Amtrak is very pleased to offer the opportunity to learn about the Amtrak system through a special travel agent discount (AD75). This special Agent Discount is 75% off the full one-way rail fare and/or applicable accommodation charges. Travel agents that work for an agency that currently sells Amtrak through an approved travel agent distribution channel (GDS, Amtrak Railagent, and RailEurope) are eligible for AD75 rates.
The AD75 discount does not apply to companions. When a travel agent is accompanied by other individuals, they must book two separate PNR’s - one for themselves and another for the rest of their party. These reservations will be cross-referenced. If an accommodation is involved, the sleeper should be booked under the agent’s PNR to take advantage of the AD75 discount. Companions must be booked on an “open” segment whenever sharing an accommodation.
AD75 travel requests must be submitted in writing, a minimum of three days prior to travel. Reservations, as well as travel, cannot be made more than 20 days in advance; this includes return travel. Requests are handled via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting your request, please provide the following information:
Due to the anticipated high volume of travelers, Amtrak is not able to offer AD75 travel on the following dates:
August 30, 2013, September 2, 2013, October 11, 2013, November 26 - 27, 2013, November 30 - December 01, 2013, December 20 - 22, December 28 - 29, 2013, January 3 - 5, 2014, February 14, 2014, February 17, 2014, April 17 - 18, 2014, April 21, 2014 and May 23, 2014
AD75 Fares Blackout dates are the same as above with the following peak restrictions:
Not valid 12:01am – 8:59 am Monday through Friday and 2 pm – 5:59 pm Monday through Friday
May 24, 2013, October 11, 2013, December 22 - 24, 2013, April 18, 2014, April 21, 2014 and May 23, 2014
Amtrak reserves the right to amend AD75 blackout dates as needed to meet consumer demand. Availability and other restrictions apply.
The number of discounts available to each ARC-appointed travel agency will be awarded based upon the net rail sales produced by the travel agency in the prior fiscal year, as shown in the table below.
|Fiscal Year 2012 Net Rail Sales||Number of Familiarization Trips|
|$50,000 - $99,999||8|
|$20,000 - $49,999||6|
|$10,000 - $19,99||4|
|$5,000 - $9,999||3|
|$1,000 - $4,999||2|
|Less than $1,000||1|
Travel agents who are full time employees of an accredited travel agency and have been employed at least three consecutive months can qualify for reduced travel. The agency must issue paper tickets.
Qualified travel agents are requested to make their own reservations through their booking system. Then send an e-mail to email@example.com requesting approval. When submitting your request, please provide the following information:
Travel agents can call the Travel Agency Support Desk at 1-800-525-2550 for assistance with booking formats, pricing and ticketing. Our trained representatives can walk you through the booking process.