American Airlines - AAdvantage
Member since 15 Feb 2013
Total posts 18
I'm a regular in the qantas first lounge at lax. I've gotten to know quite a few of the staff, and the service that I get from them, as well as the great conversation is second to none, even to the point that they remember what drink I like to order. I always slip $10 their way when I leave.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 28 Oct 2011
Total posts 245
Member since 06 Jan 2016
Total posts 29
Many have already pointed out that following local custom is a good way to go. As most of you know, we yanks tip for everything. Sorry if these points below have already been made.
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 300
The Australian way is a fair day's work for a fair day's pay. The workers AR paid well enough that they don't need tips. Good service should be provided without any expectation of a tip. In a QANTAS branded lounge anywhere in the world I wouldn't want to tip as that sends the wrong message.
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 767
On another forum a Qantas rep actually said that tipping in any Qantas lounge is not needed. Staff, especially in the LAX lounge have been told that they are not to accept or ask for tips.
Member since 08 Oct 2011
Total posts 2
As we Malaysians are fond of saying "Don't spoil the market". If it is not the norm now, don't start it. If the lounge staff are already paid adequately unlike the waiters at US restaurants, don't start it.
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