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    What if fare drops after booking with AGR points?

    I called AGR to ask my question and was told, perhaps incorrectly, that if there was a lower fare I would be refunded the difference in points. Clarification: I called Amtrak's reservation number for AGR Select.
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    What if fare drops after booking with AGR points?

    I know that if you buy a ticket with credit card and the price drops, you can get the difference refunded. But, if you buy with AGR points, will they also refund the difference in points or are you stuck?
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    Survey Points Club

    Thiis is a good analysis.
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    Lower priced Sleeper for single travelers

    Absolutely ancient, and I love it! I can't wait to take The Canadian to re-experience those rolling time capsules.
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    Survey Points Club

    Evidently you remain a good human and I was not. I now just noticed that I had posted about my account suspension above in this thread. I still call it b.s.
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    Lesser known Railroad Museums in small towns

    Not railroad, but highly recommend the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum in Washington, Pa, about 20 miles south of Pittsburgh. Large roster of older but very well maintained trolleys and interurbans with several in regular operation on about a two mile track.
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    Survey Points Club

    This happened to me a couple of years ago when I was unceremiously dumped from the panel. I wrote to ask what happened and they sent me a vague response that said, basically, I violated some rules of which I cannot envision what that could have been. I believe I did too many and earned too much...
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    Rude Amtrak employees

    It would be interesting to know from the few Amtrak employees who post here if this rings true. Of course it's always possible that this is just a viewpoint of an outlier of one disgruntled Amtrak employee, despite his public face with passengers. Though, frankly, I doubt it.
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    Rude Amtrak employees

    Years ago my son and I had an unfortunate experience on a much-delayed Califronia Zephyr that put us 12 hours behind. Our sleeping car attendant was simply outstanding in every respect. He was personable, engaging, helpful, sincerely emphathetic about the situation and all this while himself...
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    I stand corrected. My recollection was faulty and your analysis would appear to be solid.
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    Ohio Finally Starts Process For New Amtrak Service

    Can't read the entire story as it's behind the paywall, but all I need is the headline and lede. Good to see Ohio is finally taking baby steps toward utilizing the infrastructure appropriation. Long road to go and my money is that it will never happen, but a starting place at least.
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    I believe this may be the answer. Banks make their money from those with the worst credit and carry large balances. When interchange fees were limited several years ago by Dodd Frank banks' revenue took a major hit. Now they need customers who can't pay their full bill every month. With interest...
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    Overnight on the Chicago El

    A few years ago I stayed at the Carleton in Oak Park for a reasonable price. Of course I don't know how reasonable it is now. An older, but nice property just a couple of blocks from the CTA (I forget which line, think Harlem)
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    Appreciate the details on the promotion points. However, a call center employee isn't likely to have any substantive background scoop. They only disclose what's in their scripts and because their calls are monitored and recorded they are unlikely top go out on a limb.
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    Can AGR credit card be issued outside the US?

    B of A isn't issuing any AGR cards now as that agreement expired. We are waiting to find out who the new partner will be. But unless a bank has a charter in the UK, doubtful they can issue cards there, unless to existing customers who live there.
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    Amtrak dining

    This should give us some comfort. But the task force could still recommend changing on board dining in a way we prefer not, just after things went positive on the Western trains and may be trending the right way on some Eastern trains. We shall see as this introduces another level of government...
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    Amtrak dining

    Of course it was sarcasm but I don't put it past Amtrak leadership to look at a way around the deadline. Granted, this is ensconsed in law now but have they not ignored other mandates in the past?
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    Amtrak dining

    First, we need a task force to make a recommendation as to whether or not to form a committee to study it. That way, we can kick the can years down that road so it is never addressed.
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    Senior transit fares and cards

    You must use your Amtrak mobile ticket to flash on the reader at the gate. I am not sure what they do if you have only a paper ticket.
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    Boeing to move headquarters to Arlington,VA.

    And when your cost overruns become egregiously high, no problem, the Federal government compliantly writes more checks.
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