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    Buy a Roomette, Bring a Companion Free on Amtrak

    Published on April 6, 2021

    WASHINGTON – Great deals are now available for summer travel on Amtrak with someone special. For a limited time, a customer booking a private Roomette for travel this summer can bring a companion for free. Roomettes offer meals included in the price of the ticket, scenic views by day, and comfortable beds at night. Available at amtrak.com/privateroomsale, this sale is valid between Apr. 6-16, 2021, for travel between June 1 and Sept. 30, 2021.

    “We want to offer our customers a truly unique way to see the country this summer,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing and Revenue Officer Roger Harris. “With our nationwide Roomette sale, customers can share the experience with a travel companion while taking advantage of some of the best sightseeing opportunities this country has to offer.”

    For those seeking both space and privacy, Roomettes include a big picture window, fresh towels and linens and access to a restroom and shower. A dedicated attendant provides turndown service, assists with meals, helps with luggage and shares great stories of life on the rails. All customers in private rooms receive complimentary lounge access at major stations, priority boarding and complimentary meals onboard.

    During this promotion, two customers can travel together in a Roomette for as low as:

    Route FareCities Fare
    Chicago – St. Paul-Minneapolis $193Lorton – Sanford$296*
    Chicago – New Orleans$319New York – Chicago$394
    Chicago – Seattle$527Philadelphia – Miami$489
    Denver – Salt Lake City$252St. Louis – Austin$314
    Los Angeles – Albuquerque$297Washington, DC – Atlanta$352
    Los Angeles – Portland (Oregon)$409Washington, DC – Boston$288
    Fares may vary*Plus the cost of your vehicle on Auto Train

    Private rooms are available on 15 routes across the national network: Auto Train, California Zephyr, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, City of New Orleans, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Empire Builder, Lake Shore Limited, Northeast Regional, Silver Star, Silver Meteor, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited and Texas Eagle.

    To simplify and safeguard the travel experience, several cleaning, contact-free and convenience measures have been implemented into every part of the customer journey, including:

    ·         When searching for travel, customers will see the percentage of seats sold that adjusts next to each route as passengers make reservations. This will give customers the opportunity to book a train that is less crowded. If capacity exceeds comfort levels, customers can change their ticket without incurring a fee.

    ·         All trains are equipped with onboard filtration systems with a fresh air exchange rate every 4-5 minutes.

    ·         Per federal law and Amtrak policy, all customers and employees must wear a face mask or covering that fully covers the entire mouth and nose, fits snugly against the side of the face, and secures under the chin at all times while onboard and in stations. Neck gaiters, open-chin triangle bandanas, face shields, and masks containing valves, mesh material or holes of any kind do not qualify as acceptable face coverings.  Face masks can be removed briefly while actively eating, drinking or taking medication. Children under 2 years old are not required to wear a face covering. Refusing to wear a mask is a violation of federal law; passengers may be subject to penalties under federal law, denied boarding, removed from the train and banned from future travel in the event of noncompliance.

    Customers should not travel when experiencing COVID-19 symptoms or when they meet public health criteria for quarantine.