I can't find my post from March 4,2015 when I asked about taxi cabs & some kind person sent us a website to check what the fare would be from where we were staying to the airport. I looked up the fare & it said $25. I was a little surprised (but pleased) as we had paid more than that coming from the airport to the hotel. When we came out of the airport we were approached by a taxi driver (van) & we were so tired we just wanted to get to our hotel so I hopped in. Then I said to my husband, ask him how much & the cab driver states $17.50, which we thought was great! I had showed the driver the address of where we wanted to go & asked him if that hotel had a shuttle & he states no, so we HAD to take a cab. When we got to the hotel my husband gave the driver $20 & the driver said $17.50 per person! We were shocked & he pointed to the cab & written on the side is "shared ride". Hmmmmm....
Next morning when we left this "lovely hotel" we ended up riding with another lady who had called a cab before we got to the lobby & she asked if we wanted to go with her to the airport. She said she was told it would be $50 due to the weather. Sure enough as soon as we got in the driver said I have to charge you $50 is that ok? I asked for EACH of us & he said no, $50 for you & your husband, $50 for the other lady. This just seems soooo wrong to me on so many levels! We were just there over night as our flight was cancelled from Dallas to Toronto, so we are not familiar with the city at all. Obviously the cab drivers do not adhere to the prices quoted on the website I looked at. I'm kicking myself that I didn't write down the names of the cabs & their numbers. If we get stuck like that again I certainly will pay more attention.
We met another woman as we were registering & she said she paid $45 from the airport to the hotel. BOTH women we met stated they were told this hotel had a shuttle.
I'm just wondering if this is common practice for cab drivers?