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AAA taxis ripping people off

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AAA taxis ripping people off

I am sorry to see this - I always recommend them to visitors myself

loupak.cz/video/technika-a-pc/17973-ceska-re…

Although the video starts in Czech the visitor has added subtitles

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1. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

hope the driver is going to be sacked by ~AAA boss

Valkeakoski, Finland
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2. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

The best way to avoid this is calling the taxi or using the mobile application (the app. also guarantees you the cheapest AAA taxi). We experienced dishonest AAA drivers already a couple of years ago taken from a taxi stand in Mala Strana, Namesti Republiky and the Airport. After that trip we have exclusively been using phone order and the app.

Edited: 14 December 2013, 17:17
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3. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

The above poster is correct!

I noticed several years ago, that if you flag down an AAA Taxi on the street, you might get ripped off (cheated).

However, if you call their office and have them send you a taxi, the fare will be by the meter and completely fair.

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4. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

i have sworn by them for years.

I am thinking about reporting it to my local police station....

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5. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

Do the prices go up based on time of day.? Seems I sometimes pay a little more when it is past midnight, than in the day or evening.

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6. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

There is no night tariff at least on AAA taxis (officially). However nowadays they do have quite large range of rates, you get the cheapest ones asking on phone or using the mobile app.

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7. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

I don't know exactly how the system works, but all the drivers are self employed and are paying a fee to aAAA dispatcher,.,,so they may not want to take a ride for the cheapest fare specially if it is a short ride.

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8. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

These mobiles apps sound interesting, do you need a local sin card or are you using international data roaming?

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9. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

I hate giving these guys publicity, but here is the link to their mobile apps page:

http://www.aaataxi.cz/Mobile-app/

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10. Re: AAA taxis ripping people off

I´ve been using roaming and in many cases using free wifi of the hotel and other places. :)