Have you ridden a train lately? Train fares can be much cheaper than air fares and for Military and their dependents it just became cheaper.
Amtrak offers a 10% discount off of fares to Military and their Dependents. Per the Amtrak website “Active-duty US military personnel, their spouses, and their dependents are eligible to receive a 10% discount on the lowest available rail fare on most Amtrak trains, including for travel on the Auto Train. You must present a valid active-duty United States Armed Forces identification card.”
Train rides can be a much more enjoyable experience than catching a ride on an airplane as it allows you to see parts of the country that you normally would not see.
Amtrak has more than 30 train routes throughout the United States, as well as some in Canada, to over 500 destinations in 46 states. Whether you are headed to a big city or small town, you can probably get there by rail.
Things To Keep In Mind With Amtrak
While train service is reliable, one thing to keep in mind is that most of the time arrivals are delayed so make sure you are not on a time crunch! This is due to the fact that the tracks that Amtrak trains use outside of the Northeast Corridor are owned by various host freight and commuter railroads. Simply put, this means they have to share the tracks with other companies who own the actual tracks.