Amtrak Serves Up Perks in Time for Thanksgiving
It’s that time of year — turkey, football, and family (but not necessarily in that order). The Thanksgiving holiday is a time to reflect, give thanks, and see how much pie you can eat before settling into a food-induced coma on the couch.
Along with an extra helping of service to ensure we’re ready to move America where it wants to go, we’re also preparing to make the busy Thanksgiving travel experience more enjoyable for customers by offering enhanced services and adventures unique to rail travel.
During our busiest week, which stretches from Tuesday, Nov. 21 through Monday, Nov. 27, we expect to accommodate more than 750,000 customers. With the friendliest baggage policy in the travel industry, free WiFi for 90% of Amtrak travelers, no “middle seats,” and a nationwide network serving over 500 destinations, customers throughout the country find Amtrak to be the smarter way to travel to be with family and friends for the holidays.
Need more convincing? No problem!
Travel to Over 500 Destinations
No matter where you’re headed for Thanksgiving dinner this year, our extensive rail network connects you to more than 500 destinations. The possibilities for new adventures and stories are infinite.
2+2 = FREE
Amtrak has the friendliest baggage policy in the travel industry. Passengers can bring two bags and two carry-ons, up to 150 pounds collectively, for free! Amtrak Red Caps provide free baggage-handling assistance at many major stations.
What’s Airplane Mode?
With personal power outlets at every seat and free WiFi, you’ll be connected the entire trip. And now, if you’re riding the Acela Express, you can enjoy next-generation wireless internet, with streaming speeds up to 6x faster.
Make it Count
Have you signed up for Amtrak Guest Rewards? Earn points when you ride and participate with our partners, then redeem them for valuable rewards like free Amtrak travel and more.
Room to Roam
Before the Turkey Day festivities begin, treat yourself and your family to spacious and comfortable seating, free WiFi, the café car and many other amenities aboard the train.
All Aboard Pets
Since the launch of our pets program, more than 10,000 small dogs and cats and their human companions have traveled on Amtrak. Learn how you can bring your pet with you this holiday season.
Wheels, Meet Rails
Some places are meant to be explored on two wheels. When you travel, reserve a space for your bike on select routes.