May cash be used on board to buy food and drinks?

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  1. Dec 30, 2018 #1

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    Can I use cash on the amtrak train to buy food and drinks?

    Im riding coach to detroit today...  Never been on a train before!!
     
  2. Dec 30, 2018 #2

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    Yes, cash is accepted.
     
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    And it is always a good idea to have cash as I have been on more than 1 train that had a problem with the CC reader and could not process credit card purchases.  Cash makes no enemies!
     
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    Unless you are the person in a long checkout line counting out crumbled bills and scrounging change to pay for your groceries with exact cash. Not that I know anyone like that.  Okay, maybe my husband...but don't tell him I narced on him. Shhh...
     
  5. Dec 31, 2018 #5

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    All Airlines (in the US) on the other hand are now all cashless for on board purchases on all main line flights. 

    Some Connection/Eagle/Express flights operated by baby jets may be “Cash only Flights” (like a flight on a 50 seat “one class” Delta Connection flight I had recently, they announced it that way).
     
  6. Dec 31, 2018 #6

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    Depends on how it operates.  If the reader isn't working then yeah.  I've been there when I was told that there was a limit because there was no communication with the card processor.  Something about it being recorded and then processed when communications were reestablished.  I suppose the limit reduces their liability if it's a stolen card or maybe a card over its limit.
     
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    It was only a few years ago that the question was the exact opposite, I.e., are credit and debit cards accepted on board?
     

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