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How to Use Twitter To Bypass The Endless Taxi Line At McCarran

May 14, 2009 at 4:44 PM | by | ()

UPDATE: @VegasCabbie is no longer a cabbie. We'll keep you posted on any replacements.

Did you hear the news? Conferences and tourists are returning to Vegas. Well, they never really left, however as the economy begins to improve you can bet that the trade shows and tourists will make sure your arrival into McCarran International Airport is crowded and chaotic.

Once you have dealt with the monorail, and once you have made it to the bottom of the escalator and retrieved your bag you must deal with the dreaded Vegas cab line. During midweek, and for that matter during this down economy, the cab line has not been much of an issue, but on Friday nights and during conventions that line can be over half an hour long. How do you beat it? Easy.

Find a Skycap. Let them know they can help you with your luggage. Give the guy a nice tip and tell him you want to go to Yellow #1. Here cab drivers will get pulled out of the long cab line servicing the regular folks in order to pick you up at Yellow #1. No waiting.

Now during super crowded times even this Yellow #1 tip can have a line behind it. What do you do then, or for that matter if you want to take no chances on waiting in line? When your plane lands and the pilot allows you to turn on your cell phone, Twitter Vegas Cabbie (he is the one who gave us the above tip in the first place) and tell him your flight just landed and you will gather your luggage and meet him at Yellow #1.

He, or someone will @ reply you and by the time you get your luggage and head out to Yellow #1 your chariot will await you.

Ah the joys of social webbing in Vegas.

Archived Comments:


Really? This is "Vegas Chatter" and apparently you don't know that the correct spelling is "McCarran?" That's pretty sad.

Sweet Tip

Going to Vegas in a few weeks, this will be a huge time saver in getting around.
Television Spy


Typo is corrected.  We got it right before, and everyone on the VegasChatter crew will from now on.

Twitter's Great and All...

But save yourself some trouble and just call or book online with LS Transportation. Not only do they serve McCarran, they provide OAK taxi service, SFO taxi service—just about every major airport in the country, I think!

Great Idea

Wish they would use twitter on the shuttle DEN to COS or on Van Gelder bus lines in Wisconsin. I happen to be there a lot and the lines are quite painful. At least in Vegas I can stay up all night having fun, when I get there. Not true in Madison, WI.