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Ever Heard Of Corporate Pilots Getting Tipped?  
User currently offlineFLY2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2807 times:

So my roomy and I were having a discussion about corporate pilots. He knows of this one flight department in LAS that flies for one of the major hotel chains. Mostly what they do is pickup up their high rollers and fly them down to gamble, for free of course. He thinks the pilots sometimes get tipped by these high rollers. I honestly never heard of this being done.

What say you?  eyebrow 

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User currently offlineAcNDTTech From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 338 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

Chauffers and cab drivers get tips all the time. Doesn't sound unreasonable......especially if money is no object.

User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

Well, this is hardly about tipping corporate pilots in general ... it's about high-rollers tipping the 'driver' of an expensive hotel 'limo'.

In general, corporate pilots do not get tipped ... in the exception, high-rollers getting a 'free' ride do tip their pilot.


Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineTb727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1575 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2794 times:

I just got tipped twice last week by the same guy. $100 each way! The last time was about 4-5 years ago though. I've gotten $100 once before when I was brand new, the guy gave the Captain a $100 bill and told him to split it with me but this Captain was the coolest guy ever so he gave it to me since I was making only per diem($1.50 per hour) at the time.


Too lazy to work, too scared to steal!
User currently offlineDashTrash From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1518 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2781 times:

Happens from time to time.

User currently offlineLowrider From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 3220 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2777 times:

I think it is more common for charter and fractional pilots than for corporate pilots, but it happens. Those guys have to deliver a very high degree of personalized service.


Proud OOTSK member
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6343 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2773 times:

When I was a lineboy,

I rated a cool $20 once for giving good advice to a bizjet passenger on the best place to stay for the night and the best restaraunt in town  Smile (oh yeah, and rolling out the red carpet, literally, which we did anyways for any "VIP" appearing aircraft  Wink ).



Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
User currently offlineMr AirNZ From New Zealand, joined Feb 2002, 850 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2755 times:

In Africa flying Safari tourists around we would sometimes get tipped. Usually small USD denominations but every now and then something bigger. One of our guys got a $200 USD tip from one couple each way onetime. Not bad for a twenty minute flight!!

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2653 times:

Not out here.....But the boss could pass on a few goodies to the crew on a trip  Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

Once or twice when I did some charter work but as a corp pilot for a devoted co. no you were a salaried employee like most everyone else.

User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

Ever Heard Of Corporate Pilots Getting Tipped?

Yes, it occasionally happens.

With charter flights, however, it is more likely.

At one time I personally flew, on a regular basis, the eleventh wealthiest individual in the USA (at the time) who owned radio/television stations, several hotels and golf courses and who, years before, made many western movies, and was a recording artist.

He also flew B-24 bombers during WWII and, held the same type of license that I do, Airline Transport....with four large aircraft type ratings.

His was quite a large tipper.

His name?

Gene Autry.


User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5395 posts, RR: 8
Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2552 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 10):
Ever Heard Of Corporate Pilots Getting Tipped?

Yes, it occasionally happens.

With charter flights, however, it is more likely.

Yes, although the OP specifically asked about "corporate pilots" (and I replied in respect to corporate pilots), many replies have been regarding charter pilots, and perhape the OP meant both?

Having flown many times with both corporate and charter, I cannot remember a single passenger (read: usually employee!), tip a pilot ... and when I've been up front I've never received any. As for charter, well it depends. High-rollers to Vegas would seem top of the list for tippers .. business folks using charter aircraft, at the bottom.


Jimbo



I'd rather be on the ground wishing I was in the air, than in the air wishing I was on the ground!
User currently offlineCosmicCruiser From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2255 posts, RR: 15
Reply 12, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2550 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 10):
His name?

Gene Autry.

Nice, that must have been a pleasure. Did you ever get any stories out of him?


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (5 years 10 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2469 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 10):
His was quite a large tipper.

Would that be a regular basis tip?
 Smile
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineRadarbeam From Canada, joined Mar 2002, 1310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2415 times:

Back on my corporate ramp days my colleague and I got tipped $60 by a really drunk high profile CEO. He recommended to blow all the $ in strip clubs LOL!

User currently offline411A From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1826 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2403 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13):


Quoting 411A (Reply 10):
His was quite a large tipper.

Would that be a regular basis tip?

Yes indeed.
Gene also owned (and flew) a PB4Y Privateer (single tail mod to the B-24) for awhile.
Then, he sold that airplane and bought a Convair 340, which he also flew.

Gene was a true gentleman of the highest order, IMO.
A pilots pilot.


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 16, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2387 times:



Quoting 411A (Reply 15):
Yes indeed.

Nice to know that.
Out here a few corporate pilots I know have stories of being well taken care of by their boss during their trips.Their only regret are the uncertain timings of departure.
regds
MEL



Think of the brighter side!
User currently offlineOzTech From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 161 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (5 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2166 times:



Quoting FLY2HMO (Thread starter):
get tipped by these high rollers

I happen to know that the Australian owner (Deceased now) of a DC-8 used to carry US$500,000 in cash on the plane to cover for unknowns and to speed things up such as fuel, catering etc at odball airports... and Engineers if we were real lucky...

This man was about 6' 10" tall and dressed in jeans and a shirt most of the time and was in the "Highrollers" part of a top US casino and was getting annoyed at an American guy who was bragging to the girls in there how rich he was.. He went over and asked him just how much he was worth and the loudmouth said I'm worth X amount of millions... The DC-8 owner took his lucky US Silver Dollar out of his pocket and said I'll toss you for it... The guy promptly got up and left...

Supposedly a true story and from what I know of the man it is most likely true... RIP KP



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