Can anyone recommend or let me know a reliable taxi service that picks up in Bridgeport and goes to either Midway or O'hare or what you use besides the obvious friends relatives etc. I just want to be picked up in time and not worry.
If you have a smartphone the newer services like Uber are nice and reliable from my experience. The difference between then and calling a traditional taxi service are that:
A) You provide a payment method prior to pickup (it's stored in your user profile) B) You see in real time where your car is on a map.
Item A is important because it eliminates the risk of the driver of "dead-heading" out to a pick up only to find that the person has hailed a cab on the street. I don't know what it is exactly but there is some fee for not being there for pick up - something like $5.00. You don't give the driver your credit card it is processed via the application (also tipping is not expected).
Item B is important for the passenger because we all know the anxiety that comes from having a plane to catch and wondering whether and when the taxi will actually show up.
I am not affiliated in any way with Uber or the other services. I know that some people don't like the service for various reasons but I have had really good experiences with them personally.
I have had great luck with taxiwithus.com - you reserve online in advance and they text you when they are on the way and again when they are outside. I have used them 3 times to get to Midway and once to O'hare. It's still a regular taxi, but they have always been on time or early and I've had no problems.
If you want no worry and 100% reliable, then a limo service is the way to go. They aren't much more than a taxi the airport, but you get the reliability. Checker Taxi has been pretty good for me in Pilsen, except during snow storms.
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Do NOT use Taxi Magic. I have had two dramatic fails with that. It used to be that I could reserve a yellow cab and they would show up on time and I would make my plane. Now they all throw the reservations in to the pot and maybe a driver will want the call and maybe not. In my case they preferred to sit at the train station rather than drive to ORD...so angry! We had to drive to union station to get a cab-annoying. Tri Taylor is not Iowa