New Yorkers Taking $5K Cab Ride to Los Angeles

They talked taxi driver into journey at LaGuardia

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 22, 2011 3:22 PM CDT

(Newser) – Two New York City residents hailed a cab at LaGuardia last weekend and asked the driver to go 3,000 miles west. He complied, and the three are expected to arrive in Los Angeles this weekend. Investment banker John Belitsky is picking up the $5,000 tab for the epic ride with buddy Dan Wuebben, reports the New York Post.

It's actually not a bad deal. If cabbie Mohammed Alam kept the meter running for the journey, the fare would be closer to $17,000, notes WHDH-TV. "Whatever it costs, you can't buy this," said Belitsky. The trio made it to Vegas yesterday. When they get to LA, Alam will turn around and drive home with another friend, but Belitsky and Wuebben might fly back.

From LaGuardia to LA, for $5,000.
From LaGuardia to LA, for $5,000.   (Shutterstock)
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