It's time to say goodbye to sleeping upright in a cramped bus or plane. Private suites are available for every guest on the red-eye bus service.
Unlike the typical budget bus with rows of packed seats, the 18 onboard suites can be converted into an office, lounge, or bedroom. The seats can turn into a bed with a memory foam mattress, bedding, and a privacy screen, which is a good reason to use the latter mode more frequently.
Passengers will receive a nap kit with things like an eye mask, ear plugs, and a toothbrush. If a night owl traveler would rather stay up and work, the suites will have wi fi, outlets, foldout desks, device mounts, and in-flight entertainment options.
The arrangement was developed by Butterfly Flexible Seating Solutions and was inspired by the company&s aviation seating designs.
Service will be limited when the company starts. The first trip will leave from Washington, DC at 10 pm and arrive in Nashville at 7:30 a.m. The return service will leave DC at 8:00 pm on Sunday and arrive back in DC at 7:30 a.m. the following morning.
Nine hours on the road is not unreasonable compared to flight options. According to a statement from Dan Aronov, the coach service eliminates wasted waiting time at airports. There is no need to navigate complicated bus terminals or airports because pickup and dropoffs are in the heart of both cities.
As the company progresses, more routes and times will be revealed.
There are other new luxury bus startup in the Washington, DC market. The Jet began operating bus rides between the capital and New York City in late 2021. The Jet relies on luxurious amenities like motion-canceling seats and in-seat service to set it apart from less expensive long-haul bus competitors.