Rocabill's post about his wife falling prey of the gypsy cab reminded me about this and I meant to post this when I came back from New York in early November.
I'm a seasoned traveller to NYC and know my way around the aiport, taxi lines to avoid gypsy cabs etc.
Here's what happened. So I'm a bit tired after the flight and am standing in the line waiting for my yellow cab. I'm at the top of the line and I'm looking down the line of cars to see which one I'm going to. They are all to my right. The dispatcher comes up to me and says "He'll take you" and points to this guy over to the left of me standing out by himself. I just looked at him and said "What are you talking about? and looked back at the line of cars" and he replied "Oh eh, nothing this cab will take you" and he pointed back to the line and the next car available.
I was raging with myself afterwards as I was still half asleep. He was clearly sending me towards a gypsy cab or a black limo. I was annoyed because I didn't get his details to report him.
Has this happened to anyone else??