Incredibly Disappointed by New Years Eve Twilight Flier - December 31, 2006
My husband and I took the Flier last New Year's Ever, December 31, 2006. The only two positive remarks that we have about the trip are that the food was tasty and the volunteers who ran the bar and services were very polite.
However, the remainder of the trip was unacceptable for the following reasons:
1. There were no musical or dance performers on the boarding platform as advertised, ""Linger for awhile on the boarding platform as musical and dance entertainers perform and set the tone for a night of fun.""
2. There was no Frank Sinatra entertainer on board as advertised, ""Hints of old Hollywood ring through our modern world of 2007 as Frank Sinatra croons his oldies through the Hill Country aboard this Twilight Flyer. Feel free to sing along ? everyone knows a Sinatra classic!""
3. The impersonators who did board were the most awful entertainers that I have ever seen. Their costumes were cheap and cheesy, and they did not even know any of the words to the songs that they sang. At one point, one of the Marilyn's leaned over to tell us that she was really drunk.
4. There was no other entertainment or activities provided to create a festive New Years atmosphere. Most the time, we sat in complete silence as we made forced conversation with others around us. Something as simple as providing a radio that played music or a deck of cards might have helped.
5. We were not allowed to visit the dinner buffet until approximately 10:30pm. This is way too long to wait or eat dinner.
6. Dessert provided seemed like nothing more that cheap, stale cookies and brownies.
7. People were so bored that they were sleeping in the car well before it was even midnight.
I would not have felt so ripped off if we had not paid so much for the tickets, $250 total for two people.
I have emailed these remarks to the ASTA, but never received a response.