Thursday, 18 September 2014

How to call a yellow cab from the airport?

All of us have been there. Stuck at the airport late at night trying to reach home and there is no taxi in sight. In states like California, it's smart to call a taxi service rather than to wait for a cab to show up. New technology helps connect taxi companies to customers with online booking and mobile applications. Analyze your best option and you'll be taxiing to your destination in no time.
Here are some of the best ways to find a cab when you’re stuck at an airport in California:

Book a cab online

Visit the website of a reputed taxi provider. Enter the required information such as, your state and city, zip code, and pick up time, in the correct fields. Click "Submit" and expect the provider to confirm your booking. It is best to check the reputation of the company before taking the final call. You should also compare the rates the taxi provider is charging in comparison to other companies.

If you don’t have your mobile internet package activated, use the Wi-Fi available on the airport. Use the technology to locate and request for a taxi.

Ask your hotel

If you are already booked at a hotel then one of the best ways to look for a taxi service from the airport is to call your hotel reception. Local hotels and restaurants always have a list of reliable taxi services. Request them to provide you with a phone number or ask them to call and arrange a taxi for you whenever needed.

Locate the information booth

All airports have information booths. The personnel working at these outlets may have good knowledge of the local area and can help you in your cab search. They may also keep contact information of taxi services that serve the location.

Go through your region’s telephone directory

You can still find telephone directories at several airports and public buildings. Search under the keyword "taxi" and choose a listing. Call the numbers and request pickup from a service that looks best.

Tell the driver about your destination and request him for the price of the entire trip. Make sure you confirm the price and destination before entering into the vehicle. It is also a good idea to confirm the mode of payment. There are several taxis that accept credit card payments while others may only accept cash. Remember, do not get into a taxi if you are doubtful about the taxi. Confirm the driver's qualifications and name of the company if you feel suspicious. Taxicabs are very clearly marked to represent their service provider, and the driver is supposed to have documentation to verify employment.

Airports in California are certainly busy, and sometimes there just aren't enough taxis for everyone. If you have an important appointment right after you land and just can’t wait, allow at least one hour for the cab to arrive at the destination. Also, make sure you’re nice to the cabdriver, as he does a dangerous, tough job all day long and certainly deserves your respect.

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