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Even Locals Have Issues with Cabbies

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by leo21, Apr 13, 2013.

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  1. leo21

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    When I got in a cab at McCarran, the cab driver refused to NOT tunnel me. I got out and got another cab. The next driver also argued with me about not going thru the tunnel. It cost $19.50 to get to Bally's and I only gave him $21. Opposite experience on my way back, I got female cabbie, cost from Cosmo to McCarran was only $12.90!
     
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    Might as well pay a little more and just go for the Limo ($40?) as long as it is not busy at the airport. Should of just taken the cabbie who told you no, given him $17 and told him that you wouldn't report him for long hauling you. Getting their information is also key, just look serious. I had a cabbie tell me "give me what you think is fair" after I called him on it after the fact. I still gave him $17 since I know he has to make a living.
     
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    Taxi refuses the wrong fare

    Buses would have been impractical for this taxi rider, but they sure look better and better to me all the time

    http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/apr/11/joe-downtown/

    However, for those of you who do like short downtown taxi rides that tip on the El Cortez taxi line is a good find.
     
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    In my limited experience, it also seems to me that I've had to argue the issue leaving the airport but never going to it.
     
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    The article speaks to being unable to obtain a short-ride... I've never had the problem, but I don't spend a lot of time in Vegas cabs (occasionally when I know I'm gonna be drinkin' and not use the rental). The folks referenced in the article are solid area business folks and if they say it's an issue, no reason to doubt it.
     
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    For short hauls I have had them roll their eyes, give the deep sigh, slam the car into drive but never a refusal. However, I almost always pick up a cab from a casino stand and wonder if that helps.
     
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    I had some trouble getting a cab to take me to Frankie's Tiki Room from the front of the Plaza. It took three cabs before we found one that was willing to make the short trip. I got turned away once for a ride from Bill's to the Orleans as well.
     
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