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Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

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Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

How difficult is transportation, on 2/19/12, in the morning, from the airport to the JW?

Are the cab fares increased during Mardi Gras?

TIA

Joe

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1. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

It should be OK depending upon on early...there are usually two parades that day that use Canal Street and they start at noon.

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2. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

If you're well in advance of the times the parades reach Canal (usually about 2 hours after they start), you're in luck. Otherwise, there's nothing the cab can do as Canal Street is blocked to traffic. The driver will get you as close as possible and you can walk the rest of the way.

Fares do not increase during Mardi Gras, even if the cab driver has to do all kinds of crazy moves to get you from the airport to the hotel. It'll still be $33.

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3. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

If you are early as Cajun Wave states you are in luck. But don't worry the cab drivers know their way around the parades. He will probably get off the I 90 highway before the bridge and take you in the backway through thw WHD if he has to avoid a parade. Good luck.

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4. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

Thanks everyone for your responses!

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5. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

anyone looking for a good cab driver in New orleans try "donald" 504-491-5072. Best taxi driver, and most appreciative ive ever come across. i got a business card off him and he said if were ever back in town to give him a call the day before and he'll meet us at the airport. 5* service!

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6. Re: Transportation to JW Marriott during Mardi Gras

There are two parades during the day on Sunday, the first of which starts around 11:00 AM, hitting Canal St. 12:30-1:30, and passing in front of the J W Marriott between 1:00 and 2:00. If you leave the Airport before 9:30, no problem at all. If you leave between 9:30 and 11:30, your cab driver will need to circumnavigate at least a portion of the parade route, but considering these are not really big parades, this should not be too difficult for a Mardi Gras experienced driver. The rate between the Airport and Central Business District is fixed and without surcharge. However, if it looks like your driver will end up being somewhat trapped by the parade, consider a generous tip.

Edited: 10:36 am, September 28, 2011
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