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Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

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Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

I have booked with Emirates to fly Glasgow Singapore.

This is the first time for me with the airline.

As part of the booking they will pick me up at the house before travelling and again return me home when I get back.

Have any of you done this before and if so what is the tipping etiquette or do the drivers even accept/expect a tip?

My journey to and from is around 30mins.

Thanks in advance.

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1. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

Yes we've used them many times and found the service excellent.

The transfer time to our local airport is around 30 to 40 minutes and we tip £5 each way. Emirates subcontract out to a chauffeur company on an ad hoc basis, the drivers are not guaranteed 40 hours of work per week and are very happy to receive tips.

Hope that helps

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2. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

Like Mazza we've used it many many times and always tip £5.00 each way. :)

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3. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

£5, Christ!

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4. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

Do you think we are being mean OP2002? Normal taxi fare for us would be £30 so I think a £5 tip is fair.

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5. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

my normal fare is 20 GBP so 5 GBP tip sounds about right

thanks for the info

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6. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

Do you think we are being mean OP2002? Normal taxi fare for us would be £30 so I think a £5 tip is fair.

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Personally, I do. I know they're only Tristar guys in Volvos and the like but I'd have thought £20 would have been closer to the mark if they do a good job.

I'm surprised a 30-40min taxi ride is only £30!

Edited: 5:42 pm, March 11, 2013
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7. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

OP2002 - That's the difference between UK and NY City I guess. Drivers here are very happy with £5 tip and would be gobsmacked if anyone gave them £20. And yes a trip to our local airport is £30 whether it takes 30 or 40 minutes (or even longer if there's heavy traffic on the motorway) and whatever time of the day or night.

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8. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

<<OP2002 - That's the difference between UK and NY City I guess>>

it's also the difference between NYC and the rest of the world. I'm not sure we would tip at all in Aus given the driver wouldn't be living on tips and it's not all that expected (but naturally appreciated) here.

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9. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

OP2002 - That's the difference between UK and NY City I guess

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I see it as a fair tip for having to put up with me in a confined space for an extended period of time. Thinking about it from that perspective, £20 probably isn't enough! ;)

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10. Re: Emirates airlines chauffeur etiquette

I'm surprised at the thought 5 gbp is cheap, it would seem about right. I'm sure some people don't tip at all or would tip a couple of pounds,

Normally in other tipping situations I tend to aim for ten percent of the bill, so tipping nearly 70 percent of the cost seems astonishing to me. And am pretty sure it would be as astonishing to the driver:))