Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Maximum Hotel Utlilization

As expected, the worse-than-usual late arrival of Amtrak #5, the westbound California Zephyr (12 h 34 m late, arriving at the Emeryville terminal station at 4:44 AM this morning) has significantly delayed the departure of eastbound #6 (which uses the same trainset). When I awoke briefly just before 6 AM, I confirmed that train wouldn't be leaving until after Noon, reset the alarm, and went back to sleep. As I write this, the originally scheduled 9:10 AM departure has been pushed back to 2 PM.

On the bright side, this means that we got to sleep in this morning, enjoy a leisurely breakfast in the hotel, and we are getting pretty much the maximum possible use out of our free Hilton night, as they have let us extend our stay until 1 PM. A side effect is that, by charging the breakfast to the room, I've goosed my HHonors account back to life and do not have to worry about my remaining points (enough for one more free night) expiring for a while.
Tags: amtrak, hotels, travel

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