Originally Posted by dirk digler
I don't either except people don't like change. I would love to take a high speed train over flying if it is economical and safe to do so.
The one thing though that we might disagree about is security. There will be the same restrictions with rail as there is with air and TSA will certainly be involved.
To some extent. Trains have more capacity for baggage. As of now, you can check in FOUR bags (the first two for free). Unlike flights, you can currently carry food/liquids. But biggest of all is just how long every procedure takes. You'll never have the same lines in a train station as an airport. So check-in, waiting in line to be personally screened, and then picking up your baggage, you can shave off as much as an 45 minutes to an hour of your time just by going rail vs. plane.