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  1. Ted S.
    Ted S. at |

    Does anyone know if Selects and Select Pluses get any upgrades in their welcome kit, or is Select Executive now the only way to earn upgrades these days? I made Select status back when the Guest Rewards program was still young and got a handful of ClubAcela passes and upgrades in my welcome kit. If Select Executive is now the only way to get upgrades, the program has certainly gotten a lot stingier.

  2. Evan
    Evan at |

    Upgrades still come in the welcome kit at all levels. If you’ve followed the AGR forum on FlyerTalk there is at least one other perk – SE will be the first AGR tier where upgrades are available electronically and applied electronically rather than requiring a paper turn-in.

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  4. RQ
    RQ at |

    Not all routes on Acela get a 500 point fixed amount per trip. Some only get 2 points per $

  5. Ben
    Ben at |

    Also, Select Plus and Select Executive members can redeem AGR points without having to abide by blackout dates which is huge.

  6. JohnnieD
    JohnnieD at |

    I believe one can get this status with 20K in spending on the Amtrak/Chase cc. It gets you United Club Access and it could get you 2 $100 Hyatt GC’s. The card has no annual fee. Using VR’s that is easily accomplished ,more so with the 12K bonus…..

  7. Nunya
    Nunya at |

    I think status is based on Tier Qualifying Points which are only Amtrak travel and not credit card spend.