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One inch (2.5 cm) of falling snow changes pretty much nothing. Even more so for a heavy vehicle. Snow melts easily by the passing of vehicles and so most motorways do not have more than a very thin layer of snow after an inch (2.5 cm) of snowfall. At 4 inches (1 dm), it starts making a difference, depending on the rate of falling. Both bus and train take ...


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1" isn't a storm, but it could combine with other factors to cause problems on the highway. The snow will not affect Amtrak's Boston-NYC corridor. 1 inch of snow is nothing to them. As for the highway, 1" generally isn't a lot... but that depends on how it affects the roads. Is it a temperature range where road salt works effectively? Is it a busy time ...


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2.5 cm of snow where I live wouldn't do a thing to bus schedules, unless we got rain prior - i.e. rain started freezing, and turned to snow. If that happens, all bets are off. Also, buses tend to be pretty secure in slippery conditions. The vehicles are big and heavy, and have significant weight over their drive wheels. (This, from a local bus company ...


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There is no universal rule; you must check with each bus line you are considering as to their specific policies. That said, I am not aware of any unreserved buses on the busy Boston-to-New York City route. If you make a reservation for a 7pm bus and wish to travel on an earlier or later bus, you must therefore exchange your ticket. Depending on the terms of ...


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Not sure if you meant Megabus is "relatively cheaper" than other bus lines, if so, that's often not true. Over at Busbud we do price research on buses, including Megabus. Bus companies are using ever-more high tech pricing systems that monitor demand and competitors' pricing. I just did a quick search on Busbud for cheapest DC - NYC bus for Weds, Sept 6th: ...


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According to this site: Reserved seats are visually distinct with solid blue coloring and are identified by a large number embroidered onto the seat fabric. This number corresponds to the specific seat number customers select on the Megabus.com website at the time of purchase. Since only a small fraction of the seats are reserved (10 of 80 or so) they ...


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While bad luck is always possible with bus traffic, I've found Megabus's scheduled arrival times to be pretty accurate between Philly and New York. At morning rush hour they use the bus-only lane for the last ~3 miles before the Lincoln Tunnel, so you zip past the cars stuck in traffic and it ends up being only a few minutes slower than at other times.


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This Megabus page Luggage states We don’t mind what your luggage is packed in, and we only ask that it weighs no more than 20kg and is no bigger than a standard ‘large’ suitcase. The maximum size of a single bag is 200cm (width + height + depth). And this Megabus page Luggage policy states For guidance this must not exceed 62 inches when adding the ...


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When I hover my mouse pointer over the symbol I get a tip pop up. The ones I see are: wifi on board toilets electric sockets compartments for hand luggage (presumably overhead shelf inside coach) luggage transportation (presumably a luggage hold below the floor of the coach) drinks snacks If you look at individual operators' pages you will see a ...


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Officially megabus says: Reservations can be made for trips at least 45 days in advance of departure. Due to operational constraints megabus may choose to change this period. It seems in practice Megabus has opened bookings in seasonal chunks for the past few years. Megabus opened bookings for the Fall period after Labor Day to before Thanksgiving ...


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The facility fee, operation fee, facility maintenance charge, customer facility charge, passenger facility charge, etc. is a fee for the upkeep of a terminal or similar facility that the carrier is allowed to pass through to the customer. You would think that this would be an ordinary cost of doing business that the carrier would absorb and factor into the ...


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