Gratuitous Spitzer Schadenfreude

Online Travel Review reports that Eliot Spitzer’s prostitute wasn’t so high-end after all. He paid for her travel… on Amtrak Regional service, not the Acela.

The indictment notes that the woman took the 5:39pm train which, you’ll note, is Amtrak’s slow regional service, rather than the faster, more comfortable Acela…the 5:39 regional train arrived 15 minutes AFTER the 6pm Acela train. He did manage to save $220 on this part of the transaction…

Would have been a better story if he’d signed up for an Amtrak Mastercard and redeemed the signup bonus for her tickets.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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