During a February trip to Las Vegas, I gathered my own data when it comes to long hauling. I drove between McCarran & a few select points that would indicate fares to popular areas. The difference in fares shown uses the Las Vegas cab rates of $2.80 per mile, once all the fees for flag drops and McCarran surcharge are paid. One variable to consider: I don’t know when waiting time kicks in. The waiting rate is quoted as $30.00 per hour. I’m guessing the waiting time starts when the cab has been idle for a certain amount of time, I just don’t know what that time is. The reason I mention it is that on a couple of routes in the city, I did sit at a couple of lights for quite a while which may cause a couple of the city routes to be slightly higher McCarran to south strip @ Las Vegas Blvd. & Tropicana (MGM, NYNY, Excalibur, Tropicana) Via Tunnel to 215 to 15 to Tropicana exit to LVB: 6.1 miles in 9 minutes Via McCarran exit up Swenson to Tropicana to LVB: 3.2 miles in 9 minutes Tunnel adds 2.9 miles and $8.10 to the fare w/ no time saving McCarran to Flamingo & Valley View area (Rio, Gold Coast, Palms) Via Tunnel to 215 to 15 to Flamingo exit to Valley View: 7.4 miles in 9 minutes Via McCarran exit up Swenson to Paradise crossover to Flamingo to Valley View: 4.6 miles in 19 mins. Via McCarran exit up Swenson to Tropicana to Dean Martin to Hotel Rio Drive to Flamingo to Valley View: 4.4 miles in 13 minutes Tunnel adds 2.8 miles & $7.80 to the fare on Flamingo route w/ 10 minute time saving Tunnel adds 3 miles & $8.40 to Dean Martin route w/ 6 minute time saving McCarran to north strip @ Las Vegas Blvd. & Spring Mountain (TI, V/P, Wynn, Fashion Show Mall) Via Tunnel to 215 to 15 to Spring Mountain exit to LVB: 8.2 miles in 10 minutes Via McCarran exit up Swenson to Paradise crossover to Sands to LVB: 3.4 miles in 10 minutes Tunnel adds 4.8 miles & $13.50 to the fare w/ no time saving McCarran to Downtown @ Fremont & Casino Center (Golden Nugget, Four Queens, Binions, Fremont) Via Tunnel to 215 to 14 to 95 to Casino Center exit: 12.4 miles in 16 minutes Via McCarran exit up Swenson to Paradise crossover to Main to Bridger to Casino Center: 6.8 miles in 23 minutes Tunnel adds 5.6 miles & $15.70 to the fare w/ 7 minute time saving. There’s the data. It’s up to anyone to figure out if the extra expense is worth the alleged time saving.