January 2, 2013 Amtrak Guest Rewards® Launches New Select Executive Tier

Christina Leeds

Amtrak Contact

202 906.3860

New Benefits for Frequent Amtrak Travelers

WASHINGTON – Amtrak Guest Rewards® announced today the launch of Select Executive, its newest tier status for members who earn 20,000 or more Tier Qualifying Points in the calendar year. The new tier launched on January 1, 2013.

Select Executive tier benefits include:

  • 100% tier point bonus on Amtrak® travel
  • Select Executive Welcome Kit, including a new member card, 4 one-class upgrade coupons and 2 complimentary companion fare coupons
  • Select Executive Earned Upgrades
  • Unlimited access to ClubAcela®, Amtrak Metropolitan LoungeSM, First class lounges and United Club locations
  • Unlimited Buy and Share points
  • No annual Transfer points limits
  • Auto-registration for promotions
  • Exclusive Select Executive priority customer service phone number

As always, Select Executive members will continue earning 2 points per $1 spent on Amtrak travel, 500 points with each Acela® Business class trip between select city pairs, bonus points with special promotions and partner deals, and will benefit from “Rule Buster” award availability for redemption travel during blackout dates and access to special events and exclusive redemption opportunities.

Amtrak Guest Rewards members who earn 5,000 to 9,999 Tier Qualifying Points in the calendar year qualify for Select status, which includes 25 percent tier point bonus on Amtrak travel among other Select member-only offers and exclusive deals. Members who earn 10,000 to 19,999 Tier Qualifying Points in the calendar year qualify for Select PlusSM status, which includes 50 percent tier point bonus on Amtrak travel among other Select Plus member-only offers and exclusive deals from Amtrak Guest Rewards partners. Select Executive members will receive all of the Select and Select Plus benefits and more.

“Select Executive is an evolution of the Amtrak Guest Rewards program for our most frequent Amtrak travelers,” said Michael Blakey, Senior Director, Loyalty & CRM at Amtrak. “We created Select Executive for members who travel significantly more than most and deserve our highest level of recognition.” For additional information about Amtrak Guest Rewards and Select Executive benefits, visit AmtrakGuestRewards.com or Facebook.com/Amtrak. For reservations, visit Amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.

About Amtrak Guest Rewards

Amtrak Guest Rewards, the consumer-loyalty program for Amtrak, offers members rewarding ways to earn and redeem points, enabling members to get more for their Amtrak travel. Our members ride with the knowledge that the travel they take earns them more than points. It earns them exclusive deals and promotions, access to partner offers and hundreds of online shopping retailers. And rewards like free Amtrak travel. All in a program designed to get them more, faster than ever. Membership in Amtrak Guest Rewards is free, and travelers may enroll online by visiting AmtrakGuestRewards.com.

About Amtrak®

Amtrak is America’s Railroad®, the nation’s intercity passenger rail service and its high-speed rail operator. Amtrak and its state and commuter partners move people, the economy and the nation forward. Formally known as the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Amtrak is governed by a nine member board of directors appointed by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Anthony R. Coscia is board chairman and Jeffrey R. Moreland is vice chairman. In FY 2014, nearly 31 million passengers traveled on Amtrak on more than 300 daily trains – at speeds up to 150 mph (241 kph) – that connect 46 states, the District of Columbia and three Canadian Provinces. Enjoy the journey® at Amtrak.com or call 800-USA-RAIL for schedules, fares and more information. Like us on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter (@Amtrak) and check out our blog at blog.amtrak.com.