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Cab/Car service recommendations in DC

Traveling to DC soon with Man and Boy. Have a question about getting around when the Metro isn't practical or possible. [more inside]
posted by dejah420 on Jun 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Taxis in Chengdu

How are the taxis in Chengdu, China? [more inside]
posted by molla on Jun 26, 2015 - 3 answers

Getting into and out of PVR

Going to Puerto Vallarta soon, to stay at a small hotel in the Zona Romantica. The hotel offers an airport transfer service (into town at our arrival, out of town when we depart) for about $75 (US) round-trip. On the one hand this seems crazy expensive to me, but then I've never been to the area (and it's a half-hour ride each way) so maybe it's in line with local prices. Is this service a good idea or am I fine just hailing a taxi at the airport?
posted by psoas on Jun 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Brooklyn to Long Island on a Saturday

Four of us will be heading from Williamsburg (Brooklyn) to Roslyn Harbor/Glen Head in Long Island for a wedding on a Saturday. Does anyone have any car service recommendations that will be less than $100 each way? FYI it looks to be about 45 mins/25 miles on a Saturday afternoon. [more inside]
posted by sandmanwv on Jun 5, 2015 - 5 answers

Taxi in L.A.?

Can you personally recommend a good taxi / car service in L.A.? Has to service Santa Monica, L.A., Burbank. I'm trying to avoid Uber but might have to resort to them -- so experience with L.A. Uber welcome too. Car rental is not an option. Thanks!
posted by third rail on Mar 17, 2015 - 16 answers

Stranger rang my doorbell, asked me to call a cab, and left bag on porch

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.
posted by methroach on Feb 28, 2015 - 22 answers

Need recommendations for reliable car service in Mumbai

The imperial family and I will be traveling to Mumbai in a couple of weeks. We'll be arriving at a profoundly unfriendly hour of the night with three children 12 & under. We need to get from the airport down to the Fort District without getting taken for a ride, as it were. What do you recommend: Taxi rank at the airport? Reliable car service? Recommendations sought.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze on Jan 29, 2015 - 5 answers

The air/sea interface for a Miami/Nassau cruise ship passenger.

I'm going with some family on a 4 day 3 night cruise from Miami to Nassau and back. Yay! I've got the flying part and the sitting on a boat sipping umbrella drinks part down, but I have questions about some of the interstitial parts of the trip. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Nov 6, 2014 - 5 answers

One of these days I'm gonna get costumizized

I'd really like to pull off a Travis Bickle costume for Halloween, but I'd really really like to do it without having to shave my head. Help me find the perfect mohawk wig/prosthetic/something! [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Oct 20, 2014 - 2 answers

How can I pay the right fare from Pearson Airport with the least hassle?

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]
posted by grouse on Oct 18, 2014 - 16 answers

LGA or JFK

Should I land at JFK or LGA on a Friday night? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Sep 9, 2014 - 27 answers

DC Taxi with a Baby?

If you're flying in to Reagan National Airport in DC with a baby and your own car seat, how do you get a cab to your hotel? Will the regular cabs at the cab stand be able to accommodate you, or should you reserve a car service or cab ahead of time? If the latter, can you recommend a company? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Aug 21, 2014 - 13 answers

Need Paris airport taxi recommendation

Need recommendation for taxi/car service from Paris CDG airport to 12th arrondissement. [more inside]
posted by Joleta on Jul 24, 2014 - 7 answers

Chicago transit help needed

Chicagolanders: Please help me navigate your fair city during rush hour today. [more inside]
posted by donajo on Jul 14, 2014 - 15 answers

Easy way to get home from Cleveland, OH Megabus station?

