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Difference bets. mini-cab/car, taxi and hired car service?

Difference bets. mini-cab/car, taxi and hired car service?

Old Nov 18th, 2002, 08:26 AM
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Barbara
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Difference bets. mini-cab/car, taxi and hired car service?

Have read numerous references to different types of car services: mini-cab/car, taxi, and hired car services. I understand taxi, if it is like the US, pay per minute of use. I do not understand the difference between this mini-cab/car and hired car service? Please explain. I am guessing a hired car is similar to what we call "limo" service in the US. Paying a fixed rate to be taken from Point A to Point B at a scheduled time. Like being taken from Heathrow directly to your hotel for a fixed fee. What is a mini-cab/car?
 
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 08:28 AM
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Sorry for the typo. I meant difference "betw." as in between the services, not "bets."
 
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 09:00 AM
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ron
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There is no difference between mini-cab and car service. They are both unmetered taxis not licensed to pick up on the street. The term car service is used for mini-cabs that specialize in airport services - it sounds classier.
 
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 10:42 AM
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Thank you Ron! I am working with a serviced apartment in London who tells me they can arrange a mini-car pick up for me at the airport. I have asked them to send me the prices. What is the normal price range for a hired car from Heathrow into the Mayfair district?
 
Old Nov 18th, 2002, 12:23 PM
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Swiss Cottage Cars charges me 25 pounds. London Transfers I believe charges 34 pounds. So I'd hesitate if it is more than that.
 
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