DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Greyhound, the largest provider of intercity bus transportation, is gearing up for one of the busiest Thanksgiving holiday seasons in recent history, with more than 540,000 customers expected to travel to more than 2,300 destinations across the United States, the equivalent of 58,557 fully loaded 737 aircraft. The company expects record numbers compared to prior Thanksgiving holidays, as customer demand has continued to increase.
In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday and to thank customers for their loyalty, Greyhound will be offering customers a discount on their food and beverage purchase. On Nov. 22, customers can simply stop by participating station restaurants, show their ticket and receive 20 percent off their food and beverage purchase of $5 or more.
"We expect the highest demand to be Nov. 23 – 27, and we've been getting ready across our network to support the increased customer volume," said Bill Blankenship, chief operating officer, Greyhound Lines, Inc. "Customers know we eliminate the stress of holiday travel with our hassle-free end-to-end travel experience all while enjoying our modern on-board amenities such as free Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats and extra legroom."
Greyhound makes holiday travel even easier with the latest travel tools, including its website that offers fare options with a variety of benefits such as, free checked bags and priority boarding. It also includes information about route details that inform customers of what to expect during their journey, information about the types of stops and what services are available at each stop. Greyhound also offers BusTracker, which helps customers track the location of their bus and gives real-time information about whether their bus is early, on time or delayed.
With the high volume of customers expected to travel, Greyhound encourages customers to book their travel early and arrive at least one hour before their scheduled departure time. Tickets are valid only on the date and schedule for which they were purchased. If customers wish to change travel arrangements, tickets can be re-issued for a fee if seats are available.
Greyhound offers self-service ticketing kiosks at major terminals, free Wi-Fi at its stations and a book on-line, pay with cash service. Tickets can be purchased on www.greyhound.com, Greyhound's mobile app, by calling 1-800-231-2222 or at company terminals and agencies.
Greyhound is the largest North American provider of intercity bus transportation, serving more than 3,800 destinations across the continent. The company also provides Greyhound Package Express (GPX) and charter services. For fare and schedule information and to buy tickets call 1-800-661-8747 or visit the website at www.greyhound.com. For the latest news and travel deals, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/GreyhoundBus, Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GreyhoundBus, follow us on Instagram at www.instagram.com/greyhoundlines, download a high resolution photo at www.bit.ly/GreyhoundBusPhotos, or follow our award-winning blog, The Hound, at http://www.bloggreyhound.com.
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