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Jillpie 02-22-2013 12:48 PM

Getting boarding passes and dropping off luggage on last day, do you tip them?
 
So for the last few years, I have the same small friendly argument with my DH. On the last day, we always bring our own luggage down to the "airport guys", sorry their name escapes me. I say, that because we brought our luggage down ourselves and all they have to do is tag it, tipping is not required. He always tips them. What do you do?

DannysMom 02-22-2013 01:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Jillpie
So for the last few years, I have the same small friendly argument with my DH. On the last day, we always bring our own luggage down to the "airport guys", sorry their name escapes me. I say, that because we brought our luggage down ourselves and all they have to do is tag it, tipping is not required. He always tips them. What do you do?

My DH usually handles the tipping too. If a few bucks makes sure that your stuff makes it to the airport in time to make your flight, and your stuff gets home with you, I'd say it is worth it. But we are in the NY/NJ area and if we do curbside checkin at the airport, we tip those guys too. Resort check in is even more convenient than curbside check in, so why wouldn't I tip them?

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luckyman_apd 02-22-2013 01:10 PM

Personally I tend to tip everyone like that. I don't that it's "required" but I agree....if a few bucks helps my stuff get there. I am usually a cheap person. I admit it. I try to cut costs everywhere I can......to the point of putting car seats in a bag designed for airtravel and checking them, rather than pay a rental car company $30 for a car seat. But for personal service, what's a few bucks.

Technically they should treat your stuff the same whether tipped or not, but people notice and appreciate the little things like a tip. That's always been my opinion on it, and certainly doesn't imply others should do the same.

bumbershoot 02-22-2013 02:05 PM

You treat them as though they are curbside checkin people at the airport. Which means you tip them.

Bringing it down is irrelevant, IMO. We had a Bell guy bring ours down, so we tipped him for doing that, then tipped the RAC people for what they did. Heck, anyone who picked up that 49.5 lb bag deserved a tip, LOL. (although with United "status" we could have had 70 lb bags, which sounds terrifying! it was the RAC guy who reminded us of that, too, when we were amazed at the 49.5 lb bag)

bwvBound 02-22-2013 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by bumbershoot (Post 47592667)
You treat them as though they are curbside checkin people at the airport. Which means you tip them.

Bringing it down is irrelevant, IMO. We had a Bell guy bring ours down, so we tipped him for doing that, then tipped the RAC people for what they did.

We do the same.

DVCismyhappyplace 02-22-2013 03:02 PM

We tip the same as we would for curbside check in at the airport.

OrangeCountyCommuter 02-22-2013 03:58 PM

Since I want to seemly luggage again, I tip. Just like I tip the skycaps.

jekjones1558 02-22-2013 05:13 PM

This is curbside service except it is more conveniently located. The BAGS employees who staff the luggage check in work in a job that relies on tips. Yes, tips are appropriate.

Jillpie 02-22-2013 09:43 PM

Ok thanks everyone, just shhhh don't tell my husband he's right;), darned if he's always right:hyper:.

edk35 02-22-2013 10:32 PM

We tip too. :thumbsup2

DebbieB 02-22-2013 11:20 PM

They usually say "this is just like curbside check-in", which is code for "we expect a tip".

AnnaS 02-23-2013 05:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DannysMom (Post 47591899)
My DH usually handles the tipping too. If a few bucks makes sure that your stuff makes it to the airport in time to make your flight, and your stuff gets home with you, I'd say it is worth it. But we are in the NY/NJ area and if we do curbside checkin at the airport, we tip those guys too. Resort check in is even more convenient than curbside check in, so why wouldn't I tip them?

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Same here.

miwdwfan 02-23-2013 06:07 AM

Yep, the convenience is well worth the couple bucks to take care of the bags and to get the boarding passes.

LSchrow 02-23-2013 06:15 AM

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Originally Posted by jekjones1558 (Post 47594619)
The BAGS employees who staff the luggage check in work in a job that relies on tips. .

i didn't know that...thankfully, we've always tipped them. and they have always been exceedingly pleasant.
a lot of cash flows on check-out day: mousekeeping, bell services - with extra for our heavy owners locker, RAC, then bell services again when they retrieve our carry-ons :rolleyes:

goofy4tink 02-23-2013 07:06 AM

RAC (remote airline checkin) employees actually combine daily tips. Evidently, rather than keeping what is handed to you, it goes in a jar to be split at the end of the shift. That was nice to hear since I always feel badly tipping just one person there when they both help me out...one imputs info, the other tags and lugs bags.
It was a long time before people starting tipping these employees. Now? If there is anyone behind me in line, I make sure that my tipping doesn't go un-noticed!!


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