I hate the (always) long taxi line at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas – especially in the summer! I’m not sure if the airport plans for every airplane to land at the same time, but it always seems as if baggage claim and the taxi line are both always packed. People cheer when they land in Las Vegas no matter what time it is and the wait for a cab to their destination is excruciating.
If you are with a large party you take a limo at a similar cost. There are always drivers stalking the baggage claim area for customers. I’ve done this before and while the cost of a limo was only a little more than the cost of a cab, I’m not sure I’ll do it again. Especially when travelling with a smaller party.
Vegas Chatter found a way to get around the long taxi line that doesn’t involve paying a little extra for a limo.
Find a Skycap. Let them know they can help you with your luggage. Give the guy a nice tip and tell him you want to go to Yellow #1. Here cab drivers will get pulled out of the long cab line servicing the regular folks in order to pick you up at Yellow #1. No waiting.
Now during super crowded times even this Yellow #1 tip can have a line behind it. What do you do then, or for that matter if you want to take no chances on waiting in line? When your plane lands and the pilot allows you to turn on your cell phone, Twitter Vegas Cabbie (he is the one who gave us the above tip in the first place) and tell him your flight just landed and you will gather your luggage and meet him at Yellow #1.
What a great idea. I’m assuming that if you know where Yellow #1 is located you can probably skip the skycap and the tip and just head over and grab a cab. I have a little time before my next trip to Vegas and I’ll be looking for info on how to bypass the line. If I find any tricks, I’ll share them here as always.
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