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Sharing a cab to the strip

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Chicken Dinner, Jul 9, 2015.

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  1. Chicken Dinner

    Chicken Dinner Low-Roller

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    Flying in solo this time. Is it creepy to ask people in the taxi line if they want to split a cab to the strip?
     
  2. TriggerMN

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    I don't think so. I'm more apt to do it heading home though. My thought process is, what can it hurt to ask? It saves everyone involved about $10. Heck, in Vegas, you could consider yourself a "winner winner" with those odds! :evillaugh
     
  3. BlacklabberMike

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    you could try it... i think i would ask someone seated next you or close to you on the plane first.
     
  4. Aces and Eights

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    I'm uncomfortable asking. But if someone asked me, and they were going to the same place, I'd say, "Hell yeah!" But I only take a cab if I'm with people. If I'm by myself, I take the shuttle. If I'm with someone special, I would arrange for a limo beforehand (and tell the chauffeur to take the tunnel and the strip).
     
  5. Char1

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    I have done it once.
    Its all good
     
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    I tried it once as I was walking very slowly through the cab line maze and people were passing me. Must have asked 7 or 8 parties. No luck. No one was weirded out though.
     
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    Have you watched the movie - Taken? Ya might want to reconsider this. That movie was just too real for me.
     
  8. Auggie

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    I don't think it is creepy, but I don't think it will be easy to find somebody to share a ride with:

    - In most cities cabs won't do multiple drop offs on the same ride, so you not only have to find somebody willing to share a ride, but you might have to find somebody going to the same hotel as you

    - Most of people you will be asking to share a ride with are going to be just starting their vacation, that'll make them less likely to be willing to share a taxi - you are on vacation, why introduce a random, unknown factor in to your vacation plans?

    - There isn't much of an enticement for somebody to be willing to share a taxi: in most cities splitting a cab ride with a stranger from the airport to the Downtown area hotels is going to be a $20-30 savings - thats pretty good overall... in Las Vegas because The Strip is so close to the airport any savings is probably only going to be in the area of $7-10
     
  9. mikeyvegas1

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    Last trip to vegas with the wife when we were in the taxi line a guy asked us if we would split a cab I thought it odd at first but looked at the wife and she did not look scared so I said sure. Worked out fine saved about $5 gave a little extra for the tip since the cabbie was a good sport about it too.
     
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    It's a $10 and zero time savings. I think it's creepy and wouldn't share a cab with a stranger at the Vegas airport.
     
  11. smartone

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    What next? "Hey Buddy, wanna split a lunch... I'm not really all that hungry." or "If we sit next to each other at the strip-club, we could split a lap-dance?" Where does the madness end?
     
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    Yep, and there's a great chance that you won't have to share it with anybody.
     
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    I don't think it is weird, but I would never ask. And if I ever took a cab, I wouldn't say yes to anyone who asked me.

    If it's the "savings", $5 or $10 wouldn't warrant it for me. You breath in Vegas and it costs you that much.
     
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    I do it coming home from bars in my hometown all the time. not creepy at all.
     
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    A few decades ago (pre limos for me), I remember this happening several times Actually was kind of fun meeting people.
     
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    I don't think its creepy but I wouldn't ask someone. If someone asked me I would consider doing it.
     
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    My buddies and I were in the cab line at our hotel a couple of trips ago and a solo guy asked to share a cab to the airport. We said sure and had a great conversation sharing stories about our trip during the drive. No biggie would do it again.
     
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    I think sharing a cab can be fun, you get to meet people.

    I've even shared my limo once. I was waiting for my luggage when a 'kid' came up to his friend and said the cab lines were very long perhaps they should just take a shuttle since the MGM was close. As I was going there I invited them. They were two college guys that were thrilled to be in a limo. Although it was a while ago for me I remember those days and I would have been thrilled too. It was like seeing everything again through their eyes. Was fun and wouldn't hesitate to do it again if the situation came up.
     
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