Gratuities [pre-flight lounge dining]

Old Aug 29, 19, 2:35 pm
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Gratuities [pre-flight lounge dining]

Know it’s customary to give 10-20% tip to servers in restaurants. But what is etiquette for tips when using pre-flight dining in lounge?

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Old Aug 29, 19, 2:38 pm
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same percentage
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Old Aug 29, 19, 2:41 pm
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Yes but when dining in lounge thereís no total to base your % on.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 2:43 pm
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I never tip in a lounge. It is very crass IMHO.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 2:51 pm
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Originally Posted by killaypirate View Post
Yes but when dining in lounge thereís no total to base your % on.
Exactly! So 20% of zero is zero.

Tips are not expected in BA lounges but they are appreciated when offered
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same percentage
I'd suggest 125% or 137% tip (of the final bill). Make sure your waiter acknowledges your generousity.
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Originally Posted by killaypirate View Post
Know it’s customary to give 10-20% tip to servers in restaurants. But what is etiquette for tips when using pre-flight dining in lounge?
Here are a couple of previous threads on the subject that may contain the information you're looking for (there are more):

LHR Concorde Lounge-tipping etiquette?
Tipping in Concorde Room

Although these reference the CCR the arguments remain similar.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 3:23 pm
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Do you ever tip the Cabin Crew? Some routes are heavy tippers apparently.
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Old Aug 29, 19, 3:41 pm
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I took 2 tubs of chocolate treats for the BA460 crew to enjoy on their longer MAD turnaround which went down well.

Now the big tubs of chocolates have started appearing in supermarkets in the run up to Christmas I’ll also give one of those to First Wing staff and GF staff so they can put them in a staff area for people to grab 9ne as they go past. Goes down well in my office and I think it’s appreciated by the airport team.
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Now the big tubs of chocolates have started appearing in supermarkets in the run up to Christmas
It's still August
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Originally Posted by Tottie66 View Post
Do you ever tip the Cabin Crew? Some routes are heavy tippers apparently.
West Africa? Supposition on my part. Perhaps @BingBongBoy can confirm?
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I took 2 tubs of chocolate treats for the BA460 crew to enjoy on their longer MAD turnaround which went down well.

Now the big tubs of chocolates have started appearing in supermarkets in the run up to Christmas Iíll also give one of those to First Wing staff and GF staff so they can put them in a staff area for people to grab 9ne as they go past. Goes down well in my office and I think itís appreciated by the airport team.
Each to their own - I remember a thread years ago about people who take presents on board for the cabin crew and it just made me cringe. I'm not mean, far from it, but it's I just I find the whole thing ever so slightly odd... I mean, I'll thank them warmly if they've gone the extra mile, give out a Golden Ticket if I have one, or fill out the form online to ensure their amazing service is recognised... but I think that's where it ends. Turning up for a flight with a gift ready for the crew (before you've even decided if they're worth it) just doesn't sit well with me.

That said, I'm sure they'll appreciate having you as a passenger far more than me, if it went down well.
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It's still August


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How premium, a pallet load of cheap chocolate.
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How premium, a pallet load of cheap chocolate.
Stacked right next to the...motor oil? Weedkiller?
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