Old Feb 5, 14, 3:28 pm
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2lovelife
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Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Rugao, Jiangsu, China: AirAsia_Plat, UA_Premier_Gold4Life, SPG/Marriott_Plat; Accor_Plat
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I tried the taxi queue at Suvarnabhumi on Monday.

No waiting in line. I spoke English. Nice taxi, polite driver.

Once in the car he asked me something and I just replied my hotel name in English. He then asked me a question twice in Thai. I pretended not to know what he was saying.

I noticed the meter was on. The price was zero. I asked about the meter and asked him to turn it on. All of this in English. We were driving, about to leave the curbside area of the terminal. I asked again, no response.

I opened my door and told him to stop the car. Grabbed my luggage out of the car, when he suddenly changed. "Ok , ok, meter!" But I had enough of this cowboy. I walked back to the queue, waited for a supervisor, filled out the white form and got a new car.

Bloody waste of time.

On my return, the hotel confirmed Meter with the driver. But as soon as we pulled out, he asked how much I was going to pay him. He demanded 500THB. I told him to take me back to the hotel. We settled on 400, including the tollway.
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