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Megabus $1 Seats Available For Travel January 11 - May 2, 2023

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Starting now, you can book bus tickets on Megabus for as low as $1. Booking window is open until May 2nd, so whether you need to travel this winter or want to plan ahead for the spring, megabus.com has you covered with deals you can't find anywhere else. There are over 10,000 one dollar seats available from January 11th to May 2nd.

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*One dollar seats are spread throughout various routes for travel between January 11 and May 2, 2023 on megabus operated routes only. One dollar seats are available on a first come, first served basis. They must be purchased online while tickets last. Exclusions may apply to services not operated by megabus.com and to some services in the province of Quebec.
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Do the tickets have a name on them? Can I buy a bunch and hand them out?
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100% deceptive promo.
1. Searching for more than 1 ticket NO LONGER displays $1 fare
2. And reality: there is no ride for less than $4.99, even if $1 is displayed
Service charge for any transaction is $3.99. One can't ride Megabus anywhere for $1, period. It's $5, and arguably should be advertized that way!!
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Do the tickets have a name on them? Can I buy a bunch and hand them out?
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100% deceptive promo.
1. Searching for more than 1 ticket NO LONGER displays $1 fare
2. And reality: there is no ride for less than $4.99, even if $1 is displayed
Service charge for any transaction is $3.99. One can't ride Megabus anywhere for $1, period. It's $5, and arguably should be advertized that way!!
1) there's only 1 $1 seat on each bus, and it's the first one bought. So, of course, searching for 2 seats won't show any $1 fares.
2) the fare is $1. There is a service charge, like with almost everything ​sold anywhere.
3) are you seriously complaining about $5 bus tickets for rides that are usually hundreds of miles?!? Seriously?
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1) there's only 1 $1 seat on each bus, and it's the first one bought. So, of course, searching for 2 seats won't show any $1 fares.
2) the fare is $1. There is a service charge, like with almost everything ​sold anywhere.
3) are you seriously complaining about $5 bus tickets for rides that are usually hundreds of miles?!? Seriously?
Not necessarily bashing $5 cost of ticket, but it's not how it's presented. Megabus doesn't deliver $1 ride to anywhere; thus it should never be headlined as $1 fare. "Deceptive" is the only characterization. No need to assert that there are "service charges" everywhere. Not true
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Not necessarily bashing $5 cost of ticket, but it's not how it's presented. Megabus doesn't deliver $1 ride to anywhere; thus it should never be headlined as $1 fare. "Deceptive" is the only characterization. No need to assert that there are "service charges" everywhere. Not true
The fare is $1. All fares have a service charge.
No airline adds their check-in charges or their luggage charges into their advertised fares either.

In the end, you ARE , in fact, complaining about a $5 ticket for a journey that's hundreds of miles. That's utterly ludicrous. Show us any competitor charging anywhere even close to that rate.

But, hey, while you keep complaining, I'll book that last $1/$5 seat! They tend to go pretty fast!

Well, I would. but they haven't actually made the trips after January 10th available online yet.....
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East coast only
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The fare is $1. All fares have a service charge.
No airline adds their check-in charges or their luggage charges into their advertised fares either.

In the end, you ARE , in fact, complaining about a $5 ticket for a journey that's hundreds of miles. That's utterly ludicrous. Show us any competitor charging anywhere even close to that rate.

But, hey, while you keep complaining, I'll book that last $1/$5 seat! They tend to go pretty fast!

Well, I would. but they haven't actually made the trips after January 10th available online yet.....
Consume at your pleasure. I only addressed Megabus advert, which is nothing but deceptive. Your mention of airline luggage isn't a relevant example: anything one decides to bring is optional..

Airline lets you pay $39 it advertizes for you to fly (which includes taxes/fees), and it's likely you're able to book multiple tix. Megabus headlines $1 ride (which doesn't even exist for 1, let alone for more people). Deceptive on more than one level. On every level
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Consume at your pleasure. I only addressed Megabus advert, which is nothing but deceptive. Your mention of airline luggage isn't a relevant example: anything one decides to bring is optional..

Airline lets you pay $39 it advertizes for you to fly (which includes taxes/fees), and it's likely you're able to book multiple tix. Megabus headlines $1 ride (which doesn't even exist for 1, let alone for more people). Deceptive on more than one level. On every level
Please.

Ludicrously entitled people like you are why so many companies don't bother with promotions like this any more. You won't be happy until they stop these promotions entirely, preventing the rest of us from benefiting from them.

They've been running this promotion for over a decade now. If there were anything illegal or deceptive about it, you can be sure that the millions of entitled jerks out there would have found lawyers to sue the crap out of them.

Meanwhile, thousands of us have taken advantage of this ridiculously slick deal, and will continue to do so, no matter how much a handful of people on a site known for its ridiculously complaining users like to ridiculously complain about it.

