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Thursday 10 January 2019

Now an airline wants you to tip its flight attendants

In the United States, just about everyone has their hand out for a tip. 

Your waiter/waitress (justified because they are on ridiculously low wages), your hotel porter, the person who shows you to your seat at the baseball. 

Now an ultra-budget airline under fire for not paying its crew enough, wants passengers to tip flight attendants to boost their take-home pay.

Frontier Airways, an ultra-budget airline based in Denver, Colorado, began encouraging tips on January 1, when a message was first issued via a digital payment tablet that said: "Gratuities Are Appreciated!"
Frontier said it will no longer require flight attendants to pool their contributions and will allow them to accept personal tips from customers ordering food and beverages.
Passengers were offered the choice of a 15% tip, 20% tip or 25% tip. 
'We appreciate the great work of our flight attendants and know that our customers do as well, so (the payment tablet) gives passengers the option to tip," said Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed. 
If Frontier appreciate their staff so much they might want to try paying them a living wage.
How long will it be before Jetstar staff in Australia hold out their hands for a tip for having poured a cup of coffee? 

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