Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Brit pays $4 317.58 for a cab ride

740 mile taxi cab ride - only cost the guy $4300

I'll bet not a single Montgomery County Maryland taxi driver has EVER gotten a fare this big.

Well,maybe some lucky cab driver made a buck or two back in September 11, 2001 when the airlines got shut down.
I drove a super shuttle out of Baltimore not long after 911 and heard stories of people stuck in Baltimore and needed to get to another part of the country, don't think the fare was that high though!

I got this story from an English Newspaper online:

Cabby's £2,000 fare from UK to Germany
Sunday, October 5, 2008

A cab driver did a double-take when a customer asked to be driven 1,200km (740 miles) from Portsmouth to Munich.

Though at first he thought it must be a joke, Mick Hogan agreed to take the passenger in his 30s on the 17-hour trip – at a cost of £1,950.

The unfortunate guy had missed his flight, explaining he had to get to the Munich beer fest as soon as possible as he had missed a flight for his friend's stag night.

So this guy went from Portsmouth England, under the English Channel via the Chunnel (tunnel that goes from the Briton to France), through France to end up in Germany.

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