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(Fox News)   State audit finds that tourists using Las Vegas cabs were really taken for a ride   (foxnews.com) divider line 13
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2013-04-24 09:41:20 AM
My phone GPS navigation is always on in a cab to prevent this shiat.
 
2013-04-24 09:48:43 AM
I thought that was the purpose of going to Las Vegas.
 
2013-04-24 09:55:27 AM

HelloImNotHome: My phone GPS navigation is always on in a cab to prevent this shiat.


This.  Once I put it on after we had already started moving.  As soon as the driver realized what I was doing, he switched from the right turn lane he was in to the left turn lane he should have been in.  If you give those thieves an inch, they'll take it a mile.
 
2013-04-24 10:46:12 AM
If you take the tunnel, you're being ripped off.
 
2013-04-24 12:36:29 PM
Really? Nellis AFB down to the Strip shouldn't cost 60 dollars? I did that once in 2004 and never rose in a cab there again. I could've rode in a limo to a strip club for less, and i still would've gotten to where i wanted to go.
 
2013-04-24 02:02:03 PM
That's why I use a flat rate shared shuttle...less chance of farkery that way.
 
2013-04-24 02:25:02 PM
If you're going to the Strip your driver should be taking Paradise Rd and turning left onto Tropicana, Harmon, or East Flamingo. Any other direction and you're being ripped off. One way to tell if you aren't sure is you should always drive by UNLV's Thomas & Mack arena
 
2013-04-24 02:47:55 PM
When I was there the construction on the Strip was so farking bad that it was nothing but side-roads.  I don't think they padded the route mileage but it was impossible to tell because shiat was so farked up.
 
2013-04-24 07:37:44 PM
They could put up a giant sign at the AP taxi line and at the entrance to the tunnel, but they won't.   I've thought of standing there with a sign, but I don't want my car or my face vandalized.
 
2013-04-24 08:32:29 PM

cefm: When I was there the construction on the Strip was so farking bad that it was nothing but side-roads.  I don't think they padded the route mileage but it was impossible to tell because shiat was so farked up.


THIS.

The most direct route may not be the quickest route.  Still, it pays to make sure.

/renting car because although I am flying into Vegas, I am not staying in Vegas.
 
2013-04-25 01:16:59 AM
You know, what they need to run to the airport is a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail!

/ There's nothing on earth like it
// What'd I say?
 
2013-04-25 09:49:45 AM
Yeah the whole sh*t cabbie thing from airports to downtowns sucks. Corrupt asshat cab companies are a third world plague on an American city travelers existence.
 
2013-04-25 06:48:04 PM

Victoly: You know, what they need to run to the airport is a genuine, bona fide, electrified, six-car Monorail!

/ There's nothing on earth like it
// What'd I say?


actually I think that is/was the plan - before the economy took a crap.

I think if you do a GIS for "Las Vegas monorail," one of the links is a pdf of the current and proposed monorail system.  They are supposed to complete the monorail on the West side of the Strip from Mandalay Bay to TI, and continue from MGM to the airport.

Current Phase 2 to McCarran International AirportPhase 2 was revised to instead extend the monorail system in the opposite direction, south from the MGM Grand Station to [20] Providing monorail service to the airport has been an unpopular idea with [21] Several hotel and casino owners on the Strip continue to support the project, and are more supportive of an extension to the airport than one to downtown Las Vegas.[22]
On December 7, 2006, Clark County commissioners granted permission for the proposed extension to McCarran Airport. Funding had not yet been identified.[23]
On September 9, 2008, the monorail company provided details of the proposed expansion to the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors' Authority board members. The intended airport extension would begin at a new Terminal 3, with the first stop near Terminal 1, turn north on Swenson Street, then continue west on [24] This route is proposed to be built with private funds. This would add approximately four miles to the existing route, doubling the length of the system.
When the monorail company first announced details of the extension in September 2008, the airport extension was to be built with private funds and was expected to be built by 2012.[24] However, as of March 2011, the Las Vegas Monorail Company was still in the planning phases of the proposed extension to McCarran International Airport.[25]
 
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