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BANGKOK 19 April 2019 13:24
cliveshep

Chiang Mai Airport taxi rip-off

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My son and his girlfriend are here for a short holiday and went to Chiang Mai for two days I thought it was the law that taxis must use the meter? They were charged 600 baht for a 15 minute journey to their Hotel.

 

So tourist rip-off's are alive and well!

 

Do warn your friends to make sure taxis use the meter.

 

I would have refused to pay and called the police but then I live here!

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Some information plese, there is a airport taxi that charges 150b from the airport to any area within the old city area. When you start going futher afield the price goes up but no where near 600b.

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35 minutes ago, cliveshep said:

I would have refused to pay and called the police but then I live here!

Your son should post this on Line or Facebook in Thai language.

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54 minutes ago, Puchaiyank said:

Welcome to Thailand...LOS has been referred to as Land Of Scams...😊

Agreed!  This is Thailand. Suck it up!

Or fight the crap out of it!  Good luck in the LOS. 

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1 hour ago, arithai12 said:

go to the booth, state your destination, be quoted a price, get a piece of paper with destination and price to show to the driver, go outside and and wait for your number to be called.

And on top of that you don't pay until you reach your destination. Booth is called Airport Limousine and can be booked at domestic while you wait for your bags or just as you clear arrivals area. Been using them for years and never had a reason to change. Excellent service.

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i would just walk to airport plaza and catch a yellow into town for 10 thb...after 9 pm I would catch a songtaew that just dropped someone off..never more than 100 thb to cmu with 50 kg of luggage and my liter from duty free...on a cooler, breathable evening i just walked it.....the fancy SUV taxis charge 200..and that was fine with tons of luggage.  The old GF's daughter works at the limo desk..cmu grad, speaks ok english...is 100% honest.  There is a big price to pay in LOS for being too hiso to ask the price, as evidenced by the ongoing karaoke scams...the russian clubs do the same thing in miami.

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Tbh you dont even need to ask for the price, as there is a giant poster behind the desks with the price of everyy area of chiang mai clearly displayed.

But hey if you want to save 150bt for a trip to the moat then walk, many people do, before stopping after 300m, catch a songthaew and arrive in style, albeit knackered, with broken suitcase wheels, sweaty and in a foul mood

 

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son is here.  wow, you must be soooo happy!!!!  Oh no, you are mad.  you lost like 350 baht and take to TV to complain!!!!!

 

LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

 

i remember once my dad tipped someone 10 euros more than i thought was necessary.  he said, it's only 10 euros and it will make them pretty happy.  so, your son made a Thai happy and they can have a better  life.  

 

but oh no..... it's 350 baht too much!!!!!!!!!!   call the World Police!!!!!  I would leave your son right now and go complain until the cows come home

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1 hour ago, eyecatcher said:

Tbh you dont even need to ask for the price, as there is a giant poster behind the desks with the price of everyy area of chiang mai clearly displayed.

But hey if you want to save 150bt for a trip to the moat then walk, many people do, before stopping after 300m, catch a songthaew and arrive in style, albeit knackered, with broken suitcase wheels, sweaty and in a foul mood

 

The biggest difference in wearing a Speedo and pulling luggage with wheels in Thailand is that a Speedo is actually functional.

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