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Fliers, sound familiar? New Amtrak loyalty program will allow you to redeem points based on ticket prices

Fliers, sound familiar? New Amtrak loyalty program will allow you to redeem points based on ticket prices

Like some airlines, Amtrak is changing its customer loyalty program to allow members to redeem points based on the price of a ticket rather than a zone chart of the U.S. An announcement from the rail agency last week says new rules for the Amtrak Guest Rewards, which include other changes as well, will begin Jan. 24. Amtrak's frequent riders can earn 2 points per dollar spent, with upper-tier members earning 2.5 points to 4 points per dollar. Business-class tickets earn .5 points per dollar, and first class earns 1 point per dollar. ------------- FOR THE RECORD Sept. 4, 4:50 p.m.: An earlier version of this article said Amtrak would award loyalty club members based on the...

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