Recently my car had to have some cosmetic surgery done. I decided to try ordering a taxi online to get me from the smash repairer, to work, and the reverse the following day - excellent service! I could even track my taxi on a map as it was making its way to where I was.
Coming home from the airport late at night by myself a few months ago, I caught a taxi in a state of jet lagged delirium. Otherwise I prefer to catch public transport and get to know the city I'm in from a local perspective.
I have caught a lot of taxis normally to and from the airport.
Last year the media released an article about how the taxi industry was planning to introduce an extra cost if you wanted the taxi to pick you up on time.
This upset me as I saw it as just another rip off that companies where trying on.
Imagine if the pizza shop asked you to pay extra to cook the pizza without giving you food poisoning.
I decided to consider my options re travel and found that the long term car parking system at Perth airport was a viable alternative across cost and time as the trip from the long term car park to the terminal was regular and free. The need to stand in line with other people fighting for the few taxis was gone as was the $ 100 2 way taxi trip. This made the parking fee a fair option for 2 and three day trips.
When industries get greedy there is always a tipping point when the people simply say no.
From the airport a week ago with work, but I virtually never catch a taxi otherwise - too expensive and I'm not too proud to walk or catch public transport, or arrange a friend/family to do the honours (what goes around comes around).
The last time was from our accommodation in Perth in March to tbe airport as the busses didn't run to the airport on the Sunday we returned home. The driver was great as was the service and I was happy with the cost charged.