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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by Marty, Colorado / Ixtapa, Monday, March 07, 2011, 12:52 (3143 days ago)

As we were standing outside our house this morning waiting for a friend to take us to the airport, a taxi driver pulls up into the drive and says he has to take us to the airport. He was aggitated that we would not accept his offer. He said "Only a Taxi can take people to the airport". Our friend pulls up, we climb in and get out of there. He was not happy.

To avoid the taxi blockade we drove around town to get lost in the shuffle.

I would take a combi to the airport instead of putting up with such behavior.

So.....Boycott Taxi's in town and tell them why.

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Monday, March 07, 2011, 21:04 (3142 days ago) @ Marty

I am just waiting for them to tell me one day I can not pick up my husband at the airport. That will be funny.

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by tj, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 07:35 (3142 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

Carol, sounds like you're looking for an excuse. LOL

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 07:39 (3142 days ago) @ tj

Not at all. I have just seen how some of the drivers take advantage of people and even try to of me on occassion and I refuse to let it happen again to me. When you have a small command of the language you get to see and hear much more than the average tourist you know that you can do something to stop the problem.

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by Sharon MN, Monday, March 07, 2011, 21:33 (3142 days ago) @ Marty

So are you saying the friend that picked you up was in a regular car and not a taxi and you were still hassled? How did the taxi driver know you were going to the airport?
I arrive on Sunday and am renting a car, my daughter arrives on Monday and I have to go pick her up at the airport. All this mischief about the taxis made me feel glad that I was renting but if your friend was driving a car, not a taxi, that is crazy and now I wonder if I will be hassled too. Caramba!

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by LadyM in Zihua @, Zihuatanejo, Mexico, Monday, March 07, 2011, 21:42 (3142 days ago) @ Sharon MN

Sharon, If you had never read this message board, you would not even be aware of any problems. Please, take my advise and pretend you know nothing. Do like you would normally do in this kind of thing. Pick up your daughter. I pick up people at the airport all the time and so far have never had an issue. If I have one I will stand in their face and tell them to move. If you are doing nothing wrong you should never have a problem. Good luck and let us know how easy it was.

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Taxi Thug hassled Us ( Private Cars to the airport )

by Montana Gal, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 00:13 (3142 days ago) @ LadyM in Zihua

I have never been picked up or taken to airport by taxi in the 5 years I have been coming. Always travel private car and have never been hassled. You are anywhere gonna have a exception to the rule but Come enjoy your vacation I love it here am safe I even have a 14 month old baby and no problems ever.

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You will have no problem

by Marty, Colorado / Ixtapa, Tuesday, March 08, 2011, 15:09 (3141 days ago) @ Sharon MN

I have been picking up people at the airport with never any problem from the airport taxi people ( tereste ??? )including this year. Last week I took someone to the airport with no problems.

This problem came from just one Taxi driver who saw us standing on the street with suitcases ( Dressed like tourists going to the airport).

Maybe with the taxi blockades this past week, this driver felt emboldened or maybe he is just a jerk. Anyway, he drove up onto the double driveway at an angle so no other car could pull in. He got out and then started the trouble.

The owner of where we stay came out and argued with him, so I know there was no translation issues.

Probably, no one else will ever have any troubles. We just wanted to post yesterday, cause we were angry, sitting at the Zihua airport with time on our hands.

Maybe after he called his buddies on the radio, they told him he was wrong.

Anyway, don't let any of them bully you.

There are nice taxi drivers out there, I have two friends who drive taxi's.

But this guy was a creep.

Yesterday, because of this guy, we would have taken a Combi to the airport before we would have taken a taxi.