Free food, nice views but spotty Wi-Fi: What it's like to work from Amtrak's business class

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Working from Amtrak: The perks and challenges of working on a train

The Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train from Los Angeles to San Diego on April 5, 2022.
  • With more people able to travel remotely these days, I set off on the Pacific Surfliner Amtrak route to San Diego.
  • There isn’t assigned seating on the train, so early arrivals had the chance to choose an ocean-side seat.
  • But if you’re planning to work through the ride, a hotspot would offer a more reliable internet.

There was a moment of panic on my Amtrak ride toward San Diego Tuesday.

A bumpy section of the track had me scrambling to grab my can of soda before it went flying across my work laptop, which was stationed on a small tray attached to the seat in front of mine.

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