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Book One Way Award Flights to Hawaii on Delta for 15,000 KLM / Air France Flying Blue Miles

Good afternoon everyone, I hope your week is going well.  A few nights ago, I was helping a friend find and book award tickets from the Bay Area to Kauai, Hawaii (LIH – Lihue, Hawaii).  She is a teacher and wanted to travel over Spring Break next year. Her Spring Break is the first week of April and Easter is on April 1, 2018, so she wanted to leave right after Easter.  I went to Google Flights to see what flight options were available but their flight calendar doesn’t show any flights past April 1, 2018 (if you are reading this post after May 8, then it should show you later dates).

Google Flights SFO-LIH Map No 4-2-2017

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Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip Summary and my Train Traveling Thoughts

Sheldon Cooper Train

Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip Summary and my Train Traveling Thoughts

For those of you not following along at home, here are the 5 parts of my Amtrak Coast Starlight journey:

I promise this is my last Amtrak post for a while.  While on the train, I had a lot of free time so I passed the time looking out the windows, taking pictures, and writing blog posts.  The journey took me from Seattle down to Los Angeles and stopped several times (sometimes for 2 minutes, sometimes for 45+ minutes), it just depends on the train traffic and if we are ahead of schedule or not.  Train travel is not for everyone, but it is worth considering a trip across this great country.  Here is a map of the journey:

Amtrak Coast Starlight Train Stops Map

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Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip – Part 5: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in the Dining Car and Parlour Car

Parlour Car Logo

Amtrak Coast Starlight Trip – Part 5: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner in the Dining Car and Parlour Car

If you like looking at pictures of food, this post is just for you.  First things first, you need a reservation for lunch and dinner in the dining car and the parlour car.  Both restaurants are in adjoining cars and serve different meals.  You need to make a reservation otherwise you will not be able to eat at either restaurant.  The Amtrak attendant will walk through the parlour and sleeping cars and make reservations for everyone.

Lunch Reservation

The dining car has 16-18 tables while the parlour car has only 8 tables (so the parlour car reservations fill up faster).

Parlour Car Table Parlour Car Table 2

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