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Tipping on a comuter bus?

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Sep 12, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    This is just one of those curiosity questions. We took the Concord Bus Line from Portland Maine to Logan airport to fly back home.

    Do you tip the driver for retrieving your luggage from under the bus and setting it on the sidewalk?

    We were the 4th terminal stop and I had a window seat to watch everybody at the other 3 stops get their luggage. I didn't see one tip.

    Would you tip? I didn't since I didn't see any of the other ~30 passengers do it, but I must admit it felt awkward and afterwards I thought I should have. Really no different than a shuttle bus driver, right?

    You get so used to Vegas tipping everywhere, it seems odd when you don't tip in another city.
     
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    I have taken the SkyRide bus from Denver International Airport to downtown Denver a couple of times. I tipped $2 to the driver for getting my luggage. The first time, the driver graciously accepted the tip. The second time, the driver said he doesn't accept tips but he thanked me for the gesture.
     
  3. grosx2

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    Anytime someone handles your luggage, a tip of $2-3 per bag is appropriate.
     
  4. shifter

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    I agree, if you have the cash on you, it's better to tip than not. it's just a couple bucks anyway. a lot of times I don't have small bills on me in those types of situations and I feel bad for not tipping, but that's life.
     
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    I always tip the Concord Coach Line driver $5, and they are always very appreciative.
     
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    I think I would have tipped the guy a couple bucks.
     
  7. mikenhe

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    I've never tipped them. To get a tip you have to add something to make my trip better. Concord bus drivers live to suck the life out of you. miserable gits.
     
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    $5 never changed my life, but it might change theirs.
     
  9. HoyaHeel

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    I typically tip if it's a private company but not if it's public (some airport buses are run by metro bus lines) So usually, yes, a couple bucks:peace:
     
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    if they physically retrieve it (not me), yes, usually $1 per bag
     
  11. merlin

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    Bus drivers tend to be fairly well paid, nothing wrong with tipping but I would never do it unless they did something that helped me personally, getting the luggage out of the undercarriage is part of their job.
     
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