DALLAS (Nov. 12, 2007) – Greyhound Lines, Inc. today launched a new priority seating initiative on select departures from select cities in the United States, allowing customers priority boarding privileges and the ability to reserve a specific seat for a nominal fee. The company also partnered with Peter Pan Bus Lines to expand opportunities for priority seating on select routes in the Northeast.
Customers pay a $5 fee at the ticket counter to select a specific seat and board before all non-priority passengers. Customers purchasing tickets through www.greyhound.com can reserve a seat at the ticket counter in their departure terminal.
“Greyhound heard our customers’ desire to board the bus early and go to a specific seat so we tested the priority seating concept and found overwhelming positive customer response,” said Dave Leach, president and chief executive officer, Greyhound Lines, Inc. “This program allows us to provide a more enjoyable travel experience by giving our customers first choice and a guaranteed seat on select schedules.”
Reserved seating is sold one way and in select cities on specific schedules. It is only valid on the exact date and schedule for which customers have booked their trip. Customers have the option of purchasing reserved seating from 30 days in advance to 45 minutes prior to departure, but must be present at the gate no fewer than 20 minutes before departure.
“With priority seating, our customers now can sit back and relax while waiting for their schedule, or take advantage of the extra time to sit down and enjoy a meal in our food service area,” said Leach.
Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines both offer priority seating between New York and Boston, Washington and Baltimore. Priority seating also is available on the following Greyhound routes: between Dallas and Houston; Chicago and Minneapolis, Minn.; and Atlanta and Orlando, Fla. In addition, customers can purchase reserved seating in Atlanta when traveling to Charlotte, N.C.; in Chicago when traveling to Memphis, Tenn., or Milwaukee; in Seattle when traveling to Vancouver, British Columbia; in Los Angeles when traveling to Las Vegas; and in Dallas when traveling to San Antonio.
For more information on priority seating or eligible schedules, please call your local terminal or consult a Greyhound ticket agent at the ticket counter.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 2,300 destinations with more than 10,500 daily departures across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound PackageXpress (GPX), as well as charters and shore services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-231-2222 or visit the Web site at www.greyhound.com.