People tend to check in during these times:
The sparse snack selection sometimes includes "Food Should Taste Good" multigrain tortilla chips that are a significant cut above the usual fare.
Not nearly enough power outlets here. And unlike most of the other things wrong with Penn, this should be an easy thing to fix.
No free snacks and poor climate control.
Closes at 10pm most nights. After that, you'll be hanging out near your track.
If you're not traveling First Class, ask for a Red Cap 15 min prior to departure to pre-board.
What a lame club... There is a better food and drink offering at the Taco Bell across the hall.
If you are traveling coach stay out
Ask for a porter when you check-in for expedited service.
No booze and be wary of the fountain soda...it doesn't look like they've cleaned the dispensers for a while .
If you belong to the UNITED Red Carpet Club/Continental President's Club or US Airways Club, your card gets you in.
Don't eat at Penn Sushi- the worst Spicy Tuna ever! Salty as all hell!
Once you make "Select" level they send you coupons for free upgrades! Amtrak is the best way between NY and DC!
Unlike other clubs, first class only gets pre-boarding. Ask for red cap or just stand in line because the people who actually work there aren't helpful.
There's free wi-fi Internet access in the lounge. If you're using an iPad, good luck connecting to it.
They just replaced the chairs and carpet. Even bigger difference now from the main waiting area.
Always ask for Red Cap They take you to the train ahead of everyone else. They are also great people to get to know.
If you need assistance with luggage this is a place to seek help fir acela trains
Make sure you give 15 min advance notice for Red Caps. If it's busy, you may not hear your name called, so stick near the desk.
Listen for the track numbers. They say then with a thousand multiplier. So if they say "six thousand" it means track six. Then sneak down via the lower level. Be warned: sometimes track numbers change
Try not to lose your mind