Should You Tip Your Flight Attendant?

January 9, 2019

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People in other countries think it's crazy how many different people we're supposed to tip over here.

 

 

And that list just got a little bit longer, because now you might have to start tipping your cabin crew on a flight. 

 

 

Frontier Airlines just announced that their flight attendants are now allowed to accept tips.  The tips are optional, but you'll be able to add one in when you order a drink or a snack.

 

 

But should you tip?  The flight attendants union actually says they're against the policy: they say instead, the airlines should pay higher salaries so tips aren't necessary. 

 

 

Right now the average flight attendant salary is $50,500-a-year.