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‘I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags – It’s Totally Out Of Hand’

“I am in the service industry, I get it.”

A US traveler rants over how the tipping culture has been “going out of hand” as she was asked for one after she was just checking her bag in. The 24-year-old went viral in a TikTok video that started a debate over whether airport employees deserve it.

'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'

Addysen ranted as she was waiting for her flight in the boarding room, “This tipping situation has gotten totally out of hand.”

But the flyer shared that she understands how tipping is common in the service industry as she works in one as well.

'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'

Yet, the tipping etiquette was getting brazen, as the employee insisted that she gave a tip. She shared, “Tell me why I get to the airport after paying $400 for a flight and I’m going to pay for my $35 checked bag [and] the guy says to me: “Okay you have to pay in credit card but you can tip in cash.”‘

Addysen, confusedly look at the employee who didn’t budge. She continued, “What? What? And keep in mind he was a total f***ing douchebag to me, like he was so rude to me.”

“What am I tipping that man for? What do I pay all this money for?”

'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
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Tipping baggage handlers have appeared to be the norm in the US. It appears that “$1.00 to $2.00 per bag” is the norm, according to Consumer Reports, Trip Advisor and U.S. News and World Report.

One viewer shared her insight, “If this was an agent at the TKT counter, big no no. Curbside are contracted (different ID badge) are allowed but shouldn’t be asking.”

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Many are complaining about how many job positions are demanding tips instead of being paid well by the company.

'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'
'I Was Asked To Tip An Airport Employee For Checking My Bags - It's Totally Out Of Hand'

Addysen later spoke with DailyDot, “I was unaware that it was a tipped position, which is why I made the video in the first place. After doing my own research, I realized it wasn’t an airport position.”

“I do think tipping positions like that are a way for companies to not pay their employees fairly, so I don’t agree with that. While I will tip skycaps in the future, I think companies should up their pay so that it’s not on the job of the consumer.”

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