Edited by EchoSierra, 24 December 2017 - 05:26 PM.
Posted 24 December 2017 - 05:24 PM
Posted 24 December 2017 - 09:00 PM
I had something like that happen to me 6-8 months ago. I had tried various travel scenarios without booking anything and when I decided on what and when to book, it failed at the same place. I figured it was something screwy with the Amtrak booking site so I went to another non-Amtrak site and then came back and still got the problem. I decided it had to be a 'cookies' issue, so I rebooted my computer and the reservation went through without a hitch!
Posted 24 December 2017 - 11:22 PM
My suggestion is if you are having trouble with the website, call and speak with an agent. While on that call, inform the agent of the problem with the website.
Take the train instead and enjoy the ride!
The view is much better at 3 feet than it is at 30,000 feet!
Posted 25 December 2017 - 02:48 AM
I know this forum isn't operated by Amtrak. I figured that someone here might know of who/where I can escalate this to, because calling has done no good so far, as no one over the phone has been able to help. I've called AGR, and their agents are apathetic, and they tell me that if it's a website issue, that I should call Amtrak, not AGR. When I speak to someone at Amtrak, they are adamant that if it's a points issue that I should speak to AGR, and they won't address the issue.
With the airlines, I can file a complaint with the DOT if they're not honoring a published rate, but with Amtrak, who do I complain to? I understand that Amtrak is a quasi-government entity, so should I be trying to find the email for Richard Anderson instead?
Posted 26 December 2017 - 05:16 PM
After further nagging on social media, Amtrak told me to call Reservations and ask to be transferred to the Internet Support Desk. The reservations agent was adamant on that department not existing until I asked to be transferred to Customer Relations. I guess the department suddenly sprang into existence Finally, I found someone willing to work on it! The agent is running into similar issues trying to book it manually (the agent sees the points price on both the website and in the reservation system, but ARROW is refusing to ticket it despite multiple override attempts), and is now consulting the rate desk for assistance. Fingers crossed!
EDIT: No dice. Internet Support gave up and transferred me to AGR who told me the same thing, that the website is incorrect. Oh well.
Edited by EchoSierra, 26 December 2017 - 05:43 PM.
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