Just a reminder for both of you who collect Amtrak Guest Rewards points, redemption prices go up on April 1. This time they’ve made changes and actually given us notice!
- The least expensive (‘special routes’) award goes from 1000 to 1500 points one-way (50% increase).
- Northeast corridor coach goes from 3000 to 4000 points one-way (one-third increase). Business class goes from 6500 to 7500 (15% increase).
- Other awards are getting more expensive as well, as many as 10,000 points more expensive one-way — the two and three zone sleeper car awards.
- And an auto train award goes up from 10,000 to 15,000 points one-way for a car.
It’s not as though points-earning on Amtrak is that generous to begin with, that they’ve been printing points like crazy… Redeem any awards you’re thinking about now, before the price increase!