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is it usual to tip Porters at Southampton cruise terminal

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Posted (edited)

No.  They collect the luggage from the boot of your car as  you park in the car park.

Edited by little britain

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Tipping is neither usual nor expected at UK terminals - it isn't part of our pysche. That said if a passenger gives a tip to a porter he aint gonna refuse it!

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16 minutes ago, Cru1s1ng2009 said:

yes. I usually tip a dollar a bag or so.

 

Different in UK vs US.

 

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45 minutes ago, foz1946 said:

is it usual to tip Porters at Southampton cruise terminal

I usually give £1 per case.

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We never tip the porters at Southampton.

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46 minutes ago, foz1946 said:

so somewhere In the middle would be ok lol

 

If you read your replies carefully, foz, you will see that Americans are replying to you without acknowledging or understanding that  you are asking a UK question.  Evaluate their responses accordingly.  😉  🙂

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Typing is such an American thing.  Foreign countries have different labor and wage regulations than we have in the USA.  Therefore, when traveling abroad I adopt local customs.

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3 minutes ago, DfDinLA said:

Foreign countries have different labor and wage regulations than we have in the USA.  Therefore, when traveling abroad I adopt local customs.

We try to follow customs of the country we are visiting.  Never cruised out of UK, but out of Sydney we did not tip and I would not tip in the UK.   In the US I usually give $10 for 3 bags.

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4 minutes ago, DfDinLA said:

Typing is such an American thing.  Foreign countries have different labor and wage regulations than we have in the USA.  Therefore, when traveling abroad I adopt local customs.

 

So do I.  It's hard not to tip when traveling abroad as it's so customary in North America but I've gotten used to it.  When in Rome...

 

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1 hour ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

If you read your replies carefully, foz, you will see that Americans are replying to you without acknowledging or understanding that  you are asking a UK question.  Evaluate their responses accordingly.  😉  🙂

You re correct. I missed that it was Southhampton.

 

PS. I would do it anyways.

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2 hours ago, voyager70 said:

 

Different in UK vs US.

 

You are correct, I missed that it was Southampton. I would tip anyways. If they tell me no, it is on them.

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The only time l ever sailed from Miami, l couldn't avoid tipping the porter even if l wanted to. A hulking burly porter grabbed our bags, shoved them on a trolley less than 10 yards away then basically stood in our way, with his hand out - right under one of the signs that say you don't have to tip the porters.

 

Paid up $5 just to get past him.

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yes I did note that a lot of the replies were from USA based contributors but I will tip as usual as if taxi drivers helping me unload my cases.

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1 hour ago, DfDinLA said:

Typing is such an American thing.  Foreign countries have different labor and wage regulations than we have in the USA.  Therefore, when traveling abroad I adopt local customs.

 

This. In the UK, there are two types of minimum wage: an absolute minimum wage, which no employer may pay less per hour than, and a "living wage", higher than the minimum wage. If working in industries where tipping is usual (hospitality, bars & restaurants, say) the minimum wages are never adjusted to allow for the employee probably also receiving tips.

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in uk tips arent expected as they are paid a decent wage but they wont turn it down if offered but wont be offened if not given unlike the usa conterparts

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2 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

If you read your replies carefully, foz, you will see that Americans are replying to you without acknowledging or understanding that  you are asking a UK question.  Evaluate their responses accordingly.  😉  🙂

Why does it really matter?

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2 hours ago, Merion_Mom said:

 

If you read your replies carefully, foz, you will see that Americans are replying to you without acknowledging or understanding that  you are asking a UK question.  Evaluate their responses accordingly.  😉  🙂

Most Brits don't automatically think Tip.

At Southampton the porter's get our cases from the taxi driver and put them on a trolley and wheel them to the main case transporter so £1 per case seems appropriate to me.

£1,€1 or $1 per case depending where we are is what I give to the porter and I'm from the UK.

Edited by grapau27

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We always tip the porters at Southampton, they come and take the luggage out of the boot/trunk of the car and do a great job 

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We didn't tip in Southampton and we didn't see anyone else tipping the porters in Southampton.  We also don't usually tip cruise porters here in the United States.  We will tip the taxi drivers and hotel porters who help but not a cruise porter who is already making good money.

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I tip in the US, but I would never tip in the UK. I expected any price I am quoted includes a living wage for an employee.

 

I know this is not how it is done in the US so I know I should tip.

 

Most common type of tip would probably be the round up i.e. I might be charged £38 for a wash and blow dry I would hand over £40 and tell them to keep the change, taxis. In coffee shops they have bowls on the counter you can add your change too.

 

Dinner at a restaurant in the UK generally 10% not more than this.

 

I think the comment in regards to the US posters comments is to tip and ignore local customs is because pretty much every time a European or Australian says they don't tip in America because its against their customs. They get jumped on and lectured about how they have to tip when they are in the US. But then ignore the advice not to tip.

 

 

 

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