Should You Tip Flight Attendants? Here’s What the Experts Say

Is it a Good Idea to Tip Flight Attendants?

While tipping is currently a hot topic for restaurants and hotels, have you ever wondered whether you should tip the flight attendants during your travel? They certainly serve people food and drinks and help in any way possible, so you have the best flying experience. So, does that mean that flight attendants also need to be tipped just like restaurant servers? Let’s find out!

Do You Need to Tip Flight Attendants?

Experts advise that tipping flight attendants is not really recommended. Sara Nelson, current president of the Flight Attendants Association-CWA, mentioned in an interview that flight attendants’ number one priority is public safety, and one shouldn’t play with tipping higher or lower and potentially biasing people’s protection. The profession has no place for tippings and gratuities. So, it’s better to leave the option for restaurants and not bring it out on flights.

How About Small Gifts or Gestures Instead?

How About Small Gifts or Gestures Instead?

Many airlines discourage flight attendants from accepting customer tips, but what about small gifts or kind gestures? There is surely a loophole in the no-tipping policy because you can present small gifts to flight attendants that they can accept. Giving them gift cards or coupons they can use directly at airports seems like a good idea. Another great gift could be food or snacks, like chocolates or treats that you can easily share with the whole crew, as a sweet gesture on your part. If you are still not sure as to whether these are appropriate gifts, or they are out of your budget, saying ‘thank you’ for their service is sufficient enough too. Your gratitude is what flight attendants appreciate the most, so don’t forget to be kind to them!

Enjoy Your Campfire Night with this Easiest Nachos

Nachos seem ideally suited for any occasion starting from a lazy weeknight dinner, weekend party appetizer to a late-night pub grub. But when served at a campground, this beloved fun communal dish becomes more irresistible with the thrill of being outdoor and the smoky warmth of a campfire.

It is a wrong idea that this cheesy crunchy delight can’t be made right outdoors due to the lack of a conventional oven or other kitchen tools. For coming together as a campfire staple, you would only need a few ingredients and an easy method.


• Cast iron Dutch oven / cast iron skillet (for smaller portion) • A lid / a large plate / a sheet of aluminum foil to cover

Ingredients (2 servings as dinner / 4 servings as an appetizer)

• Tortilla chips, ½ lb • El Pato hot tomato sauce, or similar sauce, 1 can (7.75 oz) • Shredded Mexican cheese blend / A mix of Sharp Cheddar, Colby, and Monterey Jack blend, 1 cup • 1 tablespoon neutral-flavored oil • 4-5 green onions, sliced • 1 large avocado, cubed • Drained black beans, 1 can (14.5 oz) • 1 small lime, cut into wedges • Few sprigs of fresh cilantro, finely chopped


• Make sure to prevent the nachos from sticking. Oil the bottom of the Dutch oven or the skillet lightly with a brush or kitchen tissue. • The one secret technique to build perfect nachos is ‘layering’. To build the first layer, spread ⅓ portions of the chips evenly into the oven or skillet, then pour ¼ portions of the canned El Pato, ¼ cup cheese, ¼ canned black beans, and a few pieces of avocado. Sprinkle some finely chopped green onions and cilantro on the top. Repeat the same for a number of layers as per your wish.

• Adjust your campfire and place a metal grill over it. Then cover the Dutch oven or skillet properly and place it on the grill. Give it time about 10 minutes to melt the cheese. You can place coals or embers on top of the lid for better and quicker cooking. Serve immediately with lime wedges on the side.


• If you want to add meat, make sure to sauté them first until cooked thoroughly, before building your layers of nachos.

Now, customize your toppings, go lazy or crazy with layers, and share and enjoy your labor of love with a cold beer and a warm campfire.