Yellow Metered Airport Taxis in NAIA

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Posted by admin | Posted in Taxi | Posted on 20-09-2008

The yellow metered airport taxis in NAIA were a pleasant surprise. When I arrived from Korea it was late Thursday night so no one was able to fetch me. I was worrying how I was going to get home since I knew airport taxis cost the earth and it’s very difficult to get out of NAIA on foot with very heavy luggage in order to get a cheaper taxi ride out of the airport. Without any more options, Ate Rita and I decided to inquire how much the rate of the yellow airport taxis were. I was used to flate rates by areas from airport taxis in the Domestic and Centennial Airports so I was surprised when the dispatcher told me that the taxis were metered and cost about twice as much as the regular taxis. I asked him to approximate how much from the airport to our place. When he mentioned not more than five hundred pesos I decided to try it out. The computation was P70 flag down rate for the first 500 meters then P4 for every succeeding 300 meters.

If I remember correctly, my total was less than P350 considering that the taxi stopped to refuel and by my count he should have deducted P12 from my bill. Hehehe…It was even cheaper than the flat rate of Basic taxi from our place to the airport which is P400. What was also nice about the airport taxi was that it issued an official receipt in case you need one for reimbursement purposes.

So for my friends abroad who are contemplating of coming home and they have nobody to fetch them, take the yellow metered airport taxis in NAIA. It’s much safer because there is somebody who keeps track of the taxis and the destination of the passengers and it’s cheaper than the airport taxis with flat rates for specific areas.

Comments (69)

sumakay ako last night going to rizal area. sa una ok kasi makwento yung driver…di ko napansin yung meter nila kasi di sya katulad ng ordinary taxi meter. nung nakapasok na kami sa gate ng subdivision…..nagulat ako nung iniabot sa akin ng driver yung tarifa nila….nakita ko USD 55 ang fare sa area na yun. sabi ko sa driver kala ko metered ito? pero yun daw ang fare rate nila. since wala naman akong USD tinanong ko kung pede ba sa PHP? pede daw at ang conversion daw ay USD 1 = PHP 44. so magkano inabot sa peso???? PHP 2,420!!! humirit pa ng tip at humingi pa ng yosi ang driver. di ko naalala yung plate number. di rin ako nakahingi ng resibo. ganito kaya talaga ang kalakaran sa yellow metered taxi? kasi kung alam ko lang na may tarifa sila, sana dun na lang ako sa fixed rate sumakay.

NEVER EVER TAKE THE YELLOW METERED TAXI!!!!!!!!!! NEVER!!!!!!!!!

as far as i know po is yung nasa meter lang ang babayaran. sana nakuha nyo po yung license plate at resibo para maireklamo nyo po sa proper authorities. di po ba kayo nabigyan ng airport dispatcher nung piece of paper kung saan nakalagay yung plate number ng taxi at kung saan din yata magreklamo?

may binigay po yung dispatcher pero kinuha po nung driver at di na binalik sa akin. malas ko lang kasi siguro di ko alam ang tamang procedures kasi kagabi lang ako sumakay sa “METERED” taxi daw. nakakadala’ lang po.

tama naman po ang sign nila “METERED” taxi…kasi totoo po namang may meter. mahirap po makipagtalo sa ganyang sign kasi totoo naman di po ba? pero yung price po ng fare ay hindi base sa kung ano ang patak ng meter nila. dun po nagkakatalo mr/ms admin. kaya asahan nyo po madami pang hinaing ang dadating sa blog na ito. kung ang sign po nila siguro ay “METERED” fare….yan sigurado po ako walang magrereklamo. very tricky po talaga yung sign nilang “METERED TAXI”.

Those YELLOW METERED TAXIS are operated by many individuals who own just a few units and member of the cooperative. So if you have complaint against unit owner, you will have to go as far as bulacan. Better use one with a manila address.

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umalis kami sa airport na hindi naka andar ang metro. tapos nung dumating nakami nag push ng button ung driver lumabas na total 600+ sa meter galing airport to welcome rotunda. d alam ng driver na nung hapon na yun sumundo rin ako sa airport at ang metro namin ay 200+ lang…. sinabi ko sa driver na mali ung total sa metro pero sabi nya tama daw yun kasi yun ang pumatak sa metro. sinabi ko sa driver sige bayaran ko yan pero ISULAT natin yung total sa resibo na bigay ng station at doon nalaman nya na alam ko nanda daya sya.

always ask for the receip and write down the meters total due on it… if the driver refuses the total due is bogus… dont pay the taxi or call the taxi’s office.

Plate #: TYT 280
September 23, 2011
Pearl dr., Ortigas

Me & my hubby was waiting for a cab. Then he waved at one and we did not realize it was a yellow cab til he parked close to us. Before he rolled down his window my hubby waved NO realizing that it was 70pesos flag down rate but he said ‘Sorry pare’. About an inch open window he said things and he was rude!!! And said in addition don’t call if u don’t ride! WTF??? We said sorry.
Who and where do we call to make a complaint about the yellow cab taxi???

