Wouldn't you know it, we grab a cab last Friday morning from Cosmo and get long hauled TO the airport. I know enough that when I get a cab from the airport to my hotel, I tell them my requested route. I've never given a second thought about doing so from the casino to the airport. Live and learn, I guess. The cabbie was a mile a minute talker. She immediately asked how many times I've been to Vegas, and I answered 50. She asks if she should take the strip, and I was like, well yeah of course. Then, when she didn't make the left turn at Mgm /Excalibur corner (tropicana?) I had to interrupt her and ask what she was doing. Still talking a mile a minute, "oh, I'm taking you down the strip like you said, we can take the highway for $35 or this way for $26" I was like, WHAT?? Turn around and go back to Tropicana and directly to the airport. Good lord, I haven't seen the "Welcome To Vegas" sign in many years. She tells me she's only been driving a cab for three months. Get to the airport, fare is $19 something. Gave her a twenty and told her she had learned some very bad habits and she was lucky I didn't call the Taxi authority and have her license revoked. Guess we have to be careful on the way home now too..........big sigh.