Shonky Taxi drivers - Melbourne International Airport rank

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sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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Shonky Taxi drivers - Melbourne International Airport rank

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Does anyone know what' non metered' charges a Taxi driver can add to a fare collected from curb side Melbourne International rank to my home, no toll roads were taken. I'm interested about a so called $5.00 airport fee unmetered only mentioned in addition to fare right outside my house.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

I have contacted the Victorian Taxi Directorate and even they are scratching there head saying they will get back to me.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Did you get a receipt? It should be shown on there – if not, they're ripping you off.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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No I did not, but it was mentioned in such a manor that it had been around since year dot.

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

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And it was no where displayed on the meter.

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

He touched you. The fee is $2.70. Use Uber/UberX next time. For X's just put the departure pin at the McDonalds car park then contact them once they've accepted the job to pick you up like any normal person. 

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

and if he does this all the time he will retire in comfort and luxury tax free. Thanks for the Uber advice. BTW should that $2.70 fee be visible on the Taxi meter?

johnaboxall

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

Member since 24 Aug 2011

Total posts 384

To be honest I can't remember, haven't used a taxi in a couple of years. The fee information is from Melbourne airport website. 

gardermoen

Member since 09 May 2011

Total posts 13

And the taxi industry seriously wonder why people flock to Uber.....

sgb

Emirates Airlines - Skywards

Member since 30 Nov 2015

Total posts 419

Unscrupulous to say the least, and even the Directorate were far from catergorical.

TheRealBabushka

Member since 21 Apr 2012

Total posts 2,059

Take an uber. Honestly. I'd been stung before too. There is just no transparency at the POS. At least with uber you have recourse. The TSC is pretty ineffective with stuff like this.

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