Got Cash? Get Drunk on an Amtrak


For GrandLuxe ticketholders on the California Zephyr, which brings the plush from Chicago to San Francisco; or equally cushed-out Southwest Chief (Chicago to LA) or Silver Meteor (moving between DC, Miami or Orlando) riders, Amtrak has a thirst-quenching proposition: a $100 per person credit for alcohol between November and January.

And yes, that includes hard liquor (unlike that one party we attended for ad:tech the other night), and yes, it's on top of dinner wine already included in the cost of the ticket.

This draw for alchy-kind was bound to piss somebody off, and MADD, of course, was high on the list. Spokeswoman Misty Moyse says, "This sounds like a lot of credit toward possible overindulging."

But hey, nobody on the train is driving (that's their whole shtick, right? Drunk driving?), so we say MADD's overstepping its bounds.

Do shoe salesmen tell the cufflinks guys how to do their jobs? No.

by Angela Natividad    Aug- 3-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Promotions   

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Good grief. This is on a luxury train for Amtrak 'rewards' members only - so they can buy wine at $50 a glass. This is hardly the frat booze train...

Posted by: John McLachlan on August 3, 2007 10:22 PM

if I buy a ticket and they suddenly pull the promo-it will be the train in vain

Posted by: Brian on August 9, 2007 2:59 PM