Unreserved Coach Seat: Only a few short-distance trains have unreserved coach seating, where tickets are valid on any train unless restricted by the fare paid.
As to how the boarding experience works: You get on the train, find a seat, and stow your luggage.
What is coach seating on Amtrak?
While most passengers ride in the upper level for a panoramic view of the passing scenery, the lower level coach seats provide the convenience of well-appointed restrooms within the car. Advance reservations (by train, not by individual seat) are required.
Does Amtrak coach have assigned seats?
Seats are automatically assigned upon reservation. To select a preferred seat, customers can simply modify their assigned seat at any time prior to boarding at Amtrak.com, through Amtrak’s mobile app or with a ticket agent. There are no fees to choose or modify a seat assignment.
What does business class mean on Amtrak?
Business Class Seat
Enjoy the exclusive amenities that come with traveling in Business Class — an affordable, enhanced experience offered on many of our trains across the country. While the specific features vary by train, many include extra legroom and complimentary non-alcoholic drinks.
What does transfer mean on Amtrak?
Transfer = get off of one train and get on another.