Nellis Cab — Beware!
We took a Nellis cab to the airport today from the Palazzo, after waiting at the hotel taxi stand. The driver did take us on a much longer route than I've taken before, but he got us to the airport in eight minutes, and we were lucky to make it alive. He was speeding the entire way, doing illegal lane changes, driving in two lanes at a time. When we were approaching the freeway, he was in the middle lane of the road, and when we got alongside the onramp, he cut in front of all the people who were legally in the left turn lane. He did this by driving on the shoulder. He was going over 70 MPH and honking at other drivers to get out of the way, while we were on the ramp getting off the freeway! When we got to the airport, he REFUSED to drop us off at the departures area, and instead dropped us off near a parking lot about 200 yards from the baggage claim area. He literally took our bags out of the trunk and told us that the police made him do it. We had to walk with three suitcases the entire length of the airport, up and down levels twice, and rushing the whole way to avoid being late. My husband and I both have medical problems, so this was a real hardship, and since there wasn't one word of conversation during the entire ordeal, I can assure you that we neither did nor said anything to provoke this maniac. I am appalled at every aspect of this episode, and I just can't believe that any business could be successful by treating paying customers this way. If anyone from Nellis happens to read this, I do have the driver's name and the cab number.