Vik said:dont forget inflation
derka derka derka
turbodriver said:Kiss my a$$. It's not a lousy "buck" add it up for the year and see how much cash you're thowing away.
And those F/A's you talk about? Most of the granny F/A's working here probably have rich husbands who send them to work here so they could get the travel bennies.
sluminginpit said:I fly someone 1000 miles and don't get $hit, yet I should automatically tip the van driver for 1 mile, why, he makes a salary!
No one is wrong or right for tipping. Ty Webb, don't pass judgement on others it's really "LOW CLASS!"
AMEN! It's gotten WAY out of control.sluminginpit said:Tipping has gotten out of control.
liv'n_on_credit said:Bottom line...you Pro-tippers go ahead and tip if you want, that's your choice, but don't get mad or think bad of me when I don't tip.
saabservant said:It is disappointing to hear that some do not tip properly. As has been said, it is only customary, but it reflects a lot about who you are, and how you are perceived, and how you perceive yourself.
A tip says "thank you" for your personal involvement with me, for helping me along my way as a PROFESSIONAL business traveler. Your own w-2, however low it may be, is irrelevant, as is your family's college fund. That worker is probably raising a family too, on less money than you make, even a second year FO or FA. Spending and budgets always expand to fill the size of your check, no matter your income....how small a man can be, to suffer, find success, and not have the grace to share or show appreciation...
I'll tip 2.00 each way, unless there is no help with bags(always fun getting the road salt on your uniform), or the driver is surly or extremely late. A buck or two for the housekeeper, if the place is clean and supplied. It adds up, sure, but how many of us buy 4.00 coffees, and then don't have the ability to give, too? Still hiding that per diem check from the spouse, too?
It's not exorbitance, it's generosity; good human spirit.
No Scrooge here....
FishandFly said:By my math you hand out around $1536 per year.
I drove a van a van a long time ago and got quite a kick out of finding out that I was making more than the first officers that were tipping me. All I was doing was driving back and forth 5 miles, turning the steering wheel twice, and lifting 100lbs worth of luggage at each end. Fact is, I didn't deserve it.
sluminginpit said:I went to dinner last week, they added 20% to my bill automatically for a tip!
This is not a tip, this is a service charge, and promotes poor service.
Ty Webb, you seem offended that others don't follow your lead in tipping? You seem so classy yet have no class at all. You critizize my upraising because I disagree, classy.