Originally Posted by frink85
last time I was in vegas me and my friends ended up taking a hotel car 90% of the time, with the same 2 drivers. we asked them about uber, they both said taxi companies have strong mob connects (from waaaaay back and still today, apparently) with govt in their pockets.
It's not mob connections lol. It's called a union, and they have a VERY strong political lobby. Some people compare it to mob-like tactics, but they're not exactly threatening families and knee capping politicians lol.
I will say this: for my last few trips (before my most recent one), I've never had a problem with long hauling. Didn't have to say anything to the cabbie, they'd just go the fastest route. This most recent trip was a disaster. Cabbies trying to long haul me in every which way. I got in a 30-second argument with one cabbie to take the shortest route. He tried SO hard to long haul me. I've never had to deal with that before.