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Re: Las Vegas Taxis- Beware

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Re: Las Vegas Taxis- Beware

never say its your first time there even if it is.

i went from Ellis Island to Hard Rock casino about 5-6 long blocks away. taxi meter showed 12.10$ the other three times i rode there averaged 7$. possibly a fast meter on a dodge charger taxi???

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31. Re: Re: Las Vegas Taxis- Beware

The driver probably dropped off a fare then picked OP up without clearing the meter...drivers with very short rides tend to roll the meter to avoid paying trip charge of 80c up to $1.50 per ride(depending on cab co.) and essentially making extra $ if the next fare didn't notice the meter.

No driver can rig the meter,it does happen from time to time that meters malfunction.The driver will not knowingly drive a cab for 12 hours with a broken meter......as soon as he's aware of the problem he will deal with it ASAP.no if's and or but's about it.

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After about 100 trips to the strip (well, let's say a few trips a year for many years), we are going to downtown Las Vegas so we can ride the WAX (its an express bus) for $2 each way per person. Just on strike against the overcharges by the taxi drivers, the long waits for the shuttle, the leaving two hours early when you shuttle back to the airport (it's a 10 minute drive, can't these people get their act together, why do tourists have to give up hours of their vacations waiting for the things, then driving all over the strip as the shuttle drops off at every hotel, then having to leave hours early to get back to the airport because the shuttle doesn't want to be responsible for riders missing their planes.) The whole system is just getting too cumbersome and unpleasant. No one is acting for the tourists. Frankly, I am surprised the casino owners don't have the grease to put a stop to the whole mess, and clean it up. Another inexplicable annoyance is waiting over an hour to check in to many of the hotels because they have so few people working the front desk. If nothing else, you would think the casinos would want everyone gambling instead of waiting in line. And the same for the buffets. Just hours wasted which people could be spending gambling or going to shows. I honestly don't get it.

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"If nothing else, you would think the casinos would want everyone gambling instead of waiting in line."

Because not everyone is going to gamble if they're not waiting in line.

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A couple years ago, my sister and I took a taxi to the Hard Rock. Paid about $7. On the ride back to the same location we watched the meter spin past that as the driver tried to drive into the underground parking garage, etc. All of a sudden he became deaf when I asked him to just drop us off at the corner, that we didn't need to go into the parking garage. I was so angry at the blatant ripoff!! BUT didn't know what to do! I still can't escape the feeling of him not stopping the car when I asked him to!

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35. Re: Re: Las Vegas Taxis- Beware

oh the taxi horror stories .. It just keeps getting worse.

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