My friend and I ended up at the wrong station for the express train to Kansai airport. Realizing that we would miss our flight unless we took a cab, we hailed a cab at Shinosaka station. The meter read about 18000 yen. The cab driver did not speak much English but managed to communicate it was his first time driving people to the airport. We actually got lost at the airport looking for terminal 2 and he had to pull over for directions. When we finally made it he started explaining the price to me. I didn't understand much but I got that he was explaining the cost of the toll roads etc. after all was said and done he pushed some buttons on the meter and the fare was REDUCED to a little less than 14000.
I am extremely curious about what happened. Did he give us a break because he got lost? If he did that is a lot too take off for maybe an extra 2 or 3 minutes of circling the airport. Or was there some discount for longer distances?