We were booked at the Orleans and on arrival at about 11 PM, we decided on a taxi. We normally shuttle. I told the driver to use Tropicana. We did not pay attention, but it took us a while to get to Tropicana. I thought this was unusual and the fare seemed higher at the Swenson/Tropicana intersection. A week ago and from another forum, I found that it is possible. Here are excerpts: "....drivers have figured out how to long haul you even without the tunnel. If you arrive at the new terminal 3 and say "no tunnel" or "please use the streets" they will still try to scam you out of about $2 by taking the long way to Swenson Street. As you head west back toward the old terminal (and see Mandalay Bay ahead) make sure the driver stays to the RIGHT and takes the CLEARLY MARKED SIGN "Swenson" which curves right and dumps you right onto Swenson. To cheat you, they will stay to the LEFT and go back toward the tunnel, then turn right at the light onto Swenson, but about 3/4 a mile further south than you should already be had they stayed right."