Posted 17 October 2016 - 10:32 PM
Isn't the penalty now 20%?
When you call Amtrak, there is a blurb saying "... effective _____ 15, the refund penalty will be 20% ..." I may be wrong, but I thought I heard October 15.
sometimes the penalty is 20%
For modifications on one-way, round-trip or multi-segment reward travel, the following will apply:
- Points difference (to new prevailing fare) will apply in all cases with a 10% points penalty withheld on any fare difference returned to member
- If modifying a non-sleeper ticket within 24 hours prior to departure, or a sleeper ticket within 14 days prior to departure, an additional "close-in" penalty of 10% of the points redeemed will be collected (waived for Select Executive).
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