Nick Green's Taxi Review
"Last night, Mon. Nov. 30th at approximately 11:30 pm my wife and I (both in our sixties) were picked up at the cab stand outside the International Arrivals level of YVR by Newton-Whalley cab no. NW 110. When waved forward by the dispatcher on the ground, the driver of that vehicle (name unknown) raced up from the back of the line of loading cabs, stopping approximately two to three metres out from the curb and approximately three metres ahead of the pickup point. He was extremely rude and visibly annoyed at having to retrieve and load our bags from the baggage card perched at the edge of the curb. His surly demeanor was both shocking and unexpected. Already suffering from severely torn ligaments and muscles in my right shoulder, I grabbed one of my bags from the cart with my left hand and passed it to him. In doing so, I injured my left shoulder and screamed out in pain. The driver did not say a word and did not express any concern. He just jumped in and slammed his door, closing the passenger sliding doors automatically and sped away. We had a good deal of difficulty finding and untangling the seat belt as we were tossed about rounding the ramp out of the pickup area. The driver exceeded the speed limit the entire trip and ran the red light at the T intersection connecting to Southwest Marine Dr. When we arrived at our destination in Point Grey, he dropped our bags on the street in the rain, not even bothering to place them on the curb. Welcome Home to Vancouver! Bring on UBER"
on 2015-12-01 10:08:05 PM
John Tennant's Taxi Review
"On June 4, 2014 we had our hotel (Holiday Inn) obtain a taxi to transport us from 9351 Bridgeport Road, Richmond, BC to 999 Canada Place (cruise ship terminal). The taxi fare calculator gave the shortest route 14.26 miles and 20 minutes. Fee $28.00.
The taxi from Richmond Cab arrived (cab no c65) The driver loaded our suitcases and assisted us into the cab. We gave him the destination and he asked "have you ever been to Vancouver before?" We answered no. He then drove us to the cruise ship terminal. He took a round about way and took over a half hour. Total was over $40.00 without the expected tip.
ANOTHER TOURIST RIPOFF.
I believe we should receive a refund of at least $12.00 but I doubt if that will happen.
Vancouver needs to put a stop to this. We have already told many of our traveling friends that Vancouver is not a Tourist friendly city.
This driver should be suspended from driving for at least 30 days, and if it happens again, be denied the license to drive a taxi."
on 2014-07-12 1:57:53 PM