[Ohio-talk] Most recent Dayton experience and learned something about people who help in airports

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Tue Dec 16 03:49:47 UTC 2014

Generally I give the cab hailer a dollar or two.


At 08:52 AM 12/15/2014, you wrote:
>I always tip. They will turn down the tip if they are not supposed 
>to get it. I think ticket agents and TSAs do not take tips. Pilots 
>and cabin crew personnel too. But you are right. There is no way we 
>can know who does and who does not count on tips. I always carry a 
>couple of dollars in my pocket in case someone gloms onto me enroute 
>so that I don't have to fumble  for cash. The one that I worry about 
>is the taxi loader. I never have cash available, but I suspect I am 
>expected to pay for their snagging me a cab and helping me in. what 
>do other people do about this person?
>Barbara Pierce
>President Emerita
>National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
>bpierce at oberlin.net
>On Dec 15, 2014, at 9:44 AM, Marianne Denning via Ohio-talk 
><ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> > I flew out of Dayton on Friday using Southwest.  It all went very
> > smoothly.  The ticket agent politely asked me what service my dog
> > provided and I answered that since they are allowed to ask that
> > question.  She then asked for an escort to help me to the gate.
> > Debbie Baker, Sweetie, was with me working with another agent who
> > called her sweetie so that is my new nickname for Debbie.
> >
> > On another note, we were flying back from Baltimore and my escort told
> > me she only earned $5.50 per hour and the rest of her income should be
> > tips.  I did not know we were to tip any of the escorts.  It seems to
> > vary from airport to airport because I talked with the woman who
> > assisted us in Dayton and that is not the case there.  I guess either
> > their name tag or our ticket tells us they work for tips but how would
> > we know that? I would like to know about the experiences of other
> > flyers.
> >

         David Andrews and long white cane Harry.
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