Hopping of my United Airlines Swiss express from Zurich, I had hopes for a quick Dulles exit. Looking at this line, I will have no such luck.
Easily 20 people long, I will be in line for 20 minutes easy, which makes me wonder: how much do Washington Flyer taxi drivers make in a day?
How many round trips are possible? What is the car rental cost. And what would the per hour take be?
A short conversation with my driver later and now we know. He averages 4-5 trips per 12-16 hour shift and after his $100 car rental plus gas costs, expects $100 a shift in take home pay.
Or around $7 an hour to fight suburban traffic and Dulles Toll Road boredom.
This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs