Greg Griffin said it’s happened “a million times.” He’s probably exaggerating a tad, given he’s been driving a cab for only a few decades.
“Well, it happens a lot,” he said.
Here’s how it usually goes down: Griffin will pull up to the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, and a fare will roll the luggage to the cab. He’ll load it up, and the fare hops in. “Where to?” he’ll ask. “The airport,” the fare will say. As soon as Griffin hears that, he assumes the fare is a local.
It’s about a $12 cab ride, and it takes minutes to get to McCarran International Airport from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino. Compared with the $10-a-day parking rate in the economy lot at the airport —...