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LeCab: new fixed-price cab service

Old Mar 22, 13, 10:36 am
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LeCab: new fixed-price cab service

I hadn't heard of this before reading this article in L'Express, but since December 2012 there's a new cab service in town:

http://en.lecab.fr/

They tout their strong points as high-quality service and fixed tarifs, for example 55€ CDG-Paris regardless of traffic jams or time of day.

If anyone uses it, please report back here and share your experience.
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Old Mar 22, 13, 11:23 am
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Thanks, I will try and use them when I return.

I guess it works like Uber..

Wonder if the taxi drivers will be upset about this new one. Remember the taxi strike a few months ago, it was because of such companies.
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Old Mar 22, 13, 11:37 am
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I have tried this new service, and it was great.

App really simple to use (not so easy to login the first time).

You can check online where is your cab when the cab is approaching. You can make a call directly to the driver.

Nice Black Peugeot car (leather seat, iPad with playlist).
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And the price is cheaper than Taxi!!: only EUR 45 from Paris downtown (I live in 7th arrondissement) to CDG (fixed price, whatever the traffic and time needed).

Amex welcomed.


Definitely my choice!
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Old Mar 22, 13, 11:58 am
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Sounds like an Uber but for the ipad with music.

So taxi from CDG to the 7th is 45, cheaper than Uber.

There is My Club, I have the app, but never used it.
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Old Mar 25, 13, 6:17 am
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The big difference with Uber is that you set both your pick up and drop off locations, and it proposes a route and a price before you confirm the request. Chauffeur-privé does this, too.

One of the problems I had with Uber was drivers who did not know the city outside of the center very well, which resulted in some very circuitous routes and inflated fares. Customer service always took care of it afterwards, but it got tiresome. I've been happy with Chauffeur-privé in general.
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Old Mar 25, 13, 11:21 am
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I have used them as well, ^. This is my friend's company so please support them!
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Old Mar 26, 13, 3:20 am
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Sounds promising. Living in the SW of Paris we usually end up paying closer to 60EUR to CDG when booking a normal G7 taxi.
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Old Mar 26, 13, 6:00 am
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Looks like the company is related to Addison-Lee, the minicab company I use in London, which is in the upper tier of minicabs in terms of price and quality.
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Old Apr 2, 13, 7:13 am
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LeCab: new fixed-price cab service

Just used them. From CDG to the 7th, 55 euros.

App was easy to use, one problem though. I put in the airline but apparently it didn't show. Otherwise very good service. Will use them again. Cheaper than Uber.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 11:12 am
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Have been using them and they are just great.

Even pre-reserving is just great.
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Old Apr 16, 13, 4:34 pm
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Thanks will try next time.
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Old Apr 17, 13, 1:09 pm
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Last 3 trips used Paris Airport Service-- 28E for 1 person, 33 E for 2 people, CDG to anywhere in Paris! Great clean cars, wonderful courteous bi lingual drivers. Highly recommended.

Their website is acting up lately, you may have to email for a reservation.

http://www.parisairportservice.com/
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Old Apr 23, 13, 6:38 am
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With LeCab, there would also be tipping, as with taxis?
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Old Apr 23, 13, 7:41 am
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Been using LeCab for 3 months now. 45 Euros from Champ de Mars/Ecole Militaire area to CDG, less than 25 Euros pretty much anywhere in central Paris.

Things have changed a bit though. Last saturday I was unable to get a cab after 10 pm because all available cars were reserved to "Abonnes". Will have to find out how to get a subscription instead of the regular account.
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Old Apr 23, 13, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by blutek View Post
With LeCab, there would also be tipping, as with taxis?
The concept of tipping for a taxi in France basically does not exist except for rounding up to the next euro (or two). Maybe something slightly more for an extra helpful driver - but it is not the norm.
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