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another issue with taxis

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by g8rb8k8, Jul 17, 2014.

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  1. g8rb8k8

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  2. SH0CK

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    This has more to do with the hotel staff than the cabs themselves though.
     
  3. RiddickBull

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    If lines are super long, I will always pay to cut in front of the taxi line.
     
  4. RockyBalboa

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    I will pay to cut the line too. I've done it at Mirage after LOVE gets out.

    Not digging the employees hustling people though.

    But then again...some common sense has to come into play here. If I am standing in a line ten deep and I see a line of cabs extended down the entrance and some clown tells me "$20 and you'll get in now otherwise it is a 25min wait" I'd give him the finger.
     
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    VegasChatter posted an update on Twitter that the Venetian caught wind of the article. Says this behavior is "not tolerated, investigation underway."
     
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    Yea this is not new. I love the people who will just cut in front anyway and try to be slick hoping no one noticed or will speak up. All it takes is one person in the line to cause a scene though :)
     
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    Last year at Bellagio the cab line was moderately long when some idiot who was about 25 (no offense to 25 year olds) with two hot looking women walked pass the attendants and hopped into a cab that was second in line. Pretty much everyone of the people waiting in line, including myself, were saying wtf and shaking our heads. The attendant who was escorting people to the cabs proceeded to walk in front of the cab and block him from leaving. He then opened the door and told the moron and the others that they had to get out and go to the back of the line. They did get out and apparently were so embarrassed that instead of getting back in line they started walking down the pathway to Las Vegas Blvd. Everyone in line started clapping and I'm pretty sure the attendant got some bigger tips from that crowd. I know he did from me. It was great.

    I don't have a problem with people that are able to skip lines because they earned the right or paid for it. I just hate cretins who think that their sh*t doesn't stink and think they are entitled to skip lines.
     
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    I'm curious as to how much you paid the attendant to skip the line. I hate waiting so I'm going to have to try this.
     
  9. RockyBalboa

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    I did it twice at The Mirage a couple trips ago. One time the guy hooked me up because he was from Philly and saw me with my Phillies hat. We shot the breeze a bit and then I said I've got $20 if you can get me around this line. He told me to go to the Platinum part of the line and whistled for a cab (and when it came near....go ahead and sing the song people...I know you all know it!) and I was on my way.

    The second time was pretty much the same way. Caught a guy off to the side and told him I was in a hurry and didn't have an half an hour to wait and I'd take care of him if he hooked me up. I had the $20 out and he took care of me.

    Your last post about Bellagio...I hate the line cutters too. I smiled thinking about the walk of shame that dude had to take. He was trying to impress the ladies and he got called out. I would have tipped the guy who stopped the cab too. Good stuff.
     
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    But "tipping" is not paying. Is basically the same thing as that gentlemen and 2 girls did except with the attendants permission(tipping).
     
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    Well there is no way to pay straight up to avoid it. It's not like they have a counter where you buy a line pass.

    When I did it I didn't wantonly cut the line. I was off to the side and discreet about it. And both times I was directed to the platinum area as if I were an MLife platinum card holder.

    A difference in my opinion. If someone is willing to pay to bypass the buffet line or whatever I am fine with it. But if someone walks to the head of the line and plants themselves in front its totally different.
     
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    The way I see it is tipping is the same thing as cutting the line. Tipping only pays off the attendant so he does not do what was described earlier. Dont get me wrong, I have my own ways. I'll walk towards the very end of a taxi line and jump in that one vs waiting otherwise im waiting patiently
     
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