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#1 scrollmaster

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 04:55 AM

I recently made select plus which is about best I guess I can hope for living in northeast Louisiana and the closest Amtrak station any direction more than a hundred miles away. I really don't see any way for me to use the upgrade coupons on the long distance trains I've ridden or am I missing something? The companion coupons I received I use on short jaunts to Dallas with my wife riding coach but not seeing any way to benefit from the upgrade coupons.

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 08:47 AM

Upgrade coupons only apply to trains in the Northeast, Midwest, on the Coast Starlight, and on the Pacific Surfliner. You can't find business class anywhere else, unfortunately.


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Posted 04 July 2018 - 09:27 AM

Yeah that's what I kind of figured out. Shame I can't trade upgrade coupons for companion coupons

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Posted 04 July 2018 - 11:01 AM

Upgrade coupons only apply to trains in the Northeast, Midwest, on the Coast Starlight, and on the Pacific Surfliner. You can't find business class anywhere else, unfortunately.


You can also find business class offered on the LSL, the Cardinal and maybe a few other trains.
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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 04 July 2018 - 06:11 PM

 

Upgrade coupons only apply to trains in the Northeast, Midwest, on the Coast Starlight, and on the Pacific Surfliner. You can't find business class anywhere else, unfortunately.


You can also find business class offered on the LSL, the Cardinal and maybe a few other trains.

 

Right, that's included in the Northeast and midwest. I didn't just mean the NEC - I meant the Northeast US as a whole.


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 01:00 AM

So if you want to take the Cardinal from Staunton to Charleston, or the Palmetto from Rocky Mount to Savannah, would that be considered northeast or Midwest?:huh:

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 08:34 AM

So if you want to take the Cardinal from Staunton to Charleston, or the Palmetto from Rocky Mount to Savannah, would that be considered northeast or Midwest? :huh:

Point taken and I forfeit the argument.  :)


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:10 PM

Yeah that's what I kind of figured out. Shame I can't trade upgrade coupons for companion coupons

 

I would be happy to trade my companion coupons for upgrade coupons. I currently have 5 and they almost always go unused, while I constantly use upgrade coupons as I travel on the Acela frequently for work.

 

Feel free to PM me if interested



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Posted 07 July 2018 - 12:38 AM

Upgrade coupons only apply to trains in the Northeast, Midwest, on the Coast Starlight, and on the Pacific Surfliner. You can't find business class anywhere else, unfortunately.

Cascades? Downeaster?

Edited by Triley, 07 July 2018 - 12:40 AM.

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Posted 07 July 2018 - 11:13 AM

 

Upgrade coupons only apply to trains in the Northeast, Midwest, on the Coast Starlight, and on the Pacific Surfliner. You can't find business class anywhere else, unfortunately.

Cascades? Downeaster?

 

I counted the Downeaster as northeast, but I totally forgot about Cascades so point taken.


Routes Traveled: Silver Meteor, Silver Star, CrescentLake Shore LimitedCalifornia Zephyr, Sunset Limited, Texas EagleEthan Allen Express, Empire Service, Maple Leaf, AdirondackAcela Express, Northeast RegionalKeystone Service, Downeaster w/ Great Dome
 
Wish List: Auto Train, Cardinal, CONO, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Crescent (overnight), Adirondack w/ Great Dome





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