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Why not have flat rates from airport?

Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Krh2o, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Krh2o

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    Uber sends you through the tunnel a lot of the time going to the strip from the airport. That got me thinking why don't the cab companies charge a flat rate from airport to hotel, so then they can take the quickest route. If cabs shorten each ride by 5 minutes they will get three or four more rides a shift earning them more money. I am sure the cab companies know what the average fare is from the airport to Bellagio. Why not just charge that and speed up the process.

    Long hauling is a problem, or else why would they have all those advisory signs up at the airport. This will eliminate that and make cabs more money. Could this work?
     
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    because it makes too much sense, and they can't long haul you that way................

    I was just talking to the Wynn limo driver on the way back to the airport the other day, and he said he cracks up when guests complain that he is long-hauling them in a comped limo ride, lol
     
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    because cab companies are not going for the quickest route, they want the longest route.
     
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    wow, some people are not the sharpest crayon in the box...

    we often take the freeway from MGM to Aria Sky Suites because it's quicker.
     
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    They've actually proposed legislation such as this and the cab companies shot it down.

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    "Representatives from Frias Transportation Group and Yellow-Checker-Star, two of the valley’s biggest cab companies, testified Tuesday that a flat-rate fare system would be unfair to drivers, taxi companies and customers."
     
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    yeah because a clear and transparent fee system is patently unfair to everyone involved.....
     
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    I like when I go to cities like Denver and Indy and it is a flat rate from the airport to downtown
     
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    They actually used to have "zones" in DC and it was awful. No one knew the zones except the cabbies and so they could charge you whatever they wanted and you'd have no recourse. You'd have to negotiate upfront to go over the river into Virginia. Otherwise, you were really screwed. No meter and they could REALLY stick it to you.

    They went to a fare system and it got a lot better.

    Then we got Uber. :thumbsup:
     
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    As much as I bitch about tipping levels in the USA I'm also a firm believer in people being rewarded fairly.

    If a driver has to sit in traffic for 30 mins it takes away from his or her earning potential for the day so for that reason I'm not for flat fares.
     
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    I certainly could never get behind legislation. But I do wonder if it might actually make sense for the industry to institute a flat rate plan (assuming the ride sharing services continue to gain share and the legislators stay off their back).
     

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