Presenting these first without further explanation or nuance lets us move forward to specific examples in upcoming chapters where you'll see how they apply.
- Each person pays a rail fare which entitles him or her to a coach seat
- For service higher than coach (business class, first class on Acela Express, sleeping accommodations) an accommodation charge is added on top of the rail fare
- Accommodation charges for upgraded seats (business class, first class on Acela Express) are charged per person and therefore per seat
- Accommodation charges for sleeping accommodations are charged per room, regardless of whether one, two, or more persons are in the room
- Rail fares can be discounted by passenger type (child, senior, and others)
- Accommodation charges are almost never discounted by passenger type
The next chapter will examine the application of fares on trains in short-distance markets where the seats are sold as unreserved.
Amtrak Service and Fares - navigational links
Backward to # 9 - Introduction to fares
Forward to # 11 - Fares, unreserved coach