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ALarriva 1 post  |  Last Activity: Jul 9, 2014 1:16 AM Member since: Apr 14, 1998
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  • alarriva alarriva Jul 9, 2014 1:16 AM Flag

    I was in Paris last week. We flew in from Phoenix, AZ via British Airways. Took Uber from my house just outside of Phoenix to the Airport. it worked just fine. We got a $30 off coupon online and used their black car service. Car was very nice, driver was very nice, no complaints. $60 for pickup on passenger, then pickup me, and then airport. Probably a $50 Taxi fare, but car was nicer.

    Got to Paris. Taxi's were a bit nicer than in the US in some ways. Asked for a Taxi and since we needed a ride of 5, there was a wait. Looked at Uber, but no cars for 5 only cars for 4. 6 minutes for an Uber -- lots of taxis's just waiting. Got the cab for 5 with 20 minutes of waiting. 70 EUR to the hotel with one stop in the middle. Cheaper than London, but still expensive.

    We were in Paris for a while at the Prince De Galle. Tons of fancy folks next door at the George IV all using black car. no clue if they were Uber. Taxi's out front all the time -- very convenient. I looked for an Uber a few times -- 4 to 6 minute quoted wait. Sent one person to the airport a day ahead of us. The looked for Uber, but it was a hassle with the wait. They took a cab for 60 EUR. I went to check out the next day, figured I was early and would look for an Uber for 4. 9 minutes to arrive, so I summoned it. It wanted me to TXT them back -- I never go the TXT, so I took a cab. Cab was very nice. 60 EUR, no waiting, no BS.

    When GF got home, she had a $30 coupon for Uber, but she took a cab home. "It was easier". Cost $40, so cheaper than Uber Black car, but more than Uber X. I had someone pick me up at the airport.

    So, for my money, Taxi's are here to stay in the large cities. Uber is a hassle with the waiting and finding the car, and all that. It's really not any cheaper, and there is something nice about the certainty of a cab -- you see it, they pick you up -- DONE.

    In Phoenix though, Uber is nice. You always have to wait, so might as well use them.

    Sentiment: Buy

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