There is no bigger ordeal and nothing more annoying than calling and hiring a taxi on a busy day in Detroit city. Detroit city is bustling with airport taxis but more often than not you may find yourself struggling to get on if you do not plan a little bit in advance. Unless you have to make an emergency trip, try and make the reservation for an airport taxi so that it reaches your hotel room or your home, an hour in advance. Or if you have the luxury of some extra time, you can go out and try to take a cab in the conventional way. You can try to go out on a busy street where, generally, hundreds of taxis pass by and just make an effort to get one. Here are some things you can do to get an airport taxi more easily in Detroit.
Whenever you call the cab company, be sure to give them the correct address. Giving out the correct address not only saves you the time, it infact saves the cab company a lot of trouble. Many taxi service providers do not even process hire requests if they are not given an accurate address. Whenever you are giving the correct and the exact address to a cab company, you are ensuring that your waiting time is not very long. If you have any special needs, for example that of a wheelchair you can tell this to the provider when you book the taxi. Most airport taxi providers will tell you the time it will take for your taxi to arrive.
So ask them the estimated time of arrival and then plan the rest of your journey accordingly. Most airport taxi services call through an automated system to confirm your booking. So make sure you answer that call as otherwise it may be assumed that you have availed other service. If your taxi does not arrive in the estimated time you can always call back to check the actual time.
If you have to hail a taxi, there are some things you need to know to do that successfully. Go to a busy street and look for the intersection. That is the place where taxis generally gather. Make sure you are in front of the parked cars otherwise taxi drivers passing by you may not be able to see you. It is not necessary that you have to get a taxi going in the same direction as you intend to go. You may take a taxi from the opposite direction as well. Some taxi drivers switch off their “for hire” signs if they want to take a break but if you are going in the same direction they will be happy to make some extra money.
After you complete your ride, make sure you show your appreciation by tipping the driver. This may seem like an unnecessary act but small gestures from customers make the drivers more motivated to keep up with good services.