How to find a prime flight service in Canada
CABANA, B.C. — A Vancouver taxi cab company is hoping a new online booking platform will help ease the process of finding a flight, even if you’ve never flown in the United States.
In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Rob Ford said Uber has a strong presence in Vancouver.
“They have a lot of taxi cabs, so they’ve been doing business with the city for quite some time now,” Ford said.
Ford says the new platform will allow taxi drivers to book rides and book flights with their Uber accounts.
Uber’s website offers a booking page for cab drivers in Vancouver, with a link to a map of where to find Uber in Canada.
The company also said it has partnered with Cabs for the Ride app to connect drivers with riders.
Ford said the company is planning to use the service to book flights to and from Vancouver, and to make sure drivers know their fares, before they book a cab.
Cab drivers also want to make it easier for them to book Uber flights to other cities, including Toronto and Montreal.
They’re hoping to use this platform to make this happen, Ford said, even though they have been using Uber since 2015.
FORD ON THE RIDE “We don’t want to have any problems with the taxi cabbies because they’re not licensed in the city of Vancouver,” Ford added.
When asked how long he would wait to get a flight from a cab, Ford replied, “We’ll see.”
Ford’s comments come just a few weeks after the Canadian government approved Uber’s entry into the country, which will enable the company to compete against traditional taxi companies and ride-sharing services like GrabTaxi and UberX.