Thanks for the link. When asked which route to take (via strip or not) I replied, "the quickest route"... somehow that translated into a $30 ride. I only learned of the shuttle after I arrived at the hotel; seems like a no-brainer to take that in the future.
Thank you! I think this may have happened to me on the way to the hotel. I thought it was odd that he took the highway....
I had the same problem, so this year I told them to go shortest way without highway.
That made it around $20. ($25 with tip)
The way back I used Uber which was $23.65.
So for me taxi and uber cost about the same. Except that I had a coupon for uber and got there cheaper :-)