I will be working near Philadelphia in March and I want to go visit my cousin in Boston for the weekend. The direct flights with US Airways are already £255 so I've been looking at the train. The Acela Express is $289 and takes a little over 5 hours. In comparison a business class ticket on the Norteast Regioanl train is only $105 and takes just over 6 hours.
I will have luggage with me, as I will have been in the US for 2 weeks. Probably 1 bag of around 20 kilos plus hand luggage.
I'm looking for up to date advice on what the Business Class on Northeast Regional train is like. What extra do you get on the Acela Express that you don't get on the Regionla train (the route I am taking does not allow checked baggage on either train).
Any other options I can consider?