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New Points System - Gone are the days of the LONG Rides?


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#21 Anderson

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Posted 16 April 2017 - 03:15 AM

I think I murdered this horse twice when the new system rolled out and gave it another good smack this week to boot (over surge pricing in that case).


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Posted 17 April 2017 - 10:12 PM

 

 

The NOL-DC-CHI-EMY trip I am taking is more than 3 Zones.  To my way of thinking, it is beginning in Zone 2(Central) traveling into Zone 1(EAstern), then traveling back into Zone 2(Central, and then on thru Zone3(Western).  Of course AGR 2.0 does not have zones anymore.  
 
I agree that it is what it is and further discussion will not change anything.  My happy news is that during 2016 I earned Select Plus so will be earning more bonus points through Feb 28, 2018.  Probably never reach that level again since all my Amtrak travel is personal mostly LD in sleeper since I live in un-served Nashville, TN.

If you don't mind me asking, what are they charging, points wise for this?

 

Don't tell me you forgot to read the post immediately following your OP which contains the answer to your question? ;)

 

 

If you can't answer his question politely, why don't you hit the back button and leave the thread?  Is it that hard?  Your snarky comments are rude.

 

As far as the buying points, I just got an offer today for up to 30% off.  I don't know if it's targeted or not.

 

0 - 500 points = No bonus
1,000 - 4,500 points = 10% bonus
5,000 - 9,500 points = 20% bonus
10,000 - 14,500 points = 25% bonus
15,000+ points = 30% bonus


Edited by inspiration100, 17 April 2017 - 10:16 PM.

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#23 Steve4031

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 03:24 PM

That is what I was thinking about how thoroughly this horse has been beaten in how many different ways. Has something really new happened to justify yet another thread, or is it that people want to beat the same horse some more with the same sticks, or suffer from loss of memory :P


Yes. After looking at prices and points and dealing with age 2.0, I'll cheerfully beat the **** outta that dead horse.

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 04:13 PM

I feel fortunate to get on board when I did In 2008! (Pun Intended)


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