FlixBus In the Southern U.S

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  1. Apr 21, 2019 #26

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    Seating looks a bit tight, especially on knee room. Is it on par with Amtrak coach?

    Did the seats in the earlier photos have leather trim, and the latest ones not, or was it just camera angle? Did it make a difference in comfort?

    And was that a trash bag hanging from the seat back? I wouldn't want to be in the seat behind it!

    Have you been on MegaBus or RedCoach? How do they compare?
     
  2. Apr 21, 2019 #27

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    So far, GL has not changed service to directly respond to Flix. but over the past several years they have been working to rid themselves of intermediate stops and large terminals, while upgrading their website sales and putting new buses into service. This is an indirect response to the "curbside" carriers. However, having stations that can handle walk-ins puts them first in line when authorities or charities want to move people. For example:

    GREYHOUND ADDS SERVICE TO HANDLE MIGRANT RUSH

    Greyhound Lines service changes in recent years have mainly been reductions,
    but now the flood of migrants being dropped off at Greyhound stations has
    resulted in a build-up of the already well-served transcontinental corridor
    through El Paso, Texas. Following a pattern previously seen during energy
    and other crises, the biggest demand increase has occurred on the heaviest
    traveled routes. Amtrak's sporadic service through El Paso and border towns
    is showing random effects, while the new Flixbus service in the Southwest is
    not showing a spillover.

    Since March 6th, the veteran bus operator has added:

    * Dallas - El Paso - Los Angeles round trip
    * Dallas - Atlanta round-trip
    * Dallas - Nashville round-trip
    * Dallas - El Paso - Phoenix two round-trips
    * Dallas - El Paso round-trip

    Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and Nashville are hubs in the Greyhound Lines
    network offering numerous onward connections.
     
  3. Apr 22, 2019 #28

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    Legroom was pretty comparable to Greyhound. Less than Amtrak, though.

    Yes, actually all the buses I’ve been on had different seats. All of the seats themselves were very comfortable with a good seat cushion. Biloxi - San Antonio was 10h20m and I was not uncomfortable at any point in the trip.

    The drivers put those new trash bags out so people can dispose of anything they have with them. The buses were very new and clean so I guess this a way of trying to keep them that way.

    I’ve been on Megabus a few times. I think FlixBus is a more comfortable ride. Also the drivers I think are more professional on FlixBus. I’d say they are kind of similar, but I prefer FlixBus.

    Curious to see where they’ll expand next.
     
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    So, a few things:
    (1) FlixBus doesn't have any on-board catering (something that's an issue on longer trips).
    (2) What's the seat pitch?
    (3) Does FlixBus stop anywhere en route (pax stops, not possible food stops)?
     
  6. Apr 25, 2019 #31

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    In my experience there is no place on earth that is more in love with arbitrary tipping culture than the USA.


    Yeah, "comparable to Greyhound" doesn't really mean that much to those of us who never rode Greyhound in the first place.
     

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