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You are now able to tip your flight attendants

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You are now able to tip your flight attendants

Frontier flight attendants will now accept tips. Although the company encourages it, their union disagrees and just wants a living wage. This is really getting out of hand.

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No thanks

Already cut back on restaurants because of how ridiculously overpriced it is now
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Here's my tip to air waitresses: If you don't like what you do or what you're being paid, find a different airline to work for or a different vocation.
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So Airline company can pay or keep them at lower wage and slide the responsibility to the customer to tip them so the FA can making a living from their job?
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Conquistador wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:34 pm
Here's my tip to air waitresses: If you don't like what you do or what you're being paid, find a different airline to work for or a different vocation.
Or if customers don't want to tip,they can fly another airline well or not at all

No different than not wanting to tip at restaurant, just don't eat out lots of choices for customers

Same for cruising and etc
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The only word I have to say is no.
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MP3_SKY wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 12:36 pm
So Airline company can pay or keep them at lower wage and slide the responsibility to the customer to tip them so the FA can making a living from their job?
StatsGuy wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 4:16 pm
Or if customers don't want to tip,they can fly another airline well or not at all

No different than not wanting to tip at restaurant, just don't eat out lots of choices for customers

Same for cruising and etc

Can I ask what they make??

As I know servers make a rate thats less than minimum wage as they depend on tips.
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lilmikey wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 4:30 pm
Can I ask what they make??

As I know servers make a rate thats less than minimum wage as they depend on tips.
Server min wage is a tad lower than other jobs but reality is, no server is going to work if they just make "min" wage. A good server much like a good employee in any other profession can make good money

Servers also typically need to tip out a portion of their sales to barback, kitchen and hostess
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StatsGuy wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 4:16 pm
Or if customers don't want to tip,they can fly another airline well or not at all

No different than not wanting to tip at restaurant, just don't eat out lots of choices for customers

Same for cruising and etc
I've never flown Frontier and this kind of nonsense certainly doesn't entice me. As such, I already fly numerous other airlines where flight attendants aren't standing at the door with their hand out as I depart. IOW, your advice is pretty simple to follow yet pretty silly to start with.
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Conquistador wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:31 pm
I've never flown Frontier and this kind of nonsense certainly doesn't entice me. As such, I already fly numerous other airlines where flight attendants aren't standing at the door with their hand out as I depart. IOW, your advice is pretty simple to follow yet pretty silly to start with.
Yup,isn't it great to have choice?

Clearly frontier is looking to offer lower base fares and have customers complement the pay of the FAs, I'm surprised it took so long as they're a LCC. Customers already have to pay to check in with a staff (vs online ), so seems like just moving to paying for FA on a pay per use basis. That's even better than a tip model imo
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This is a bit too far especially if you get the flight crew that just sits around in the galley hiding out from passengers. Give me a break.
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I don't particularly like the thought of tipping, or not tipping, someone who is in charge of my safety in case of emergency.

Or perhaps it would be better put as: "I don't like the thought of someone in charge of my safety in case of emergency being so low-paid as to require my tipping them to make ends meet."
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dealguy2 wrote:
Jan 12th, 2019 6:57 pm
This is a bit too far especially if you get the flight crew that just sits around in the galley hiding out from passengers. Give me a break.
Then don't tip?

Besides it's a LCC, they serve you nothing and have no interaction with you unless you are ordering something which all costs money

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