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#1 the_traveler

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 09:48 AM

Double point days are back! :)

The fall 2017 dates will be from September 18 to November 18. Registration begins on September 5.
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

#2 AmtrakBlue

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:02 AM

https://www.amtrakgu....com/doubledays


2011: Jun: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // Nov: WIL=>WAS=>CHI=>PRO (NER=>CL=>CZ)
2012: Apr: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // May(NTD): WIL=>PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>PAO=>PHL (Keystone) // Aug: WIL=>WAS (NER) / BWI=>WIL (NER) // Oct(Gathering): PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>HAR=>PHL (Keystone) / SEPTA, NJT, PATCO, River Line, Princeton Dinky
2013: May(NTD): WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct (Gathering): WIL=>CHI (Card) / CHI=>MKE=>GLN=>CHI() / CHI=>JOL=>CHI () / CHI=>WIL(CL=>NER) / CTA, Metra. SEPTA (WIL=>NRK) // Nov:  PHL=>PHL (Autumn Express) 
2014: May(NTD):  WIL=>PHL=>WIL(NER) // May:  WIL=>BOS=>WIL(NER) day trip

2014: Oct(Gathering): WIL=>NYP=>TOL(pd-NER=>LSL) / TOL=>CHI=>LAX=>EMY(pts-LSL=>SWC=>CS) / EMY=>CHI=>TOL (pts-CZ-CL) / TOL=>WAS=>WIL(pd-CL=>NER)
2015: May: CHI=>CIN(pd-Card) / CIN=>WIL(pts Card)
2015;  Oct(Gathering):  WIL=>WAS(Acela) / ALX=>WAS(NER) / WAS=>BAL(Acela) / WAS=>WIL(NER)

2016: Mar: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct:  WIL=>NYP=>NYP=>WIL (Autumn Express) 


#3 willem

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Posted 03 September 2017 - 10:57 AM

Thanks for posting this, the_traveler.

 

The Terms and Conditions on the page linked by AmtrakBlue confuse me.
 

Earn double points on qualifying Amtrak travel from September 18, 2017 12:00:00am CST through November 18, 2017 11:59:59pm CST. Must be an Amtrak Guest Rewards member and register for this offer online at AmtrakGuestRewards.com/DoubleDays to participate. Members must include their membership number when making reservations for travel to qualify. Limit of four qualifying one-way segments per day. Amtrak Guest Rewards points will not be awarded for cancelled or refunded reservations or tickets. Other terms and conditions may apply. Double Days is a service mark of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

*For more information about the rates, fees, other costs and benefits associated with the use of this credit card, click on Learn More and refer to the disclosures accompanying the credit card application for the card product you select. This credit card program is issued and administered by Bank of America, N.A. Mastercard and World Mastercard are registered trademarks of Mastercard International Incorporated and are used by the issuer pursuant to license.

©2017 Bank of America Corporation
Amtrak and Amtrak Guest Rewards are registered service marks of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation.

 
What is the credit card paragraph doing there? Why would Bank of America hold a copyright on the T&C?



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 12:09 PM

It looks like a misplaced footnote. The announcement for Double Days is at the top, an ad for the credit card is at the bottom, and a box in the middle has both the terms and conditions for Double Days and the asterisk footnote text for the ad. There should have been two boxes--terms and conditions after the Double Days announcement, the asterisk footnote text after the ad for the credit card.



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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:28 PM

September 5th. Good date IMO. ;)
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Posted 03 September 2017 - 08:40 PM

September 5th. Good date IMO. ;)

Except in 1991.   :ph34r:


2011: Jun: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // Nov: WIL=>WAS=>CHI=>PRO (NER=>CL=>CZ)
2012: Apr: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER) // May(NTD): WIL=>PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>PAO=>PHL (Keystone) // Aug: WIL=>WAS (NER) / BWI=>WIL (NER) // Oct(Gathering): PHL=>WIL (NER) / PHL=>HAR=>PHL (Keystone) / SEPTA, NJT, PATCO, River Line, Princeton Dinky
2013: May(NTD): WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct (Gathering): WIL=>CHI (Card) / CHI=>MKE=>GLN=>CHI() / CHI=>JOL=>CHI () / CHI=>WIL(CL=>NER) / CTA, Metra. SEPTA (WIL=>NRK) // Nov:  PHL=>PHL (Autumn Express) 
2014: May(NTD):  WIL=>PHL=>WIL(NER) // May:  WIL=>BOS=>WIL(NER) day trip

2014: Oct(Gathering): WIL=>NYP=>TOL(pd-NER=>LSL) / TOL=>CHI=>LAX=>EMY(pts-LSL=>SWC=>CS) / EMY=>CHI=>TOL (pts-CZ-CL) / TOL=>WAS=>WIL(pd-CL=>NER)
2015: May: CHI=>CIN(pd-Card) / CIN=>WIL(pts Card)
2015;  Oct(Gathering):  WIL=>WAS(Acela) / ALX=>WAS(NER) / WAS=>BAL(Acela) / WAS=>WIL(NER)

2016: Mar: WIL=>WAS=>WIL (NER)  // Oct:  WIL=>NYP=>NYP=>WIL (Autumn Express) 


#7 the_traveler

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 08:35 AM

Today (9/5) is the day to register!
Take it easy .......

Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!

The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!

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Posted 05 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

All signed up with someplace to go.....specifically Rutland, VT in October!

Over 50,000 miles traveled on Amtrak since December, 2007.  Next trip: October 10-14 RT HOM-RUT

 

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Posted 07 September 2017 - 01:25 AM

 

September 5th. Good date IMO. ;)

Except in 1991.   :ph34r:

 

 

OH my.. Shots fired! LOL!!


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Donate your spare time! Be a Volunteer Firefighter!
 
"Mainline 66W Recrew On Board at Abrams ready to head east when you can handle us, Ok 66W, ok on signal indication at Norris, take it to the Falls to wait for the window"

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Posted 08 September 2017 - 11:23 AM

What happened on September 5, 1991?

 

I am registered for Double Days and for once will be doing a lot of traveling during that period this year. :)



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Posted 08 September 2017 - 07:03 PM

What happened on September 5, 1991?
 
I am registered for Double Days and for once will be doing a lot of traveling during that period this year. :)

Inside joke Patty. It's when Steve ( Acela 150)joined the Circus we call Life!
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Posted 13 September 2017 - 09:39 PM

This very conveniently coincides with when I was already going to travel.  Through coincidence and happenstance it looks like I'm going to make Select Plus this year -- helps that BoA actually gave me the credit card (Chase refused to).


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Posted 14 September 2017 - 07:29 AM

These double points are not TQP. They are just plain vanilla points, so should have no effect on achieving status.






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