The next time you order your glass of wine on a flight, you could accidentally make a big mistake.
A number of flight attendants have revealed why you should leave your cash in your pocket if you’re trying to thank them for their service.
Although passengers want to thank the crew, some airlines prohibit tipping their flight crew.
This is because many are paid a living wage and offer more than just service, they also provide basic in-air safety procedures.
Flight attendant Coral Lee explained that gratuities are “far from helping” as they can create divisions between crews if airlines decide to implement them.
They said: “This has caused a lot of controversy between flight attendants who are happy with this new policy and those who think it’s a strategy to keep wages down and be treated like servants, not like.” someone who could save you in an emergency.”
What you should do is buy something at the airport beforehand instead.
Flight attendant Nichole Dunst said: “We love being tipped with snacks and it happens quite often.
“If you go to duty free before your flight, picking up a bag of candy for your flight crew is a great way to make friends with us.”
Another flight attendant revealed how giving something like gift certificates can even give you special treatment during your trip.
She said: “We never expect it. But if people want to show appreciation to their flight crew, a gift card to Tim Hortons or Starbucks will do.
“I can’t promise that, but [you’re] more like a free drink if there’s a treat for the crew.”
One person shared on Reddit that they were noticed by the crew after he gave them some Starbucks gift cards.
He wrote: “I was on the turnaround flight the next day and the flight attendants spotted me.
“They threw snacks and drinks at me like there was no tomorrow. I knocked out the cheese board and chocolate cake and ended up sleeping incredibly well (I hardly ever drink and don’t even eat sweets, so I was pretty blissful).”
Sun Online Travel has previously shown that one way to avoid annoying flight crews is to avoid pressing the call button to request items.
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