Latest RSS Feed
 
Read More
3286
 
Read More
3303
 
Read More
2250

 
Read More
1647
 
Read More
2178
Top 10 This Year
Heat Index
 
1
Top 10: World’s longest non-stop flights
 
2
Lufthansa A350 Business Class – Munich-MUC to Delhi-DEL LH 762
 
3
Singapore Airlines B777-200 First Class Jakarta-CGK to Singapore-SIN (SQ 953)
 
4
Louis’ Tavern CIP Business Class Lounge – Bangkok-BKK Concourse G
 
5
Esplanade Lounge – Jakarta-CGK International Airport
 
6
Park Hyatt Dubai Hotel Review
 
7
Cycling Winery Tour – Mendoza, Argentina
 
8
Vietnam Airways Flight # 602 Bangkok-BKK to Ho Chi Minh-SGN
 
9
Etihad Arrivals Lounge Abu Dhabi-AUH Airport and Chauffeur Service to Dubai
 
10
Etihad Airways Flagship First Class Lounge – Abu Dhabi-AUH
Posts Tagged ‘Amtrak’
Most Recent
 
Read More
May 20, 2014

Deal Blitz: Purchase Amtrak Points for 50% off

Here’s a great opportunity for reduced price Amtrak travel!

The Deal

Amtrak is running a special promo that gives you a 50% bonus on purchased points until June 30, 2014. Typically, the number of points that you’re allowed to purchase for yourself or receive as a gift from another member is 10,000 per calendar year but, because this is a 50% bonus on purchased points, you can buy up to 10k points for $275 and will get 15k points:

Analysis

This is a great deal, especially for those who don’t have a card like the Chase Sapphire Preferred or Chase Ink Plus/Bold that earn Chase Ultimate Rewards points that can be transferred to Amtrak. [...]

5953
 
Read More
March 24, 2014

Amtrak Acela Express First Class: Washington, D.C.-WAS to New York-NYP

Amtrak Acela Express 2168 – First Class Car Review

I needed to get from Washington-WAS to New York-NYP and had already decided I was taking the train. But, instead of a Northeast Regional train (which has appx 1 departure every hour), I wanted to try America’s one and only “high speed” train.

Value and Booking

The Acela Express train isn’t cheap, especially when considering that it’s not so much of a “high-speed train” than an “Express Train”. The Acela will typically save you about 35 minutes when compared to the slower Northeast Regional train, but tickets can cost as much as 80% more (cheapest rates on the [...]

76116
 
Read More
December 11, 2013

Amtrak Acela First Class: ClubAcela Lounge at Union Station Washington, D.C.

I took my first train trip on Amtrak’s Acela a few weeks ago from Washington, DC Union Station (WAS) to New York Penn Station (NYP). Because I had a First class ticket (Acela only has either Business Class & First Class), I was able to check out the ClubAcela lounge in Washington while I was waiting for my train.

You’ll need to present some credentials to make it past the doors to the luxury that lies beyond. Here are the ways to get into the Lounge:

Access included with First Class tickets on the “high-speed” Acela train or those traveling in sleeper cars Those with Select Plus/Executive status (top level Amtrak Guest Rewards [...]
48729
 
Read More
September 24, 2013

Blitz Deal: Amtrak “Double Days” Fall Promo (2x Points)

Amtrak’s fall 2013 promotion is in full swing– don’t miss out on getting closer to those rewards:

The Deal:

Earn 2x the Amtrak Guest Rewards Points on all travel during September & October. Normal earning rate is $1 spend = 2 points, now $1 spend = 4 points.

How to Get It: Register here: Amtrak Double Days no later than October 31 All trips taken between September 9 and October 31 will qualify for bonus Extra points are posting at the same time as normal points (about 3-5 days after end of trip)

Don’t forget:

“Limit of two qualifying one-way trips per day.” Amtrak has some great value awards available, check out our [...]
936
 
Read More
July 1, 2013

Amtrak Silver Meteor 98 Roomette – Charleston to New York Penn Station

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 54 Hours in New York

54 Hours in New York

We took a short, weekend-getaway-style trip to New York.

When I say short, I genuinely mean it. Total time gone was 54 hours: 27 hours spent in the city and 27 hours spent on a train going to/from.

TRIP PLANNING:

I had been checking the cheapest/best way to get from Charleston, SC to New York off and on for the past week. Flights were around $450-500 Round Trip with one stop (in Atlanta or Charlotte), or $600+ for the non-stop into Newark or LaGuardia! A lot more than I wanted to spend. Even the trusty Spirit Air flight from Myrtle Beach into LaGuardia was close to $400 [...]

