I know this has been discussed at length on here but figured I would post my experience in case anyone is interested. Arrived in Vegas the morning (its busy here this week). Got in the cab. Told the cab driver I need to go to the Bellagio. Didnt give him any directions. Driver proceeds to head through the tunnel to the interstate. As soon as this happens I pull up the traffic map and the Taxi Cab authority's phone number.
We pull into the B and the driver says, "That'll be $28".
I respond "I dont think so".
Driver: "Is there a problem?" (looked like a deer caught in the headlights).
Me "Yep, you cant take the tunnel unless I ask you to"
Driver "But its Sunday and the strip is busy"
Me, "Yes but according to the traffic map there is no traffic on Koval or Paradise"
Driver "Its Sunday and that can get busy"
Me "Its simple, I pay you $20 or call the Taxi Cab Authority"
Driver, "But you owe me $28"
Me, "Ok no problem" I start dialing the phone at this point
Driver "Just give me the $20"
BTW, I come to Vegas 3 or 4 times a year. About half the time I take a limo and the other half use cabs. I forgot to set up a limo for this trip. Attempted to get one at the airport and was told it was a 45 minute wait for one. This is the 2nd time I've been long hauled. Didnt know any better the first time as it was one of my first trips to Vegas.