Taking a cab in an airport taxi Carlsbad is the fastest way to get to your hotel, or whenever you are heading anywhere in the city. Even if you book your travel before or after arriving at the airport, there are many cab choices available. Select the best option for your time and budget. Below are some steps to help you have a suitable cab.
Step 1: Call your hotel or a taxi firm before arriving in order to have a car or cab waiting for you at the airport. Provide the one who send you a cab with your flight number, the airline’s name and your arrival time.
Step 2: Wait for your cab outside the exit at the end of taxi line. Provide the cab driver with your hotel’s address or other destinations so that he would know where to take you to and how much the fare is.
Step 3: As long as you get to your destination, pay the fare as agreement at the beginning or by taximeter. Don’t forget to give the driver some tips if he or she serves you well.
To help you avoid taxi scams, the following tips will provide you a better taxi choice and help you reach your destination with only a few bucks left in your pocket.
Maps: If you bring your smartphone, open navigation applications like Google Maps to know whether you are being taken along with a ten-mile trip or not when your hotel is just 600 feet ahead. If your phone is not with you, just use an ordinary map to check the routes at the airport.
Taximeter: Remember to check whether it is switched on right after you get on the cab. Never take a cab without a taximeter.
Receipt: Ensure the invoice you ask for has the cab’s registration plate. In case you want to make a complaint to the taxi firm, those which don’t have registration plates are useless.
Police: If you have some problems or feel suspicious with the fare, immediately call the police or get to the nearest police station in Carlsbad. The police will be a good solution if you don’t know what to do.
Fares: If the fare is too high compared with the distance of your journey even when the taximeter has been switched on, then the cab driver must have done some cheating with the taximeter or replace it with another machine.
It is recommended that you should get a cab from a well-known taxi firm. This will lower the chance to deal with unregistered cabs which are not often following the rules.
Try to bring some small change with you. Never get on a taxi cab with only $100 of cash. The more coins and pennies you bring, the better you prevent the driver to cheat your money. Taxi drivers should, but not always, have a lot of coins and bills to use for creating change. And many times, they would keep saying “I have no change” as a cheating way to pocket the extra money from clients.
Don’t get in a cab whose driver just approaches you. Generally, if somebody is hawking his or her cab, they are definitely attempting to take advantages.