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Old 09-04-2016, 10:15 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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When traveling by Amtrak in a sleeper car, say a roomette, and your meals are included in the fare, do you tip the dining car staff? There is often no money transaction unless you ordered alcohol and you just sign your name and room number and may not even know/remember the cost. If so, do you tip a set amount (say $5.00) or try to figure a percentage?


Same question with the sleeping car attendant who prepares your bed, provides other services, and some security on the trip... do you tip and how much?
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Old 09-05-2016, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Personally I tip regular rates in the dining car and $10 night for the sleeping car. I think that's pretty standard.
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Old 09-05-2016, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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When traveling by Amtrak in a sleeper car, say a roomette, and your meals are included in the fare, do you tip the dining car staff? There is often no money transaction unless you ordered alcohol and you just sign your name and room number and may not even know/remember the cost. If so, do you tip a set amount (say $5.00) or try to figure a percentage?


Same question with the sleeping car attendant who prepares your bed, provides other services, and some security on the trip... do you tip and how much?
...just like you'd do maid service in a hotel.
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:20 PM
 
Location: Miami-Jax
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I've only done a roomette once and for one night (over two years ago), so not like I have a lot of experience. But iirc after doing a little bit of research we went with 10 bucks to the room attendant and a few dollars (2-3) per person per meal.
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Old 09-12-2016, 02:38 PM
 
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
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Oh my gosh, I can't remember tipping anyone! But then again it was a long time ago, it was expensive as it was, and I was just a poor student at the time!
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:15 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Tipping on Amtrak - how much and to whom? - Points with a Crew
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BTW:
Dining car employees are members of a union, get railroad salaries, benefits and retirement, and their livelihood and survival is not dependent on tips.
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