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CheapAir® First Online Travel Agency to Accept Bitcoin for Amtrak Seats

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With CheapAir's Amtrak Integration and Support for Bitcoin, Travelers Can Now Book Train Fares, Flights and Hotels with Crypto-Currency

CALABASAS, Calif., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CheapAir, the world's first online travel agency to let customers book flights and Amtrak fares in one seamless process, is now the first travel booking site that lets travelers pay for Amtrak fares with Bitcoin. For fans of Bitcoin and customers who like choice in how they travel and what they pay with, CheapAir has once again pushed the boundaries of digital travel planning.

In November 2013, CheapAir became the world's first online travel agency to accept Bitcoin for flights, and in February 2014, it became the first to let customers pay for hotels with Bitcoin. Now, customer can book airfare, hotels and Amtrak seats using the world's most popular digital currency.

Travelers can mix-and-match flights and train seats, choose between standard and Acela Express routes and select between Economy and Business Class seating. Trains are available between New York and Boston, New York and Washington D.C., Boston and Washington D.C., Los Angeles and San Diego, St. Louis and Chicago, and Portland and Seattle, with other popular Amtrak routes coming soon

"At CheapAir, we believe customers should get the most travel options, the most payment options and the most personalized service available," said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir. "We think it's pretty cool when travelers can search Amtrak fares with their voice-from an airplane selected specifically for its WiFi-pay for train seats with Bitcoin from that airplane-and then get $100 back if their fares drop!"   

About CheapAir®

Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir is powered by a team of 50 travel enthusiasts who use cutting edge technology and superior customer service to radically simplify the way people shop for travel deals. Our proprietary airfare shopping engine does all the work for you, using a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet. We show you fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate site with all the best flight amenities to bring some joy to your trip planning. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with CheapAir on Facebook CheapAir on Google+ or CheapAir on Twitter.

CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry while planning a backpacking trip through Europe on a student's budget. CheapAir.com still takes a creative approach to fare finding and, along with its sister company, Amtrav for Business Travelers, has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.

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