Bus Tour Firm Shut Down for Transporting Passengers in Luggage Compartment

Posted Jun 12th 2011 02:00 PMUpdated Jun 12th 2011 02:15 PM

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Federal transportation officials have shutdown operations of tour bus firm Haines Tours after finding six passengers riding in the luggage compartment in a bus in Ohio according to an AP report on MSNBC.

Apparently the driver told the officer that the passengers were riding with the luggage because there was no more room on the bus.

This is not the first time Haines has been warned about having people in the luggage compartment. Stated In the order issued to cease operations, "Despite being warned in August, 2010 that it cannot transport people in the luggage compartment of its buses in violation of federal regulations, it continues to place people in the luggage compartment."

There was no mention if passengers were offered any discounts for being crammed into the luggage hold.

What is typically an uncommon occurrence in the U.S. is a daily occurrence in countries like India, where overcrowding on public transportation is a way of life.

And last week Polish contortionists Krzysztof Grzegorz and Jouoastaw K were busted for stealing from travelers after sneaking into the luggage hold of a bus by hiding in a suitcase.



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Kevin

Yes really it was a nice post Thanks.

September 09 2011 at 8:30 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
skid41

With the small crowded seats on Spirit airlines this accommodation would have to be considered first class in their schedule. As far as can be determined only once did the driver use the luggage compartment.

June 13 2011 at 9:32 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
alavol

And they call us rednecks in Tennessee. LOL

June 13 2011 at 9:28 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
alavol

Those crazy Buckeyes! They'll do anything for a discount. LOL

June 13 2011 at 9:27 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
brachm5

If there was no more room on the bus, then t hey oversold the seat capacity; were they entitled to a refund then?

June 13 2011 at 9:16 AM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
Gary Tien

Happened in America also?

June 13 2011 at 8:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Koz

Must have been coach seating left only.

June 13 2011 at 8:08 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Valle

Suitable room for sneaky, illegal immigrants

June 13 2011 at 7:56 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
macold58

Just more proof of our coming “Third World Status” LOL

June 13 2011 at 7:50 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
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Koz

It is all obamas fault for becoming a third world.

June 13 2011 at 8:09 AM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
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