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If this doesn't convince you to use Lyft/Uber nothing will

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by KKB, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. KKB

    KKB VIP Whale

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  2. Irishkicker23

    Irishkicker23 Low-Roller

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    Holy Crap!
     
  3. mdm4sfest

    mdm4sfest Low-Roller

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    5.8 miles from the airport. Is the taxi driver using a horse and buggy?
     
  4. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    I think they go through Laughlin. ;)
     
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  5. gotChopin

    gotChopin Low-Roller

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    I heard that the taxi drivers will drive through Los Angeles to get to the Strip, lol.
    But seriously, how is the taxi business still thriving in the era of Uber? Aren't they now sort of outdated?
     
  6. loonytoony

    loonytoony VIP Whale

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    You may be right but I found this amusing.

    Nice longhaul

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  7. VegasSchemer

    VegasSchemer Low-Roller

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    If you contact uber and complain about that trip, they'll give you a credit for your next ride. I am done with cabs.
     
  8. Blonde_4_ever

    Blonde_4_ever "The Welfare Queen of Windsor"

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    I took an Uber from the Plaza to Luxor for 11.93. I was forced to take a cab back. $30.
    Just ridiculous.
    Will never take another cab unless I am forced to.
     
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  9. vegasvic

    vegasvic VIP Whale

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    Used Uber last night. She arrived in about 2 minutes. Nice Chrysler 200, leather seats. And she had phone chargers all plugged in ready to use. Iphone and Android. Fantastic. Satellite Radio if there was a particular type of music you wanted. She said most Uber drivers also drive for Lyft. She gets a majority of her pickups from Uber.
     
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  10. bluesdude

    bluesdude Low-Roller

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    Our Uber ride in March from the airport to Sam's was $18.77. The return trip was just a bit more at $19.19. Our drivers were Jesus and Joseph. Talk about a religious experience...
     
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  11. CalifLovesVegas

    CalifLovesVegas Low-Roller

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    Let me guess......your wifes name is Mary? :)
     
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  12. chantellevegas

    chantellevegas Low-Roller

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    How does this work exactly? Does one need wifi on their phone to order uber/lyft? I want to give this a try next time but i don't have internet on my phone unless i have wifi. Canada cell companies nail us with roaming charges.
     
  13. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    You need access to the internet to communicate with the uber system/folks.
     
  14. Lovegas95

    Lovegas95 Low-Roller

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    Thanks.
     
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    Multifarious5 High-Roller

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    Hey there! We used VIP limo share and loved it, but we're staying at the south end, super close, so I really like the price of uber/lyft.

    I don't like giving someone my credit card (VIP let's us prepay). Does anyone know if you can use a prepaid credit card for lyft or uber?

    We like the idea of uber, I just don't want to haND over a real credit card, and you can't pay cash with uber/lift I don't think.....
     
    Sooooo far away still...
    Cosmo, always our favorite part of our trip!
  16. simundo26

    simundo26 Low-Roller

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    your card details are saved to your account the driver wont know your details
     
  17. Snidely

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    Used uber for the first time last night. Great experience.
     
  18. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As said, the credit card is in the Uber system. Like any company with your credit card, things can happen.

    BUT - I see no reason not to give it out.

    1 - By law, you are limited to $50 in exposure. In reality, you have zero.

    2 - We carry extra credit cards. If one gets hacked, we just pull out another.

    3 - Uber is multi billion dollar operation. You can be 99.99999% sure they are taking all the steps to keep their business alive.
     
  19. KKB

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    You don't give someone your credit card; you enter it on the app, as in any online transaction
     
  20. cssvt

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    Made the mistake of going taxi during my last trip and was hit for about $40 from airport to Planet Hollywood. Meanwhile the reverse begin/end was about 15.

    Here in DC taxis are known to be horrendous so I'm very familiar with Uber. I've always thought highly of Vegas cabs; however, that has since changed and all of my future trips will include Uber/Lyft at LEAST when leaving the airport for the strip.