I am female and at home alone right now. A guy I don't know rang my doorbell and asked me to call him a cab. He was dressed somewhat appropriately for winter but looked very cold. I was a little nervous but felt sorry for him--but being alone, I said okay and did not let him into the house. I called him a cab, explained the situation to the dispatcher, and they said they would send over the cab right away. I saw a cab pull away a little while later--same company I called--but it was too dark to tell if the guy was in there. I looked through the front door and saw the guy was gone but that he'd left a plastic bag full of stuff. I can't tell what any of it is aside from a smoking cessation package. Question/s: Should I just pitch it? Is it safe? Should I have not called the cab? I feel like I'm being scammed or the victim of some trick, but I don't know what.
I regularly get a taxi at Toronto Pearson Airport to my home in Toronto. There's a flat fare of $47, but if I just get into a cab, about one-third of the time the driver will try to charge me $55 (the rate for the center of downtown) or a meter fare (usually closer to $60). What's the best way to avoid this? [more inside]
WeddingNYC filter: We are getting married in a month and want to know if it’s a good idea or expected to call a cab company ahead of time and ask for cabs on hand at the end of the event? The venue is far enough out that public transportation is possible, but inconvenient. Details inside. [more inside]
Need recommendation for taxi/car service from Paris CDG airport to 12th arrondissement. [more inside]
A relative of mine needs to get from the Southwest area of Washington DC, to Union Station, around 3am tonight/Monday am. I haven't been here very long, and I've only caught cabs in cab ranks from the airport or flagged one down, never called one for a late-night pickup, so I don't know what's best. Looking at Yelp for taxicabs, they're full of zero-to-one star reviews and horror stories. So please help! How can I best and most reliably get someone from southwest DC to Union Station in the wee hours?
I'm contemplating becoming a taxi driver, but the region I live in, East Tennessee, has its population of ~500,000 people spread out over 11 counties. Can anyone tell me about the pros and cons as a taxi driver outside of major metropolitan areas? [more inside]
I have a friend who will be taking care of her mom in Jackson, MS, next week while the latter undergoes surgery. Because said friend survived an accident a few years ago and consequently prefers not to drive, can you recommend a solution for getting them both to the hospital and back? She seems to think Jackson does not have cabs, but I suspect there is a better solution. I do not know which hospital they will be visiting.
Bulls Head Staten Island. How to get there from manhattan? [more inside]
I need to transport about 30 people half a mile in downtown Chicago very cheaply. It seems like the cheapest thing to do is just get 10 cabs since it's expensive to hire a bus or party-van-thing for one short trip. I was wondering if anyone had any different suggestions or have tried to orchestrate something similar.
early midtown east NYC cabs? [more inside]
Large debts, and I'm about to default on a bank loan. Panic ensues. (UK filter). [more inside]
Washington-DC-filter: What is protocol for getting cabs back to Virginia (Arlington) from within the District late at night? What are my rights as a passenger? Am I being ethical? [more inside]
Okay, I've been living in NYC over ten years, but there's something about taxi cabs that still confuses me. I understand what the cab lights mean most of the time. Cab number light is off = cab has a passenger. Cab number light is on = cab is available. Off duty lights are on = cab is off duty. But what about when both the number light and the off duty sign are on at the same time? [more inside]
I was scammed by a taxi driver in Sydney (Australia) today. I think I have the taxi number. What should I do next? [more inside]
I left a laptop in the back of a cab, with a daytimer, and two library books. [more inside]
Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
Why did I just see a NYC taxi in Natick, Massachusetts? [more inside]
Left a camera in a taxi last night in Minneapolis. Would like to try to find the taxi company or driver, and welcome your tips on doing so. [more inside]
Lost my camera in a NYC yellow taxi. Paid via Credit Card. No receipt. Can I track down the cab I took? [more inside]
So are there any taxi companies in Fort Wayne, IN, that don't suck? [more inside]
The local taxi company charges more if they know you're on your way to catch the competing airport shuttle. Is this legal? [more inside]
Cheapest way to get to Newark airport from the city? [more inside]
Help, I left some important paperwork in the back of a NYC cab last night! [more inside]
Heathrow to Central London. Which car service do you recommend? [more inside]
What strategies do taxi drivers use to make the most money in the least amount of time, other than taking out-of-towners the long way? Do taxi companies impose rules on their drivers to distribute the work fairly? Do taxi drivers form alliances to help each other get the best work? (Not planning to be a taxi driver, just curious about how it all works.)
People of Toronto, do you know of anywhere we can hire a London black cab for our wedding? [more inside]
I'm putting together a budget for a client and need to know how much cab fare would be from Penn Station to Lincoln Center. Any Web sites out there that could calculate this for me? Or can someone in NY give me an estimate?
I have noticed that there are a lot of taxis that are Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptors. Are they actually old police cars or are they purchased new? [more inside]
Do those wooden-bead car seat covers you see taxi drivers using (at least in NYC) really work? Are they comfortable for long drives?