Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Who Wants to go to the Airport?

Cab I was riding in last night had a hand-written sign hanging from the dashboard in front of the passenger seat that was a long rant (ok, argument) that was meant to convince people of two things -

1) Doormen and others steer people away from cabs and into car services / limos;
and
2) That cabs are less expensive than limos ($15 from downtown vs. $20 -something for limos).

It left me with two questions:

1. Do doormen really do that?
2. Why would a cabby want an airport ride? Sure it's $15 from downtown, but since you can't pick up anyone at the airport, it's a trip back for no money. Wouldn't two quick downtown to downtown trips give you the same money? I don't get this desire for airport rides.

3 Comments:

At 6:28 PM, Blogger MJ06 said...

That makes no sence whats the point of legislation where cabs can not pick people up at the airport.

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger 3dub said...

Your logic is correct. There's a fascination with the airport that's crazy among downtown cabs. Just look at the guys that lose time sitting on hotel stands just to go to the airport. Guess they're all taking Nosenseatall.

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Mad Cabbie said...

Since most cab drivers are immigrants and home sick, trips to the airports makes them feel closer to home.

 

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