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Old 04-23-2013, 10:48 AM
 
Location: Reno
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Audit finds local cab drivers overcharged passengers $14.8 million last year | Las Vegas Review-Journal
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Victoria, BC Canada
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Takng cabs is fine. Passengers just need to confirm with the cabbie that they won't be ysing the tunnel.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: ( ͡ ͜ʖ ͡) (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻ ̡
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Tourists come here to blow money. It only makes sense for taxi drivers to get in on some of that disposable income. Trying to squeeze as much dinero out of a visitor is the name of the game in this town.

Yes it's wrong, I know, but are the tourists complaining? How many Vegas long haul complaints are out there. Easier to find resort fee, $5 bottle water, night club entrance fee, expensive buffet complaints.

If anything, cab companies should just raise their rates.


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Old 04-23-2013, 11:12 AM
 
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Rent a car.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:34 PM
 
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Cabbies gotta find a way to survive.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I was there last week and took cabs from the airport and back, in both cases it was a short trip and cost about $16. They did not go on a freeway or through a tunnel as has happened in recent years passed.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: in here, out there
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You got ripped off in Vegas, take out your frustration on your cabbie since he's the last person you are going to talk to before you get to the hotel/airport.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:35 PM
 
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I'll bet that 14 million works out to about $1 or less per each visitor.

I can't see overcharged cab rides as the big money suck in Las Vegas.

The "Resort Fee", otoh, is major ripoff, imo. The hotels let reservations sites
all pretend you're getting a room for 'X' price, and then conveniently add $20 -$25
per day, like it was nothing!
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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If ya don't want to get overcharged, schlep your bags to the airport yourself........IF you got overcharged it's because you weren't paying attention......
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:35 PM
 
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The LV Monorail should be built right up to the airport's doors. There has been talk and plans for this. A lot of the long hauling happens from the airport to the Strip. In fact I am all for the Monorail going from the airport all the way Downtown.
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