Now that Delta’s former CEO is running Amtrak, Joe H. passes along that effective January 9, Amtrak is eliminating AAA and student discounts and reducing the senior discount from 15% to 10% and raising the eligibility requirement for that from 62 to 65.
The child discount will also be restricted to 1 per parent down from the current 2 per parent.
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I haven’t seen any Amtrak public announcement of it. We know because of a memo dated 12/6 by the public agency in charge of Los Angeles-San Diego trains, referencing the changes after being notified by Amtrak and discussing whether they should follow them.
Amtrak already has enough problems attracting riders, so raising fares should help.