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Thread: How much to tip at airport?

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    Super Member May in Jersey's Avatar
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    How much to tip at airport?

    Flying next week and finally admitted that I need help getting myself and my suitcases from the terminal entrance to my departure gate so I've arranged to be escorted by wheelchair. IMy cousin flys a lot she uses the wheel chair tips $2 which I think it much too little. Thinking at least $5 but think I'll probably tip $10. What do you think?

    I really wanted a golf cart ride but when I spoke to gal at airline (Yes, I called and actually spoke to a real person) she said the golf cart stop was too far from the entrance and she didn't want me walking all that way.

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    I generally tip $2 for the golf cart ride. $5 for the wheelchair ride because they usually have to do some pushing. All depends on what airport you are at too. Atlanta, Ga was a little higher than Denver or NY.

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    If I had it, i'd go ten. And give it to them before you start. That way they see to you.

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    I agree with barny - it will be $10 bucks well spent.

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    oh shoot i didn't tip the guy who helped me take my SIL to the gate years ago. i was so shocked that neither my husband nor his sister would to to the gate with their own sister, so i stepped up and went with her. she was very ill and going home in a wheel chair and couldn't even talk. oh well, next time i'll tip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nativetexan View Post
    oh shoot i didn't tip the guy who helped me take my SIL to the gate years ago. i was so shocked that neither my husband nor his sister would to to the gate with their own sister, so i stepped up and went with her. she was very ill and going home in a wheel chair and couldn't even talk. oh well, next time i'll tip!
    nativetexan, You were in a situation like I've been went answering the door to find a deliveryman with a bunch of flowers for me that someone sent to me as a gift. Didn't have any money in my pockets and they were gone before I could tell them to wait a minute.

    Thanks for the tips. Good idea to tip the wheelchair person up front, think I'll go for $10 as this is a big metro airport where everything is m ore expensive.

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    We always tip $10 for the wheelchair.

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    Yep - I would do $10 if you can and definitely give it up front. You'll get the royal treatment.

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    May in Jersey,
    A Little tidbit on your tipping delima. I'm a retired florist; my husband still works part time delivering flowers. Tips are very rare. Most floral delivery people do not expect a tip as they are usually paid by the hour or delivery. Also flowers are a gift. Sender pays delivery fee, occassionally will leave a tip for driver. Tips are always appreciated never required, whether they come from sender or reciepent. If you ask the driver to please wait, they will, unless their company has a no tip policy.
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    I traveled with a friend who needed a wheelchair and she tipped him when he brought her the chair.I believe it was at least $5. and again when he departed from her. He was unbelievable and so attentive to her every need. In fact he took her paperwork and also the paperwork for one other traveler and myself, we didn't have to do a thing.
    I guess the old saying, "you get what you pay for" sure was true for her.

    We do the same thing when we valet park......tip when leaving the car and again when picking it up......helps there also.

    have a good trip.......

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