The taxi situation at Hongqaio is still the same I queued for 35 minutes for a 10 minute taxi ride. I have been coming to China for 4 years and still fell for the " dodgy" taxi driver who because I am "foreign" wanted to charge a huge fare. I had none of it so he put me in a regular taxi to take me to my hotel. If my chinese was better I would ride the bus which would be cheaper. Hongqaio airport apart from this is good lots of places to have a coffee and sandwich ( at western prices of course!). Main problem is with only one runway lots of hassles taking off on time. Apart from this it is good easy to get to staff are helpful and whilst security is strict they are not unpleasant you smile at them and they will smile at you.