Coupons can now be used online

Old Jul 20, 18, 1:51 pm
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Coupons can now be used online

Upgrade, discount, and companion coupons can now be used via the website, rather than having to call in. They use the ones in your account so you'll still have to call in if you get one from a friend (or a friend online!), but it's still very welcome news.

https://www.amtrak.com/coupons
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Old Jul 20, 18, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by musicalbox View Post
Upgrade, discount, and companion coupons can now be used via the website, rather than having to call in. They use the ones in your account so you'll still have to call in if you get one from a friend (or a friend online!), but it's still very welcome news.

https://www.amtrak.com/coupons
Thank you. That's a welcome development. Would be nice if it also worked for 1-2-3 Free coupons.
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Old Jul 27, 18, 11:30 am
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Do note that the Companion Coupons (like from the credit card) are now one-ways instead of round trip (credit card gets 2 one-way instead of one RT coupon). You won't see the option to apply them show up unless you search as one way trips.

I guess this also helps them enforce the rule that you can't use the companion coupon on a Saver fare. Recent attempts would only apply the coupon to value and higher.
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Old Jul 28, 18, 7:53 am
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Originally Posted by octr202 View Post
Do note that the Companion Coupons (like from the credit card) are now one-ways instead of round trip (credit card gets 2 one-way instead of one RT coupon). You won't see the option to apply them show up unless you search as one way trips.

I guess this also helps them enforce the rule that you can't use the companion coupon on a Saver fare. Recent attempts would only apply the coupon to value and higher.
True that! But it's also good to know that free tickets using promotional coupons (all types including the companion) can still be upgraded one class by paying the "accommodation fare." You need a good agent who will "manually price" the ticket, by first selling (for example) and a free Acela business seat using the coupon, and then selling the upgrade to first with cash.
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Old Jul 30, 18, 11:24 am
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Well at least the credit card companion pass is now 2 one ways, before it had to be one RT on one ticket.
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