Amtrak Guest Rewards - Post your fare basis
Feb 18, 12, 9:32 pm
Just curious how many different types of fare basis codes are out there.
On the lower-left hand of your ticket receipt/stub is a four-character code. This is the fare basis (or fare plan). Which have you encountered?
My last couple of trips consisted of:
DOAE - Acela Express low bucket
(assuming there's also a COAE, BOAE, AOAE, and one for top bucket...KOAE?)
EO8N - 14-day NE Regional sale fare
First letter is the bucket, second designates one-way vs round-trip, and the last two may have been standardized in the past but appear more flexibly used today.
What's on your ticket stub?
Feb 24, 12, 11:12 pm
What? No one wants to play? Four character code, about 3 lines up from the lower left of the ticket stub--that's all I ask for.
I recently saw a ZOGE on a neighbor's Acela receipt. There's a Z bucket??
Feb 25, 12, 2:00 am
Alright, I'll play. :p
First letter is the bucket
This isn't strictly true in some cases. Here are most of the fare bases I've had over the past couple years.
BOF1 - Long-distance coach B bucket
BOF2 - Long-distance coach D bucket
DOAE - Acela Express business D bucket
DOF1 - Long-distance train and Thruway (multiple classes and buckets)
EDIT: This post was much longer. Not sure how my work got lost. :(
Feb 26, 12, 7:31 pm
Quite oddly, I got two tickets by mail when I was only expecting one. Must've accidentally hit something on the PHL-NYP one, which kinda sucks because that's the one I was planning on refunding (it was my backup). Ah, well, I'll just have to use Amtrak again. :p
Anyway, here are the tickets sitting in my drawer:
DOF1--Keystone (Downingtown to NYP)
E08N--Regional 14-day sale (PHL-NYP)
I have 4 AE stubs in front of me.
They are all either BOAE or COAE.
Mar 4, 12, 8:48 am
the ones scattered around my desk...
YOFC: east coast LD tickets, last minute and presumably high bucket
DOF1: east coast LD and/or Regional, advance purchase
DOF1-A128: Regional, AGR ticket
Mar 9, 12, 12:42 pm
BOF1: NYP to NHV, regional Biz (no advance)
COAE: NYP to NHV, Acela Express First (purchased 2 wks in advance)
YOFC: NHV to NYP, regional Biz (no advance)
I don't think any of the above had advance purchase, although I'm not sure.
E08N - PVD to BOS, 14 day advance purchase (25%) E bucket rate
D0F1 - BOS to PVD, AAA rate off low bucket