We learned about a great Amtrak deal at the Chicago Seminars we attended last weekend. As a consequence, we've just transferred 30,000 Continental points into our newly established Amtrak Guest Rewards accounts. As this blogger notes, it won't be possible to do that after December 31, 2011, at least until details of the revised program are announced.
What will 30,000 points provide? Quite a bit. In fact, it will provide the two of us a with a bedroom for travel in two zones, for example Seattle to New Orleans, including meals. Check out the rewards chart here.
It's not the Orient Express but still... Are we adding this to our travel plans for 2012? We'd be fools not to.
Oh, and if anybody out there wants to open an Amtrak account to accomplish this, feel free to let us know. We'll refer you and both of us will earn bonus points.