78752
Sign up for email updates
Thanks for visiting! Don't miss our Deal Blitz Alerts & other important posts by signing up for our email updates--you can unsubscribe at any time!
Helps us send you city specific deal we come accross
* = required field
Map of My Posts
Tags
A340-300 (1)
A380 (6)
AAdvantage (5)
Abu Dhabi (1)
Aerial Video (1)
Aeroflot (1)
Aerolineas Argentinas (4)
Air Asia (1)
Air Austral (1)
Air Canada (4)
Air Caraibes (1)
Air China (3)
Air France (25)
Air New Zealand (3)
Air Tahiti Nui (2)
Airbus (4)
Airports (9)
Alaska Airlines (1)
Aloft Hotels (2)
American Airlines (24)
American Express (10)
American Express Platinum (1)
Amtrak (5)
ANA-All Nippon Airways (4)
Asheville NC (1)
Asia (1)
Asian Wings Airways (1)
Asiana Airways (3)
ATL Airport (3)
Atlanta (2)
Avianca (1)
Avios (15)
Avis (1)
Avis First (1)
Avro RJ85 (1)
B767-300ER (1)
Bagan (4)
Bali (11)
Baltimore-BWI (1)
Bangkok (7)
Bangkok Airways (1)
Bangkok-BKK (5)
Blitz Guides (1)
Boeing (1)
Boingo (1)
Bordeaux (2)
Boston (3)
British Airways (13)
Brussels Airlines (2)
Business Class (1)
BWI Airport (1)
California (2)
Canada (7)
Caribbean (5)
Cathay Pacific (1)
Charleston (27)
Charlotte-CLT (2)
Charlottesville (1)
Chase (5)
Chicago-ORD (1)
China Airlines (2)
China Eastern (1)
China Southern Airlines (1)
Choice Hotels (1)
Choice Privileges (1)
City Jet (1)
Club Carlson (4)
Corsair International (1)
Credit Cards (4)
Credit Reporting (1)
CVG Airport (1)
Cyber Monday (1)
Deal Blitz Alerts (19)
Delta (23)
Destination Ideas (1)
Dubai (3)
Economy (2)
Egypt Air (2)
Emirates (2)
Ethiopian Airlines (2)
Etihad (8)
EWR Airport (1)
Facebook (1)
Father's Day (1)
Featured (3)
First Class (10)
Florence (1)
Flying Blue (20)
Four Points by Sheraton (1)
Frankfurt (4)
Free Upgrades (1)
Gifts (2)
Giveaways (2)
Global Entry (1)
Gold Passport (Hyatt) (11)
Google Flights (1)
Göreme (2)
Grand Hyatt (2)
Hawaiian Airlines (1)
Hertz (4)
HHonors (4)
Hilton (5)
Honeymoon (1)
Hotel Reviews (11)
Hotels.com (2)
How-to Guides (3)
Hyatt (23)
IHG (14)
Inle Lake/Nyaungshwe (6)
Instagram (3)
iPhone (1)
Istanbul (12)
ITA Matrix (3)
Jakarta (4)
Jet Blue (3)
JFK Airport (5)
KLM (18)
Korean Air (3)
LaGuardia Airport (1)
Las Vegas (2)
Latin America (1)
Le Méridien (1)
LGA Airport (1)
Lounge Reviews (5)
Lufthansa (7)
Luggage (1)
Malaysia Airlines (3)
Maldives (1)
Mandalay (7)
Marriott (7)
McCown's Weekend Pick (21)
Membership Rewards (3)
Mendoza (4)
MGM M life (3)
MileagePlus (6)
Music & Concerts (17)
Myrtle Beach (2)
Nantes (2)
Nashville (1)
New York (3)
Oneworld (2)
Orbitz (2)
Packing (3)
Paris (3)
Park Hyatt (7)
Philadelphia-PHL (3)
Phoenix-PHX (1)
PointBreaks (12)
Priority Club (4)
Priority Pass Select (1)
Private Islands (1)
Restaurant.com (1)
RIMOWA (2)
RSS Feed (6)
Saigon / Ho Chi Minh-SGN (1)
San Diego (1)
Santa Barbara (1)
Santiago (4)
SAS (2)
Seaborne Airlines (1)
Secret Tricks (5)
Sheraton (4)
Siena (1)
Singapore Airlines (3)
Singapore-SIN (1)
Skiing (1)
SkyMiles (6)
SkyTeam Alliance (1)
Smartphone Apps (1)
SNCF (4)
SNCF Intercités (1)
Snow (4)
Southwest (3)
SPG Hot Escapes (2)
Spirit Air (4)
St. Regis (2)
Starpoints (25)
Starwood (42)
SWISS Airlines (2)
T-Mobile (1)
Thai Airways (10)
Time-Lapse (1)
Tokyo-NRT (3)
Top Lists (15)
Transaero (1)
Travel Clothes (2)
Travel Ideas (2)
Travel Tips (34)
Travel-inspired Gifts (9)
Trip Report (1)
Trip Reports (1)
TSA Precheck (1)
Turkish Airlines (4)
Twitter (1)
Ubud (2)
Ultimate Rewards (5)
United (17)
US Airways (10)
Valentine's Day (1)
Vietnam Airlines (1)
Virgin America (1)
Visa (1)
W Hotels (4)
Walking Tours (12)
Washington-DCA (1)
Washington-IAD (1)
Weekend Trips (1)
Westin (3)
World Elite Mastercard (1)
Yangon (8)
Latest Articles