Best or Worse tips

kilroy

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Just wondering what is the best ips or worst tips people have recieved.
The best tip I ever got was 500$ a piece for each crew
 

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Best tip:

Get out of this business.
 

skydivinguy

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best tip, buy low,sell high
 

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I was given $600 once (flying single pilot) and I didn't even get the guy to his destination! I was taking the passenger to Amarillo and had to divert to Borger, of all places, due to freezing fog and low vis at AMA.

G200's tip is probably the best, however.
 

aeronautic1

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Best Tip?

Plant your corn in the spring...

I have been flying for a jet card company for a year. I have gotten 3 tips in a year. And flying the same model aircraft mentioned in the previous post. Cheap a$$ Ba$tards!

The fractional/jet card companies have allowed a lower class of passengers into corporate aviation, much in the same way as deregulation has turned the airline industry into flying Greyhound buses.

I got a tip nearly every trip when flying Lears str8 part 135 a decade ago..
 

MajorAv8r

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2 - $200 from very high maintenance pax. But they knew it and paid accordingly.

My first tip was $5 bucks, I was excited at the idea and told my wife. She said that is what I give my hair dresser.
Flew 135 for a while, they were few and far between.
 

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If you take a leak in the fwd lav on an MD80 while on the ground, make sure the shade is down.
 

chriskcmo

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I fly one passenger who tips $100 on a regular basis. I used to fly a guy who would give a C note for a tip from time to time.
 

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chriskcmo said:
I fly one passenger who tips $100 on a regular basis. I used to fly a guy who would give a C note for a tip from time to time.
Before I was a full-time pilot I was a doorman at a Four Seasons hotel. We had guests who regularly tipped $100 for me to keep their car "up front".:pimp:

FWIW- Bill Gates always tipped $20. His Lincoln was rarely "up front".:laugh:

When I flew charter I would run into the same customers that used to come into the hotel. They knew me by name and always took extra good care of me. They would say things like, "Moving up in the world, eh?". Funny thing is, it wasn't until this year that I started making more as a pilot than I did as a doorman (there are doorman in SoCal who make more than senior captains at FedEx).:smile:
 

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Did a trip the first week of December to TEB and was given $1,000 for some C-mas shopping.
 

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English said:
I was given $600 once (flying single pilot) and I didn't even get the guy to his destination! I was taking the passenger to Amarillo and had to divert to Borger, of all places, due to freezing fog and low vis at AMA.

G200's tip is probably the best, however.

Ahhh, Borger, long runway, cheap fuel..........and absolutley nothing else!! :)

Been there several times.
 

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As a bellman at a 4 Diamond hotel I was stffed by Howie Long - TWICE!!!
 

Flying Illini

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Got to take my wife with me (in the customer's aircraft) out to TUS for a week. These pax are terrific though as they wined and dined my wife in the back during the flight out and back. They all had such a good time in the back that she came up front to see how things were once, count it, ONCE! That trip also hooked her on some expensive wine that is waaay out of our price range. It's been offered one other time but my wife wasn't able to get off work on such short notice.
These same pax always invite the crew to a very nice dinner with them on trips that are several days long. We even went and spent a day with them at a cabin where we spent most of the day sailing before having beer and wine and grilling dogs, burgers, and lobster.
sigh, I wish every pax was like them.
 

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Anywhere from $20 to $300. Mostly casino trips. Most business flights, tips are not expected but sometimes we are pleasantly surprised.
 

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I got a 'tip' from one of our very senior executives once:

"Grow a mustache, and get some grey hair - you look too young to be flying this thing!"
 

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$1000.00 - from an NFL player I taught to be able to manually extend the gear in a C-210 at night after an alternator failure.

He did it for real on the first flight out after the checkout. The $1000.00 was the amount of the insurance deductable he figured he hadn't had to pay as a result of an accident.
 
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