Amtrak Links With Universal For Pets Promotion

Amtrak is partnering with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment for a promotion linked to the release of “The Secret Life of Pets.”

From Dec. 6 - 11, customers can book online to participate in the promotion, where “Pets Ride Free.” The offer allows pets to ride at no additional cost on participating Amtrak routes from Dec. 9 through March 31. 

Information on the “Pets Ride Free” offer is available on the company’s website, at select ticket counters and stations, and on trains, including AmtrakConnect Wi-Fi portals, says Jerome Trahan, Amtrak principal marketing specialist.

The promotions is aimed at passengers who enjoy traveling with their pets, Trahan says. It aims to promote Amtrak’s pets program. During the first year of Amtrak’s pet program, more than 15,000 dogs and cats traveled with their owners on select Amtrak trains across the country. 



In addition, a limited number of TheSecret Life of Pets prizes will be available to customers at select stations. The program will be supported in 40 Amtrak markets nationwide including New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Oakland, Dallas, Baltimore, Cleveland, Portland, Ore., Seattle, St. Louis, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Orlando, Miami, Jacksonville, Charleston, S.C., and others.

Universal Pictures Home Entertainment releasedThe Secret Life of Pets, America’s top-grossing original film of the year, on Digital HD on Nov. 22. The film will be available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, and DVD with nearly an hour of bonus content, including three mini-movies, on Dec. 6. The film also will be available On Demand on Dec. 6.



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