Just compared Amtrak versus DL from MSP to MDW or ORD over Thanksgiving. I can book a 1 bedroom for 2 people with all meals included for $211.00 roundtrip. DL L fare $584. Even though travel time by train is 8 hours I can avoid: long lines the day before Thanksgiving at MSP TSA - at least NoS and patdowns/gropes weather delays long lines the Sunday after Thanksgiving at MDW or ORD TSA - at least NoS & patdowns/gropes weather delays Wow, seems the choice is obvious and I'm quite excited to confirm our trip. Just curious if anyone else is making alternate travel plans this far out?