Slightly OT but this is the place to ask

Old Aug 6, 14, 10:57 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London
Programs: BA Gold, VS Silver
Posts: 210
Slightly OT but this is the place to ask

Hi

Can you "hailo" a Hailo taxi from the taxi rank at Paddington, or do they have to pick up somewhere else?

(Talking about picking up from there only, not dropping off).

Thanks
Whenderson is offline  
Old Aug 6, 14, 11:12 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: London
Programs: BA GGL (98% to Lifetime Gold), SPG convert from IHG (and Marriott fan now!)
Posts: 4,780
No taxi driver will be inclined to jump the rank so unlikely you'll get one accepting the booking - could ask driver on rank if they'll accept Hailo payment (if so equipped), but given they have to give a cut of fare away and there'll be another pax along shortly I wouldn't be too hopeful. Saying you'll put tip at 15%+ may change their view though

While they're obliged to accept pax from rank I don't believe they have to accept non-cash payment
lorcancoyle is offline  
Old Aug 6, 14, 11:19 am
  #3  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mostly UK
Programs: Mucci Extraordinaire, Hilton Diamond, BA Gold (ex BD)
Posts: 10,662
There is a pick up point in the rank for pre-booked which is where any minicabs would normally pick you up. Perhaps a driver could pick you up there? I can see black cabs less likely to do that though as it looks to the other drivers you're skipping the queue.

Why not request it for outside the Hilton?
layz is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread