New 2019 Trend: Tipping Your Flight Attendants

You may already be doing this, but depending on the airline they are going to push for more in 2019.

As of January 1, Frontier Airline flight attendants are now accepting individual tips. The company introduced a way for customers to tip but up until now the flight attendants would get payed out in a pool system. Now, if you tip a specific flight attendant then only they get that tip.

On some airlines when you order a drink or a snack you just swipe your card and that's that. Now you will be prompted with a message encouraging you to tip. While a lot of people are for this gesture, some flight attendants themselves think this could be problematic. The Association of Flight Attendants International, a union that represents 50,000 flight attendants at 20 airlines say that instead of this nice gesture they should receive higher wages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics the median annual salary for a flight attendant is $50,000.