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How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

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How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

I have put my name & email and a fake 11 digit for CPF at www.transcootour.com.br/atendimento.htm site. Now do I get 10% discount when I visit their booth at GIG for a Radio taxi ride to Sheraton Rion in Leblon area?

Should I just ask for 10% discount? If I ask them to escort us outside for a Radio Taxi, will they do it?

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1. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

Just ask them for the discount when you visit their booth.

There is no need to be escorted to your taxi. They will give you a slip and tell you exactly where the taxi is waiting.

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2. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

The flat rate publilshed on their site is R$99. pay by cash and you'll get 10% off (need to ask). pay by credit card and they will esist discount or offer 5%.

They will escort you to the curb and taxi if you ask. If you have a lot of luggage or people for the taxi, ask for a big one, and escorting to the curb mighjt be helpful to make sure you are satisfied with the taxi. You're paying fo rthe service, so get an escort if you want.

No need to make a reservation.

On way back catch any taxi from your hotel. The bell man can assist (or the doorman if you are renting an apt)

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3. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

Why don't you take a regular yellow cab? It'll be something around R$ 70, much cheaper than that.

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4. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

I really do not want to sacrifice the safety for a few bucks. There is an overwhelming support for Radio Taxi over regular taxi on this forum. I would prefer security over small savings since I am visiting with family and for the first time.

Thanks for all the suggestions.

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5. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

I just recently spent 12 days in Rio and took taxis almost everyday. I used the yellow taxi at the airport and hailed them on the street. I used them both during the daylight and when it was dark. Each time I used them I had no issues at all. I found most to be very friendly. Not all spoke English so I always had the location (address) written on a piece of paper. When you get in the taxi you will notice the meter is set at 4.70 and then you will either see a "1" or a "2" below the price. A rate of "1" is during the day and is the standard rate. A rate of "2" is used in the evening and on weekends (perhaps just Sundays) and it puts a 20% increase on the fare. This 20% automatically tabulates, so you and the driver does not have to figure it out. I found the taxis were plentiful and a reasonably priced.

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6. Re: How to get 10% discount for GIG to Leblon Radio Taxi ride?

Thanks for posting your impressions, Derrick.

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