On my recent trip a few weeks ago, I wasn't paying attention, and was long hauled from the airport even though I know about the scam! The late hour, and leaving from terminal 3 threw me off. The fare from the airport to Ballys came to 25.40, and I gave the guy 26 dollars and told him that was all he was getting because he long hauled us! Upon landing back at JFK, I noticed signs on the cabs saying there is a flat rate to midtown. Why can't Las Vegas cabs do something similar and charge something like 12 dollars for the south strip, 17 dollars mid strip, 20 dollars north strip, and 30 dollars Downtown? That would eliminate the tunnel concerns, and the anxiety over watching the meter run while you are sitting in traffic.