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#21 RichardK

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 02:20 PM

According to their website, the pickup point in downtown Houston is at the corner of Dallas and Louisiana Street. This is just outside the Hyatt Regency. Rental cars can be booked through the hotel. However, they make no mention of parking.

 

Apparently, the conference rooms were not working out that well. Most of the time they were not booked. When the coach was full, they would book the conference seats individually by phone.


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Posted 23 December 2015 - 01:51 PM

People must be traveling today instead of Christmas eve. This is certainly not business travel. The 2:00 PM Dallas to Austin is sold out. This is the  new configuration.

 

http://www.vonlane.c.../booking/index/


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 03:57 PM

Vonlane is opening San Antonio/Houston service the first week of April. They apparently ordered new MCI J4500 coaches to support this route. Previously, they were only operating Prevost X3-45 and H3-45 between Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

I happened to see one of the new MCI models departing the Dallas Love Field Doubletree hotel at 3:00 PM today on the Houston run. Very nice looking. 

What would be the advantage of MCI over Prevost?


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 09:52 PM

Vonlane is opening San Antonio/Houston service the first week of April. They apparently ordered new MCI J4500 coaches to support this route. Previously, they were only operating Prevost X3-45 and H3-45 between Dallas, Houston, and Austin.

I happened to see one of the new MCI models departing the Dallas Love Field Doubletree hotel at 3:00 PM today on the Houston run. Very nice looking. 

What would be the advantage of MCI over Prevost?

None, IMHO....

I believe the Prevost coaches offer the best ride...especially the X-3's......


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 11:44 PM

Vonlane is opening San Antonio/Houston service the first week of April. They apparently ordered new MCI J4500 coaches to support this route. Previously, they were only operating Prevost X3-45 and H3-45 between Dallas, Houston, and Austin.
I happened to see one of the new MCI models departing the Dallas Love Field Doubletree hotel at 3:00 PM today on the Houston run. Very nice looking. 
What would be the advantage of MCI over Prevost?

None, IMHO....
I believe the Prevost coaches offer the best ride...especially the X-3's......
How about lifetime costs?

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Posted 24 March 2017 - 09:00 AM

I am not sure how many miles the average line haul company or tour operator racks up per year. My calculations indicate Vonlane is accumulating approximately 300,000 per bus a year. My limited knowledge of this industry does not tell me if this is high or low in comparison. 


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Posted 24 March 2017 - 11:34 AM

I am not sure how many miles the average line haul company or tour operator racks up per year. My calculations indicate Vonlane is accumulating approximately 300,000 per bus a year. My limited knowledge of this industry does not tell me if this is high or low in comparison. 


I would say, that is very high...I believe average line haul is probably less than 200,000 per year, and tours even lower...
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Posted 21 September 2017 - 08:26 AM

They are starting Fort Worth/Austin service on October 2. It seems the business model is working. Their Facebook page is full of positive comments.


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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:22 AM

They are starting Fort Worth/Austin service on October 2. It seems the business model is working. Their Facebook page is full of positive comments.

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