Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Amtrak Offer



Between now and mid-December, Amtrak Guest Rewards members will earn double miles on all train travel. Go to Amtrak's website for details. I've included a pic of the Downeaster train above, which runs between Boston and Portland, Maine, because Evan and I plan on taking a trip aboard it next time I visit him in Boston. I'm typically not a promoter of the Guest Rewards program, because the miles are based on dollars spent, rather than miles traveled, and it seems to take forever to accumulate enough miles to make only a one-way trip within a single geographic zone. But with the miles doubled, award travel becomes a bit more feasible. To earn more miles, you might consider the Amtrak Guest Rewards credit card--offered through Mastercard.

3 Comments:

Blogger Evan said...

*sigh* maybe next Spring, Ben...it's been a long time...

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I HAVE BEEN TRAVELLING ON AMTRAK SINCE EARLY SPRING, MAKING REGULAR TRIPS BETWEEN ALBANY, NY AND NYC IN BUSINESS CLASS OR FIRST CLASS ON THE LAKE SHORE LTD. AS OF TODAY'S DATE I HAVE NOT RECEIVED CREDIT FOR ANY OF MY TRIPS EVEN AFTER CONTACTING AMTRAK SEVERAL TIMES.

MY PERSONAL OPINION IS THAT THE PROGRAMME IS A TOTAL WASTE OF TIME, USELESS AND MISREPRESENTED. THEY NEED TO LOOK AT THE BETTER FREQUENT FLYER PROGRAMMES TO LEARN HOW TO TREAT THEIR CUSTOMERS.

4:36 PM  
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4:45 PM  

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