My friend will be arriving at the Megabus station early in the morning (3 or 4 AM, maybe even later). The bus is running very late. I had promised to pick her up at 12AM, and will go to pick her up at 4 or whatever time if there is no other option. BUT I would love to find an alternative for her so I don't conk out early on the 4th. I'd like to know if there are any reputable taxi companies, etc. that she can call when she is close to arriving at the station.
posted by BuddyBoo on Jul 3, 2014 - 3 answers

Cabbing it in Jersey without cash

I have a business partner flying into Newark who wants to know if she needs cash for a cab. [more inside]
posted by ovenmitt on Apr 30, 2014 - 8 answers

Taxi etiquette in Indonesia?

Yesterday I took a (metred) taxi in Bali. Upon arriving at my destination, I attempted to pay the driver. He said "no sir, no sir" and made me get out of the taxi, at which point I paid him by passing the money to him through the open passenger-side window. Is this some kind of local taxi etiquette? Is there a reason for it?
posted by modernnomad on Apr 16, 2014 - 10 answers

No time to breathe, let alone check Blue Book value

According to my trusted mechanic, the transmission on my aged buggy is shot (I haven't had 3rd gear for a while, and now the car has begun to have trouble getting into 2nd and 4th) and the car is not worth the cost of fixing it. Fair enough--except that I literally don't have time to buy another (used) one right now. Things will calm down slightly in the second week of May, but not until then. And while I'm aware of other options (the bus, taxi/car services), I don't have the time and money to rely exclusively on those until my schedule eases up. Nor can I afford to rent a car until then. So I'm wondering if anyone can suggest a short-term option that I might be overlooking, up to and including a Magic Car Fairy. Alternatively, if anyone has experience driving a car with this kind of issue and can tell me how safe (or un-) it is, I'd appreciate that input.
posted by chicainthecity on Apr 15, 2014 - 16 answers

DC Cab (not the movie, but the taxi)?

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?
posted by theatro on Apr 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Is there *really* no tipping with Uber?

I just signed up for Uber and I want to do right by the driver. A service charge is included, and the web site says "no need to tip." Is tipping really not expected? [more inside]
posted by Room 641-A on Mar 4, 2014 - 22 answers

What are some good iPhone apps for getting around Philadelphia?

I'm visiting the city of brotherly love for a week and won't have a car, so I was wondering if there are any good iPhone apps for getting around the city either with public transit or taxi-type services.
posted by Cogito on Jun 20, 2013 - 3 answers

Vancouver, BC Vacation with Public Transit?

My wife and I are taking the train to Vancouver, BC this summer. Any recommendations on what is worth, or not worth, doing or seeing when traveling without a vehicle? (Example: The Sea to Sky drive will not happen) [more inside]
posted by Leenie on Jun 3, 2013 - 15 answers

The Forgotten-in-Taxi Stringed Instrument Story

Are these actually staged "awareness-raising events" for the classical music industry or honest mistakes made by skilled professionals with priceless devices? [more inside]
posted by PixelPiper on Apr 6, 2013 - 15 answers

Taxi driving in a lower population-density area

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]
posted by Groundhog Week on Mar 20, 2013 - 4 answers

Getting around Jackson, MS

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.
posted by billtron on Dec 9, 2012 - 8 answers

When should I leave the East Village to catch a 7 p.m. flight at La Guardia?

I need good estimates on timing for a cab ride from the East Village to La Guardia on a Tuesday afternoon. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Sep 27, 2012 - 13 answers

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay?

What is the best way to get to San Francisco Airport from the East Bay? [more inside]
posted by eeby on Aug 29, 2012 - 16 answers

Where was I in Vietnam or Laos?

Five years ago, while either in Vietnam or Laos (memory is hazy), I was taken out to a remote working Buddhist monastery. We went by taxi and walked into the monastery at night. I managed to snap this picture before we went in. Can anyone tell me where I was?
posted by vacapinta on Mar 30, 2012 - 7 answers

That was my bag, baby

Left fine bag in London Taxi. Crushed. [more inside]
posted by nickrussell on Jan 5, 2012 - 8 answers

Taxi gift cards in DC/VA

I want to give someone a gift card for a cab ride in DC/NOVA. Will this be more trouble than it's worth? Have you done it successfully? [more inside]
posted by martinX's bellbottoms on Dec 5, 2011 - 4 answers

NYC taxi cab mixed signals

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]
posted by whitneyarner on Sep 16, 2011 - 18 answers

LGA to Stamford, CT?

