Today I went to play a poker tournament at the Mirage. So I take the 215 west from Henderson to the 15 north and exit at Spring Mountain. Nice and easy, door to door in 15 minutes. While I am on the 215 I drive past the merge from the airport tunnel. Of course, what do I see -- that's right, two cabbies long hauling unsuspecting tourists to the Strip. If you would like to learn more about "long hauling" please refer to this previous post on the subject:
These long hauling cabbies are despicable how they prey on unsuspecting tourists and take them on a much longer route to the Strip as opposed to the most direct and shortest route of surface streets out of the airport. Talk about taking advantage of people. So here's a couple of photos of these "long haulers" in action. Note the exits that they are taking.
"Lucky Cab" #2785 merges onto the 15 north from the 215 west after using the airport tunnel:
Note this cab exits at Russell and Frank Sinatra. Most likely this is a drop off at Mandalay Bay, Luxor or Tropicana. This is the worst of the long haul abuses as these hotels are literally 3 miles from the airport.
And here's a photo of the actual "longhauler" in all his glory with his "marks" sitting in the back of cab without a clue that they just gotten take for a ride. The people in this cab probably just got the plane after a 13 hour plane flight from Europe. Nice. Welcome to Las Vegas...
And here is Desert Cab #4145 "long hauling" some unsuspecting tourists to Flamingo. Nice.