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Through the end of the year, the new-ish taxi/black car service Gett is offering a flat $10 ride anywhere in Manhattan!
This is a similar service to Uber where you request your car through their phone app and pay with your credit card already on file. On the Gett app you set the tip for each ride, although you can change it per ride if you want to as well. They also have set prices from Manhattan to the NYC airports: to JFK is $70, to LGA is $48, to Newark is $67. You can also pre-book a ride to the airport 3 hours in advance. I personally wouldn’t use Gett to the airport as it is more expensive then Dial 7 and you are paying for tolls not only while you are in the car, but also the tolls incurred getting to the airport.
To try out Gett, they are giving new members $20 to sign up if you sign up through a referral link. To do this, you will need to first download the Gett App and in the Coupon Code field enter GTJENNI56 (my referral link, but feel free to leave your referral link in the comments section as well – the referee will also earn $20 in credits after the referral takes their first ride).
This $20 sign up will get you two free rides in Manhattan till December 31, 2014! It doesn’t matter when and where you are traveling in Manhattan, it will be a flat $10 plus the tip you set. For the time being this is a great service to use to get from one side of town to the other, but not ideal to go 10 or so blocks. The promotional $10 rate, however, does not include extra stops or wait time over 5 minutes.
Have you tried out Gett yet? And if so, what is your experience? It will be interesting to see if they are able to win over the Uber customers.