I may have to change a trip I'm taking from Washington DC to Cleveland in a roomette. At first, I was leaving DC on Dec. 31st. The cost was $182.50 with a points redemption of 6659 points. I did the math and found it was approximately 36.5 points per dollar which seems like the usual ratio when I check my constant travels on Amtrak. The cost of the trip when I may have to switch to leaving DC on Jan. 2nd is $227.50, an increase of $45 which is reasonable as I know how it increases based on the number of people traveling. However, the amount of the point redemption is 16,422 which is a ratio of 72.2 points per dollar, twice the ratio of every trip I've taken since the new AGR settings started almost two years ago. It seems absolutely ridiculous. I called AGR and asked why it was like that. The rep said something must be wrong after she compared other fares. Then she checked more and just said it was correct and she suggested I pay instead of redeem. Has anyone noticed such an idiotic point increase which is not similar to the fare increase?