Today we can think about whether or not flight attendants should be tipped? If so, why? Read a piece that provides tips on how to carry more souvenirs home and learn about the safety questions recently raised about using personal electronic devices aboard aircraft.
“Prior to our most recent cruise, we always tipped generously — above and beyond what was recommended for individuals who showed extra initiative,” says Greene, an author from Pensacola, Fla. But on her latest cruise on Oceania, she found a surprise charge on her final bill: it included a hefty, and automatic, tip for the crew. What gives?
Here are ethnic foods that are as American as apple pie. Are travel agencies on the road back when it comes travelers? Finally, selfish tipping rules to get what you want rather than as a reward for good service. Is it bribery? Is it wrong?
This weekend we take a look at the windfall taxi drivers with automatic tip buttons on their credit card machines are reaping. We note that airlines with the highest fees have the highest profits, in the U.S. and Europe. Finally, experts take a look at the future of inflight WiFi — will it be free?
Hilton redoing its lobbies, SIA pilots refused to divert for heart attack victim, Brits have trouble with tipping due to economy
Our country is vast and what happens in one place probably won’t be repeated in another part of the country. We are diverse and come in every size, shape and color. Please don’t make snap judgments that we’re one and the same.
Even if you agree with the basic premise of tipping, it’s not as easy as you think. In some situations you might have to do a little research.
When I was growing up, you tipped the waitress (but only if the service was good) the bellhop, the cab driver, and that was about it. Today you are considered a cheapskate if you don’t tip the barista, the shampoo guy, the doorman, the paperboy …
With so much information easily accessible on the Internet, most travelers are still clueless about tipping. Many forget to note is how much they should tip and to whom? If you’re on a tour or a cruise, travelers receive guidelines and some of the tips are automatic. But, for travelers on their own, a sense of local tipping rules are need-to-know facts. Otherwise, travelers may come away leaving locals with the impression that they’re rude, condescending or stupid tourists.
In a tough economy, it may be harder to justify spending money while on vacation, whether it’s a question of being frugal, or feeling that it’s somehow unseemly these days. On the other hand, if everyone stops spending, the economy gets worse. And sometimes those little extras really add memorable moments to a trip.