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Rideshare locations - getting worse

Discussion in 'Getting There & Getting Around' started by Scottndindy, Mar 26, 2024.

  1. julia

    julia VIP Whale

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    They changed it—when they first opened it was right out front. :-(
     
  2. PLOfan

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    Accommodating rideshare takes more space than taxis. As they become more popular, the pickup area needs to be moved to wherever they have room, which is definitely not near the hotel lobby or where taxis and valet are for most casinos. First floor of the parking garage seems right to me at most casinos.
     
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  3. Scottndindy

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    I liked Horseshoes location. Right out the side door.

    Park MGM - I stayed at Nomad. No set pickup for nomad but the park rideshare wasn’t super far away.

    I think the challenge is the immense size of some resorts. Many times it requires walking to the complete opposite end.
     
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  4. ColoVegPlayer

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    Can you clarify what you mean by "moved to the side entrance"? At Luxor, the rideshare pick up location has been at the north entrance for a long time, did that just change this month?
     
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  5. don1701

    don1701 9.169,23 km from Stagedoor

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    Have been on the skip-the-rideshare hassle for 2-3 years, and just took taxis...as it really wasn't that more expensive, add the "no tunnel" flat rate from the airport, I'm in!
    In came the stupid F1/Superbowl $10 surcharge...
    - Taxis from the Airport to the strip/downtown, just don't want to deal with the rideshare hassle
    - Taxis for shorter rides, think Mandalay to MGM or Bellagio to Strat (IF they are not on their stupid $10 surcharge plan)
    - Uber/Lyft when driving off strip, simply for safety. Even if it is only in the Peppermill parking lot, let alone places like Longhorn

    Still my opinion that the Taxi companies shoot themselve in the face with that stupid $10 "Event charge", they were on a pretty good comeback with the Airport flat fees
     
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  6. The Stig

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    I tend to to get rideshare from hotels that have the pick up areas close, Harrahs is pretty good for pick up as is Mirage, if I'm Downtown then I use The D or El Cortez. Worst one has to be the Airport, after a long flight the last thing I want to do is trek over to the parking garage. I liked the what they do in Orlando Airport where the car picks you up right outside the door.
     
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  7. HoyaHeel

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    I actually love the way rideshare works at LAS. Lots of space, labelled, easy to find the correct ride!
     
  8. 44inarow

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    Part of the issue remains the staffing -- casino doormen want no part of policing the pick-up area and won't allow it to be added to their job description (the taxi area is their bailiwick). And as noted by @PLOfan, having it at the main entrance where the taxi line generally is just doesn't work logistically.

    I think north and south switched due to the polar repositioning.
     
  9. BBright

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    I’ll gladly walk to any rideshare locations that avoids having to drive onto the strip. With all the construction and traffic, it’s annoying sitting there inching your way down. I actually prefer the rideshare pickups located in the back of the hotels so that way the drivers can use the back roads and avoid the strip all together. PH, Aria, Park MGM, NYNY have it the best!
     
  10. ddechenne

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    Hey Hoya, we have never done this but are likely to try it next month. I’ve watched the videos on YouTube, is there any advice you can give? I’m a tad nervous about picking up a pen Uber at Reid.
     
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    We typically fly Delta, so for Terminal 1 (?), after baggage claims, follow signs for Rideshare - it's up one level and across the street into the parking garage. And given the door we usually take, it's just to the right. once you cross the walkway. I never know how busy it is - I might check my app while waiting on bags, and if it's a short time, I'll wait to order the car until I'm in the garage - I don't mind waiting a little there, vs not being there if the car arrives too quickly. They have a large section of that floor marked into lettered lanes. The app will give you the lane (letter, number position) as the driver arrives into the area - when app says car is there, follow the painted walkways to the location. But wait on the side until your car appears so you're not wandering among the traffic.

    Not great details, but some info on the other terminal here too https://www.lasairportlasvegas.com/transportation/ride-sharing-service
     
  12. ddechenne

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    Thank you Hoya, excellent information. We have taken the bus from the airport for 20 years, but the walk from Bonneville and even from Walgreens is no longer attractive at our age, especially when we go in the heat of summer. We have ridden Uber to the airport but not from. Like I said, we are planning on doing so in May and your information has been helpful and reassuring. Thanks again.
     
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    Rideshare is easy from airport but was more expensive than taxi to the strip when we checked last trip.
     
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  14. HoyaHeel

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    Yeah, it can vary pretty widely depending on supply & demand - if cost is the deciding factor for you, it's easy to check both before picking. We want to use a credit card and I love knowing the fare ahead of time and easily getting that email receipt (much easier for work travel reimbursements!) Taxis in vegas will charge a fee to use a credit card.
     
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  15. Calumet

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    Airport to Caesar's in a cab was $29 this past Thursday...no waiting at all for a cab on the ground level. The benefit has tilted back to taking a cab for a variety of reasons. Biggest are long waits for the rideshare to show and the surge pricing.