Just got home from Singapore tonight. Rode a yellow metered taxi from NAIA. I usually pay bet P350-400 using the yellow cab from the airport to my house. To my surprise, when we reached my house, my fare was P946! 23 kms daw ang distance from the airport to my place. May pinindot ang driver na button para makuha ang peso equivalent na P946 nga. Wala siyang sukli sa P1000 kaya P100 na lang ang sukli niya. I asked for a receipt. Wala daw. Di raw alam ng driver kasi bago lang siya. C-066 ang no. ng taxi.

I rode the yellow taxi last nov 10 from naia terminal 3 to crown plaza hotel in ortigas. There were 4 of us riding. It was my first time to ride the yellow taxi. I was surprised that there was no meter reading but the driver just pressed a button in the meter upon our arrival at the crown plaza hotel. the reading was P630 pesos. I think the reading is 2x the usual rate. My question is, is this the normal procedure that we will know our bill only upon arrival to our destination? I felt that I was fooled. Sanay ng manloko ang mga drivers ninyo. The driver kept on telling us to look at the laminated rates to different destinations. Why does he have to do that? This yellow taxi has to be stopped. The driver told us that the owner of most of the yellow taxis is from Iligan City. Hello sir! hindi ka ba nahiya sa mga yellow taxi mo? Nakakasira sa imahe ng mga Pilipino

From this day on, i will never, never, never, ever ride the yellow taxi again and I will be spreading this experience to my relatives, friends and others.

may ssunduin pa naman ako sa airport buti na lang nakita ko tong website nyo..
tnx :)

I had a bad experience with the yellow taxi from terminal 3.I went out to the terminal around 7:30am and I saw the yellow taxi. What was written there “PhP70 metered” so I took a cab. But the WTF! I want to eject myself because they told me T-3 to Bacoor cost PhP800, Manong Pasay to Bacoor 45mins lang yun PhP800?!.Metered ba un? But I am so sleepy and tired because of the delayed flight from BKK so I paid na rin. After that incident I never get those yellow taxi I book another famous airport coupon taxi starts with the letter “N”. for those who arrive in centennial airport alam ito.

Does anyone knows the contact number of the taxi “Count to 10″? I forgot to get the plate number. I left a very important package I carried from Cebu on May 25, 2012. Please help me out.

DON’T EVER TRIED THE YELLOW TAXI THEY MORE THAN THE FIX RATE TAXI……. KAYA DI TAYO UMAASENSO KASI ANG KARMA BUMABALIK SA MGA MANLOLOKO! imagine usually from terminal 3 going to UN avenue ang binabayad lng namin 200 plus php pero ang nabayaran namin 412 php at kulang pa ang sukli…. nangyari lng ito yesterday night august 18, 2012…… sucks! number ng taxi C – 048

Yung iba para makatipid sa terminal 3 tumataas sila para makasakay sa white taxi naku po ingat din nadale kami ng frend ko.Buendia lang kami sa may jack liner terminal siningil samin 960. Makati rate daw ayun nasa laminated rate nila na pinakita samin kaya pala nung sinabi nmin ni gf n “kuya mag metro k ha” sabi noahong driver” opo mam saglit lang” may sumakay n isang lalaki tpos may kausap sa cp ewan ko lang kung totoong may kausap sabi nya” boss padala kp ng dalwa madami pasahero” symepre tahimik lang lami kasi prehas babae. Tpos dinaan kami sa itaas kami pa pinagbayad ng toll gate. Sabi nmin kuya bakit nman ang taas savi nya gnun daw tlga rate nila. D rin nman daw kami makakababa kasi nasa taas kmi. At gamit nmin nasa likod.Tpos sabi nmin kiya may resibo kb? Tpos sabi nya nasa unahan po mam sa inalisan natin kasi taxi kami sa airport… Ayos! Sabi ko iba na to… Then tahimik n lng kami. Nakarating nman kami sa buendia nagbigay ako ng 1k. Wala daw syang panukli tip n lang daw. Lupet ni manong driver. Kaya aral tlga yun samin. Naisahan kami dun. Nalimutan ko na plate number pero natext ko pa sa frend ko yun. Princess ek ek basta ganan…

Ang di ko maintindihan dto sa atin bkit pnababayaan ng DOTC ang ganitong mga gawain ng taxi drivers na mga mapagsamantala. Marahil sa pag apply pa lang na franchize ay katakot takot katok ng mga red tape ang nangyayari.malaking perwisyo ito lalo na sa ating mga OFW. SANA MAMULAT ANG MGA CONCERN GOVENMENT AGENCY. palagay ko di nabubukas ng mga mga blog ang mga yan.

lagi akong umuuwi ng pinas from the middle east..5 x or more in a year kaya sanay na ako sa mga taxi..ang ginagawa ko from the arrival sakay ako ng lift papunta departure..from there lalabas ako at kumukuha ng taxi na nagbababa ng pasahero at sasabihin ko sa driver meter lang tayo at magdadagdag ako.but i see to it na makuha ang plate no.at name ng taxi pati tel.no.ng ofis nila at tinitext ko sa pamangkin ko..

Another thing is mas ok kung ang kukunin ninyong taxi is RE or any taxi na kulay green and yellow or green kasi magkakamag anak yan di kaya ken taxi..

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