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lly
14-09-2009, 03:50 PM
A town taxi driver said that there is a price increase to KLIA since last month. From Puchong previously RM50, now RM65. PJ, previous RM65 now RM75-80. Is that the current rate? What about to LCCT?

lly
16-09-2009, 11:18 AM
No reply? No one travelled to KLIA or LCCT by town taxi recently?

cml
16-09-2009, 11:48 AM
It has gone up from 61 to 73 if i am not wrong to go to shah alam. There may be some coins involved but thats about it. I have booked tickets to kuching on air asia's free tickets campaign and I paid only 63 for a return ticket and I have to pay 73 for a one way ticket back to my home. Ridiculous

kuma
16-09-2009, 12:00 PM
It has gone up from 61 to 73 if i am not wrong to go to shah alam. There may be some coins involved but thats about it. I have booked tickets to kuching on air asia's free tickets campaign and I paid only 63 for a return ticket and I have to pay 73 for a one way ticket back to my home. Ridiculous

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VictorII
16-09-2009, 02:02 PM
Yes it's ridiculous! Sometimes taxi fares to KLIA are higher than air ticket fares. Someones got to highlight this matter. I hope the Consumers Associates can go into action over this.

GreyShadow
16-09-2009, 02:06 PM
nothing much we can do, complain to CA also no use

want to blame? blame the one who gives the green light for the raise in taxi fares.

Sentinel
16-09-2009, 03:26 PM
The only way towards a lower taxi fare structure to and from KLIA is to abolish the monopoly of selected taxi corsortiums and allow all taxis going to KLIA to also line up and pick passengers from KLIA to cover their return cost.

But we all know this will not happen because these taxi consortiums are all owned by the politically well-connected warlords of some political party....

The rakyats are the ones that get screwed every corner you turn in Bolehland.... :mad:

firefox
16-09-2009, 05:23 PM
Forget the taxis if you have too, take the bus from Sentral, is this not cheaper for you?

Naka
16-09-2009, 05:25 PM
I tot it's cheaper to take the train.

firefox
16-09-2009, 05:29 PM
I tot it's cheaper to take the train.

why not? check it up.

bslee
16-09-2009, 05:38 PM
I tot it's cheaper to take the train.

Yes, and if you're a subang resident, lug all your luggage and drive to KL Sentral to hop on that train. I think many still prefer the taxi to come to their home on time, pick up and DIRECT to KLIA... Ok..now the taxi fare increase, thats another worry for everyone. Like I said elsewhere similarly, MALAYSIA IS EXPENSIVE PLACE FOR MALAYSIAN RAKYAT, not foreigners. And it doesn't end here..

Naka
16-09-2009, 05:47 PM
why not? check it up.


It's so easy to use the train...get someone to send you there...if not get a taxi from you house to the train station.

But if you have driver---so easy. :D

Naka
16-09-2009, 05:51 PM
Yes, and if you're a subang resident, lug all your luggage and drive to KL Sentral to hop on that train. I think many still prefer the taxi to come to their home on time, pick up and DIRECT to KLIA... Ok..now the taxi fare increase, thats another worry for everyone. Like I said elsewhere similarly, MALAYSIA IS EXPENSIVE PLACE FOR MALAYSIAN RAKYAT, not foreigners. And it doesn't end here..

I just dun understand, by all means get the taxi to you house & ask him to send you to the train station---cheaper-& faster----you can check in from the station to wherever you want to fly in the station----not need to lug all your luggages anymore to KLIA. :D

firefox
16-09-2009, 06:04 PM
It's so easy to use the train...get someone to send you there...if not get a taxi from you house to the train station.

But if you have driver---so easy. :D

I agree to that.

MasterQ
16-09-2009, 06:52 PM
Sometimes it is faster and more convenient to send the person direct to KLIA from Subang Jaya. The to and fro distance is about 90km and total running time is less than an hour and total toll less than RM 10.00. No need to fight the jam going into town and the traffic system in Sentral is satu macam. They also need to adhere to the train departure schedule although traveling time from Sentral to KLIA is only 32 min. I have a friend who is sending passengers quietly on a private basis to KLIA/LCCT and charging RM 100 per trip regardless of no. of passenger or amount of luggage. He uses a brand new 8 seater INNOVA.

