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Readers Respond: How Much Do You Tip on Amtrak?

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From the article: Tipping on Amtrak Trains
Some folks think everyone from hotel maids to bus drivers should be tipped in America. Whether Americans tip too much is another question; this one is: how much do you tip on Amtrak? We've got some advice on tipping on Amtrak from old train buffs, and we're (all!) interested in your opinion. Amtrak attendants do not depend on your tips for income, btw, and it's not done to tip the conductor -- we're talking about attendants, like for sleepers and dining cars. Tell us what you think about tipping on Amtrak, or whether and how much you tip on Amtrak, below -- no need to (really) register or log in...

Do Not Tip

Amtrak workers are very heavily unionized. They already make significantly more than there private sector counterparts. It is not necessary to tip them.
—Guest Aaron

Don't tip

I am in the service industry and Amtrak servers are the worst it's because they may be union and they don't live on tips like other people in the service industry All in all you really need to impress me to get a tip on the train
—Guest Jynx

No, Don't Tip on Amtrak

People who work on Amtrak in the sleeping cars and in the dining room make about $35,000 per year, which is as much as some teachers and firemen and policemen make. They do NOT need to be tipped. Save your money and donate it to schools, etc. It is not our job to help people who already make $14-20 an hour make more. Plus they get insurance!!!!
—Guest angelababy

Yes, Tip on Amtrak

I believe your statements on Amtrak train attendants and servers is very incorrect. A good sleeper attendant should be tipped at least 20-50 for your trip. And of course if u dont see your attendant, for instance, get on in the middle of the night and leave in the morning. You should still leave a tip because they have to clean up after you. The bed, garbage and reclean the room. Also if your serving. You should defiantly leave a good tip. They have to put up with 400 different personalties a day. You should look at your meal price and tip accordingly to that like you would In a normal restaurant. You need to fix your statement cause your way off. Thanks for listening.
—Guest John
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