The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Somebody has had a word. The rip-off taxi drivers are back at Bucharest’s Otopeni Henri Coanda Airport. We were at the airport yesterday and noticed that the so called Fast or Rapid taxis – charging way over the odds – are now allowed to wait directly outside the arrivals terminal. Until now they had been… Continue reading The shysters are back at Bucharest airport

Uberexcited (2)

The taxi service Uber launched its services in Bucharest today, to predictable levels of excitement from the hipster bedwetters who think that anything American is amazing and to be embraced without question. Take a day off people: it’s a taxi service. Charging the same as any other taxi company in Bucharest (1.39 lei per km)… Continue reading Uberexcited (2)

Bucharest – London flights: Which airline is the cheapest?

We had a good laugh last week at this classic piece of fascist bullshit from the Daily Star, which tried to claim that one-way flights from Bucharest to London were selling for hundreds of pounds, a result of all those would-be Romanian immigrants wanting to hop it to the UK as soon as possible. As… Continue reading Bucharest – London flights: Which airline is the cheapest?

Going underground from Gara de Nord to Otopeni is a waste of money

Romania’s Minister of Transport, Ralu Fenechiu, yesterday suggested that the Bucharest metro’s M6 line, from Gara de Nord to Otopeni airport, may never be built. Fenechiu said that the cost (upwards of €1 billion) could never be justified, and that a cheaper, overground alternative should be considered. You can read the story (in Romanian) here.… Continue reading Going underground from Gara de Nord to Otopeni is a waste of money

Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?

New reaches us today via the sharp-eyed Phil Jacks that we could, finally, be about to see a genuine taxi revolution at Bucharest’s Otopeni Airport. Mediafax is today reporting that the Minister of Transport, Ralu Fenechiu, plans to set up a waiting zone where ordinary Bucharest taxis will be allowed to wait for clients. He… Continue reading Taxis at Otopeni: Is the end really nigh for the rip-off merchants?