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    Upgrade Coupon on a Points Booking?

    Understood, that does make sense. Too bad I can't apply a coupon to a points booking though, the upgrade cost in points was almost exactly double to go from coach to business class.
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    Upgrade Coupon on a Points Booking?

    Okay, I think I found my answer.......a non-Amtrak site mentions the following rules for upgrade coupons - They can only be applied starting at 12 hours prior to departure They can be used if there are seats available in the upgraded cabin (but aren’t otherwise capacity restricted as far as I...
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    Upgrade Coupon on a Points Booking?

    Hi guys, Just called AGR to an apply upgrade coupon to a trip I'm taking tomorrow. Rep told me it could not be applied to a points booking. Is that actually the case? Maybe I haven't looked too closely at the terms on those, but I thought the only real thing to be aware of was to call in 12 or...
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    Bank of America AGR card

    Announcement is expected later this summer and the B of A partnership officially ends in September.
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    Fair point. In that case, call BoA to downgrade it to whatever free tier that card will become. But, better to do it that way and preserve the credit history versus canceling the card outright.
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    Might be better to just wait for the new non-AGR version of the Bank of America card to arrive (after Sept 30 when the Amtrak partnership ends) and then sock drawer it. This way your length of credit as well as your credit score don't take a hit. But others more familiar with FICO scoring can...
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    Absolutely. I never meant to imply otherwise. You must apply for the new card. My point was that existing BoA cards will not be automatically transferred over to the new issuer.
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    My understanding with the AGR rep was that a new banking partner will be announced and brand new cards will be issued. There was nothing at all implied about existing BoA cards being transferred over to the new issuer.
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    What scheduling changes would you like?

    I have one suggestion (I was planning this route for future travel but decided against it due to the train timings) - Empire Builder 7/27 would be better to depart 2 hours earlier out of Chicago. Would reach Minneapolis St. Paul by 8 PM instead of 10 PM and would reach Portland & Seattle closer...
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    Anonymous rumor/leak regarding new bank for credit card

    Spoke with an AGR rep about an unrelated issue and they mentioned that the B of A card will continue to earn points until Sept. 30. The planning and negotiations for a new bank are underway and an announcement will be forthcoming by late summer. Also, the rep said he expected a good introductory...
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    I'll keep you posted. May be making a few trips this summer, and could definitely use a pass or two if the plans work out.
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    Wouldn't you get access even without a pass, since you're taking Acela? I thought Acela and any sleeper reservation automatically have lounge access. Maybe I'm mistaken.
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    Just spoke with AGR customer service (I requested a callback to avoid waiting on hold) - the gentleman confirmed that companion coupons do not work with Saver fares. Each individual companion coupon is also only valid for a one-way trip, not roundtrip, although he admitted some reps have...
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    So in this thread - Why is my companion coupon not working? @Bob Dylan said: "I've never had any problems upgrading or using Companion Coupons when booking with AGR( and the Saver Fare,if available, CAN be used with Coupons and Vouchers)"
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    Thanks so much, one person already reached out to me with PM with a code. But quick question - you can apply this on the Amtrak.com site in the Advanced Search section when searching for tickets, right? Oddly, the coupon code field doesn't always show up for me when expanding that section out...
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    Upgrade/Companion/Lounge Coupons: seeking, available, questions

    Hi all, does anyone have a companion coupon to spare for a trip I'm planning for next month? It would be sometime between mid June and late June (not sure of exact date/time yet). Thanks in advance.
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    What if fare drops after booking with AGR points?

    Spoke with a regular Amtrak customer service rep via phone and she also confirmed that any lower fare would receive a refund for the difference in points.
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    Amtrak considering shifting Credit-Card Portfolio away from BofA

    No news yet regarding a new AGR credit card, but it's been at least a year since I have visited the Amtrak Trains site. Popping back in to say "hi". Now that hopefully covid is beginning to go into our rearview mirror, I'm back and looking forward to some train travel. My personal preference...
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    AGR Points For Shopping time to post

    This has been my experience as well. So many "pre-qualifying" questions, only to end up being told you're not eligible. It's the main reason I stopped doing those surveys. I prefer to just earns points for shopping now and waiting patiently for the points to show up.
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    ClubAcela Lounge Access for Business Class?

    Yes, this definitely makes sense. Points are better spent on tickets.
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