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Want to upgrade to Amtrak premium services? BidUpSM

Make offers before departure for Business Class or First Class

WASHINGTON – All Amtrak customers enjoy roomy seats and legroom. But for those who want a more premium experience – with even more comfort and amenities – Amtrak customers now can make BidUpSM offers for upgrades to Business Class or First Class.

Amtrak Guest Rewards [3] members will earn two points per dollar spent on their trip, plus Business Class and First Class point bonuses.

“BidUp is a great way for more Amtrak customers to enjoy our premium services,” said Roger Harris [4], Amtrak Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer.

Amtrak Business Class [5] customers enjoy amenities beyond Coach class, including a dedicated car or section on the train, more legroom, a 25% point bonus for Guest Rewards members, and reserved seating on Northeast Regional [6], Palmetto [7],Carolinian [8] and Vermonter [9] trains.

Acela First Class [10] customers have an array of premium upgrades from Acela [11] Business Class and exclusive to our highest speed service in the Boston-New York-Washington corridor, including reserved single, double and conference table seating, at-seat service with complimentary meals and beverages, a 50% point bonus for Guest Rewards members, and complimentary lounge access with priority boarding.

Amtrak is utilizing the Plusgrade [12] platform as the first rail travel customer of the Quebec-based ancillary revenue and merchandising company.