Check your emails, because if you’re a member of Amtrak‘s Guest Rewards Program (it’s free to sign up and earn), you’re likely receiving an email entitling you to a free upgrade to Business Class on your next trip.
The free upgrades are only valid until April 7 and only on Northeast Regional trains (no Acela Express). They are space available and can only be redeemed within 3 hours of departure, but it’s better than sitting in coach, albeit the marginal difference. I’ve reviewed the Amtrak Business Class experience several times before.
I do not know the rhyme or reason Amtrak is sending out these upgrades, however I do know several people who have received them, all of which are non-elite Amtrak Guest Rewards members, and who have taken at least 1 paid Amtrak trip in the last year.
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