Right before the zone era ended in 2016 I did El Paso to Fort Lauderdale on 20,000 points. Sometimes we would drive to Toledo from Central Pa to do 15k to The west coast.That's a tiny amount of good news, especially as we come into the summer travel season. Of course prices will continue to be high until they can somehow magically add more equipment to each train. I tend to avoid summer long distance travel, saving my points for off season. I sort of miss the fixed price zones that were available for any open room. I did a lot of NYC-Florida trips to stay in the 15K single zone for sleepers. But those days are long gone.