I took Amtrak last summer to see my sister in LA, an overnight distance of about 400 miles. I could walk right on with no security theater, arrive early morning in LA, and then step right on the subway - yes, a subway - to Sis’ place.
What a world of difference from airport hell.
I priced a round trip to Arizona from the Midwest with sleeping arrangements. $1600 per person. Just couldn’t justify that much $$.