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TFA 9: Bribery Never Pays

In this week's flight attendant travel tips a caller asks about bringing gifts for flight attendants. Have you brought your crew gifts? What did you bring? How often do you do it? Did you receive anything in return? 

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#1
Damian April 6, 2011 at 02:22 pm

Guys I always do the box of candy, normally some nice European stuff. I'm always in a premium cabin and I'm not looking for anything. I do it b/c I know how hard you guys work and at times it is very thankless. But I have gotten better service and all the FA's stop by to thank me. I have gotten a first class amenity kit once, a hand full of mini vodka bottles fell into my seat one other time and a few UNITED FA's drop off a sky kit for my broken whatever. Oh and BTW you need to "come" to Germany for one of your videos.

#2
Darren April 7, 2011 at 11:47 am

I, too, have brought chocolates to FAs, especially around the holidays, as a cheerful gesture without expecting anything at all except a "thank you." I find it's as equally appreciated by gate and lounge agents, too!

#3
James Douglas June 21, 2011 at 02:37 pm

MEDIUM RARE - YOUR ANSWER IS A TOTAL "COP OUT" AS A GHOST FLYER I CAN ASSURE YOUR AUDIENCE THAT BEEF IS COOKED TO MEDIUM RARE / MEDIUM IN THE FLIGHT KITCHEN, ONCE ON BOARD, A GREAT CREW WOULD STAGE THE BEEF TO BE REHEATED EXACTLY TO THE AIRLINE SPEC....MORE OFTEN THAN NOT, THE GALLEY COOK LEAVES THE MEAT IN WAY TOO LONG AND THE INEVITABLE "TUFF AND A BOOT" FILET ARRIVES. AIRLINES DO NOT SPEND GOOD MONEY ON GREAT MEAT TO THEN DESTROY IT IN FLIGHT - IT IS THE CREW WHO DO NOT CARE

J

#4
Joe December 21, 2011 at 01:07 pm

If I fly on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, then I always bring small gifts for the FAs - normally small boxes of Godiva chocolates. I'm not looking for an upgrade (as a million mile Diamond Medallion on Delta, I normally get that routinely), but I've been given a bottle of wine to take home, or other small gifts in return. Really, I do it to be nice, and to be remembered on future flights (hey, the guy in 3A is really sweet, be extra nice to him). It's good karma.

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