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  1. This point comes up from time to time. Nam has a pool of two or three dozen lady drivers that she feels confident about. But there are times when it is impossible to find one, especially if bookings are heavy (One day recently, over 40 bookings) and/or it coincides with one of the festivals that all women want to be with family, Songkran, Mothers day, Loy Kratong or New Year. She will only use a male driver in last resort, and usually give the customer the choice, "either a male driver or I simply cannot help you, because no lady driver, you need to try somewhere else" Difficult, but
  2. I suggest indeed this maybe more appropriate to start a new thread.
  3. Sorry, I have been offline for a while. In answer to your question, Nam has absorbed the toll increase herself, the drivers margin stays the same.
  4. Women have a tendency to suddenly change their minds. This is one such occasion. Before the recent price increase, triggered by the increase in Tollway fees, Nam had been pondering about whether or not to do this. So now, after having instructed me to post the increases here and on another board, plus having asked our other advisor, who does the website, to post the new prices there as well, she decided to change her mind. She came to the conclusion that she was going to absorb the 45 baht increase herself, and revert back to the old price, e.g. 1200 bt for an airport pick up or drop off, 150
  5. I passed on your suggestion to Nam. Keep in mind, not all headrests are removable. My solution for this, sit in the front passenger seat, I usually do...
  6. Nam informed me this morning that as of now, she has increased most of her priced with 50 baht, to compensate for the 45 baht increase in Tollway fees. After ample discussion with her drivers, who were not keen to lose their income, she decided this was the best way to go. Apologies to anyone inconvenienced. Any rides booked before today should still be at arranged price.... And many thanks for the positive feedback on her service over the past few months. After starting from scratch 3 1/2 years ago, she has built up a regular business with mostly very positive feedback from her customers,
  7. Thanks for all that. I had a short window of opportunity and didnt want to chase around being shown closed doors. So I went to my trusted old favourite MP in Jomtien, and to my delight found my favourite girl there, who disappeared three months ago, was back> Great fun fantastic performance...
  8. Bars open? Specifically, is Telephone bar open? Otherwise, i suppose MP will beopen?
  9. Announcement by Nam’s Taxi: “Nam’s Taxi goes on Holiday” From April 14 until and including April 20, Nam will not be providing any taxi services in Pattaya or elsewhere. The past few years have shown to Nam very few drivers are willing to stay in Pattaya to drive, and the roads are so congested that an airport run can easily take four hours. Songkran is very much a family holiday event, and she wants to give her drivers an opportunity to spend time with their children and family. So Nam has decided to take a week off, her first holiday in over two years, and Nam herself is considering go
  10. Another Public Service Announcement: The Utapao Airport Authority has announced that no private taxis can be used to pick up passengers or drop off passengers from Utapao airport, those that do will be charged 500 baht. Since most of Nam's drivers fall into that category, she will not be taking any requests anymore for service to and from Utapao. Those who want to go to Utapao are advised to ask their hotel to order a official taxi. Those arriving at Utapao are going to have to take an airport taxi there. Expect higher prices.
  11. Getting this thread back on track: I haven't posted for a few months, since Nam's Taxi has taken a life of its own and is now well established, and growing steadily. However..... I just got the following message from Nam, with a request to pass it on to all BM: As of now, until and including January 5, she will not be able to take anymore bookings. Many of her drivers take off a few days for New Year back in their village with family. All current bookings for these days will be honored, but no new bookings accepted. Anyone who who wants a booking for January 6 onwards is welcome to conta
  12. As noted above, Nam's Taxi for me. http://www.namstaxipattaya.com They use only Lady Drivers, who tend to drive a bit slower then Mr T's cowboys, and usually are a bit friendlier , too. They have instructions to fill up before pick up, avoiding the Queue at the gas station. I have personally used her service many times now, and she has now a reputation for efficient booking, safe and friendly drivers, and being reliable. For the OP, who asked for recommendations for something a but more VIP then the rock bottom options, I think the extra 200 bt she charges on top of the Mr
  13. Well, you were responsing to thread of a year and a half ago, and the OP was asking about "Utapao to Patts", not vice versa. In that time a lot has changed, Air Asia is now flying numerous flights into Utapao, and the passengers numbers have skyrocketed. I posted earlier that Nam's Taxi - Lady Drivers Services Utapao, i can now give you their regular price, 800 baht. http://www.namstaxipattaya.com They are now doing this trip several times each day, it has become very popular, not only because it is a bit closer to Pattaya then Suvarnabhumi, but also because the time betwe
  14. Thank you for noting that. I replied to this on Nam's Taxi thread. The guy is a liar. I read the entire conversation on email between them, he consistently tried to screw her on price, refusing her "Fixed price policy" She has taken the position that car costs , e.g. the fixed cost of owning a car plus the cost per mile driven, are fixed. She also believes that she and her drivers deserve to earn a reasonable compensation for there time and effort. So she believes her fixed prices are fair. Anyone who doesn't like them is free to look elsewhere. Most people seem to accept
  15. This new BM is someone who deliberately joined this forum with the sole purpose of slagging off. I have read the entire correspondence between this poster and Nam. The real story is quite different. Nam doesn't want to negotiate on price. Her prices are fixed. But since her service became known on Trip Advisor, and since Air Asia started to fly increased flights to Utapao, she has been having a huge increase in bookings from Utapao, the large majority Asian customers from Malaysia and Singapore. She found that, unlike most of her traditional customers, e.g. Farang men like us m
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