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.
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.
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.
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.Quote: SOOPOO
The only reason to use a cab is alcohol or drug related....
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.
On a solo trip, I just cab it to the airport and back...
I take a shuttle. It's $13 roundtrip Downtown.
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.
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.