September was a relatively low-key travel month: Nick and I went to visit my parents in New Hampshire, and I needed to make a last minute trip home at the end of the month. Nothing fancy or exotic (or cheap!).
|Date||Item||Points Used (Cash Saved)||Cash Used|
|9/1||2x Amtrak tickets, NYP-BOS||—||$76.00|
|9/1||2x Concord Coach tickets, BOS-CON||—||$30.00|
|9/5||2x Concord Coach tickets, CON-BOS||—||$30.00|
|9/5||2x Amtrak Acela tickets, BOS-NYP||—||$207.00|
|9/29||1x Amtrak ticket, NYP-BOS||—||$125.00|
|9/29||1x Concord Coach ticket, BOS-CON||—||$15.00|
In sum, we used no points towards travel expenses (womp womp, we’ll need to try harder next time!), and spend $483 on five train tickets and five bus tickets. Average train ticket price? $81.60. Not terrible, but not great. The last minute trip at the end of the month definitely drove up the price, as the NYP-BOS-NYP trip can usually be done for under $100.