Monday, September 12, 2011

An Excellent $6 Knoxville-DC Megabus Adventure


Read about Dan and Holly's excellent $6 Megabus adventure from Knoxville to DC. 

For previous CD posts about Megabus go here, here and here.

5 Comments:

At 9/12/2011 12:39 PM, Blogger sethstorm said...

Only if you forget all about the negatives they present in the story. Then it becomes a losing proposition, for its inconsistencies, real fast.

It's a textbook reason how cheapness is a sign of weakness.

 
At 9/13/2011 2:40 AM, Blogger Ron H. said...

"It's a textbook reason how cheapness is a sign of weakness."

I agree completely. I always take the most expensive bus I can find, so I won't be seen as weak.

 
At 9/13/2011 11:08 AM, Blogger GW South said...

Sethstorm - you are correct in that a general rule to follow is that a product that is "cheaper" will not be as high quality. But for a graduate student like me living in Tennessee who has many friends from undergrad living in DC, this is an awesome deal.

For a 4 day weekend the prices will be higher, but for around $50 I can get a bus to take me all the way to DC and back with wireless internet. I've made the drive several times in a 28mpg car and been hit with about $200 in gas costs. Or I could fly into Baltimore on Southwest and take the Amtrak into DC. That total round trip cost is about $350, and will honestly not be that much quicker than the bus.

Overall, the prospect of putting on long pants and bringing a sweatshirt doesn't seem so daunting when compared to the cost savings.

 
At 9/13/2011 1:41 PM, Blogger Dan said...

Mark,

Thanks for the link! It really is a great value. My wife and I are planning on taking the Megabus again this fall to save money on a trip to Iceland. We didn't plan as far ahead this time, and the tickets were a whopping $20... but we'll save $600 by taking the bus to DC and flying out from there instead of starting with a flight from Knoxville.

Dan

 
At 3/11/2012 12:39 PM, Blogger Gayle Crabtree said...

Megabus is one of the best things to happen in Knoxville for awhile. It's an addictive weakness that I'm glad to claim.

My favorite things in life are cheap and easy. Megabus fits my needs. Plus, that cheap fleece blanket in my backpack and doubles as a picnic blanket at home. :)

 

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