Originally Posted by Bewbies
And you don't think high speed rail has any time wasted in the station? Does the train also run on unicorn farts?
I didn't say no time was wasted. But buying a ticket is quick and check in is immediate. Your terminal is a short walk instead of a long airport walk. Security checks take a few minutes versus 10 to 30 minutes. And your train is almost always on time, even in inclement weather. And theres no baggage claim instead of waiting 15 minutes for your luggage. And you get 40 extra minutes to use your laptop and phone then you'd get on or phone so once on the train, you can bury your head in your laptop or phone for the long haul. Oh, and you can check in whatever you want. Food, drinks, etc....
It shaves off a good 1-2 hours each way of annoying check in. I travel for business a lot. I can't tell you how much time I waste by constant interruption, hustle and bustle and inability to use basic electronic devices.