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Title: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Shallowhal on May 17, 2019, 10:51:38 am
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dublin-airports-taxi-rank-branded-the-worst-by-twitter-managers-amid-claims-passengers-left-waiting-at-ranks-38119455.html (https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/dublin-airports-taxi-rank-branded-the-worst-by-twitter-managers-amid-claims-passengers-left-waiting-at-ranks-38119455.html)


I thought Mytaxi and their virtual rank would have that sorted!
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 17, 2019, 10:52:16 am
Fukking repost.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Shallowhal on May 17, 2019, 10:57:50 am
Soz.....i did a quick check before posting and saw nuttin....anyways you should be working!!
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 17, 2019, 10:59:29 am
Only messing the mods will delete the least offensive one..I've gotten fond of the oil 2pm to 7pm shift.Sometimes I go home at 5..
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: markmiwurdz on May 17, 2019, 03:41:02 pm
Hate the fookin kip,can't wait to get out of it as soon as i drop off.Tosswads in yellow bibs everywhere eyeballin you and wanna be Garda giving you the get the fuck out of my patch...I would prefer to watch the Jeremy kyle show on loop  than Que up and pick someone up..

Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: stonethecrows on May 17, 2019, 03:52:18 pm
Hate the fookin kip,can't wait to get out of it as soon as i drop off.Tosswads in yellow bibs everywhere eyeballin you and wanna be Garda giving you the get the fuck out of my patch...I would prefer to watch the Jeremy kyle show on loop  than Que up and pick someone up..
I'd be the same Mark, no interest in joining a load of Taxi Drivers like a scene out of Oliver waiting on hand-outs
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: vandriver on May 17, 2019, 04:18:18 pm
It's 4.15 on a wet Friday.Theres work everywhere,and there are 59 guys sitting in the mytaxi virtual airport rank.Why?
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 17, 2019, 04:25:12 pm
I've driven into the Airport and the kesh would have less than ten cars(empty)and the Virtual rank still has 50 plus drivers on it.Maybe it's because Mytaxi isn't as popular with tourists.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 17, 2019, 04:28:27 pm
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A spokesperson for the DAA (formerly the Dublin Airport Authority) said that while the airport tries to ensure a solid flow of drivers and the option of card payments, it is difficult to enforce as drivers are self employed.

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"... a comprehensive stakeholder review of the taxi service at Dublin Airport will be taking place soon."

Obviously it'd be a lot easier if they all worked for one firm that could enforce rules of operation. mytaxi seems to have a good relationship with DAA these days with it's drivers paying a large fortune in parking fees and arrivals terminals plastered with advertisements for the firm.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: stonethecrows on May 17, 2019, 04:29:34 pm
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A spokesperson for the DAA (formerly the Dublin Airport Authority) said that while the airport tries to ensure a solid flow of drivers and the option of card payments, it is difficult to enforce as drivers are self employed.

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"... a comprehensive stakeholder review of the taxi service at Dublin Airport will be taking place soon."

Obviously it'd be a lot easier if they all worked for one firm that could enforce rules of operation. mytaxi seems to have a good relationship with DAA these days with it's drivers paying a large fortune in parking fees and arrivals terminals plastered with advertisements for the firm.
Any feedback from the Keshies on this ?
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: vandriver on May 17, 2019, 04:32:33 pm
The DAA could open a mytaxi hospitality account!
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: mercenary for hire on May 17, 2019, 04:37:07 pm
The Keshies are the only ones who seem to be united in the fleet.If anyone is going to block up the airport it will be them.I'd say the DAA would love to bring in Mytaxi but worry about upsetting the lads.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 17, 2019, 04:38:55 pm
Indeed it could, VD. Give DAA €1.50 per job and charge drivers €2 extra commission... and guarantee service with credit card facilities. Drivers would behave a lot better than the current villains licensed by DAA because they would know they would be sacked if they didn't do as they're told.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: vandriver on May 17, 2019, 04:55:07 pm
I do a fair few airport virtual rank jobs,and quite often ask if the customer used to use the rank.The number of people who say they will never go back is huge.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: watty on May 17, 2019, 05:10:49 pm
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Dublin Airport said a shortage of taxis overall in the city may be responsible for longer waiting times at the airport.
So it's nothing to do with the fact that the airport is a closed shop for taxis.  DAA limit the numbers of taxis, not taxi drivers themselves.

