Companion Certificate on Sleeper ticket

Old Jun 3, 17, 8:18 am
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Companion Certificate on Sleeper ticket

I have a free companion certificate from my Amtrak credit card. Is it possible to use this for the second passenger train fare when I my ticket is for a roomette?

Also, can I use it for companion when I have business class ticket and then pay the upgrade fee?
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Old Jun 3, 17, 4:33 pm
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It might cover the basic rail fare which each passenger (including each sleeper passenger) has to pay. The "accommodation (sleeper) charge" - includes up to 2 passengers for roomettes and bedrooms and is generally not eligible for a discount.

Might be best to query Amtrak regarding this.

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Old Jun 5, 17, 3:25 pm
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I fought hard to use the companion cert on a sleeper fare. I was more than willing to have the cert discount just the "Rail" portion of the ticket and not the upgrade charge but the 1-800 line said no can do.

I ended up booking 2 coach tickets on a long distance train, using the companion cert and then calling up to "upgrade" us to a sleeper. Was easy to do and only costed $300 (this was a NYC-MCO Ticket)
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