Las Vegas cabs overcharged over a million and half air travelers on rides between McCarran International Airport and the city to the tune of almost $15 million in 2012, according to a report by Nevada state auditors.
The report found that nearly 23 percent of the 6.6 million rides between the airport and the city were “deceptively long” leading to an average unnecessary fare burden of $10 per ride.
The official Las Vegas Tourism site gives the average taxi-cab fare from the airport to a hotel on The Strip as around $11 and recommends the use of airport shuttle services as an alternative to the cabs.
Read more at the Las Vegas Sun:
Audit: Cabbies soaked passengers $14.8 million by long-hauling