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Lanarkshire
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Cabs one by one.

Is there any valid reasons why a lot of properties only whistle one cab at a time despite having what is clearly enough space to be doing 2 or 3 at a time at busy periods.

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1. Re: Cabs one by one.

If you were in charge, how would you do it to make it better?

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2. Re: Cabs one by one.

Most of the major properties have a long queue of cabs waiting for passengers. If you mean that the cab queue manager only brings one cab up to the loading area at a time, I would guess that that is so that he can control the loading process for safety's sake, keep control of the queue of passangers to make sure it stays orderly, and keep his hand out for tips. If the property wants him to stay in control (which they do), it has to be done in an orderly fashion.

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I would anticipate that the doorman wants to, and needs to control the traffic flow 100%. As we see so many folk just walking out of the doors, and wandering into the incoming traffic lanes, unaware of where they are, I would want "structure" if I were responsible.

That will likely also regulate the queue that will have formed for cabs. If there are suddenly three, I can well imagine folk popping out the doors, and taking two, while there will have been those, who have waited.

I see the same exact thing at the Hilton Park Lane, London, Mayfair. There are usually 6 - 12 cabs queued up, but as the drive area is a bit small and congested, the doorman will ONLY bring one up, at a time, regardless of how many folk are waiting. It is quite efficient, and the doorman has complete control - no one getting run over, or jumping the line.

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4. Re: Cabs one by one.

Simple economics....the guy get s tipped for opening doors and telling the driver where you are going....it s not a pedestrian safety issue, you can stagger through the area and no one cares.

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5. Re: Cabs one by one.

Constant stream of drunks coming out to the cab queue. One cab at a time is the safe way to go.

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6. Re: Cabs one by one.

Just part of the Vegas scam !!

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Maybe I'm a bit on the 'tight' side here, but I've never tipped one of those guys! He whistles a cab and opens a door - not worthy of a tip when it's something I'd be just as happy to do myself! I think that's where the 'tipping mentality' goes a bit off the scale. Like when I did a GC helicopter trip and someone asked how much we should tip the pilot! Tip a pilot - are you serious? Jeez'o!! I didn't tip my pilot on the flight out to the US so won't be tipping someone who's probably on double my salary who's done nothing more than his job

'Donning the tin hat and body armour as I type this!'

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I've seen most major resorts,whenever there's a show break doorman usually calls one of the baggage handler to help with loading passengers.i guess it depends on how greedy the doorman and wanna keep all the tips.

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9. Re: Cabs one by one.

Haha I agree jaybee. I tip for good or quick service in a bar casino or restaurant. It pains me to tip a miserable taxi driver who isn't friendly or helpful but I know it's custom to tip taxi drivers in US. I don't mind tipping people who deserve a tip.

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10. Re: Cabs one by one.

How would i do it ?? Well I would have at least 2 on at real busy times and call 2 cabs at a time. The doors still get opened for customers, the queues are still controlled as they are just now, the staff still get tips if people want to, the queues go down in half the time, people will probably be happier to tip more, or tip at all.

Seems very straightforward to me.