I just called the Amtrak help line with this question but I'm not completely sure the representative understood what I was asking so I am checking with the forum on this one. Let's say I want to book PHL --> WAS --> LAX, but I don't have enough points to cover the entire trip. (Both of those statements are true in my case.) So I buy one leg with points and the other two legs with cash. This means I cannot have all three legs on the same reservation--my understanding is you cannot have points travel and cash travel on the same ticket. My question is probably obvious at this point: will Amtrak allow me to check bags for the entire three legs of the trip if my trip is split onto two different tickets? Or can I just show the baggage person both of my tickets and they will tag them to the last station on my trip? And does the $20 extra bag fee apply to an entire trip booked on multiple tickets? Thanks. I'm pretty sure (from reading elsewhere in the forum) that the baggage person will tag one's bags to the last station on your trip, but I wanted to make sure. I would hate for this to be one of those policies subject to the whim of Amtrak employees...dreading bringing my bags to the station and being told, "well I can only check these to Chicago, that's the last stop on your ticket."