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Exciting new way to travel in Texas - only two Dallas routes available now

Exciting new way to travel in Texas - only two Dallas routes available now

Old Sep 13, 15, 3:13 pm
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Exciting new way to travel in Texas - only two Dallas routes available now

Did a search, and didn't see this posted.

Vonlane luxury bus line serves Dallas to Houston and Austin, with Houston Austin service coming.

Saw this as I'm catching up on my reading, namely August Dallas Morning News.

This is not Greyhound, even the new express, or Magabus, this is first class service, alas I'm not sure I will avail myself as it's $100 each way.

This is a great deal as these are First Class seats in 2-1 configuration with an attendant, WiFi and satellite TV. Houston stop is at one of the parking lots south of IAH, so I assume shuttle to airport for those trips where AA does a hub attack

Almost feel like this should be cross posted to AA forum
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Old Sep 28, 15, 12:25 pm
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I'm failing to see what is exciting about this. I'll get excited when there's decent train service between cities in the Texas Triangle.

We're talking about a BUS here. A bus that will be subject to the same crap traffic on I-35 as my private car that I don't have to share with anyone.

From their website:

Our on-board service makes you feel like you're on a private jet...
Dude, you are talking about a BUS. If it doesn't look like a jet, if it doesn't talk like a jet, if it doesn't walk like a jet... Well you know the rest!

Many private jets have no on-board service at all. And that's just fine by the folks who fly on them. They can get their own damn coffee and popcorn or cookies at the FBO before they get on the plane.

...and lets you make the most of your valuable time compared to your peers traveling with one of those cattle-call airlines.
DAL-AUS/HOU on WN takes about an hour of my valuable time. Your overhyped BUS takes at least triple that. With presumably the lousy safety record inherent in the intercity bus industry. At more than double the cost of driving myself.


Wake me up when there's decent train service in Texas. Until then, WN will remain king.
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