I've heard a lot of people claim rail travel sucks.* It takes a rare visionary to apply the principle.
* You'll not hear it from me. In the U.S., if you have the time and they go where you're headed -- rather major caveats, those -- the cheapest seat for long-distance train travel beats first class air six ways from Sunday. Bigger, better seats, more room between them, and none of this "no moving about" nonsense. Why, sometimes there's even a snack bar in addition to meals! You might not even have to take off your shoes to board; I'm not certain.
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