Posts Tagged: Customer Love

Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Wen and Chris’ Excellent Wedding Adventure

Last week we met Wen Lee and Chris Stratton, newlyweds who decided to put our USA Rail Pass to good use by crisscrossing the country to hold 4 wedding receptions, in 4 different cities, over 30 days. Heading into their third (yes, third!) wedding reception in Boston, we caught up with the couple to hear about their trip aboard the Cardinal ...

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2 USA Rail Passes, 4 Cities and 4 Wedding Celebrations

2 USA Rail Passes, 4 Cities and 4 Wedding Celebrations

Having traveled more than 60,000 miles by rail in the past five years, Wen Lee and Chris Stratton knew when they decided to get married that Amtrak would play a role in their celebration. With family scattered across the country, they decided to combine their wedding and honeymoon into an epic cross country train adventure. As they cross the country ...

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#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

#Amtrakgram: Enter to Win!

From the onboard #selfies to your #nofilter needed landscape shots, we want your best Instagram photos and videos from our trains! With more than 500 destinations covering 21,300 miles throughout 46 states, we're giving you quite the canvas to work with! It's simple, just use our hashtag: #Amtrakgram There will be 1 Grand Prize winner and 3 Second Place winners.  For ...

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Share Your Great Views from Coast to Coast

Share Your Great Views from Coast to Coast

Our trains can take you to more than 500 destinations across America. Between those small towns and big cities are some great views, and you're not afraid to share them! When a train full of first-time passengers experienced the beauty of the American Southwest recently, they were in awe of the great views. "In the observation car, you just feel like you ...

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5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

5 Ways College Students Can Score Cheap Amtrak Tickets

Get pumped: School’s nearly done and summer’s almost here. It’s time to get away. Score cheap Amtrak tickets with these 5 tips to pay less for your trip. 1. Join Student Advantage Did you know that we offer 10 percent off most routes, if you book with a Student Advantage card? Seriously. When you book online at Amtrak.com, there’s a  ‘Passenger Discounts’ page where you ...

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Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

Join Amtrak For National Train Day 2014

On Saturday, May 10 we expect more than 300 communities to celebrate the seventh annual National Train Day. We’ve been planning this for months, working with elected officials and community leaders to bring the events to life in your communities. We are dreaming big for National Train Day 2014, hoping to see Americans come out in historic numbers at events in all 50 states. That means families, mayors, mechanics, ...

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Best Places to Go For Less than $118

Best Places to Go For Less than $118

We’ve all survived the harsh winter together. Now it’s time to celebrate and go somewhere new! Forget the stress of planning a car trip, never worry about the closest gas station, and feel free to use your phone when you travel by train this summer. In fact you can enjoy eating family meals in our dining car and take in ...

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Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Last year Matt Staub was brave enough to race an $80,000 Jaguar against our Southwest Chief. It was the ultimate face-off with Matt enjoying the race from the luxury of one of our comfy long-distance roomettes. To say he keeps Kansas City "Team Train" (he even had the support of elected officials!) would be an understatement. So we caught up ...

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6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

6 Signs Spring Has Sprung on Amtrak

While the East Coast may still be in the tight grips of Jack Frost, the rest of the country is undergoing its Spring thaw. And we have the pictures to prove it! We took to Instagram to grab the best and, yes, brightest of your Spring photos from throughout our 500-destination system. From the crisp blue skies of the Puget ...

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Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

Fans Pick Best Sights in New York City

When we chatted with PureWow’s NYC editor to hear her favorite hidden gems in New York City, you responded in a big way. In fact, you had a few suggestions of your own! Using the hashtag #AmtrakNYC you sounded off about the best sights in NYC and a few in the neighboring burrows, too. Your results are officially in! 10. ...

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Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Why Wes Anderson Rides Amtrak

Director Wes Anderson is known for his unique perspective and signature aesthetic in the films he creates, including The Grand Budapest Hotel, now out in theaters. What few know, however, is that when not behind a camera that perspective is often out the window of a train. “Each trip is its own adventure, and I'm always looking forward to the next one,” ...

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CMO Answers Customer Tweets on Amtrak Wifi

Thanks to the recent expansion of free Amtrak wifi onto Midwest corridor trains, 85 percent of Amtrak customers can now enjoy Internet access on their trains! We know you love your productive time on the train, but that you also have some questions. Why can’t you stream Netflix? When will long-distance trains have Amtrak wifi? And how the heck do ...

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How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

How to Apply for the Amtrak Residency for Writers

#AmtrakResidency is happening! What began as a line in Alexander Chee's interview in PEN Ten and was fueled by Twitter, is now an official Amtrak program. As many of you may know by now, our test-run for Amtrak Residency was done by Manhattan-based writer Jessica Gross, whose piece, Writing The Lakeshore Limited was published in February by The Paris Review. What ...

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The Absolutely Best Amtrak Love Stories

The Absolutely Best Amtrak Love Stories

It wasn't just the O'Jay's who found train travel to be romantic! Since Amtrak was founded in 1971, we've always been about bringing people together. And why not? Train travel is nostalgic and romantic! From coast to coast, you've shared your travel love stories with us. From whisking significant others away for surprise vacations to meeting a complete stranger who ...

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The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

The Extreme Cross-Country Trip of a Lifetime!

Cross-country trips will teach you a lot about yourself--and your relationship with your travel partner. For Jenni and her husband, Matt, a 45-day USA Rail Pass used to travel across America is just what brought them closer. To say they love trains is an understatement: In 2011, they were married in the Norman, Okla., train station. However, in 2012, the recession made ...

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