Travelfilter: When to tip, who to tip and how much to tip?
April 29, 2008 4:37 AM Subscribe
Ok, so I'm traveling to the States from the UK for the first time and I realise that you guys tip pretty much everyone. So I need to know when to tip, who to tip and how much to tip?
posted by stackhaus23 to Travel & Transportation around United Kingdom (34 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
If someone takes you in a taxi you tip them, if they get you a drink you tip them, if they carry your bags you tip them etc...
But - who else, and how much am I supposed to tip them... and when? If I go to a bar and order a drink do I slip the bartender a sly dollar bill or just give it to them when I pay and tell them to keep the change? If I'm at a cafe do I tip the server or do I put it in the jar on the counter? I'm just trying to avoid awkward situations and prevent myself from looking like too much of a noob!
Thanks for any advice...