I took a taxi from airport to riccarton mall. The taxi charged me $45. I have used other taxis like Bluestar and Gold taxi and paid $33. The driver was good. But the fare is very expensive. I would never use that company tax again.
Seen this Taxi as I came out of McDonalds on Thursday night! Parked in the Disabled park with no card displayed. When He came out of McDonalds, He wasnt disabled, just LAZY!!! Made it known we wernt happy with him parking there... Seems alot of people are not happy with Mainland!
Took a taxi from CHCH airport to Sir William Pickering Drive (about a 5 minute drive). Driver was rude the moment we told him where we were going as it was only a quick job for him, throwing our bags into the car. Then drove like a maniac to get rid of us as quick as he could. Then when we queried the additional charges (there were 3 - making a total fare of $22 for a 5 min drive) we were verbally abused & told to stop wasting his time & learn how a taxi works!
Terrible service that made me feel very uncomfortable as he was very aggressive. Would never use this company again. I wish there was a lower score I could give!
Was charged $23 from hotel on Memorial Drive Chch to Racecourse, however, same trip back, this cab company charged us $32. The driver decided to take the scenic route and at the end of the fare, refused to produce a GST receipt. My half a star rating is generous!
Caught a bluestar cab into boo radleys on Victoria st from Westmorlands, $35. Caught a mainland cab from the same place back to Westmorlands, taxi took us on an unpredicted tour of the back country and charged us $67 dollars. A very dishonest outfit and a bunch of crooks. DO NOT USE MAINLAND CABS
Took a short fare with these guys that was just over $5 more than Christchurch cabs charged me same route six days earlier.
The driver took off with my change too! Making it $25 for a five min ride!
Will never use Mainland who operate under Bluestar again.