No More Free Luggage Carts At SDQ

JD Jones

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The post is about the luggage carts at the airport.! A grown gentleman greets me upon arrival, brings a cart and waits for my luggage while I go to the restroom. He escorts me through the security and to my ground transportation. Sometimes it takes 20 plus minutes to retrieve my non-carry-on bags from the carousel. Of course, I am going to give him a handsome tip. Now I see anger directed at people tipping other service people which leads me to believe there are other factors involved in the giving of tips and directing anger at those who do.
Sounds like somebody uses beforeboarding.com
 

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I think they have some profiling going on as well. ie; real tourist, resident, Haitian, too clean-cut wearing nice clothes and always gives $25 tips. LOL
yes, but of course! Unshaven, wrinkled and soiled cloths, generally unkempt and uncouth. You know the type. They get the service they deserve. Nada.
 

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I can't believe there is still argument over this...lol. IMO who gets stopped and when just depends on the day, time, etc...random. If a porter is going to help me with my bags, get me out of the airport with the least amount of effort on my part, you bet I am going to tip. Especially if I am coming from the Western USA, which more than likely was a redeye flight. My goal is to be in and out of the airport quickly. But I have been doing this for years, it has/had nothing to do with whether the luggage carts were free or not.
 

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My Grandfather and Father always dressed for Church, and for Traveling .. I even have a photo of him on a small Bote in the Summer , Upstate NY in short sleeve Dress Shirt and Slacks and shoes . He knew we would take photos, so he dressed.
IMO, If it were not for the Very CASUAL Dress at work , as almost all places have now
I like to think some Civilized people would still be wearing a SUIT when they Travel on a Plane , or Ship (check out the 70's early 80's Episodes of the Love Boat or any TV show from that Era before "Casual Friday" at work started.

But, but alas what we have Regressed to is Todays Youth literally in PAJAMAS like they are perpetual TODDLERS ..
Bring back the Old days when Men wore Suits and even a proper Hat ... I do think people would act more like Civilized Humans not the stuff we see in videos today , people getting ejected off Planes for arguing and fighting like Kids in a Schoolyard ..
Something has dramatically changed, and not for the better .. IMHO and I think how we dress has a LOT to do with it .
 

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My Grandfather and Father always dressed for Church, and for Traveling .. I even have a photo of him on a small Bote in the Summer , Upstate NY in short sleeve Dress Shirt and Slacks and shoes . He knew we would take photos, so he dressed.
IMO, If it were not for the Very CASUAL Dress at work , as almost all places have now
I like to think some Civilized people would still be wearing a SUIT when they Travel on a Plane , or Ship (check out the 70's early 80's Episodes of the Love Boat or any TV show from that Era before "Casual Friday" at work started.

But, but alas what we have Regressed to is Todays Youth literally in PAJAMAS like they are perpetual TODDLERS ..
Bring back the Old days when Men wore Suits and even a proper Hat ... I do think people would act more like Civilized Humans not the stuff we see in videos today , people getting ejected off Planes for arguing and fighting like Kids in a Schoolyard ..
Something has dramatically changed, and not for the better .. IMHO and I think how we dress has a LOT to do with it .
most excellent point. These super casual people that travel with pajama paints, sport jerseys, crocs and tennis shoes that look like they have been shoveling manure are not getting a cart or utilizing a porter anyway. They do not want to spend for service. Which is better than using the service and not tipping an appropriate amount.
 

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There's such a thing as a happy medium. I'm 68 and can't for the life of me yet figure out the purpose of ties. They are the most annoying and fuctionless piece of clothing ever invented. Suits and vests are a close second, unless of course it's cold.

I can still remember being the only dude without a tie at the dad and son banquet in 1969. Very embarassing back then but shows my thinking. I guess I was around 43 or 44 when we finally were allowed to throw away our ties for normal work at Northrop Grumman/Westinghouse. Never want to go back to that and actually won't ever go back to that.

On the other hand, I would prefer not to look at someone's butt crack or man panties sliding down. Again - happy medium.
 
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yes, but of course! Unshaven, wrinkled and soiled cloths, generally unkempt and uncouth. You know the type. They get the service they deserve. Nada.

I was on a flight with Mark Zuckerberg last year and I honestly thought he has been upgraded from Economy by the way he was dressed. It was only because the crew were all over him that I asked who he was and they told me.
 

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I was on a flight with Mark Zuckerberg last year and I honestly thought he has been upgraded from Economy by the way he was dressed. It was only because the crew were all over him that I asked who he was and they told me.
One of the wealthiest men in the world with more money than a Saudi Oil sheik was flying commercial? Are you sure? Most likely a look alike.
 

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There are those wealthy ones who try/do make a statement..."look at me I am cutting back, etc... (in coach)". I cannot count the times I have been on a flight over the years which a "celebrity" was on. But they all had "special assistance" coming off the flight.
 

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I was on a flight with Mark Zuckerberg last year and I honestly thought he has been upgraded from Economy by the way he was dressed. It was only because the crew were all over him that I asked who he was and they told me.

Somebody was pulling your Leg sweetie .
He flies on PRIVATE JET
His Security Force REQURES IT . PERIOD ,
.. they wont and CANT protect him UNLESS HE IS ON A PRIVATE JET ..

good grief .. you could have Googled that ,
 

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Mark Zuckerberg is worth around 10 billion dollars. He has his own private jet that cost 50 million and a staff of body guards. I highly doubt he is going to be flying commercial and grabbing a luggage cart. However if he did, I am sure he would tip more than 500 pesos.
 
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Somebody was pulling your Leg sweetie .
He flies on PRIVATE JET
His Security Force REQURES IT . PERIOD ,
.. they wont and CANT protect him UNLESS HE IS ON A PRIVATE JET ..

good grief .. you could have Googled that ,
Maria should have asked him for some advice on finding and keeping good talent as opposed to firing staff like it was Sherman's March to the Sea!
 
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Ok, guys, you have had your fun! Posts from this point t forward must be on-topic.

Various schools of thought about tipping or celebrities traveling commercial or other tangents are not on-topic.
 

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Kinda an update
Yesterday Jet Blue to SDQ. First time for me with the no free carts. Easy peasy (3) one dollar bills.
Walked right up to desk at customs as if I didn't see all passenger were passing their bags thru the scanner. I flashed him my receipt for one bag, He said--Jet blue ? --Si. -- Go. That's all. Out of there.
 

JD Jones

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Kinda an update
Yesterday Jet Blue to SDQ. First time for me with the no free carts. Easy peasy (3) one dollar bills.
Walked right up to desk at customs as if I didn't see all passenger were passing their bags thru the scanner. I flashed him my receipt for one bag, He said--Jet blue ? --Si. -- Go. That's all. Out of there.
Amazing how well that works, isn't it? One of my flying/arrival tricks.