Airport cab to hotel, etc. - Scam?!?!

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#196 Nov 1st, 2013, 03:08
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Breaking rules to make money, But there is Other way Cusomer's satisfaction. It may be better to satisfied customer who pay for it. I was at airport and it was half an hour to morning but pre paid booth charged Night hours fare and ten rupees not returned by Police man. Delhi to Faridabad around 1200 Rs. I assume he charged return taxi fare too. When I saw taxi outside it was too old. I was alone so it was ok. Taxi Driver and taxi both not looks professional. May be next time I will take taxi up to Badarpur Boarder so he can charge single fare and will wait up to Morning then not extra night fare.

I think if Driver neat and clean and Taxi in good condition and behave well people can use these taxi so often and can give good tip.
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Originally Posted by surinder20e View Post Breaking rules to make money, But there is Other way Cusomer's satisfaction. It may be better to satisfied customer who pay for it. I was at airport and it was half an hour to morning but pre paid booth charged Night hours fare and ten rupees not returned by Police man. Delhi to Faridabad around 1200 Rs. I assume he charged return taxi fare too. When I saw taxi outside it was too old. I was alone so it was ok. Taxi Driver and taxi both not looks professional. May be next time I will take taxi up to Badarpur Boarder so he can charge single fare and will wait up to Morning then not extra night fare.

I think if Driver neat and clean and Taxi in good condition and behave well people can use these taxi so often and can give good tip.
Well, night charges go by the clock. I would not expect night surcharge to be waved when booking a can before the "night" ends. If It's important for you to save the night charge and it was only half and hour to morning, wait for half an hour before booking. Rules are there for a reason. IME prepaid fares are not bad, but are still much higher than the meter fare. Now that the meter rates have been revised, I am not sure how prepaid fare compares with the meter fare.

Charging for the return is also normal practice if the cab is going outside the normal service area. If the cab is "NOT ALLOWED" pick passengers from your destination, charging return fare is normal practice too. It's unreasonable to expect the cab to deadhead.
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I have met sewer rats, subway rats but never a meter rat
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Originally Posted by NYTim View Post I have met sewer rats, subway rats but never a meter rat
LOL. Good catch. There is a wheel inside the meter and a rat turns that wheel, much like a hamster. Since rats are much bigger than hamsters, the meter runs much faster. Next time you get into a cab, make your you check the meter for a rat.

I haven't seen you aroud in a while. How is milking that bull coming along.

You missed hire, in place of higher. You are slacking.
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Mmmmm, usually the rat is driving.
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Originally Posted by NYTim View Post Mmmmm, usually the rat is driving.
I see. Multi-tasking rat? A rat can multi-task and you can't? You caught the "rat" but missed "hire"
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Haven't read all the posts, so even at the risk of mentioning it twice, just wanted to share my experience as well..

Journey.. Hotel Ashoka, New Delhi to Airport.
Asked for a taxi which is parked in the hotel premises (not a hotel taxi). Had traveled the other way just a week back so knew that the fare to be somewhere less than 300 Rs (pre-paid).

After sitting in the vehicle, I ask the driver whether he would be charging as per the meter. Says standard rate is 900 Rs to Airport..
I insisted that he travel by meter, he tried to bargain and then eventually he took the cloth covering his taxi meter off and said ok..
Just kept an eye on the meter, realised it was charging me at the rate of airfare and not taxi fare. The meter was tampered with and going atleast thrice as fast as it should have been.
Asked him to just stop the vehicle, collect whatever charge was due till that point and leave me on the road.
Argument on various issues for a couple of more minutes, some points and counterpoints later he finally came up with 350 Rs fare but said he would change from the commercial taxi to a private vehicle as the Delhi Traffic Police would charge him "hafta" (bribe) for each trip made in the taxi.
End of story -- Know how much should the charge be before hand, don't believe everything that the driver says and be vigilant about small things like the meter and the route if you can..
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