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Taxi or Shuttle from Airport to Las Vegas Strip

Old Oct 30th, 2002, 04:26 PM
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There was quite a lot of press recently about how the cabs in Vegas routinely take the long route to score a few extra bucks. It isn't the dollars, but the principle and the time involved. I'd follow thereuare's advice.
Old Oct 30th, 2002, 05:43 PM
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To Britabroad:
To politely answer your valid question, (not all of us are rude!), you would ask them to take the Paradise Road route, if you didn't want to take the tunnel. But to be truthful, when we stayed at the Luxor this past Spring (greatly enjoyed our stay, by the way) our driver took the tunnel on arrival, and the other route departing, for comparison - the price was nearly the same ($8-10). It's on the very South end of the strip, very near the airport. We also took a cab later from Luxor to Treasure Island for a show - same price.
Old Oct 30th, 2002, 11:13 PM
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Thankyou Kaye. That was exactly what I wanted to know you've been very helpfull. Next time you're in England I'll return the favour.
Old Nov 7th, 2002, 05:32 AM
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I take it that most of the people saying you shouldn't bitch about the "tunnel" trick are either idiots or haven't been to Vegas. I've been to Vegas about 15 times and only tunneled once. It added about $6 to the fare by my count. I've spoken with other cab drivers about it and they all say that I should have reported the guy to LV Police. Numerous drivers have mentioned that cops randomnly stop Taxi's coming out of the tunnel on occassion. It's your first transaction in Vegas and you're already losing. (By the way, before the flames start I gamble $25-50/hand blackjack, so don't start the "cheap" argument")
Old Nov 7th, 2002, 07:26 PM
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There is nothing illegal about the taxi driver taking you for that extra ride and the extra money. . .so long as he asks you first. That is part of the scam. They tell you the traffic is bad on the strip and this will be much better and quicker, but by law they must tell you it will probably cost you more. Rarely is it shorter or quicker, but it is always more money in their pockets.

It's not the money, it's the principle of the thing. I don't mind losing a couple hundred in a slot machine either, but if I found out the machine was set so it was impossible to win, then I'd be angry. It's the principle, not the money.
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