Yesterday, I arrived at Philadelphia Intl airport.Met a driver from Airport Taxi Service Co. (not sure about the taxi name but read from the receipt) and took the ride to Marriott West during Friday afternoon traffic.
The charge was so expensive! I did ask that about est fare and he said it is standard regardless the car and he is from airport taxi. I thought the fare would be not that high $193,40! I was so tired from the long flights that I did not check the meter as I thought it would be listed on the receipt or whatsoever. He said Uber is not allowed to get into the airport, which I saw was only at least $50ish fare.
I thought it might be included as limo service. The care is nice and the driver was helpful and friendly. But even for limo service inc tipping etc would not exceed $130ish for the standard sedan. I was not confident to use my credit card, so I paid inc tip which I just had no idea the standard in the US as I was not aware and just too shocked and tired, $200 cash:( I could only think that At least, I arrived safely at the hotel.
Still, I am still very upset. Well, I should have checked better at the airport. I just thought it was a regular cab though I noticed it was a nice car. And the driver also convinced me it would charge standard fare and there would be receipt. Good thing was the service was fine.
It happened! But just wondering if any of you have experienced the same thing or heard anything about the taxi or similar experience? I mean, if it was not a fraud, and the fare was quite a standard, fine. If not, that surely is my lesson learned! There is a phone number on the receipt but I have not tried to check. It really bugged me.
PS: I put poor due to the lack of info given by the driver. I did ask.
Looking forward for any thoughts.
Thanks a lot.