of course, this doesn't make sense if you are trading a 2 hour flight for an 8 hour train ride... but it makes a ton of sense for anything under 2 hours of train travel.