There's a new way to get a Omaha taxi fast. Conferences and visitors are always coming to Omaha. Well for some, they actually never leave, however as the economics of the country begins to improve you can believe that that conventions and tourist events will always make sure your arrival to the Omaha Airport(Eppley Airfield) is crowded and just overwhelming.
When you deal with the crowds, and once you descended to the bottom of a escalator to retrieved the bag(s), you need to encounter the worrisome Omaha Cab Line. Mid-week, and during the down-swing in these bad economic times, a cab line has not been much of an
issue, but during some days and conventions(like Berkshire Hathaway, College World Series),holidays(Thanks Giving, Christmas, New Years(great in Omaha) the line can be extremely long at all cab stands. You can even wait in cab lines at the hotel.
But can you beat it? Sure, and it's so easy.
Now during the real crowded days even this Omaha taxi tip can save you so much time, and when you are tired, you just want to get to the hotel. What can you do then for this problem so not take chances on waiting in line for a taxi?
When your plane sets down in Omaha and the pilot lets you to turn on your cell phone, Twitter a Omaha Cabbie, look up their information, or follow them, or call them. Tell him your name, airline, and flight. Tell them you have just landed and you will gather your luggage and meet him at the exit door. Normally the taxis in Omaha wait in line on the south side of the airport, but they can pull up to the door for a personal. You can have a Omaha taxi waiting at the door to take you to the hotel without waiting!
Another way is to find internet access in Eppey Airport. Connect to the internet or use your laptop, iphone, pda, or cell phone.
This is the key to also to never wait for another cab. Tweet the cabbie, get there information, call them, or follow them. Gather your baggage, go to the food court and relax. In Omaha, cab drivers can again get pulled out of the long cab line servicing the regular waiting customers in order to pick you up at entrance. No waiting.
He(or she)will reply on twitter, or someone will call you on your phone. By the time you retrieve the luggage, head toward the entrance, a Omaha taxi will await you to take you where you need to go.
I have to fly to Omaha to rent a car from AVIS and drive the hundred miles north to the Indians. and over the years I have been loyal to Continental Airlines. Believe it or not, loyalty pays.
I arrived this thursday last for my flight to New York to connect with my flight to Paris. The flight was delayed and later cancelled due to mechanical problems as well as weather problems in newark.
Rana Ibragimova from Tajikstan, an american now, was so efficient, she arranged me to stay at a hotel, a dinner and then put me on a flight to Paris via Houston with much better seats than expected..
Thank you Rana and Thank you Continental..
Omaha is not a hub and it is not even a busy airport and there are no international or direct flights to anywhere unless it is to a hub.. so american flies to dallas and chicago, northwest flies to minneapolis, delta flies to atlanta so on and so forth
my preferred connection and the preferred carried is Continental Airlines from Houston which I reach from Miami on continental airlines.. it is a long way to come in terms of time.. not the distance from miami.. and this is a whole different world out in Omaha..
Omaha is one of the easiest cities to travel around in. Interstate 80 goes East and West. 680 takes you around the city. Number stretts go north and south, named streets east and west. Dodge, Maple, Blondo, Pacific and Center are your main streets. 72nd is your main numbered street. The higher the number goes up, the more west you are. The most west part of the city is about 180th St. There is no light rail. The MAT bus is not the most reliable bus system, but it's there if you want to use it.
Eppley Airfield is a small airport. Most flights out of Omaha will stop in either Denver, Chicago, Minneapolis or Dallas/Fort Worth before going to their final destination.
We have found Omaha really easy to navigate, and this time were even able to travel out to visit friends in Lincoln. It is so simple to pick up a rental car at the airport. So far, we've used three different companies, and Hertz has been the best by far. We have always book ahead online, either through a discount site or as a package deal through United with our air travel.
Omaha Eppley Airport
4501 Abbott Drive N E
Traffic in Omaha is very, very smooth the main interstate I-80 is 6 lanes in each direction which double the lanes my native Denver, and current city of residence Columbus, OH has...so if your going down I-80 from say salt lake city to chicago your not going to have major traffic EXCEPT:
College world-series time really causes the traffic too crawl along 13th street where the games are played, the people who live in the small houses along 13th street let you park but for a large price....50-75 dollars a day....because they know the rich out of towners can afford it and they need to pay for Nebraska's sky high property taxes...also call the bus company they have many places where you park for free and they shuttle you over too the college world-series
Omaha is easy to visit, at the intersection of I-29 and I-80, with a major airport, greyhound and other bus terminals, and Amtrak access. Watch out for overbooked flights, as Eppley gets an excessive amount of business travel due to the large number of multinational corporations headquartered here.
Omaha is easy to navigate, using a straightforward grid system for the streets. It appears that someone actually planned the development of the city...very odd... The MAT bus system is quite viable, except in the evils of the suburbs (i.e. west of 144th St). Taxi cabs actually come when they say they will, and 'Happy Cab' would be my recommendation, as they are usually friendly and rapid. Some of the cabs have recently been serving double duty as massive advertising banners, so don't expect a bright yellow cab, as it might just be a buy.com, Iomega, or whatever other logo that still slightly resembles a normal cab. Most cabs accept credit cards within the cab. Omaha is reasonably bicycle friendly, and has an excellent trails network which, weather permitting, is actually viable for short-distance transportation. All major car rental services, as well as several local companies are available. If booking a large group to travel Omaha, there are also charter pseudo-trolleys available.
Omaha's Eppley Airfield, four miles north of downtown Omaha, is served by 18 scheduled air carriers: America West, Continental, Continental Express, United, Air Wisconsin, Southwest, Delta, Comair, Skywest, US Airways Express, Northwest, Mesaba, Skyway, Midwest Express, Frontier, American, American Eagle, and TWA. Casino Express provides seasonal charter flights.
Omaha doesn't have a very good public transport system. Renting a car is the only way to get around.