So I live in South Jersey, and I want to take a trip to see my Aunt near Chicago on Spring Break.
I could fly in a few hours, but I don’t particularly like to fly, both due to nerves and the impossibly small amount of space they give you. I do, however, enjoy trains. I found ridiculously cheap rates for Amtrak – I could make the roundtrip in $200.
Of course, it’s Philadelphia to DC and then a transfer DC to Chicago. This is not a short train ride.
If I go business class, is 21 hours on a train going to really suck? Or is it no big deal? What are my odds of getting some sleep? Has anyone ever done anything like this? Should I just suck it up and fly?