A taxi driver in Thailand has actually been prohibited from grabbing passengers at Suvarnabhumi International Flight terminal after presumably utilizing a fake checklist of flat-rate prices to overcharge a Taiwan visitor.
The tourist took a taxi from Suvarnabhumi International Flight terminal to the downtown location of Bangkok for a trip that would normally cost around 300 baht (US$ 8.8) based on the meter, The Strait Times reported.
However, the chauffeur billed the visitor 1,200 to 1,500 baht ($35-$43).
Airport terminal administration stated on Sunday that the unrevealed taxi driver had actually been utilizing a fake list of fares that used flat rates per destination while all cabby picking up passengers at the airport terminal are required to utilize meters to calculate fares.
Besides being banned from the airport permanently, he may lose his license to run a taxi.
Costly taxi services were the main concern of concern among international vacationers taking a trip in Thailand, according to a survey carried out by the Tourism Council of Thailand, which questioned 200 Western travelers throughout the final quarter of in 2014.