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Acela NHV-WAS with points

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Hello! I'm looking into possibly taking Acela NHV-WAS on 6/17/18 or 6/18/18. I was thinking about doing a points redemption on that. I'm a bit confused because even though most of the fares are the low bucket, $176, the point values on those fares are all over the place, from 6,834 to 8,073 to 10,296 points. Does Amtrak just charge whatever point values they want, regardless of the ticket price? I thought AGR 2.0 was supposed to be in line with ticket prices!

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AGR2.0 Fares are Bucket Based, so some Trains may be X # of points, and others XX,XXX,XXXX # of Points etc.. YMMV

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Yes, daybeers. The # of pts/$ is fluid. Another variable to check. Max value is $.0289/point or some 37 pts/$. It goes down from there based on who knows what.

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Okay, thanks. It seems the point values don't fluctuate as much on NER trains compared to Amtrak's "golden boy" Acela.

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Looks like Acela requires 50% more points during peak weekday travel times. Everything old is new again.

Edited by gatelouse

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