I think most people have taken a trip on a charter bus at some point in their lives. But for some reason, there continues to be these misconceptions and myths floating around about what charter bus travel is like. In my scouring of ‘The Internets’, I found that there are three myths about bus travel that people seem to really be holding on to: 1) Charter buses aren’t as safe as other modes of transportation, 2) Charter buses are expensive, and 3) Charter buses are uncomfortable. Listen, these myths are wrong. I’m about to tell you why.
1) Myth: Isn’t it true that charter buses aren’t as safe as cars?
Truth: Charter buses are actually safer than planes, trains, and automobiles! This is due to a myriad of factors but I think the biggest reason for this is that charter bus drivers are highly trained. Like…I can’t just walk into the Preferred Motorcoach Offices and say, “Hey Steve! I want to be one of your drivers!” and he actually hand me some keys. Negative, ghostwriter. These drivers have years of experience and training so they can keep everyone on board safe.
2) Myth: Charter buses are ‘spensive!
Truth: That ain’t true. When you think about it, how often do you see church groups, school groups, sports teams (both professionals and others), musicians, presidential candidates, and many others travel by charter bus? All. The. Time. That’s because the over all cost is cheaper than trying to get everyone plane or train tickets. Everybody can ride together to their destination and arrive at the same time. If you’ve ever had to deal with a caravan of 134,795,837,485 people packed into 5 cars all trying to get to the same place at the same time, you know…
3) Myth: Charter buses aren’t comfy!
Truth: LIES! Let me tell you something. My mom has traveled a lot. Both domestic and abroad. If you asked her what one of her favorite trips was, she will tell you it was one of the trips she took with a church group on a charter bus. A lot of this probably has to do with the comfy-ness (yes, I just made that word up) she experienced on that trip. As opposed to a plane or car, you have a lot more room to move around on a charter bus. Your group can bring snacks, drinks, actual pillows (not those baby travel pillows that just tick you off), games, movies and lots of other entertainment that you might not be able to take if you traveled another way. There aren’t nearly as many restrictions on luggage!
So, did I debunk any of the myths you thought were true about charter bus trips? Let me know in the comments!
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