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User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6412 posts, RR: 51
Posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1041 times:

I remember as a kid we used to ride both Greyhound and Trailways out of New Orleans to Biloxi. In fact, I remember clearly taking the dog to Biloxi, and riding Trailways back. The funny thing was on the way back they had both a Greyhound and Trailways bus operating the route within minutes of each other. At a stop light on US 90, both buses were parked next to each other, and the drivers were laughing at each other and decided to do a little race and see who'd get to New Orleans first. Of course I was around 10 or so but I remember the Trailways bus I was on (one of those old Silver Eagles, I think it was) left the dog in its wake.

I realize that Greyhound purchased the Trailways Corporation in 1987, but now I see a bunch of independent Trailways operators (Adirondack, Burlington, etc.) around the country which offer through ticketing with Greyhound as well as on-line ticketing on their own websites.

Do you think one day we'll see the return of Continental Trailways (which operated coast-to-coast as one carrier) or do you think it'll just be Greyhound and the regional carriers as it is today?


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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 826 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 912 times:

I would not speculate on the answer to your question, but I do have many fond memories of taking Greyhound when I was in my 20's. Most people wouldn't have fond memories of cross-country bus trips, but for me, it was a way to relax and see the countryside-- close up-- plus it was CHEAP! And for some reason I was always able to sleep on a bus, whereas I cannot sleep on a plane.

Buses still go a lot of places that don't have commercial air service.

Would love to see some posts about memories of bus travel.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 905 times:



Quoting MSYtristar (Thread starter):
Do you think one day we'll see the return of Continental Trailways (which operated coast-to-coast as one carrier) or do you think it'll just be Greyhound and the regional carriers as it is today?

Greyhound has filled that void. Trailways used to be the poor man's Greyhound.
Megabus is growing and is the more elite bus line and Greyhound is for the derelicts.
Megabus is offering good service at a good price. The thing is that you need to have a credit card or ATM/debit card to use their service. That is a clever way to weed out the undesirables found on Greyhound.



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User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 826 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 889 times:

Interesting points, Fly. I see that while Megabus serves some key routes in the Northeast corridor, they are limited to 13 states in the East and Midwest, plus the province of Ontario. That seems pretty limited.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26196 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 870 times:



Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 3):
That seems pretty limited.

They are newish and have a rather straight forward business model. They aren't really going for the super long distance set that Greyhound attracts, rather they seem singularly focused on the college crowd/airline short haul competition.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 844 times:



Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 3):
Interesting points, Fly. I see that while Megabus serves some key routes in the Northeast corridor, they are limited to 13 states in the East and Midwest, plus the province of Ontario. That seems pretty limited.

Sorry if my earlier points were a bit condescending to those in the rural parts of the country. Eventually, Megabus will grow and serve more areas. However, I think Amtrak will attract this crowd for long-distance trips.
Greyhound will always be around no matter what.



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