Las Vegas Cab Driver

Las Vegas Cab Driver

vegascab

Las Vegas, NV

Male, 31

Ask me anything! i will be as honest as possible as to my experiences as a cabbie in las vegas since 2007. if you want a day to day on some of the happenings in the job you can also follow me on twitter, vegascab @vagascab

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Last Answer on June 19, 2020

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What's the craziest gambling story you've heard from a passenger?

Asked by LV2 over 10 years ago

Don't hear too many crazy gambling stories most of them are "i got a system" and "i took them for X amount". mostly bs however i did have to escort a guy to his room after i dropped him at palazzo. when we got to the room he showed me why. envelope with 160k in it. he peeled off 2 100 dollar bills thanked me and shut the door.

How often do you get stiffed on fares? Will you ever chase after a guy or call the cops when that happens?

Asked by 123a over 10 years ago

I havent had a "run-out" or stiff on a ride in quite some time, most of these happen on longer rides away from the strip and it depends on the situation if i call the TA (taxicab authority) or the police or not. it is actually against the law and you can be arrested for getting into a cab in las vegas for without cash. i usually break the ice with my passengers on these rides away from the strip by getting a deposit from the customer before leaving the cab stand. i will generally give an excuse such as my company requires a x deposit for a ride passed y street and they usually comply, if they dont sorry buddy the bus stop is right down the street.

Do people ever ask you to keep your meter off in exchange for a cheaper fare? In Montreal, cabbies like when you do that because they get to keep the entire fare for themselves instead of having to split it with the cab company so you both win.

Asked by TimRaines over 9 years ago

Yes, it happens all the time however if we get caught "high flagging" a fare you could be immediately terminated. Not to mention a pretty healthy fine from the taxicab authority so its just not worth it to me for a couple more bucks.

Do you hate it when passengers sit up front with you? Cabbies always seem pissed when I have to do this.

Asked by macattack over 10 years ago

no i dont hate it at all i do find it a little odd and at first a little unsettling, but for the most part i work for tips whatever makes you happy

My 22 year old daughter is coming to Las Vegas next week for a conference in Boulder City. She has little freeway driving experience and has been to Vegas once. Would she be ok renting a car and driving from airport to Boulder City or get a cab?

Asked by Erika about 9 years ago

A taxi to boulder city would be rather expensive probably looking in the neighborhood of abour 50-70 depending on where she is going, howevee that said it is all freeway.  I would love this ride personally but my personal suggestion is to set up sedan service, will end up being cheaper since they charge by the hour, and should only take about a half hour to get there.

Do Vegas cab drivers carry guns?

Asked by Argo over 9 years ago

I hate answering this truthfully but no! Nevada has a law that states a driver cannot carry a weapon of any kind. That being said plenty of us do.

Has anyone ever offered to pay their fare with something other than money?

Asked by KG over 10 years ago

Happens actually all the time, everything from sexual favors to free games at 1 of the local bowling alleys. I am a happily married man so I havent accepted the sexual favors but 1 of the best things i have taken for payment for fare is ringside seats to a ufc fight courtesy of chuck liddell.