The Shorthaul – United: Boston – Philadelphia (and vice versa) $65. Roundtrip, including all Taxes

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This is cheaper than riding the bus or taking the train.

What is The Shorthaul? Read here.

Liberty Bell Photo: basyke, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Liberty Bell Photo: basyke, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Sample Travel Date:

  • September 4th – 10th

Fare Availability:

Routing:

  • BOS – EWR (Newark) – ZFV (Philadelphia Railway Station) – EWR – BOS
  • ZFV is the the airport code for Philadelphia 30th Street Amtrak Station. The ZFV – EWR // EWR – ZFV segment is operated by Amtrak.
  • A few things to remember about fares from ZFV from our reader Sean
    • You do NOT earn Premier Qualifying mileage on the ZFV-EWR and EWR-ZFV segments
    • You do earn 250 Redeemable miles, but do NOT earn status bonuses.
    • You do have to take the train to start the reservation
    • In the case of a schedule change, you may be able to drop the ZFV-EWR segment. (Your Mileage May Vary)
    • You can only print out your Amtrak boarding pass the day the train departs from the departing terminal kiosk or ticket desk.
  • United travel vouchers cannot be combined or used with fares from ZFV.
  • Logistics of the train to plane transfer
    • From Newark:
      • Follow sign for AirTrain
      • Take AirTrain to Rail Link Stop (Past Terminal C and P4)
      • And exit using your Amtrak ticket. AirTrain fare is included
      • NJ Transit and Amtrak shares a platform, so look for the right departure platform
    • To Newark from Newark Amtrak Station:
      • The above reversed
  • Baggage will not be automatically be transferred from Amtrak to United and vice versa should you check your luggage. You must re-check your luggage with either United or Amtrak.

Mileage:

  • Non United Elite Flyers: 402 Premier Qualifying Miles + 500 Redeemable Miles
  • United Elite Flyers: 1,000 Premier Qualifying Miles + 500 Redeemable Miles

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How to Book:

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