I posted this question in the NYC forum, and most did not recommend getting 1st class tickets, saying "1st class Amtrak is still Amtrak". I guess its the ol' lipstick on a pig thing. But we are from Canada, and only train experience is in Europe, and we always preferred 1st class seating for many reasons.
What is everyone's thoughts?
Do you know if the 1st class tickets are reserved seating? I have heard that business class is first come first seate?
Looking in getting 1st class tickets for the Acela Express from NYC to Boston. Is 1st class much better then Business on this train? Does one get an option of which seats in 1st class - ie. will we be 1 seat facing another - or 2 seats facing same direction, etc.
Thanks in advance!