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"This is the end result of all the bright lights... and the comp trips, of all the champagne... and free hotel suites,
and all the broads and all the booze. It's all been arranged just for us to get your money.
That's the truth about Las Vegas. We're the only winners. The players don't stand a chance. "

-- Sam "Ace" Rothstein, Casino, 1995

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Another Longhauler in Action...

Same old story...  Some unsuspecting tourist(s) getting longhauled to the Strip.  Interesting to see a Prius used as a cab -- seems like that would be a tight fit for some people in the back of one of those.  I was driving to Summerlin today to visit some friends when I caught this guy in action.  When I took these photos there were at least 5 cabs in front of and behind me coming from the airport and heading to 15 north.

"Lucky" cab #2800 merges onto to 215 west from airport tunnel.  Note he was not coming from Henderson.  He came from the airport!

Longhauler merges on to the 15 north connector.

Longhauler merges onto the 15 north.

Longhauler proceeds on 15 north.  At this point I have no idea where this cab is going.  Maybe this is not a longhaul.  Maybe he's heading to downtown...  Maybe I am wrong about this one?

Longhauler blows past Frank Sinatra and Tropicana exit.  Maybe this is a downtown trip....

He's staying in the far right lane the entire time.  I suspect now this is not a downtown trip.  Next exit is Flamingo.  Bet that's where this longhauler is heading...

Bingo.  Longhauler and his unsuspecting mark(s) exit at Flamingo.  No problem, this cabbie just basically drove almost double the distance instead of taking side streets over to Flamingo. As I drove past him I noticed that he did turn right on Flamingo, heading toward the Strip.  This was probably a Bally's or Flamingo drop off.  Nice.

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