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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:05 pm 
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Mansfield digital start-up aims to slash cost of airport taxi fares

https://www.chad.co.uk/business/mansfie ... 1-10076458

A new taxi company based at Ransom Wood claims its innovative online system can help passengers save on airport transfers.

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Mike Smith, Patrick Smith, and Lucy Herreras-Griffiths, the founders of new Ransom Wood taxi booking platform WhatTaxi (Image: Mansfield Chad)

WhatTaxi says its fares are up to 25 per cent lower than competitors for journeys to or from any UK airport, whether it is a quick hop from East Midlands or long-haul from Heathrow.

The saving comes from WhatTaxi’s ability to match journeys — filling up the empty ‘return’ journey that taxis make after a drop-off, or while setting off empty for a pick-up.

Chief executive Patrick Smith said: “We saw that there is an opportunity to save passengers money and allow taxi drivers to earn more at the same time — so everyone wins.

“Currently taxi drivers spend one leg of an airport run with an empty car. That’s a lost opportunity to earn more, while the time and petrol is having to be paid for by the passenger that’s booked the journey.”

He added: “Not only are we saving people money, but we are helping to take cars off the road and make catching that flight just a little bit more environmentally friendly.”

All the passenger needs to do is book their journey through WhatTaxi’s booking and matching platform and the company’s technology does the rest.

The journey is then fulfilled by local, reliable and vetted taxi companies.

The service has been tested and trialled and now WhatTaxi is launching it to passengers all across Nottinghamshire, before rolling out into neighbouring regions.

The platform is open for consumers and business accounts.

For more information, or to make a booking, go www.what.taxi


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:07 pm 
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A new taxi company based at Ransom Wood


well they are off to flying start with their address :lol:

But how many of these have we seen over the last 10 years :-k

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:46 pm 
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I can't believe that they think they are the first to try this.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:15 pm 
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Strange how these modern wonderful APPS always want to reduce fares! (Progress?)


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:11 am 
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rayggb wrote:
Strange how these modern wonderful APPS always want to reduce fares! (Progress?)


Since the local PH's started using Autocab I've noticed a drop in prices when I've used them. Now that it shows the fare in big red numbers in front of the passenger I've noticed that fares all seem to have dropped by anywhere between 20p and £1.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:10 am 
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Ha ha these deluded fools think they're going to make money by doing this?? They've overpriced themselves by about £20 for East Midlands and £40 for Manchester. Flights never tie up when you are dropping off, in all my years only twice have flights matched up.


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It's not going to work, I repeat it's not going to work.

Been tried umpteen times, and shock horror it's failed every time.

It never works out, jobs never tie up like that. Drivers would be waiting hours for free whilst giving a discount on the return journey.

Doomed to utter failure.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:46 pm 
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Had a quick look, not sure it’s a new taxi service be interesting to see if they have an oppd licence,
From there office to ema I was quoted £88.25 return why do they bother with .25p
From there office to Birmingham airport £88.25 return now that’s good value, so you book to the cheapest airport then change it and you get same price.


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