Please stay alert to avoid such Bangkok taxi scams or rip-offs!
The new Bangkok taxis now seem to have meters, where one can manually add a certain amount. After arriving at Don Muang airport mid January 2014 I ordered a taxi at the taxi stand as always. Before starting, the driver turned on the meter and it displayed 35 Baht. Then he added the airport charge of 50 Baht, after which the meter showed 85 Baht.
At the end of the drive he asked for the price on the meter (which was 290 Baht) plus 50 Baht airport surcharge. I told him, that I saw, that he added it to the meter amount already. Then he just asked for the normal price.
Many Bangkok taxi drivers try to get more money than they deserve on many occasions.
Also be careful not to fall into these traps! The one with the credit card occurs often in Thailand!
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