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Flight secrets – cabin crew reveal if passengers should TIP them as they disembark

FLIGHT secrets reveal the etiquette when it comes to tipping a crew member.

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Flight attendants reveal whether you should tip onboard a plane

Flights can be made much better when it comes to exemplary service from members of the cabin crew.

From funny announcements to unique safety demonstrations, many travellers will have experienced those going above and beyond during a trip.

Some passengers may want to show their appreciation by offering a monetary thank you.

However, is tipping allowed when it comes to flight attendants?

Passengers should not tip flight attendants because flight attendants should not accept tips

Corey Cadwell

Travellers may not be aware that tipping is considered inappropriate on a flight with many airlines prohibiting it entirely.

Corey Cadwell, spokesperson for Association of Flight Attendants (AFA) told USA Today: "Passengers should not tip flight attendants because flight attendants should not accept tips. 

“As professionals, as first responders, just like police and fire fighters, a flight attendant's first mission is to maintain the safety and security of passengers in the cabin."

There are other ways that are much more beneficial when it comes to thanking them.

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Flight attendants shouldn't ever be tipped, not unlike fire service men

Travel site Budget Traveller instead state: “When you receive truly extraordinary service, though, a letter or email to the airline praising the work of a specific flight attendant or crew is most appreciated and can sincerely help a flight attendant's career.”

If passengers really want to thank them in person, they can still give a gift in another form.

Flight attendant Sharon Chen confirmed on Quora: “More commonly, passengers bring a small gift for the crew, like chocolates or candies or once, Starbucks gift cards. 

“These gifts aren't merit-based and definitely not expected, but they are highly appreciated and may increase your chance of receiving exceptional service.”

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Flight attendants can accept small gifts as thank you

Anyone wanting to stay on the good side of the cabin crew should also learn when not to speak to the staff members.

Flight attendants have revealed that take off can be one of the worst times to talk to them as they attempt to check safety procedures and.

Unsurprisingly, avoiding a chat during food service and landing can also help them out.

The best time to talk to them has been revealed to be this part of the journey. 

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