The vast, vast majority of taxis dropping off at the airport drive away empty because that's the law/by-law set down by the airport themselves.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: markmiwurdz on May 17, 2019, 07:18:48 pm
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The vast, vast majority of taxis dropping off at the airport drive away empty because that's the law/by-law set down by the airport themselves.

The biggest elephant that ever fitted into a room.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: watty on May 17, 2019, 07:52:05 pm
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/car-hire-firm-claims-dublin-airport-authority-trying-to-put-it-out-of-business-925085.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/car-hire-firm-claims-dublin-airport-authority-trying-to-put-it-out-of-business-925085.html)

Meanwhile, the airport is being sued by a car hire company.  It's all allegations at this stage... nothing proven

The company alleges that the airport is trying to put them out of business by (a) not letting them pick up passengers at the airport, (b) won't let them use the public car park to collect passengers, (c) the airport cops sit outside their base giving them the stares  ;D and (d) they've been threatening taxis/hacks not to help the company.

Nonsense says the airport!  They just don't have a permit to work the airport.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Charmschooldropout on May 17, 2019, 11:51:40 pm
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Dublin Airport said a shortage of taxis overall in the city may be responsible for longer waiting times at the airport.
So it's nothing to do with the fact that the airport is a closed shop for taxis.  DAA limit the numbers of taxis, not taxi drivers themselves.

The vast, vast majority of taxis dropping off at the airport drive away empty because that's the law/by-law set down by the airport themselves.

Exactly-joke of a system. Why don't they let ordinary drivers pick up when it's busy and Keshies can't cope. DAA don't want to kiss the Keshie reg fee moolah bye bye-they obviously don't give a monkeys about their passengers. Some of the queues I've seen up there would make you cry
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Bob Shillin on May 18, 2019, 01:15:05 am
Hopefully, Easirent win, it's absurd to try to stop anyone from collecting people by arrangement and appointment at DAP.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Shallowhal on May 18, 2019, 12:36:02 pm
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Dublin Airport said a shortage of taxis overall in the city may be responsible for longer waiting times at the airport.
So it's nothing to do with the fact that the airport is a closed shop for taxis.  DAA limit the numbers of taxis, not taxi drivers themselves.

The vast, vast majority of taxis dropping off at the airport drive away empty because that's the law/by-law set down by the airport themselves.

Exactly-joke of a system. Why don't they let ordinary drivers pick up when it's busy and Keshies can't cope. DAA don't want to kiss the Keshie reg fee moolah bye bye-they obviously don't give a monkeys about their passengers. Some of the queues I've seen up there would make you cry

The thing is Charms...they do....when it absolutely mental with delayed flight..especially in the early hours of the morning...the security guards seem to conspicuous by their absence....i did regale a story from many moons ago about two DAA employees that had been sent in the pissins of rain down to the main road to get street cars up to both terminals....the queues on both ranks were unbelievable, families with small kids...i worked it for about two hours that night....i've seen it happen a few times since and have taken advantage,
As far as that Mytaxi virtual rank goes,the boys..and girls can join it....50 less...in some cases is the way i see it.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: Rat Catcher on May 18, 2019, 02:36:12 pm
They do open it up to all drivers when it suits them. When I used to work for C2K I often worked right through a Saturday night/Sunday morning covering many airport jobs. It wasn't uncommon for a security man to approach me as I dropped at departures and ask me to pick up from the rank. Naturally I refused, pointing out that they chose to operate a closed shop and must therefore suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, there's plenty of half starved (immigrant) hungry cunts with zero self-respect who are happy to jump at their suggestion/command.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: markmiwurdz on May 18, 2019, 02:40:52 pm
It wasn't uncommon for a security man to approach me as I dropped at departures and ask me to pick up from the rank. Naturally I refused, pointing out that they chose to operate a closed shop and must therefore suffer the consequences. Unfortunately, there's plenty of half starved (immigrant) hungry cunts with zero self-respect who are happy to jump at their suggestion/command.

It with be to my own disadvantage but I'do and do the same until this is sorted.
Title: Re: It's all our fault!!
Post by: silverbullet on May 18, 2019, 03:31:52 pm
Do your pick up from the coach park.
All seamless and no €1.50 kickback to Aer Rianta.