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Please, I'd like to know if the following is considered natural to say:

(during a ride in a taxi - talk between a cab driver and a passenger - just some parts):

- Are you feeling all right?

- Would you like that I turn on the air-conditioning? (or just: May I turn on the air-conditioning?)

- Come on in! (please, here why is it used the preposition in? Isn't it something redundant?)

Now when the passenger reaches his destination, the cab driver says:

"Here we are" (is there any other way?).

And to say how much is the ride the taxi driver says:

"Sir (lady), the ride costs $ 23.10" (or) he simply says: "That's $23.10, sir (lady)" ?

Thanks,
Joshua
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Hi Yankee. Thanks! But a question still persists: when the cab driver (cabbie is a slang for taxi/cab driver ?) says the fare/the price of the ride, there are some alternatives e.g.: "That's $23.10" and "That'll be $.....". When it is said "That is $23.10", okay I understand. But when it is used will in "That will be $ 23.10", is a little odd to me? Future ?

Thanks again,
Joshua
Yes, the cabbie will use future because he/she has not yet received the fare.
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Hi, Stars

- Interesting. Thanks! By the way is the word "cabbie" a slang for cab driver/taxi driver?

Joshua
Hi Joshua

I'd call the word "cabbie" an informal version of the word "cabdriver". It is also spelled as "cabby".
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Thanks Yankee. By the way, as I can see I was wrong when I wrote above "Cab Driver Training" , no? Because this word is written together, isn't it? "Cabdriver".

Joshua.
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Hi Joshua

I'd say "cabdriver" would be the more common spelling, but that "cab driver" is also acceptable.
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Hi Yankee,

Thank you for the answer and hint, as well. My last question : "To flag down a taxi/cab". I have just looked for "flag down" following the hint you gave me and it is what I found:

Flag (down):
to signal or warn (a person, automobile, etc.) with or as if with a flag (sometimes fol. by down): to flag a taxi; to flag down a passing car.

So I could only interpret it as a synonym of "wave" or "call a taxi" . Am I right?

Joshua
Yes, it is an idiom. It is used primarily in big cities (especially New York) where taxis just drive around looking for the people who flag them down.
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You just stand at the curb with one arm in the air. You don't have to wave or anything.
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