New breed of buses draws Thanksgiving travelers

Nov 26, 2013 by Jason Keyser

Millions of Americans are on the move for Thanksgiving, and more of them are discovering that a bus is the cheapest, comfiest and even coolest way to survive the nation's largest annual migration.

After nearly half a century of decline in the bus industry, a new breed of sleek, Wi-Fi-equipped intercity coach is transforming the image of the bus as the much-ridiculed travel option of last resort. With free Internet connections, tickets as cheap as $1 and decent legroom, companies such as Megabus.com and BoltBus are luring holiday travelers disenchanted with the hair-pulling rituals of airports and driving.

Twenty-two-year-old Natalie Sienicki says "it is a nice ride." Her trip from Chicago to Ann Arbor, Mich., on Megabus.com cost $56 roundtrip.

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