What's the best way to get from La Guardia airport (LGA) to Stamford, CT during the evening rush hour? A lot of details inside. [more inside]
posted by dersins on Sep 13, 2011 - 13 answers

How many taxi stands at ORD?

How many taxi stands at ORD? [more inside]
posted by keasby on Sep 11, 2011 - 6 answers

LAX to Pasadena towncar or taxi that provides a child car seat?

Looking for LAX<>Pasadena town car service that provides child car seats. [more inside]
posted by sanitycheck on Sep 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Nastiness to Taxi Driver

Any way to make it up to a taxi driver for acting horribly? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 4, 2011 - 20 answers

Scammed out of my hard earned cash by dodgy taxi driver. What now?

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]
posted by celerity on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Getting around New York City and is there a fashion museum

New York City car & driver for a day? [more inside]
posted by digividal on Jul 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Can you help me find a reliable taxi service in El Paso Texas?

Can someone recommend a reliable taxi service in El Paso, Texas to ELP airport? [more inside]
posted by Carius on May 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Using Taxicabs and the Subway in NYC

Using the subway and taxicabs in NYC without looking like a rube. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Mar 31, 2010 - 72 answers

University of Michigan Filter: Can someone recommend at reliable taxi service from the University of Michigan to the DTW airport?

Can someone recommend at reliable taxi service from the University of Michigan to the DTW airport? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 6, 2010 - 11 answers

I know someone didn't pay $400 for a cab ride

Why did I just see a NYC taxi in Natick, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by oinopaponton on Jan 26, 2010 - 23 answers

Help me find a taxi

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]
posted by grrarrgh00 on Jan 23, 2010 - 6 answers

If I was there, I'd hit Times Square and take the pics myself. So this will have to do.

I'm looking for portraits of stereotypical New Yorkers but Getty, Flickr, Picasaweb are all failing me. Where do I find these iconic faces of the Big Apple [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Jan 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Personal injury lawyer in NYC?

Can you recommend a personal injury lawyer in New York City? My girlfriend and I (pedestrians) were hit by a reckless taxi driver in November and we intend to sue. [more inside]
posted by limon on Dec 4, 2009 - 5 answers

How to find a taxi/care service to get parents from Jersey City to Long Island on Xmas?

Shot in the dark filter: Does anyone have any ideas about how I can find a taxi/ car & driver service who can get my parents from Jersey City, NJ to Long Island for Christmas? [more inside]
posted by anitanita on Nov 27, 2009 - 7 answers

Help me find a taxi!

Lost my camera in a NYC yellow taxi. Paid via Credit Card. No receipt. Can I track down the cab I took? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Nov 19, 2009 - 8 answers

Taxi to Limerick

Ireland travelers: Anyone have success using Ireland's local taxi services to travel distance of about 50 miles to save time and enjoy a different journey? Is it a doable thing or is the Irish cost structure just too high to permit that as an option?
posted by Freedomboy on Nov 16, 2009 - 4 answers

Reliable Taxi Co in Twin Cities, MN

Seeking a good (reliable) taxi company in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis/St Paul). A long term Insomniac, now I'm having trouble staying awake more than 25 minutes if driving alone, and want to have the option of getting off the road and calling a cab. Reviews on the web seem totally variable. [more inside]
posted by judybxxx on Oct 6, 2009 - 7 answers

Are there any Fort Wayne taxis that don't suck?

So are there any taxi companies in Fort Wayne, IN, that don't suck? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 28, 2009 - 3 answers

wtf mahadev?

Some taxis (in Vancouver, perhaps elsewhere too?) have Mahadev stencilled on the back bumper. What the heck is that about, mefites?
posted by bellbellbell on Jul 6, 2009 - 12 answers

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