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)

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?

Hooray! Baneasa Airport is no more

It’s official. Bucharest’s Baneasa Airport, widely considered one of the worst in Europe, is to close its doors to standard commercial traffic, although it will remain open as a private airport for the personal planes of the rich and famous. All of the budget airlines currently making use of Baneasa will move operations to Otopeni… Continue reading Hooray! Baneasa Airport is no more