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Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

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Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

I've been to Vegas a millions times (practically) and I take cabs sometimes from the airport but I just hate the underpass/interstate issue. I always stay midstrip around Flamingo Blvd. I find that if I say, don't take the interstate or take Paradise, they get mad and say they would never do such a thing without asking but if I don't say anything, they always take the interstate. What do you say? How does the drivers react? I'm an Asian guy so they probably think I'm a tourist and "don't know" but I know haha

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1. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

I say, " <name of my hotel> via Swenson, please".

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I ask them if they heard about the cabbie who disappeared after trying to long haul someone through the tunnel. When they say know, I reply "Yeah, that's because I'm good at covering my tracks!".

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3. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

You sound very sensitive to their feelings. That is no way to conduct business in the big city.

And I don't think "being Asian" will mark you as anything in Las Vegas. FYI - 35% of the population is Asian.

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Love the new moniker ........ "Underpass / Interstate" ...... this ought to freshen up this discussion.

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5. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

Another reason I take the shuttle. Pre-arranged price, no surprises, no confrontation with the cabbie.

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Maryland
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7. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

"Note to IrishFan: I am asking TA to delete this."

Of course you are. You're not capable of doing otherwise. It's understood.

Minneapolis...
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8. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

Tony, don't start picking on my fellow Notre Dame alumnus.

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9. Re: Taxis and the Underpass/Interstate

I've never been to Notre Dame in my life...

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Maybe I'm wrong... Irish Twerp? ... I mean "Terp"....no, maybe you're a Maryland Terp.