WASHINGTON -- Amtrak, along with Fullerton, Calif.-based Slotsy
Tours and Travel Inc., created a way for travel agents to receive
10% commission on day passes to Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif.
For the first time, agents can sell packages that include 25%
discounts on Amtrak's unreserved coach trains, the San Diegan and
San Joaquin, plus transfers on the Fantasy Flyer motorcoach
shuttles to Disneyland and day passes at the park.
Disneyland now offers commissions on pre-purchased five-day
passes only, according to a spokesman for Slotsy Tours and
In other pricing initiatives, Amtrak announced an Amtrak Smart
Pass, available beginning Jan. 28, for travel in the Northeast
Corridor and designed to benefit monthly commuters.
The Smart Pass will be valid aboard 56 trains for travel between
any two specific cities in the Northeast Corridor and allow
unlimited travel for one month.
It is not valid aboard Metroliners or reserved NortheastDirect
trains outside Virginia.
In the Midwest, Amtrak said it is offering free companion
tickets through Feb. 28 on its routes within and between Illinois,
Missouri and Michigan.
Most of the trains feature Custom Class Service, which can be
purchased as an upgrade from coach and includes seating in a
reserved area, soft drinks and newspapers.