Posts Tagged: Amtrak Guest Rewards

7 Reasons Acela is Always the Best Travel Choice

7 Reasons Acela is Always the Best Travel Choice

Little-known fact: We’re the only provider of high-speed rail in the entire country. Our Acela Express service stretches from Washington, D.C., all the way up to Boston and is definitely a fan favorite! From the leather seats to the first class car and lounges, Acela is the definition of riding in style. In fact, last November, Acela ridership even reached the single best day in its 13-year history. With customers flocking to Acela trains, ...

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Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips

Top 10 Holiday Travel Tips

This holiday season, it's easy to have a stress-free trip. Follow these 10 holiday travel tips to arrive relaxed and refreshed this holiday! 1. Set a Meeting Place If you're planning to meet someone at the train station, use the Amtrak app or Train Status function on Amtrak.com to keep them updated about your arrival time and train number. A true expert tip: ...

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Thanksgiving Travel Made Easy

Thanksgiving Travel Made Easy

This Thanksgiving, it's easy to have a stress-free trip. Follow these 10 Thanksgiving travel tips to arrive relaxed and refreshed this holiday! 1. Wear Comfortable Clothes We're not talking full-on pajamas, but breathable, stretchy clothing will make your train trip more enjoyable. Another piece of expert advice? Wear comfortable, light shoes. Shoes are required at all times, so it's important ...

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Fall Double Days Are Here!

Fall Double Days Are Here!

The air is getting brisk. Leaves are trading green for gold. And fall is here! But that’s not all.  The Amtrak Guest Rewards Double Days promotion has also arrived! That means double points on Amtrak travel for Amtrak Guest Rewards members—a minimum of 200 points per qualifying trip. If you’re a member, register for Double Days today. Not a member? ...

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Birthday Boy Builds Tradition of Travel

Birthday Boy Builds Tradition of Travel

Hold the cake, candles and ice cream. Jake likes to celebrate his birthday out on the open rails. "When I looked at the map, no matter where I wanted to go for my birthday, Amtrak was the way to go," he says. "It grew from there. That combined with Amtrak [Guest] Rewards points; I thought, 'I should make a habit ...

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Crew is ‘Maine’ Attraction on Downeaster

Crew is ‘Maine’ Attraction on Downeaster

Zackary is a seasoned Amtrak traveler, and he's got some good advice for other college students thinking of taking the train back to school this month. "Definitely do it," he says. "The crew makes the whole entire trip," Zackery says. "When you get on the train, everyone's always smiling, they're welcoming every single passenger, and then when they come around for ticket ...

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Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

Your Favorite Sights in Seattle

To celebrate your opportunity to earn double Amtrak Guest Rewards points on select Cascades trips until Aug. 31, we asked our fans to tell us their favorite sights in one of the route's most popular cities--Seattle. Our Cascades service travels multiple times a day between Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver, B.C. And from Pike Place Market to whale watching in Puget Sound, here ...

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A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

A Weekend Blitz on the Silver Meteor

You know how some people plan big trips for weeks? Pack days in advance and count down to their departure? Jeffrey and his finacee McCown don’t operate like that. “We were looking for just a weekend getaway,” Jeffrey says. “I looked the day before and the flight options weren’t great, and we liked the idea of traveling overnight and saving ...

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Your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Add Up

Your Amtrak Guest Rewards Points Add Up

We thought it would be helpful if we covered some of the nitty-gritty of how the points you earn with Amtrak Guest Rewards® get calculated. Ready? Here we go. Every $1 spent on your Amtrak travel = 2 points (with 100-point min. for each trip) It’s that simple! Just remember to always have your member number handy when you book ...

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A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

A Very Merry Mississippi for National Train Day

M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-party in Mississippi for National Train Day! How 'bout you? On May 11 both Jackson and Hattiesburg will be bumpin' with train fans. At both events there will be free kids’ activities sponsored by Disney Channel's Chuggington, interactive and educational exhibits, model train displays and giveaways. Seriously, who doens't love free stuff? Mississippi is special when it comes to train travel, because it's served ...

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For a Spring That’s Twice as Nice

For a Spring That’s Twice as Nice

Spring is in the air for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members, and that means double points! From March 18 to May 18, 2013, Amtrak travel will earn you double points. That’s any route, anywhere, this spring. Register today to get in on the Double Days promo and you can start earning twice as fast on your travel. Not an Amtrak Guest Rewards ...

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You Ride. You Earn.

You Ride. You Earn.

It’s always good to be in the know, and the chance to get free travel is something you should know about. If you already ride Amtrak, then joining Amtrak Guest Rewards® is something that definitely makes sense. It’s a really simple premise: You ride, you earn points. Even better, if you ride a lot, then you get bumped up to ...

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