Airfares are going up, and the airlines are finding even more rude ways to nickel and dime families. But how else can you get to your family vacation destination? Well, you could roll in comfort on America's rails -- for less.
The growing controversy over pat-downs and body scanners, along with a shaky economy, could combine for more woes for both air passengers and air carriers, ahead of the economically important Thanksgiving holiday.
Amtrak set an annual ridership record of 28.7 million passengers for the fiscal year ended September 30. That%u2019s 5.7% more than in fiscal 2009.
Ticket revenue rose 9% to $1.74 billion, Amtrak said in a statement.