I have travelled a great deal over the last two years on business--five trips to Africa, over a dozen to Northern California, three to Louisiana, two to Kentucky and one to Canada, two to New York and one to Philly--that's at least 26 times I needed to get to the airport on a timely basis. Except for a couple of times I was lucky enough to get a company town car limo, I used United Independent every time, certainly over 20 times. Except for one time when the driver was a nerve-wracking 15 minutes late, then didn't know his way to the airport (he was obviously new, but that's no excuse), they were perfect. Every other time they showed up early, the dispatch called my phone to alert me that they were out front, and the drivers knew the best route. They have a combination of sedans and minivans, and they take major credit cards (though like all taxi drivers they grumble about it). After many many trips to Oakland Airport last year, and getting into one ridiculously smelly, dirty cab after another, I was always thankful to be back riding in the clean cabs of United Independent Taxi.