In the hustle and bustle of big city life, being able to hail a taxi can save you time, money, and effort. Hailing a taxi at the airport is no different. While airports are often hectic places, there are some things you can do to make sure you get in one of those yellow cars as soon as possible.
Plan Your Route
If arriving by plane, plan your route before you leave for the airport. If you don’t know where you’re going, how will you know when to hail an Indore airport taxi? Plan your route and look for signs that tell you where the taxis are. If the airport has this information laid out before you get there, why would you end up standing around like a dolt instead of hailing a taxi as soon as possible?
Have Your Money Prepared
You’ve looked at the signs telling you where the taxis are. Now, make sure you have your money ready. You might be tempted to pull out a credit card or a wallet full of cash, but hailing a taxi is often better with small bills – especially if there’s no line for a taxi. Having smaller bills makes it easier for the driver to give you a change. If all you have are large bills, hand them over and ask for small bills in return if possible. At worst they will say no, but most taxi drivers will accommodate passengers who need it.
Look for A Taxi Sign
If there’s no line of taxis waiting at one of the signs that list where taxis are, it may be because people don’t know how to hail a taxi properly. Signs can often indicate what is expected of drivers (e.g., “hail only”) or they could list fares – or both! Make sure your window is down; it’s hard to see inside a car with the window rolled up, and most importantly make sure you look like you’re trying to get the driver’s attention.
Make Eye Contact!
A hard stare into the eyes of someone will show your seriousness about getting their attention. It also helps them to notice you. It may feel awkward, but if you make it known that you need a taxi by looking like you want one, most drivers will pick up on this and stop for you. If they don’t stop or even glance at you, maybe try waving or smiling – all within reason of course – just enough to catch their eye without scaring them away!
Have Your Destination Ready
If the taxi stops but then drives away because he can’t figure out where you’re going, let him know before he takes off again! Taxi drivers are friendly and helpful, as long as you give them a clear indication of where you’re going. It’s not their fault if they don’t know where to go – after all, they’re not the ones who designed the airport! Taxi drivers need specific addresses sometimes so try to be prepared, but also remember that a lot of taxi drivers have GPS units in their cars so it might be enough to say your general area.
Understand The Fare System
When traveling to places you’ve never been before, it’s good to understand how fares work especially when sharing cabs with others or considering longer distances. In most places, taxi services in Indore are based on miles traveled and the duration of the trip. However, some taxis charge based on time instead of distance. If you’re traveling to a place where taxis don’t use meters (i.e., the airport) then fares will also vary depending on the time and day!
Have Your Destination Ready…Again
Don’t be picky about your taxi driver – remember, he’s doing you a favor by giving you a cheap ride! The first thing he’ll ask is where you need to go so have that ready and try not to sound annoyed if it takes him a while to find the location on his GPS, even if it does seem like an eternity as you’re standing in front of nothing but hot asphalt and car fumes at 100 degrees Fahrenheit! Remember that the best way to hail a taxi is with preparation and patience, and you should be well on your way to a cheap ride!
More often than not, taxi drivers are helpful and courteous towards passengers. However, I would like to know what you think of them after reading the article! Leave a comment below. If this article helped you out or if you have any other tips on how to hail a taxi properly, then help others by leaving your thoughts in the comment section. Thanks for stopping by! Don’t forget to share with anyone that may benefit from this information!