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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by brewcrew1000 » Wed Sep 16, 2015 12:34 pm

nomadcowatbk wrote:
mykn wrote:I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.


most Greyhound riders probably buy their tickets at the station with cash


This is why i like Megabus and wish they would expand here. Greyhound seems to cater more to the transient type crowd that has to scrap together bus money to leave town, even the Greyhound bus location in KC is in a somewhat seedy area. Megabus seems to cater to the younger college crowd, I also think they offer wifi on board. The bus stop location is in a nice part of town.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by mykn » Wed Sep 16, 2015 3:53 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote:
nomadcowatbk wrote:
mykn wrote:I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.


most Greyhound riders probably buy their tickets at the station with cash


This is why i like Megabus and wish they would expand here. Greyhound seems to cater more to the transient type crowd that has to scrap together bus money to leave town, even the Greyhound bus location in KC is in a somewhat seedy area. Megabus seems to cater to the younger college crowd, I also think they offer wifi on board. The bus stop location is in a nice part of town.

The Yelp reviews for our Greyhound stop are pretty funny.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by nomadcowatbk » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:15 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:
nomadcowatbk wrote:
mykn wrote:I recently tried to take Grayhound to Wichita. Their website failed to charge my card properly three times, preventing me from buying a ticket. I contacted their support by email about it and only got a response back 3 weeks later, long after I needed my ticket. Greyhound definitely has its problems.


most Greyhound riders probably buy their tickets at the station with cash


This is why i like Megabus and wish they would expand here. Greyhound seems to cater more to the transient type crowd that has to scrap together bus money to leave town, even the Greyhound bus location in KC is in a somewhat seedy area. Megabus seems to cater to the younger college crowd, I also think they offer wifi on board. The bus stop location is in a nice part of town.


what Greyhound station isn't in a seedy area or truck stop?


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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by brewcrew1000 » Tue May 08, 2018 10:34 am

I'm still kind of mad Megabus bolted KC and I really thought they mishandled the route operations here. St Louis now goes to Dallas with a stop in Memphis. I always thought KC should have had a route to Dallas with Stops in Lawrence, Wichita, OKC and Norman. KC also should have had stops to Omaha and Des Moines, I never understood why they tried to do the long haul all the way to Chicago via I-70, you can get flights on SW to Chicago fairly cheap most of the year and the Amtrak route to Chicago is pretty great.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue May 08, 2018 10:46 am

brewcrew1000 wrote:I'm still kind of mad Megabus bolted KC and I really thought they mishandled the route operations here. St Louis now goes to Dallas with a stop in Memphis. I always thought KC should have had a route to Dallas with Stops in Lawrence, Wichita, OKC and Norman. KC also should have had stops to Omaha and Des Moines, I never understood why they tried to do the long haul all the way to Chicago via I-70, you can get flights on SW to Chicago fairly cheap most of the year and the Amtrak route to Chicago is pretty great.
I believe those destinations are available via Greyhound or Jefferson, and may even be subsidized by the state/feds.

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by nomadcowatbk » Tue May 08, 2018 1:42 pm

brewcrew1000 wrote: I never understood why they tried to do the long haul all the way to Chicago via I-70, you can get flights on SW to Chicago fairly cheap most of the year and the Amtrak route to Chicago is pretty great.
do they require credit cards? greyhound doesn't

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by nomadcowatbk » Tue May 08, 2018 1:42 pm

DaveKCMO wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:I'm still kind of mad Megabus bolted KC and I really thought they mishandled the route operations here. St Louis now goes to Dallas with a stop in Memphis. I always thought KC should have had a route to Dallas with Stops in Lawrence, Wichita, OKC and Norman. KC also should have had stops to Omaha and Des Moines, I never understood why they tried to do the long haul all the way to Chicago via I-70, you can get flights on SW to Chicago fairly cheap most of the year and the Amtrak route to Chicago is pretty great.
I believe those destinations are available via Greyhound or Jefferson, and may even be subsidized by the state/feds.
and Greyhound will take cash

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Re: MegaBus service offers $1 rides from St Louis to Chicago, KC added

Post by DaveKCMO » Tue May 08, 2018 2:11 pm

nomadcowatbk wrote:
DaveKCMO wrote:
brewcrew1000 wrote:I'm still kind of mad Megabus bolted KC and I really thought they mishandled the route operations here. St Louis now goes to Dallas with a stop in Memphis. I always thought KC should have had a route to Dallas with Stops in Lawrence, Wichita, OKC and Norman. KC also should have had stops to Omaha and Des Moines, I never understood why they tried to do the long haul all the way to Chicago via I-70, you can get flights on SW to Chicago fairly cheap most of the year and the Amtrak route to Chicago is pretty great.
I believe those destinations are available via Greyhound or Jefferson, and may even be subsidized by the state/feds.
and Greyhound will take cash
For now. I've heard that they're trying to cut overhead and staffed ticketing is an easy target since all of these services have mobile apps and websites.

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