Amtrak Share Fares

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  1. Apr 24, 2019 #1

    DivMiler

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    I just received an email announcing "Amtrak Share Fares". The more companions one has, the cheaper the ticket:

    Passenger 1 – full price
    Passenger 2 – 15% off full price
    Passenger 3 – 60% off full price
    Passenger 4 – 70% off full price

    So, if I'm reading this correctly, two traveling companions save 7.5%, three traveling companions save 25%, and four traveling companions save 36.25% overall.

    This sounds like a pretty good deal; it is good on most routes (excludes AutoTrain, and Virginia Northeast Regional trains, and bus routes). The tickets must be purchased at least three days in advance, and the offer seems to be ongoing.
     
  2. Apr 24, 2019 #2

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    This is % off full fare. Saver fare is often 25% off that, sometimes 30%.
     
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  3. Apr 25, 2019 #3

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    This is on new reservations and only for coach......but well worth taking advantage of.
     
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  4. Apr 26, 2019 #4

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    Folks this is what I like to call good business practices. This is what you do to get a customer and attempt to keep them. Richard Anderson has made some good decisions folks.
     
  5. Apr 26, 2019 #5

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    No, that’s how you GET a new customer to ride for maybe the first time. Most of Anderson’s decisions will ensure that said new customer will not repeat ride.
     
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  6. Apr 26, 2019 #6

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    What downgrades have happened to coach (where this deal applies?) Other than the Lake Shore and the Capitol no longer having the option of a diner for coach passengers to buy a meal (which was offset somewhat by better cafe car food,) I'm not recalling any major changes or downgrades to the coach product that were instigated under Anderson's tenure. If anything, the seat refurbishment on the Amfleets is a bit of a positive, though I can't recall if that was an Anderson initiative or not.
     

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