SingaporeEhSai!
16-09-2009, 07:09 PM
i paid rm80 for taxi ride from Sentral to LCCT 2 weeks ago...soft bargain from rm90...

USJ27Resident
16-09-2009, 08:43 PM
Guys, guys - check out this logic... you are taking the taxi from KLIA or LCCT to usj - the fares are only valid from USJ1 - usj 13.
Any other area after usj14, would be considered as a Shah Alam fare. Why the hell is that ?? .... beats me.
What irritates the hell out of me is, you go to the counter and say "USJ" and (if you're lucky) the counter girl will charge you for a USJ coupon. The vert moment you step into the cab... the taxi fella will ASK you specifically which part of USJ... the moment you say USJ14-USJ27-Putra Heights, he'll stop the car and TELL you that you got the wrong fare coupon...!! Change the coupon or its a NO GO situation!!

And another thing, how come it is MORE EXPENSIVE to go to Putra Jaya/Saujana Putra when it is nearer to KLIA than USJ???? :rolleyes:

ng
16-09-2009, 08:52 PM
And another thing, how come it is MORE EXPENSIVE to go to Putra Jaya/Saujana Putra when it is nearer to KLIA than USJ???? :rolleyes:

Could it be because it takes a huge u-turn to go to putra heights ?

Or because they can get more customers on return back from the older usj areas.

USJ27Resident
16-09-2009, 11:31 PM
Could it be because it takes a huge u-turn to go to putra heights ?

Or because they can get more customers on return back from the older usj areas.


what huge 'U-turn'... Putra Heights has got their own ELITE exit - and its cheaper for them taxis to exit via Putra Heights to get into USJ... which some of them are already doing!! And to add salt to the injury, will KENA a higher charge compared to USJ2-13 when PH is actual closer to KLIA. :confused:

I suspect the zone pricings are still STUCK in Subang Airport days... where Subang Jaya and USJ was then actually closer than Putra Heights/Putra Jaya...thus the 'strange' disparity instead of actual distance travelled. So now why change the zones when it is ADVANTAGEOUS to the airport taxi service... ( TUPAI... you might wanna check on this :p )

and furthermore, they can PICK UP 'pre-booked' customers from ANYWHERE they want to... if they want to... when they want to, on their way back to the airport unlike the city cabs... no 'pre booking' whatsoever... if they do take passengers from the airports - you'd have those enforcers in JPJ uniforms harassing whoever that takes passengers in actual taxis... Now the best part of it... suprisingly these efficient officers don't seem to make themselves visible in the arrival halls... to deter ILLEGAL taxis/transporters in civilian vehicles...

From my point of view, the 'enforcement' is on the behest of the AIRPORT TAXI OWNERS, to ensure business only goes to the airport taxis and limos instead of City/regular taxis... :rolleyes:

cskok8
17-09-2009, 11:56 AM
For Subang/USJ/Puchong, the ERL is not practical. Pay RM 35 per person to get to Sentral, then another taxi home?

The best solution is to abolish the KLIA "Limo" monopoly, but as Sentinel says, it will never happen. :mad:

cml
17-09-2009, 12:15 PM
I was just thinking. You know what will win votes for BN. It may be a symbolic gesture but the goodwill generated from that gesture will have a multiplier effect greater than anything they can imagine. They can issue taxi permits to all owners of taxis so one can only be a owner driver and not taxi permits owned by companies and drivers renting the permits from the companies. There should be more than 10 thousand taxi drivers and if all of them are happy, they will sing praises for the bee end and can you imagine the number of customers they will sing to? I guess this will never happen.

cml
17-09-2009, 12:18 PM
Come to think of it, it is such a great idea. Why didnt someone think of it earlier and tell najib to do it . It will upset a few owners of taxi companies but can you imagine the amount of good will generated!! I shudder to think. Everytime I get into a cab I get to listen to their grouses against the gomen.