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If you are traveling in a new city and are going to be using taxi cab services to get around, do not assume it would be the same as it would be at home. The taxis in different towns operate differently and you could end up with a very bad, or embarrassing experience. The first time you need a cab in a new city, call the company and talk to the dispatcher first, making sure you understand what to expect. Here are a few questions you should ask to understand everything.
Taxi services charge in one of two ways, there is either a meter that charges by the distance traveled and the time spent waiting, or they have a flat fee. Sometimes, a cab will offer a flat fee to places frequently traveled, such as the airport or certain hotels. Make sure you understand how much the trip is going to cost you before booking the service. You may want to try a few different companies to get the best price.
Some cabs will accept credit or debit cards, some will accept traveler's checks, and most accept cash. However, it would be embarrassing to reach your destination and find out that you do not have the proper way to pay the driver. In fact, in many places, the driver may call the police if you cannot pay as it is illegal.
Getting a Cab
It seems that whenever you watch a movie or television show people simple step to the curb and whistle or wave down a passing taxi cab. This is not how it works everywhere, though. You may have to call the cab company and request service. If this is the case, it is a good idea to plan ahead. In fact, when you first call for service it is a good idea to ask what the average wait time will be and if there are any times that will have a longer time. Be prepared to wait extra if it is raining too, as more people will be using the taxis. Of course, in big cities, there are usually cabs waiting outside hotels or other main attractions.
Map of the Area
Another way to ensure a good cab ride is to have a map of the area with you. This way, you can see where you are going in relation to where you started. If you have any questions or concerns about the route the driver is taking, be sure to ask. Most of the time it is going to be due to construction or some other traffic delay.
Don't be afraid to use taxi cab services in a strange city, just be sure you know what you are getting into when you climb into the back seat. Contact a business, such as Orlando Cab Transportation, for more information.