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Recommend a taxi company

Discussion in 'Transportation & Travel' started by Isafari, Jul 5, 2014.

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    Hubby is looking at going fishing for a full day while we are in Florida...meaning he will be leaving the villa very early in the morning.....with the car

    Any ideas of how expensive it would be to get a taxi from Davenport to DHS?
    Any particular taxi company?
     
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    About $25-$30 - you may as well book a town car if you can stand the higher gratuity expectation. You'll find them more reliable on pickup/drop off than a taxi coming to davenport.

    never had any problem with http://www.tiffanytowncar.com/
     
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    Thanks Keith.
     
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    Mears has a virtual monopoly in Florida. They own a lot of the taxi companies that operate in the area.

    I've heard great things about Tiffany Town Cars, and if I ever needed an extra vehicle to do the airport run, they're who I'd be calling.
     
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    Thanks guys .... have sent Tiffany Towncars an email asking for a quote.
    What % tip are we looking at?
     
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    20 if they do everything right, on time, help with bags etc? they'll be hoping for 25
     
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    Thank you :)
     
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    I emailed a town car company for information and they didn't respond :( I think I will just book local cab....
     
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    depends on the company jeff, some are rubbish and most of them take a while to email back

    Local cabs are fine though most of the time to be honest :)
     
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    It was almost a month ago(!) will go for local cab. It is such shame as would love to pay for town car. It is such a lovely car!
     
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    well SOME are but not all town cars are new and nice ;-)

    I've always had good service from tiffany and reasonable prices but some of the others can be a bit < shudder >
     
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    Mmhhh will give Tiffany a go but the thing is I'm not sure if they are willing to wait for us while we are at Florida mall and mall of miliena
     
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    They'll do whatever you ask of them but it would make more sense to just explain the day to them and see what they say.

    personally in that circumstance I would book a town car for say 9am/10am to take you to whichever mall you start at. Grab a taxi outside the mall to go to the other (its close) and then arrange for the towncar to pick up at 5? whenever :) to take you home
     
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    That's a brilliant idea :)
     
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    you'll love it! it's a great mall day that :yes: and its SO easy to get a taxi from either mall you wont have an issue
     
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    Well, I'll let you know if I get a response but seeing as I need a car/cab this Monday then I may not get the quote from Tiffany.
     
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    Just got a reply......164 dollars inc gratuity.
     
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    so inc's grat probably at about 20%... so that's about $68ish each way with 20% extra for tip.

    Well :/ even for a towncar it's more than I expected but I guess it's gone up. Still can't help feeling it sounds expensive for that trip though
     

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