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05-08-19, 05:35 PM
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Posted By Machka

No thank you! I'm so glad we live in at time...

No thank you!

I'm so glad we live in at time when we don't have travel by sea unless we really want to!!

I live on an island. We've got two publicly available methods of getting off the island:...
05-08-19, 08:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

We have places to go, people to see, things to...

We have places to go, people to see, things to do.

And planes get us there faster.

It is worth the money!!
04-30-19, 04:22 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

An experiment. USA Greyhound. Boise >...

An experiment.

USA Greyhound.
Boise > Chicago.
39 hours.

Driving ... according to Google Maps.
Boise > Chicago.
25 hours.
04-29-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

People fly because flying is faster! People...

People fly because flying is faster!

People drive because they can stop off wherever they want for whatever reasons they want.

And what do you think can happen when they serve alcohol on the...
04-29-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

It's a bit challenging to find a box when "the...

It's a bit challenging to find a box when "the powers that be" have decided that the train is stopping HERE, and HERE is some small down in the middle of nowhere ... and the bus is standing there...
04-29-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

Yes. I happily pay more for leg room on...

Yes.

I happily pay more for leg room on long-haul flights. Why? Because I want comfort!

I happily pay more for hotels in certain circumstances. Why? Because I want comfort!

I happily pay...
04-29-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

I have travelled by coach (Greyhound and similar)...

I have travelled by coach (Greyhound and similar) in several countries. In Australia, Canada, and the UK, there really is no difference between the people on the bus vs those in airplanes.

In the...
04-28-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

Yep ... the ultimate in segregation. Put each...

Yep ... the ultimate in segregation. Put each individual person in their own little enclosed compartment so they can go where they want to go in their own time. And listen to their own music, etc....
04-27-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

That's easy. Raise the rates. Double the prices....

That's easy. Raise the rates. Double the prices.


OK now that we've solved that problem, did you want to return to discussing how bus travel could be made better?

Why not look up coach travel...
04-25-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

Have a browse around the Australian Greyhound...

Have a browse around the Australian Greyhound site:
https://www.greyhound.com.au/


They're not just people movers.



Regarding watching movies, as long as you've got free wifi and usb...
04-23-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

More routes, more frequent buses, and more hours...

More routes, more frequent buses, and more hours would be good, especially in the outlying areas around here.
Grid system would be impossible here, there is no grid!

Straight routes ... as with...
04-22-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

I don't think you want to talk about shift work...

I don't think you want to talk about shift work and working nights, right?

How about coming up with some more ideas of how buses can get better, like I did a couple posts up?
04-21-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

For long distance travel, I prefer planes,...

For long distance travel, I prefer planes, trains, and automobiles.

Having travelled some long distances by bus, they are probably best suited to shorter distance travel.

So how can buses be...
04-20-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

Some people prefer night shifts and don't mind...

Some people prefer night shifts and don't mind long hours on their own.

I thoroughly enjoyed the 3:00 pm - 11:00 pm shift I worked one year some time ago. It suited my personal clock.
I also...
04-19-19, 09:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

I would like to see this in our area. They...

I would like to see this in our area.

They can continue to run the larger buses on the current schedule where the buses go about every 60 minutes during their designated "off peak" times, but I'd...
04-19-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,131
Posted By Machka

Schedules take care of those things. It's...

Schedules take care of those things.

It's not like the driver stays up all day ... and then drives all night.
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