Every time take a taxi during the winter months, the cab driver always moans about the lack of work. From October to April it is their chief complaint. But they are not moaning now. In fact I would say that there is a severe shortage of taxis in Palma at the moment. The problem is so pronounced that sometimes you have to wait long periods even in the city centre. A sizeable number of cabbies head to the airport in search of the lucrative fare to Alcudia, Cala Ratjada or Pollensa, and I sometimes get the impression that the majority of Palma's cabs are at the airport, leaving the city without any service.