I first read about this recently in a book by a flight attendant, and - especially because he spent most of the book complaining - I thought he was begging, but then today TheShaah (an FA on the board) mentioned it in another thread, and since his credibility is greater I now am taking the idea seriously. Has anyone here tipped an FA, or given a little gift to them? It had never occurred to me to do this! That's not because the vast majority of them don't do a great job (they do) but because, although serving drinks, etc is the main thing everyone sees them do, I don't see them first and foremost as "wait staff". Rather, after watching many episodes of TV shows about airline disasters, I see this well trained and under-appreciated crew position as first line safety who will do everything they can do save my panicked a$$ when something goes horribly wrong. The FA on the board, as does the guy who wrote the book, states that they are not allowed to accept tips, but can if someone "insists". So has anyone insisted, and was it well received? What are your thoughts on the whole idea?