July 25, 2014

Babushka's Bus Brigade- @RedCoachUsa and @GreyhoundBus - The Comparison #Review

This is the Tweet that started it all. 

They were willing to do the comparison, and sent El Dr. and BB to Tallahassee. 
 All pics, observations and opinions are Babushka and grandson.

HolaHolaHola My Beautifuls!!!

This summer BB was blessed once again to have a mini vacation with my eldest grandson, El. Dr.  As y'all know, Babushka prefers the bus for Florida innerstate travel, and have been traveling this way for years. In BB's opinion nothing beats having someone else drive for you who knows the way and lets you just eat,sleep and be on the internet the whole trip.  Also, you can't beat the price- as far as gas goes, the tickets are waaayy less than what you'd pay if you were driving.  So, Babushka travel any other way? JU SO FONII!!! Now what didn't occur to me were the differences between bus services.  Wow and Woah.  An example? It's like the difference between a pedicure, and a spa pedicure. Like la diferencia entre Walmart and Target. Ahora si, BB sees you nodding.

Florida's Luxury Busline RedCoachUSA
The actual guagua/bus BB & El Dr. rode to Tallahassee

Now Y'all know Babushka loves the details- miren pa' esto, just take a look...

El Dr., remembering the last bus terminal we were in, couldn't hold back his joy.
The sitting lounge, the welcoming door, and the vending machine with acceptable prices.
Enjoying the seat with nearby plug while holding on to the snack packs.
Si My Beautifuls- they give their guests snack packs!!

You KNOW BB was open mouthed- in every meaning of that phrase.

Now Greyhound has a 50lb underbus allowance free to each passenger,
which I always thought was good.

What does RedCoach offer its passengers?

2- 50 lbs of luggage under the bus!!!

If you're a light packer, you might prefer the 1 carryon AND 1 purse Greyhound rule whereas RedCoach has the 1 carryon/1purse regulation.  For Babushka that's a hard one, since I must have my laptop, and my Popa bag w/snacks is almost a carryon all by itself. Since El Dr. was going that was ok this time.  Also ok this time was the amplitud, the spaciousness of the bus. 

Actually, it was more than ok!  Instead of the 51 passenger bus Babushka usually traveled on, the RedCoach accomodates 27.  And if you notice, one side has single seats and the other has two; that way those who travel alone can have their space and those traveling together can sit together without fear of separation.  BIG difference.  As a matter of fact, they even have assigned seats for the different types of fares. Si, they totally have different categories- First, Business, Economy. No se, but maybe because I was comparing, but BB didn't see a bad seat in the whole bus.  Es mas, note the shakiness of the picture, Babushka was in shock. Not only was the bus spacious, but the legroom...

RedCoach Florida Luxury Bus legroom

Another unbelievable thing?  When BB last year, first told El Dr. we were going by bus he asked if they had snacks and a movie.  Of course we all laughed, but "out of the mouth of babes", who's laughing now??  RedCoach has on board movies!  Here is a short video showing how we enjoyed our ride - first class luxury for Babushka and Grandson.

Ok si, Greyhound has more scheduled trips, but in the cities RedCoach has, they also have shuttles. Buenisimo right? Imaginate, the  business meetings, hotels, the marinas,the restaurants,the shopping! Here's the link for the Miami shuttle so you can take a looksie.

 And for those parents sending their children off to a Florida University, you can't beat the comodidad and greater sense of security on RedCoach.  But BB will write for my college parents- as well as those parents who want to take a hassle free ride to Orlando, on another post. Just let it be known, that for Florida bus travel- point for point, and if I had my druthers, it would be RedCoach all the way.It may be a little bit more, but like the aforementioned spa treatment, that extra pampering is definitely worth it.

 No wonder there was no hesitation from RedCoach when Babushka contacted them through Tweety.
They've really got no competition.

Happy Travels this summer My Beautifuls!!!


Bohemian Babushka
Bohemian Babushka

Groovy Spanglish speaking Grandma of 6 who loves life and all its adventures. Motivational while still keeping it real, Babushka shows how all things looked at with gratitude are good, and how to say to la vida- JU SO FONII!!!

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