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Here’s a quick demo of Hipmunk flight search, and what’s going on in the background. 

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New: Train Travel Search; Amtrak Contest, Tickets and Points!

We are excited to let you know that as of today you can now find Amtrak train trips alongside flight results on routes where Amtrak provides service. We’re committed to giving you all the best travel options, whether by air or rail, and we’re proud that we’re the first and only U.S. travel site to include train results! 

You’ll see the train schedules and prices where available when you enter either the airport or city. A wireless logo will also appear on WiFi-enabled trains. Once you select a trip on either our website or on the iPhone/iPad app, we’ll send you off to Amtrak.com to book the ticket.

 

And, we have a special offer for new members in celebration of our new partnership.  Enroll in Amtrak Guest Rewards and travel within 90 days to earn 750 bonus points. This is for new members only between now and 7/31/12. You must also travel within 90 days of enrollment to earn bonus points.

And, for even more Amtrak/Hipmunk love—we’re celebrating by launching the “Train Trak Photo Contest,” which will run through September 22, 2011. To participate, send us a picture you’ve taken of trains, train stations, platforms, or yourself on a train or platform to Amtrak (at) hipmunk (dot) com by 11:59pm PT on September 22, 2011. On September 23, we’ll select ten finalists and post the photos to Facebook where you’ll be invited to vote for your favorite photos. All finalists will receive $50 worth of Amtrak tickets and the finalist with the most votes with receive $150 worth of Amtrak tickets.

Check out the official rules here, and we look forward to seeing your pics!

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