The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Somebody has had a word. The rip-off taxi drivers are back at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. We were at the airport yesterday and noticed that the so called Fast or Rapid taxis – charging way over the odds – are now allowed to wait directly outside the arrivals terminal. Until now they had been… Continue reading The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Uberexcited (2)

The taxi service Uber launched its services in Bucharest today, to predictable levels of excitement from the hipster bedwetters who think that anything American is amazing and to be embraced without question. Take a day off people: it’s a taxi service. Charging the same as any other taxi company in Bucharest (1.39 lei per km)… Continue reading Uberexcited (2)

Taxis at Otopeni: It’s all good

So it’s all true. Returning to Bucharest last night we were able to try out the new taxi system at Otopeni airport. Announced by Transport Minister Ralu Fenechiu last month the system – designed to make accessing a cheap taxi at the airport easy and to kick out the rip-off merchants once and for all… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: It’s all good

Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

New reaches us today via the sharp-eyed Phil Jacks that we could, finally, be about to see a genuine taxi revolution at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport. Mediafax is today reporting that the Minister of Transport, Ralu Fenechiu, plans to set up a waiting zone where ordinary Bucharest taxis will be allowed to wait for clients. He… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?