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Aug 31, 16, 11:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By jimhudson

AGR2.0 Cancellations

Under Amtrak and AGR's New Cancellation Policy you will be penalized 10-20% of your points if you Cancel a Rez,depending on when you Cancel.

Why not "Modify" your Rez by Changing it to a day you...
Jul 22, 16, 10:04 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 5,020
Posted By jimhudson

New Refund Policy

More "Less for More!" from Amtrak!

Following the Airlines Model is bad policy, but with Boardman on his farewell tour the beancounters and rats are in charge and the good employees are deserting...
Jul 22, 16, 10:00 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 9,310
Posted By jimhudson

Anthony's Farewell

As a long time AU Member and friend of both Anthony and Alan B, I'm happy for Anthony and appreciate his service to AU,Amtrak AGR1.0 and Flyer Talk.

I just hope he didn't jump out of the frying...
Jul 11, 16, 11:35 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,108
Posted By jimhudson

AGR Insider

Since the recent changes/departures of Amtrak staff in WAS includes the departure of the previous AGR Insider on this Forum, inquiring minds want to know if they will be replaced by a knowledgeable...
Jul 5, 16, 6:33 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 5,501
Posted By jimhudson

Thanks for the report Chris! First really good...

Thanks for the report Chris! First really good news from Amtrak in a long time during the Boardman/Beancounters cuts to appease the Know Nothing Mica-Managers on the Hill!
Jun 20, 16, 6:37 pm
Replies: 468
Views: 126,201
Posted By jimhudson

More bait and switch BS from the marketing...

More bait and switch BS from the marketing weasels that ruined AGR when it was switched from a Loyalty Program to a Profit Center.

It's no accident that AGR Insider no longer answers questions on...
May 30, 16, 10:39 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,004
Posted By jimhudson

You can make a Reservation which will Reset the...

You can make a Reservation which will Reset the Date of Expiration, then Cancel the Reservation if you can't make the trip, this will give you additional time to make a LD Trip. Call CR to do this.
May 18, 16, 9:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By jimhudson

New Metro Lounge in Chicago

Lots of posts on the rail sites about access to the New Metro Lounge in Chicago Union Station when it opens in June.

Supposedly Amtrak staff in Chicago are telling Sleeping Car passengers that...
Apr 12, 16, 5:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,577
Posted By jimhudson

Overnight in NOL Station

Last Oct. on the way to WAS for the AU Gathering, lots of passengers off #2 from LAX spent the night in Union Station waiting on #20.

While the Station closes @ 10pm as said, ( it's a joint...
Apr 6, 16, 12:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,146
Posted By jimhudson

Sunset Ltd.#2

Excellent idea to use Tucson! There is no "there" there in Maricopa, it's a small Station with no facilities in a distant Phoenix Suburb.

Be sure to check out the Historic Congress Hotel across...
Jan 18, 16, 1:48 pm
Replies: 176
Views: 72,096
Posted By jimhudson

HEB and Amtrak

Good stuff Jackal! As the commercials here in Texas say:" Nobody does it better than my HEB!"

I remember when the Diner Crews on the Texas Eagle used to overnight in Austin instead of San Antonio...
Nov 29, 15, 1:02 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,530
Posted By jimhudson

First choice for scenery is the Zephyr between...

First choice for scenery is the Zephyr between the Bay Area and Chicago. Either way is good but I prefer taking #5 Eastbound since the Cornfields of Iowa and the Nebraska Plains are in the dark with...
Nov 29, 15, 12:33 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,354
Posted By jimhudson

Catch the Blue Line @ O'Hare and figure on 45...

Catch the Blue Line @ O'Hare and figure on 45 Minutes to Downtown/ and with the walk to Union Station an Hour! EZ trip!
Nov 2, 15, 1:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,190
Posted By jimhudson

As was said, the mid-day Trains tend to be less...

As was said, the mid-day Trains tend to be less crowded and are not as expensive!

I suggest you ride Acela FC from.Boston South Station ( BOS)to New York ( NYP), then switch to a Regional Train...
Oct 20, 15, 10:55 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,041
Posted By jimhudson

AGR2.0

As a retired Senior living on a fixed income ( no COLA for Social Security or Govt Retirement) in Flyover Country, it will not "enhance my Amtrak experience" as the Marketing BS said in the AGR2.0 ...
Sep 30, 15, 6:46 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,696
Posted By jimhudson

This is disappointing, especially @ the Skyhigh...

This is disappointing, especially @ the Skyhigh Fares Amtrak is charging on these very popular trains.

But its in line with all of the nickel and dime cuts that are occuring on all Amtrak Trains,...
Sep 21, 15, 10:00 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 4,609
Posted By jimhudson

You will get Dinner out of Chicago but there...

You will get Dinner out of Chicago but there currently is No Chef on this Route so there is a Very Limited Menu that is Heat and Eat in a Convection Oven!

Also this train uses a CCC ( Cross...
Sep 21, 15, 4:40 pm
Replies: 468
Views: 126,201
Posted By jimhudson

Wonder if this means that AGR has the Card on our...

Wonder if this means that AGR has the Card on our Accounts? My letter from BOA only showed the last 4 digits of the Cards # and said I'd receive the new card in 7-10 Days and a Welcome Pkg. In 10-14...
Sep 16, 15, 8:50 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,312
Posted By jimhudson

Thank you Gray! I'll just add that trips...

Thank you Gray!

I'll just add that trips from where I live in Austin to the West Coast and Florida that are now 20,000 Points for Two in a Roomette ( 19,000 with thexAGR Card Rebate) will be as...
Sep 15, 15, 4:02 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,312
Posted By jimhudson

That is true for those that live on the NEC and...

That is true for those that live on the NEC and other Corridors Anthony.

But those of us that live in Flyover Country and want to/,have to ride LD Trains cause thats all there is, will have to...
Sep 15, 15, 5:49 am
Replies: 516
Views: 112,025
Posted By jimhudson

This is an excellent question that had been asked...

This is an excellent question that had been asked several times on various Forums! Paging AGR Insider! Please tell us who made this unfair and dumb decision so that those who pay the most (LD...
Sep 13, 15, 11:36 am
Replies: 32
Views: 8,442
Posted By jimhudson

Most expierenced riders would disagree with this...

Most expierenced riders would disagree with this "tip". Tips are to show appreciation for good service rendered, so if you get one of those invisible slackers that do show up on LDTrains, you've...
Sep 13, 15, 11:29 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,661
Posted By jimhudson

If the Starlight is running Late and Amtrak has...

If the Starlight is running Late and Amtrak has determined that the connection with the SunsetLtd./ Texas Eagle will be missed, you would probably be de-trained in Sacramento or Martinez and be put...
Sep 13, 15, 11:21 am
Replies: 468
Views: 126,201
Posted By jimhudson

Looks like a mixed bag from BOA's crack Credit...

Looks like a mixed bag from BOA's crack Credit Card team. I applied on-line yesterday on the link from the AGR web site and have heard nothing so far.

Like others I have excellent credit, the...
Sep 2, 15, 6:25 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,597
Posted By jimhudson

Congrats on your Marriage! Spending it in the...

Congrats on your Marriage! Spending it in the City that Never Sleeps is Memory Book stuff!

Even though it's pricey, I suggest you ride Acela First Class from NYP- WAS.. Food and Drink is included...
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