Amtrak Dining Car Tipping

Breakfast on Amtrak's Empire Builder dining car by D

Breakfast on Amtrak's Empire Builder dining car by D

Dining Car aboard Amtrak Empire Builder , Seattle

Dining Car aboard Amtrak Empire Builder , Seattle

Amtrak Advice for Sleeper Car Passengers Amtrak train

Amtrak Advice for Sleeper Car Passengers Amtrak train

aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder include a

aboard Amtrak's Empire Builder include a

Amtrak dining car Amtrak, Vancouver vacation, Business class

Amtrak dining car Amtrak, Vancouver vacation, Business class

Amtrak's Pacific Parlor Car on the Coast Starlight, March

Amtrak's Pacific Parlor Car on the Coast Starlight, March

Amtrak's Pacific Parlor Car on the Coast Starlight, March

Amtrak does not offer meals specifically designated as low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, gluten-free, wheat-free, or peanut-free. Most dinner entrees are not prepared on the dining car. The fat, cholesterol, sodium, gluten, wheat, and peanut content may vary, and cannot be controlled or modified by the chef.

Amtrak dining car tipping. In the dining car I usually tipped depending on the price of the meal and the service. I tipped the sleeping car attendant depending on how long the ride was, and how the service was. The dining car food is decent, but it gets old if you’re a vegetarian. Oh vegetable pasta, how I now loathe thee. The dining car will prepare meals and for those in sleepers, room attendants will deliver. If you haven’t experienced room service on Amtrak, it’s really convenient. Sometimes there can be a bit of a wait for your attendant to keep going back and forth so I might suggest not waiting til the last call for room service. Tipping in an Amtrak Dining Car – Why, When, and How Much? Jim Loomis December 18, 2013 Amtrak, Dining Cars, Lounge Cars, Tipping, Train Travel Advice 21 Comments. I have a lot of empathy for the people who work in the Amtrak dining cars. Consider the dining car crew on the California Zephyr, for instance. They leave Chicago at 2:00 in the.

The dining car had every other table blocked off for social distancing, but it was so empty it didn’t matter. About a year ago, Amtrak switched to airline style prepared meals. The big kitchen in the Dining car is just used to reheat the meals. Superliner Dining car: A full length dining car with the service area in the center of the car. These are the original bi-level dining cars that can seat up to 72 people at one time. They can be found on the Auto Train, Capitol Limited, California Zephyr, Coast Starlight, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, and the Sunset Limited. Answer 11 of 16: So last spring when on the Texas Eagle I tipped 2.00 for breakfast, 3.00 for lunch and 5.00 for dinner while in the traditional dining car. In a couple days I’m taking sleeper car to DC on Capitol Limited and meals are served either in the box or...

As these discussions have unfolded, I have come to the conclusion that tipping Amtrak's employees is inappropriate, although I am sure that I hold a minority view. So back to my question. Why should Amtrak's dinning car and sleeping car employees be tipped when we don't tip airline cabin attendants and intercity bus drivers. Amtrak service employees (dining and car attendants) are paid wages similar to airline flight attendants. For them, tips should be for good service, not just because they are there and sort of doing their jobs. For that reason I base Amtrak tips far more on the quality of service received than I do at the neighborhood Applebees. A dining car is where Amtrak serves meals in a restaurant-style; a cafe car sells grab and go food, beverages, and snacks. The dining car is the train’s heart and soul, where people gather for a common goal, food! Kev Topics Covered On Amtrak Dining Car. What Amtrak trains have or do not have Amtrak dining cars; Links to dining car menus

As veteran rider of AMTRAK, I use $2 bills when tipping in the dining car. When my wife and I travel, we tip $2 for breakfast and lunch and $4 for dinner. If the service is superb then up to $8. The $2 bills are unique and seem to be remembered by the staff. Try it! As for the sleeping car attendant, you are right on. The dining car is the best part of the ride,” says Alan Tipping from Mint Hill, North Carolina. Sandra Jones from Woodland, California says, “The dining car is the highlight of my train travel. Tip in the dining car as you would in a restaurant. You are traveling sleeper class so your meals are included but the prices are on the menu. Tipping your car attendant hinges on how much they assist you. I start with $5 per day, per person and adjust from there.

Amtrak wants you to have sweet dreams the next time you travel — so much so that it's sweetening the deal on its sleeper "roomettes.". The rail service is offering a buy-one-get-one-free. Tipping Dining Car Staff: Amtrak dining car attendants aren't professional waitstaff. You can tip according to whether they've made your trip more pleasant and whether the service was good. Most Amtrak insiders say a dollar per meal is average. Again, these attendants aren't dependent on your tips to make a living; you'll just be showing. Tipping on Amtrak dining car. For me, the easiest one was tipping on the Amtrak dining car. Even though our meals were included as part of our having booked 2 sleeper cars, it is still appropriate to tip. We have had experiences before where we’ve had free meals, and we typically tip the customary 15-20% on what our meal WOULD have cost.

Eats in the dining car or lounge car. If you eat in the dining car be prepared to sit with strangers for parties of 3 or less. It's Amtrak efficiency. If it's not your thing, there are other options. Tipping is advantageous and a great way to start things off with your cabin attendant and dining room attendant as well as tipping at meals. Tipping percentage was about what you would expect for a typical restaurant. Most dining car passengers who tipped did so in the 15-20% range. On my train (Auto Train), the passengers never saw a price for meals, so they estimated a value based on their own idea of the normal cost of the same meal in a typical restaurant. Tipping on an overnight Amtrak train is left to the discretion of the passenger, but the job performed by a competent Amtrak sleeping car attendant or by a server in a dining car is far more difficult than that of a flight attendant. I’ll try to remember to pick up this theme with another post tomorrow.

This is half of the car that Amtrak is using to replace

This is half of the car that Amtrak is using to replace

Amtrak dining car Train service, Amtrak, American travel

Amtrak dining car Train service, Amtrak, American travel

Tips for 1st Time Train Travelers Amtrak train travel

Tips for 1st Time Train Travelers Amtrak train travel

The Empire Builder my top tips for taking the Amtrak

The Empire Builder my top tips for taking the Amtrak

"Smile!" Taking pictures in the Pacific Parlor Car of the

"Smile!" Taking pictures in the Pacific Parlor Car of the

Dining Car menu Haagen dazs ice cream, Soft drinks, Menu

Dining Car menu Haagen dazs ice cream, Soft drinks, Menu

amtrak silver star 91 dining car WE HAVE LIGHTS! At

amtrak silver star 91 dining car WE HAVE LIGHTS! At

Amtrak to New Orleans sleeper car. Had a

Amtrak to New Orleans sleeper car. Had a

Amtrak Superliner Roomette vs Amtrak Family Bedroom

Amtrak Superliner Roomette vs Amtrak Family Bedroom

Photo Amtrak Hi level lounge car at

Photo Amtrak Hi level lounge car at

There's Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car Amtrak

There's Always a Party in this Amtrak Cafe Car Amtrak

Amtrak Viewliner Routes vs. Amtrak Superliner Routes

Amtrak Viewliner Routes vs. Amtrak Superliner Routes

California Zephyr California zephyr, Burlington, Train

California Zephyr California zephyr, Burlington, Train

Cafe/Lounge menu Train travel, Amtrak, Dannon greek yogurt

Cafe/Lounge menu Train travel, Amtrak, Dannon greek yogurt

Amtrak Coast Starlight Parlour Car Coast starlight train

Amtrak Coast Starlight Parlour Car Coast starlight train

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