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Yes I did and I saw the photo but unfortunately I couldn't read the article!

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The airport has metered taxis now.

http://guideubon.com/news/view.php?t=44&s_id=17&d_id=16

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That is excellent news! I'd like to think it had something to do with the 45 mins I spent talking with the charming and beautiful TAT staff member at Ubon railway station last April, whilst waiting for a train to BKK. We chatted about this and that, the good points and not-so-good points for foreign visitors in Ubon, and she appeared very attentive to what I had to say. I rattled on quite a bit about the bad impression visitors to Ubon airport have, when they get off a plane and find the airport taxis are run by a mafia, and if one wants to get a meter taxi, it is necessary to walk 400 m with bags and shit up the road and out the gates. She tentatively agreed, but said it was out of TAT's hands, as it was the boss of the airport's little earner and nothing to do with them. But I persisted, surely your boss has occasional meetings with the Ubon governor, and if anyone can change this policy, then it's him. I suggested, respectively, she raise it with her boss as an issue that foreign visitors feel strongly about and if he has the chance, then raise it to the Ubon governor. A little light went on in her mind, or so I thought, rolleyes.gif and I'd love to think the wheels of bureaucracy started slowly turning after. However, not being that vain giggle.gif , I am sure it has been a bone of contention for Thai visitors as much if not more than foreign ones, and there have been numerous complaints coming from many sources (incl the taxi drivers themselves), and finally common sense was able to prevail in breaking the stranglehold of the previous mafia-run operation. So congrats to all parties who have managed to overcome the previous rip-off and get meter taxis access to the airport - plenty of space for them. wai2.gif

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The airport has metered taxis now.

http://guideubon.com/news/view.php?t=44&s_id=17&d_id=16

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Thank you for this great information. Ubon is truely developed in certain areas.

I expect we will pay a 50 baht surcharge at the airport. I hope the parking congestion eases with folks keeping their cars at home. The parking at the airport currently is all over the place.

I am informed that Ubon is the only city outside of Bangkok to have metered taxis. This being the case, we Ubonites must have only the third airport in Thailand after the two Bangkok airports to have metered taxis.

We should be very proud of this. Big international cities like Phuket and Chiang Mai can not even break the taxi-mafia strong hold.

Big Isaan cities such as Khon Kaen, Udorn and Korat don't have metered taxis or at least not to the airports.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Go go Ubon.

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About the metered Taxis at the airport:

I was there around 11am this morning doing a delivery. I did not see a single taxi there ( not even outside at the front entrance / gate ).

I am at the airport several times per week. If I see metered Taxis, I will post it here to keep everyone updated.

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About the metered Taxis at the airport:

I was there around 11am this morning doing a delivery. I did not see a single taxi there ( not even outside at the front entrance / gate ).

I am at the airport several times per week. If I see metered Taxis, I will post it here to keep everyone updated.

maybe they are only there when flights arrive?

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About the metered Taxis at the airport:

I was there around 11am this morning doing a delivery. I did not see a single taxi there ( not even outside at the front entrance / gate ).

I am at the airport several times per week. If I see metered Taxis, I will post it here to keep everyone updated.

maybe they are only there when flights arrive?

They may have a person there with a radio to call for taxis.

That is what they have set up at central and the bus station.

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There are no flights arriving into Ubon between 9am and 12 noon which is why you would not have seen any taxis at 11am.

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The other day around 12:30 weren't any Taxis. But yesterday at 1:15 I saw a few of them. So, now that I saw it, I believe it :)

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Wife informs me that the taxis here in Khon Kaen are metered .. and I know they serve the airport area.

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I tend to run to flights a bit late - 45 mins before. Have always seen taxis outside the gate then (meeting incoming turn-round flight).

They are radio-controlled, plentiful (unless in rain) and normally ordered by phone. Someone could post the phone number and tell us whether the call centre speaks English or not. I've had 0821444345 in my phone since inception, but dunno if this is still correct, nor have I ever called them myself.

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I tend to run to flights a bit late - 45 mins before. Have always seen taxis outside the gate then (meeting incoming turn-round flight).

They are radio-controlled, plentiful (unless in rain) and normally ordered by phone. Someone could post the phone number and tell us whether the call centre speaks English or not. I've had 0821444345 in my phone since inception, but dunno if this is still correct, nor have I ever called them myself.

We use 045-265999 all the time. I let the wife do the talking. After making the call the driver will call back to confirm and give you their taxi number.

There will be a 20 baht service charge for the service.

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