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Old 05-26-2015, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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A google search shows that you are correct. Red Rock does have a shuttle to/from the airport. But the shuttle is scheduled to leave from the airport every two hours. I'd wait 15 minutes for a shuttle, not an hour and 45 minutes.

Any other hotels/casinos with shuttles to/from the airport?
But wait, I thought we were all liars and no shuttles exist and yada yada yada yada...

A shuttle leaving every two hours isn't bad for a resort basically in the middle of nowhere that requires 50-minute round trip travel time.

Green Valley Ranch also provides the same free shuttle service going to either the airport or a drop off at Mandalay Bay.

Trump has an on-demand shuttle that is $11/person... Which is a ripoff if you have more than one person. I get people to McCarran for $17 from Trump. But that is probably unacceptable or shady in some way, too.


Resort Shuttles Exist
Cab Fare Estimates Exist
Personal GPS Exists
Taxicab Authority Exists
The Mystery Rider Program Exists
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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So don't argue with the cab drivers on this forum. It is not worth your time as they do not get it. I truly believe that the two that are on this thread are honest. You can see snippets of how they treat their customers in what they write. But they are myopic to a fault.

I have it on pretty good authority that it was the casinos that actually called Carson City to get the deal done. Customers demanded it and the casinos listened to their customers. (shocking I know)

Long hauling is a fact. Small percentage of the drivers but a fact nonetheless.

Cabs will not show up for the local call outside the "golden triangle" when promised, if at all. Another fact. Then they blame the customer for calling multiple cabs in the hopes that one will show. That is a simple fix. Show up when promised. Don't over promise but be honest. If it is going to be an hour tell us. Two, tell us. Also take reservations so we can get to the airport without time pressure.

So between the $hitty service to locals, the long hauling and the tech savvy visitors, enter Uber. Try and explain how cool it is in other cities and you will be met with the Vegas is different argument. Well guess what?

Welcome Uber and until the cabbies and cab companies respect the customer more, Uber is my first call.
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Old 05-28-2015, 08:19 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Cabs will not show up for the local call outside the "golden triangle" when promised, if at all. Another fact.
A fact based on what exactly? A sample of 50? 25? 10? What company, or companies are represented by your yet to be declared sample?

Personally, when I drove for 15 months, I almost always took radio calls to get off the strip. If I took the call, I had a 100 percent success rate of pickups and drop offs, always an even and matching ratio.

So I raise the b.s. flag on your fact. .....
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:36 AM
 
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A fact based on what exactly? A sample of 50? 25? 10? What company, or companies are represented by your yet to be declared sample?

Personally, when I drove for 15 months, I almost always took radio calls to get off the strip. If I took the call, I had a 100 percent success rate of pickups and drop offs, always an even and matching ratio.

So I raise the b.s. flag on your fact. .....

No problem, raise away. Look through the forum and you will find enough evidence from others to call it. Even the cabbies in the thread admit it.

I then will throw darts at your 100% fact. I venture to say that you meeting the time promise of your dispatcher 100% of the time was highly unlikely.

I appreciate the cabbies stating what they do here, but look at the evidence we as customers are presenting. Getting a cab to go off the strip is nearly impossible as is getting a commitment from a cab to get you to the airport at some predetermined time is even worse.

Deliver the service and you will get our loyalty. You can't demand our loyalty first. Not how customer service works.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Sunrise
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Deliver the service and you will get our loyalty. You can't demand our loyalty first. Not how customer service works.
That's how it works in a monopoly, and in an oligopoly. And that's why we're seeing such push back.

It would be the same if real competition were to enter the internet and television market. Cox and Dish and Centurylink and the rest would fall over themselves demanding that consumers know about the "hidden dangers" of competition and doing everything they could (including strong-arming the government) to keep their monopoly in place.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:51 AM
 
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For dealing with off strip locals passengers, who it appears are underserved, Uber's more flexible pricing model probably makes sense. It can adjust the pricing in real time, till it can come up with a fare that gives the driver enough incentive to make the trip, and the rider enough value to take it.

Part of the problems with the existing taxi industry, and I don't only mean in LV, is this ancient, inflexible, overregulated business model.
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Old 05-28-2015, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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I then will throw darts at your 100% fact. I venture to say that you meeting the time promise of your dispatcher 100% of the time was highly unlikely.
I get there when I get there. I don't do time promised comparisons on what he said she said xl spreadsheet data analysis. I get a call, I drove to the call, I dropped and completed the call.

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I appreciate the cabbies stating what they do here, but look at the evidence we as customers are presenting. Getting a cab to go off the strip is nearly impossible as is getting a commitment from a cab to get you to the airport at some predetermined time is even worse.
Nearly impossible. Again, your fabrication. What are you basing this on? The Internet? .....
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Occasional local users probably don't get any respect from the cabbies.

On the other hand, regular local users that tip well probably have a particular cabbie on speed dial. Cabbies like good regulars....not whiny non-tipping locals.

Most of the people on this forum complaining are just miserable tiny people who complain about everything....posting history shows that to be true.

All of the statistics bandied about so far have been made up out of thin air or loosely based on anecdotal evidence at best.

"I got longhauled once therefore everyone gets longhauled!" Yeah, it's like saying everyone has stolen something as a way to justify yourself. Fact is if you got longhauled it was because you were ignorant or afraid...both YOUR problem...suck it up and stop trying to justify it.
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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Fact is if you got longhauled it was because you were ignorant or afraid...both YOUR problem...suck it up and stop trying to justify it.
Or you had the foolish expectation that someone would do their job in an ethical manner. Now who's fault is that again?
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Old 05-28-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Earth
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Or you had the foolish expectation that someone would do their job in an ethical manner. Now who's fault is that again?
Are you still upset that the guy playing three card monte took your money? Or the homeless guy bought beer instead of a sandwich with your money?


Yes, it's on YOU!
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