Mine, for one doesn't and I'm curious as to what is the norm.
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In the 5 years at my company I can't remember a time that the pilots didn't tip someone. The FAs at the main component were much better at tipping (100%ish) than at my current posting in our vacation based component.
I always look after the tip for the whole crew on Narita layovers...
Same in North America, if you ask management.hst wrote:Japan and China are no tipping cultures (at least at my Asian airline).altiplano wrote: I always look after the tip for the whole crew on Narita layovers...
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Can we take money out if you hammer it on, and compress a few vertebrae?co-joe wrote:I think its time there was a tip jar outside the cockpit. Good landing deserves a 20% gratuity on ticket price I think.
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Absolutely not. This is a one way street here buddy. If we crash and you have to sift through charred metal to find your suitcase, you get your ticket refunded though...as credit towards future travels only, must be used within one year of the date of purchase, conditions apply.North Shore wrote:Can we take money out if you hammer it on, and compress a few vertebrae?co-joe wrote:I think its time there was a tip jar outside the cockpit. Good landing deserves a 20% gratuity on ticket price I think.
The only time I refused to pay a tip was in YUL... either floored or hard on the brakes and taking corners too fast... no tip for you!Donald wrote:This is the YUL rule too....altiplano wrote:We do tip in China though... unless maybe the guy almost crashes us or something...
Expect that soon to be an option when booking a trip. Listed as a "fee" or "surcharge"...should we tip flight attendants?
And never heard about this tipping in China. It is actually officially discourage there, if not actually against the law.
It is typically only the taxi drivers who have cottoned on to this tipping thing from us, and who perceive it as absolute stupidity on our part.
although, in the last year, the restaurants that cater to expats have done a work around, and quietly post a little item on their menus.....15% service charge added to all prices.....and people still add a tip.
Sometimes North Americans have tipitits. ie. the need to feel better about themselves by giving tips.
The card machines offer ..suggestions....starting typically at 15%. I guess nowadays we need a machine to suggest to us the proper amount to tip. And when the issue comes up on the TV shows, the experts suggest 30% is a more accurate number.
It is absolutely bizarre.
And we, here in Canada, even tip on the taxes on the bill. Think about that next time the little machine offers suggestions for the tip amount...It includes the meal taxes.
We get no allowance and you can tell. Shuttle drivers don't care about our crews, they are always late and we are the last priority every time. If we get exceptional service I'll tip $1 for an airport ride. If I take the shuttle to do something fun on a layover like go to a restaurant or a mall I will tip as that is a personal trip where the service is being provided to me not my company. Also I want to make sure they come back to pick me up!