Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak Guest Rewards’

Amtrak Double Days are Back

March 20, 2017

Amtrak is bringing back its double points program for Amtrak Guest Rewards® members.

Between March 20 and May 20, program members can receive double travel points for traveling on Amtrak.

Members must register at Some restrictions apply and fares are subject to availability.


Amtrak Guest Rewards Hit 6M in 2016

January 19, 2017

Amtrak said its Amtrak Guest Rewards reached a milestone in 2016 when it reached the 6 million member mark in August.

guest-rewardsThat same month also saw the largest single month of new enrollments in the history of the program, which marked its 16th anniversary on Nov. 29.

Amtrak attributed the increase to its agents soliciting new members and the introduction of a mobile app for the program.

This year the passenger carrier plans to have a new campaign that will feature brochures, in-station and on-board promotional materials, and increased exposure on

That campaign will seek to target passengers using long-distance and state-supported corridor routes.

During the program’s first week in 2000 it enrolled 13,000 members. Members received two points for every $1 spent on Amtrak travel.

The rollout of the Guest Rewards program was timed to coincide with the launch of Acela Express service on Dec. 11, 2000.

Changes in the program over the years have included establishing tiers to provide more benefits to the most active members; select status, which began in 2002; Select PlusSM, which started in 2005 and the 2013 institution of Select Executive.

Amtrak said that Guest Rewards members contribute 34 percent of overall ticket revenue and spend 43 percent more per trip than non-members.

Amtrak Offering Double Miles This Fall

September 12, 2016

Amtrak announced this week that it is offering members of its Amtrak Guest Rewards program double points for travel during the fall.

Amtrak logoThe double points will be awarded for travel between Sept. 19 and Nov. 19.

Amtrak Guest Rewards members must register at

Terms and conditions apply. To book travel, visit or call 800-USA-RAIL.

Amtrak Modifies Guest Rewards Program

January 30, 2016

Amtrak earlier this month revamped its frequent traveler program by modifying its traditional three-zone approach to redeeming points.

Amtrak logoReward travel will now be redeemed based on the cost of a trip at the time of booking.

Amtrak has created an online calculator to use to determine how many points are needed for a particular trip.

Under the old system, which had been in effect for 15 years, reward travel was redeemed based on the number of zones through travel was occurring.

That system encouraged travelers to redeem points for the most expensive trip within a single zone.

Passengers who cancel reward travel trips will also be subject to a 10 percent point redemption penalty if the cancellation occurs more than two weeks before the date of travel and a 20 percent penalty if canceled less than two weeks before the date of travel.

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Amtrak Giving Double Reward Points ’til May 17

March 25, 2014

Amtrak has announced that its mileage program members can earn additional points during a double days promotion that runs through May 17.


Amtrak Guest Rewards members must register online at the program’s website


To receive credit for qualifying travel, members need to provide their membership number when making a reservation.


Cancelled of refunded reservations and/or tickets are not eligible for bonus points. Double points earning is limited to two one-way trips per day. Other restrictions apply.


Normally, program members earn two points for every dollar spent on Amtrak travel, with a 100-point minimum, no matter the price.