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Cab From Airport To Downtown

Discussion in 'Downtown Hotels & Casinos' started by toddyrob, Mar 7, 2014.

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  1. toddyrob

    toddyrob Tourist

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    Doing our March Madness trip downtown for the 15th straight year, however, the wife can't come until Thursday of that week. We always get a limo through presidential limo, but the wife will have to take a cab. Will she have any trouble telling the cabbie no tunnell? Also, how do you tell them to go downtown?

    Looking to help my wife have a smooth cab ride to the Nugget.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ernestoc33

    ernestoc33 Low-Roller

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    You will usually have no problem at all. Most of the cabbies know the difference, unless you get one that is a crook. I just ask them "take me to Fremont and Casino Center, avoid the tunnel". Only one guy screwed me on the tunnel after I asked him not too. His dispatch and I had words.
     
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    atcmurph Watcher Of The Skies

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    When I go to MSS from the airport I just ask them to take Paradise. Once the guy said something like, "oh, you want to go the long way then," and I said "yup." It's 10 bucks cheaper.
     
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    Iu25 High-Roller

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    Tell them Paradise to St Louis to LV Blvd. That will pretty much get you right downtown, I just drove it this weekend about 4 times!
     
  5. Joe

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    Or, the other..."lots of construction going that way, going to take much longer"! NOT
     
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    From the Gold Spike to the airport it cost me about $25 plus tip. I told him the airport by way of Paradise.

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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Took a cab from the Nugget to the airport on Thursday morning. I told the cabbie "we're in no hurry, so no freeway & no tunnel, ok?"
    His reply was "Hey - I was going to offer you that choice!"
    I said "fine" (with a tinge of sarcasm).
    Fare was about $24.
     
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    Rumdranker Low-Roller

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    We always get a limo through presidential limo, but the wife will have to take a cab.

    Looking to help my wife have a smooth cab ride to the Nugget.

    Send a limo for the wife:confused2:
     
  9. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    I agree. Does she HAVE TO take a cab? Book a limo for her!:thumbsup:
     
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  10. Candy Apple

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    ...or if she doesn't deserve a limo...

    ...tell her to take the WAX for only $2.00.
     
  11. OnTheHorizon

    OnTheHorizon Low-Roller

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    I told a cabbie once no tunnel - he took it. His tip was instantly gone!
     
  12. Electroguy563

    Electroguy563 Over-Fried Gambler

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    Hmmm..., that might be a good idea. The WAX is usually fast, on time, and rarely full. Roomier than a limo, she can really stretch out!
     
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    I got scammed from Downtown recently by a cabbie. He took the freeway to the airport which is fine, but instead of turning onto Tropicana kept going and we went the tunnel. The cab fare was around $40. I took Maryland from the airport which was over $10 cheaper. That cabbie told me to take Paradise like others have suggested instead of Maryland. I will try Paradise this next trip.
     
  14. wpete

    wpete High-Roller

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    meet her at the airport, ya bum. :poke:
     
  15. Trennie

    Trennie Tourist

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    What do you mean, she'll "have to" take a cab? Limo for the lady!!
     
  16. harley777

    harley777 Low-Roller

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    I get ripped off every time. Last time I stayed at Downtown Grand and it was like $45. Thanks for the information. They really need a flat fee system...
     
  17. johnvic

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    I got f'd when I stayed at GN. The scam was I told the cabbie not to take the tunnel and then they mysteriously get a cell call saying there is traffic and that it would be better to take a different route. I felt like an idiot.

    Next time I'm coming prepared with the route and if there is push back, I'll say it's my lucky route. I got that idea from the Five Hundy podcast.
     
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    Next time just tell him to take paradise and that you can handle a little traffic.
     
  19. marksind

    marksind Low-Roller

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    WAX

    Another vote for the WAX. $2, and it takes pretty much the same time as a cab (about 30 minutes). Never full, has luggage racks, takes you to the terminal entrance the limos use. Unless you've got a lot of luggage, have mobility limitations, or are leaving/arriving when the WAX doesn't run, why a cab?
     
  20. markmetin

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    I agree with some of the other posters – if a limo is good enough for you, the wife should get one too! It may cost an extra 20 or 30 bucks, but she’ll avoid all the stress of a cab and I guarantee the good karma will pay you back many times over.
     
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