Does Amtrak still offer AAA member discount? I remember it offered something like that last time I traveled by train.
The dollar amount stated in FastTrain’s post is the annual membership fee for RPA. If your actual discount is going to be less than that it may not be worthwhile to join just for the discount. Of course RPA has other useful things to offer too.RPA/NARP Not a "dollar" discount but rather a percent discount...
National Association of Railroad Passengers Members Save 10%
This was to be a reply to "FastTrain"...quote didn't seem to work!
Thanks, I should have made that clearer in post that I was talking membership fees and not the discount.The dollar amount stated in FastTrain’s post is the annual membership fee for RPA. If your actual discount is going to be less than that it may not be worthwhile to join just for the discount. Of course RPA has other useful things to offer too.
The RPA discount does not apply to sleeper accommodation charges and never has. The AAA discount when it was in effect did not either. The senior discount never did either.On a long distance trip I book a sleeper, and the Amtrak site says
The first sentence is clear at least. I don't get 10% off my sleeper, got it With the second sentence, are they trying to say that I get 10% off whatever the coach fare would have been, and pay full rates for everything on top of that? I've searched the Amtrak site and the RPA site and have not found a clear answer.
- The Rail Passengers Association discount does not apply to non-Acela Business class, First class or sleeping accommodation. These upgrades are permitted upon payment of the full accommodation charges."