I rarely fly first class–only when they give me a free upgrade–but I don’t mind a VIP bus, often no choice, in fact, for a night bus in some countries. The latest ones here in Thailand have private screen TV’s, with choices just like the better airlines–movies, concerts, sitcoms, etc, even games consoles. Only problem is that somebody inevitably wants to do it all night, that and the fact that it’s freezing cold. That’s the problem with a/c: somebody inevitably wants to use it… The VIP bus even includes a meal stop, but I’ve got better things to do at 2-3 a.m. than drag ass out of a sound sleep to eat some gruel at some God-forsaken Thai truck stop. Sound sleep on a bus? Now there’s a concept…

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