So I tell cab driver, take me to the Cosmopolitan and no tunnel. So what does he do? He somehow loops around out of the new terminal at the airport and the cap fare is about 8 bucks before leaving the airport. Then he takes Swenson up to Flamingo and as we approach Bally's a couple lanes are closed, causing a backup in traffic, basicly a stand still as the meter runs and runs. In the mean time I am in the back seat looking up suggested rates on my phone and the fare had already exceeded the low end. At this point it is about 18 bucks, and we are not moving. Finally I ask him where he is taking me and tell him, to make the u-turn to get out of this stand still traffic and go behind the casinos to Harmon and to the Cosmo. He tries to tell me traffic in this town and how difficult it all is. It was 9:30 in the morning, I have been to this town enough to know that, there is little traffic at this time and a quick route out of the airport would have been even Tropicana to the The Strip to Harmon. Or Paradise to Harmon. Final fare was $27.10 which I ask how much, and he repeats and tells me about traffic. I should have raised more of a stink, filed a complaint and all. I do know I could have stiffed him the entire amount, yet I did not want to get that into it. I paid him the $27.10 and not a penny more. If he would of simply driven the route I would of tipped 4-5 bucks for a quick cab ride. So beware the tunnel is not the only way to long haul. By the way there was no traffic on the route the driver should have taken.