JFK to Midtown for 4 adults - need two taxis?

Old Dec 6th, 2004, 11:16 AM
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JFK to Midtown for 4 adults - need two taxis?

We are four normal sized adults each with a good sized piece of luggage. We plan to take a taxi from JFK to our hotel in mid-town. Should we plan on two taxis? I know many of the taxis are now mini-vans that would appear large enough for four with luggage. Can four adults with luggage fit reasonably comfortably into one taxi?
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 11:22 AM
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I have done this on several occaisions with one taxi.

Cabs have very deep large trunks. Someone may have to hold a carryon but unless you all brought steamer trunks, they should fit.

Three people in back and one up front.
 
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There are minvan taxis, but they are a minority. We fit 2 adults, 2 teens and luggage in 1 taxi although, our luggage generally consists of 1 large and 2 smaller bags. WHen you go to the taxi stand, if you can't all fit in one, then take 2. They usually are coming one right after another. I would not worry about this, just get to the taxi line, and see what happens.
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 11:26 AM
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If one of you goes up to the dispatcher while the others get in line, tell him/her you need a larger car. That should be more comfortable. In a regular one you'll be squeezed with someone sitting in a tight middle seat.
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Old Dec 6th, 2004, 11:27 AM
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Another option would be to get a service car like carmello.com or look up service cars online.

Have a great time while you are here.
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....sorry it's Carmel and another service I use is (212) 505-0555 or (212) 666-6666 and (212) 777-7777.
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Four adults can fit in a cab - the problem might be the luggage - depending on what you have brought. If you have 4 small cases you will be fine - but I have seen some people traveling with steamer trunks lately - or the modern equivalent - body bags.

Will they all fit in the trunk of your car - that's a reasonable test.
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