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May 26, 2015

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Letter to the editor:

Long-hauling costs city in credibility

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In March, I visited Las Vegas for the sixth time. I was part of a group of seven people getting together. We arrived at different times and took several cabs.

I was the first to arrive with one of my friends; we got in a cab and I told the driver we were staying at the Flamingo. I was busy talking to my friend while the driver was taking us to the hotel, but he drove on the freeway, which he did not have to take, and it cost us $29. I told him he took us on the scenic route, and he told me he didn’t.

The following day, three more friends took a cab from the same place to the Flamingo and it cost them $15 — now that was the right way. Later, another friend took a cab from the airport to the Flamingo and cost him $34, and then our final friend arrived and took a cab and it cost her $54.

I think it is pretty bad that we all took a cab from the airport to the same hotel and it cost up to $54. That is not a good way to treat people visit your city.

The rest of our stay was nice but it didn’t start on a positive note.

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