kmumf
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February 13th, 2013 at 2:34:00 PM permalink
I think this needs to happen in Las Vegas. Take That, Cabbie: Seoul Offers Rewards for Ripped-Off Riders
EvenBob
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February 13th, 2013 at 2:46:28 PM permalink
Quote: Toes14

It seemed a little pricey ($12-15) for how short the ride appeared to be, but maybe that's just my inner tightwad coming out.



Taxi's have been expensive since their inception. They're
the opposite of public transport. Its a private ride just for
you. Its right there right now and takes you right to the front
door of where you're going. It should be expensive.
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SOOPOO
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February 13th, 2013 at 3:07:22 PM permalink
It is quite interesting that cabs in Vegas are expensive, while rental cars are dirt cheap. You can rent a car for less than $25 a day, and that includes all the silly fees. Every destination in vegas seems to have free parking, and it is a pretty easy city and area to navigate. The only reason to use a cab is alcohol or drug related....
kmumf
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February 13th, 2013 at 3:19:03 PM permalink
I don't mind the price its that the cabs in Vegas find some creative routes to get you somewhere because of greed there are too many cabs and everyone is trying to make $$$
AcesAndEights
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February 13th, 2013 at 3:22:18 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

It is quite interesting that cabs in Vegas are expensive, while rental cars are dirt cheap. You can rent a car for less than $25 a day, and that includes all the silly fees. Every destination in vegas seems to have free parking, and it is a pretty easy city and area to navigate. The only reason to use a cab is alcohol or drug related....


Hmmm, I may look in to renting a car for my next trip. I've only done it when I'm in Vegas with a group of Ultimate players so we can drive out to the fields. On a solo trip, I just cab it to the airport and back...but considering I will be making a couple trips downtown, I may consider it. It would also open up a trip to some of the more-remote local casinos. And you're right, it's pretty cheap.
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MakingBook
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February 13th, 2013 at 3:46:55 PM permalink
About a year ago, I was staying at the Mirage, and the cabbie took me on the freeway (airport -----> mirage).
I told him "This is bullshit." And gave him a choice- I will call your manager and tell him what you are doing,
or you can take $18 when we get to the Mirage. He took the $18 (fare was $40+).

I rarely take cabs anymore. I use the city bus. The WAX from the airport to downtown is $2. From baggage claim
area, look for ZERO LEVEL and follow the signs to find the bus stop.
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FleaStiff
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February 13th, 2013 at 3:49:50 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

The only reason to use a cab is alcohol or drug related....

Or related to "female companionship", as I understand hookers have no desire to be driving their own vehicles and often need speedier getaways after a robbery.

Of course sometimes the only reason a hotel room is being used is to avoid a DUI, since a room can be cheap and a DUI so expensive.
Nareed
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February 13th, 2013 at 4:09:39 PM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

On a solo trip, I just cab it to the airport and back...



I take a shuttle. It's $13 roundtrip Downtown.

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but considering I will be making a couple trips downtown, I may consider it. It would also open up a trip to some of the more-remote local casinos. And you're right, it's pretty cheap.



For Downtown alone, the Strip and Downtown Express bus is good enough at most times (don't take the Deuce to/from Downtown). But if you're set on the more remote joints, then a car is a lot more convenient.
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rainman
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February 13th, 2013 at 4:13:31 PM permalink
I never take a cab from the airport. Every time I book a trip I also purchase round trip shuttle for 14 bucks.
EvenBob
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February 13th, 2013 at 4:13:40 PM permalink
I would hate driving a cab in Vegas because of
the traffic. A cab driver is looking for as many
fares a day as possible, not longer fares. The
money is in the volume, and being stuck in traffic
cuts down on that.
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