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Is it possible to call a non-airport taxi cab at Pearson International Airport?

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Is it possible to call a non-airport taxi cab at Pearson International Airport?

I still have a taxi chit lying around and was told I can use it for personal travel.

It's for Beck Taxi though and so I'm not so sure if a taxi driver can be dispatched to the airport to come pick me up or I will have to use one of the airport's taxi or limousine:
http://www.torontopearson.com/en/toandfrom/taxilimo/#

Anyone in a similar situation before? Thank you in advance.
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You can have whoever you want pick you up at the airport. The rules state that only certain companies can solicit fares while at the airport.

So if you arrive at an airport and call your preferred transportation provider, or your spouse/buddy/uber, they can come pick you up. But "Jonny's Part-Time Taxi Service" is not allowed to sit in from of the terminal and pick up random travellers, afaik.
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Don't see why they couldn't meet you in the parkade or something. Just not in the regular taxi queue.

I know at Montreal airport, Uber is not authorized. Can't even request one.
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Worst case scenario, if you really care, can just hop in the queue, grab a cab, and get out at the closest possible location outside the airport and have the Beck's meet you there.
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Thanks guys. This is one of the perks of an exit interview, they give you a taxi chit that you can use at a later time. :)
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chowder wrote: Worst case scenario, if you really care, can just hop in the queue, grab a cab, and get out at the closest possible location outside the airport and have the Beck's meet you there.
Is this a good idea? I was under the impression that some companies charge a flat rate for anyone departing from the airport, no matter where they're going. That's how I recall the price of the ride I took from Pearson some years back, although perhaps things have changed recently.
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bmedicky wrote: Is this a good idea? I was under the impression that some companies charge a flat rate, or pretty close to it, for anyone departing from the airport.

If that's really the case, you should just stay in the cab.
It's because my taxi chit is sponsored by my previous co.
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You can't request UBER at Pearson, I've tried....I'd take a free shuttle to one of the parking lots (Park N Fly?) and have the cab company meet you there if you can't call them to the airport
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Yes you can call whatever taxi you want. They'll send the driver. Terminal 1 go to door b3 or terminal 3 post 29 look for "pre arranged transport signs"

There is a $15 Inc hst for a sedan/van/suv in addition to fare.

Or if youre cheeky one could order at taxi to the alt hotel at 6080 viscount rd... which is the airport link trains final stop
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we always use aerofleet whose rates are comparable to a taxi for a town car.. never wait more than 2-3 minutes.\\They will pick you up as previous poster mentionned at: Terminal 1 go to door b3 or terminal 3 post 29 look for "pre arranged transport signs"
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I guess you could always go upstairs to departures and flag down a beck cab that just dropped off.
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l69norm wrote: I guess you could always go upstairs to departures and flag down a beck cab that just dropped off.
Against the rules and most cabbies won't do it. Some might as I've seen people hustling for taxi fares in the arrivals section. The guy asked me, and I said sure "just show me and that security officer (just pointed somewhere) your GTAA permit. The look on his face as he shuffled off was priceless.
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