Amtrak flabbergasts me
I recently made a reservation to New York departing from Union Station, which I realized was a mistake. BWI is actually closer and easier to get to, so I went on the website to see if I could (a) change the departing station or (b) just board there. Nowhere could I change the station, or find out how picky they were about the tickets, so I called them.
Julie, the automated agent, took my info and then offered me the choice of changing the date, the time, or the number of passengers. I said, preparing to hang up, "Actually, Julie, I'd like to change the station" and she came back with "I think you said you'd like an agent, is that right?" Well, I didn't say that, but I did want one, so I said yes, and very shortly - less than a minute wait - I had a woman who cheerfully changed it (and gave me a $16 refund to boot. Yeah, that's right. No "change fee".).
What was really astonishing, though, is that Julie gave her my info!
Yes. I didn't have to pass on my reservation number or last four digits of the credit card or anything. Wow. I seriously believe this is the first time I have ever not had to repeat everything I'd given the robot to the person I eventually reached.