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    Default Taxis

    We are booking a taxi with a car seat in to go to the airport, this apparently is no problem from what I've heard. What about coming back though - do we join the queue outside as usual or should we book one? I know there's usually a person directing things -maybe they order one for you?
    Just wondering if anyone who's done it can shed light on what to do on returning?
    Thanks!


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    order one beforehand - let them know which flight you will be on.

    And I would recommend getting a silver service one - specially if you have been travelling far and might be a bit tired. It generally costs about $12 more but means that the driver will meet you and help you with your bags and won't go if you aren't there right on the alloted time.

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    I asked my taxi co. for a carseat for my toddler today. Couldn't be done. Had to get to where I was going. had to hold him on my lap.

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    Oh Bath - that is awful - did they say why?

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    They (SilverTop Taxis) said it couldn't be done. They said I could provide my own as all taxis have bolts. The thing is: if you are catching a taxi it usually means you are on foot. How was I meant to lug around my car seat at my destination and carry my toddler and hold the hand of my 4yo. I look forward to the day when every taxi has built in baby seats. The current 'system' is just wrong.

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    Hey there,
    In case anyone's wondering, we ended up just getting in the queue, where the taxi coordinator asked if we needed a car seat. She then radioed a taxi with a seat and asked to wait further down where the taxi would pick us up in a few minutes. It was pretty easy which was great as my partner was really ill & we'd absolutely had it by the time we touched down in Sydney.

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    Excellent news - glad that it worked out this time.

    Bath - bugger - they must just not think.

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