Here's a piece from Fox that says 27% of people have tipped flight attendants. Oh yeah, believe it. Tipping flight attendants.
But this isn't the worst part. Check out this quote:
So how much should you tip a flight attendant? Hobica says he’s heard of people tipping anywhere between $50 and $100. Additionally, some airlines are offering coupons to their frequent fliers that they then give to flight attendants to reward exemplary service.
Let me start by saying that I am mostly in favor of tipping in both generally accepted places (like restaurants) as well as some that could be considered "borderline" (like hair stylist and hotel housekeeping.) We then supplement these with extra gifts at Christmas for the postman, newspaper delivery boy, and so forth.
I say this so you know that I'm not some miser and am not anti-tipping. But flight attendants? Really?
Does anyone else think this is a case of suggested tipping gone wild or am I completely off base on this one? Perhaps in addition to flight attendants we should tip hotel desk staff, movie ushers, grocery store cashiers, bank attendants, and the like.
And even if you think flight attendants should get a tip, I can't honestly believe that anyone would expect others to tip them $50 to $100. Unless I'm totally missing it somehow...
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.