Taxis 'vanishing' from airport queues before peak hour
Taxis are doing their disappearing act again and, this time, it is just before peak hour charges kick in at Changi Airport.
A Straits Times check at about 4.45pm on a recent Sunday found more than 80 people in the Terminal 1 queue, and hardly a cab in sight. But at 5pm, when the airport surcharge increases from $3 to $5 - as is the case from Friday to Sunday, taxis appeared, and the queue cleared in under half an hour.
On other days, cabbies collect an extra 25 per cent of the metered fare during peak hours from 6am to 9.30am, and after 6pm.
Travellers said they have noticed that queues can start growing 15 to 20 minutes before the extra charges kick in and, in some cases, the wait for a cab can exceed 30 minutes.
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Posted: 9 Sep 2014 00:59:21