Enjoy your rage. I'll enjoy my $1 seat for the ludicrously cheap price $5.
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Please.

Ludicrously entitled people like you are why so many companies don't bother with promotions like this any more. You won't be happy until they stop these promotions entirely, preventing the rest of us from benefiting from them.

They've been running this promotion for over a decade now. If there were anything illegal or deceptive about it, you can be sure that the millions of entitled jerks out there would have found lawyers to sue the crap out of them.

Meanwhile, thousands of us have taken advantage of this ridiculously slick deal, and will continue to do so, no matter how much a handful of people on a site known for its ridiculously complaining users like to ridiculously complain about it.

Enjoy your rage. I'll enjoy my $1 seat for the ludicrously cheap price $5.
"in over a decade", service charge was $1.50; we let them slide. $5 may be a deal in a narrow case. an even greater issue than $5 is inability to book companions at discount.

So all in all, the deal has deteriorated. Collecting pre-payment far out, company no longer subsidizes this annual deal. And deceptive headline of a non-existing $1 ride does bring traffic. I wasn't even thinking of class action, but you brought it up yourself
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airline check-in charges?? I have flown a TON and I've never seen or heard of such a thing.
Does your airline have a Bozo the clown on the side of every plane?

Headline should read: Megabus NO $1 seats available
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"in over a decade", service charge was $1.50; we let them slide. $5 may be a deal in a narrow case. an even greater issue than $5 is inability to book companions at discount.

So all in all, the deal has deteriorated. Collecting pre-payment far out, company no longer subsidizes this annual deal. And deceptive headline of a non-existing $1 ride does bring traffic. I wasn't even thinking of class action, but you brought it up yourself
You're incredible.
Exactly when did you "let" them do anything?!? They're a business. They set the rates. You either accept them or don't.

As to your ludicrous expectation of being able to book as many people as you want for basically no money, just because you want something doesn't actually make you entitled to it. Anyone with a mental capacity over 5 years old understands this.

Good luck on this ludicrous concept of a lawsuit. I'm sure no one else has ever even thought of it in the decade they've been running this promotion. If you could even find a lawyer willing to take your ludicrous case, you'd end up being fined for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Have fun on all those other transportation companies that don't take payment when you book your ticket. Can you give us some examples of some?

Interesting that you know exactly how low the booking fees were a decade ago, which means that you've been watching this deal for that long , surely long enough to know that they've NEVER offered more than one seat on any bus for $1 - yet you're STILL bitter enough about it to whine and troll incessantly on a deal site where no one else gives a flying fig.

Get help.
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You're incredible.
Exactly when did you "let" them do anything?!? They're a business. They set the rates. You either accept them or don't.

As to your ludicrous expectation of being able to book as many people as you want for basically no money, just because you want something doesn't actually make you entitled to it. Anyone with a mental capacity over 5 years old understands this.

Good luck on this ludicrous concept of a lawsuit. I'm sure no one else has ever even thought of it in the decade they've been running this promotion. If you could even find a lawyer willing to take your ludicrous case, you'd end up being fined for filing a frivolous lawsuit.

Have fun on all those other transportation companies that don't take payment when you book your ticket. Can you give us some examples of some?

Interesting that you know exactly how low the booking fees were a decade ago, which means that you've been watching this deal for that long , surely long enough to know that they've NEVER offered more than one seat on any bus for $1 - yet you're STILL bitter enough about it to whine and troll incessantly on a deal site where no one else gives a flying fig.

Get help.
wrong again: discount used to be NOT limited to 1 per bus. So this promo used to be REAL. And now: the critical mass has pivoted, and promo is lame. But the language has remained, and people with limited analytical acumen don't notice death of the "deal". You even started lawsuit (non-starter) conversation. Instead of simply assessing this "$1" deal on the particulars of the offer, that had changed significantly
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Service charge is the cost of the service which is the Bus Ride…….clerical upkeep is part of the cost of doing business that's on those providing the service. Is it a $1 ticket to ride or not ?
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Service charge is the cost of the service which is the Bus Ride…….clerical upkeep is part of the cost of doing business that's on those providing the service. Is it a $1 ticket to ride or not ?
I agree: it's $4.99. Megabus has no $1 ride to offer - despite the headline, to direct internet traffic to them. Again, even worse: 1 $5 ticket per bus. The first responder to this topic certainly didn't suspect something like that from the headline sound. They got the impression they could hand out $1 tickets to any number of lucky takers. DOESN'T EXIST, PERIOD.

This is a classic marketing case: first few years were loss-leading, to foster Megabus following. This year, the program continues under entirely inferior particulars YET CAPITALIZING ON PAST REPUTATION. Which, unfortunately, is gone!
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