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Tipping for an Upgrade
« on: December 04, 2018, 12:22:19 PM »
I was talking to a friend of mine who always put a crisp $20 bill between his ID and his credit card when checking in to a hotel and boasted a 70% upgrade percentage. 

i was wondering if this is a common practice and if yes what's the best room you have ever gotten with an old-fashioned bill slip?
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 12:23:41 PM »
I was talking to a friend of mine who always put a crisp $20 bill between his ID and his credit card when checking in to a hotel and boasted a 70% upgrade percentage. 

i was wondering if this is a common practice and if yes what's the best room you have ever gotten with an old-fashioned bill slip?
almost always works. by curbisde flight check in i got away with 10lbs over with the same trick

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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 12:32:43 PM »
ive done that.. but that's the wild west in a hotel sounds very unlikely.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 12:44:25 PM »
does it need to be crisp

I have tried and while not keeping track I would say less than 70% successful

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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 12:54:31 PM »
does it need to be crisp

I have tried and while not keeping track I would say less than 70% successful
im sure if it was crisp you would be right up in the 70's
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 12:57:06 PM »
almost always works. by curbisde flight check in i got away with 10lbs over with the same trick

When my daughter flew I tipped in advance for curbside check-in, and the agent was super stingy and gave problems over minor overweight. Needed to reshuffle luggage.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 01:18:34 PM »
People often forget that sometimes the amount your are tipping, is the same amount the upgrade/baggage fee would cost. Obviously not always, but definitely sometimes.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
I tried tipping @Dan for a hat tip on a deal I posted.

didnt work
nothings impossible- the word itself says Im possible

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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2018, 12:29:13 PM »
I mean don't get me wrong, I tip all the time!
I tip in restaurants so I get seated even when I don't have a reservation
I tip my barber heavily even though I don't have much hair.
I tip the gas attendant but tipping on check in for a better room is more like a bribe.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2018, 12:32:04 PM »
Whatís the point of a tip? To show your appreciation for his service? And if he can then give you a better service thatís even better? I mean your not paying his salary with the tips right? So what is it?
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2018, 12:36:44 PM »
Whatís the point of a tip? To show your appreciation for his service? And if he can then give you a better service thatís even better? I mean your not paying his salary with the tips right? So what is it?
Either to show appreciation or to help ensure he will go above and beyond for you.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2018, 12:38:12 PM »
Either to show appreciation or to help ensure he will go above and beyond for you.
right so I wouldnít call it bribery then
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2018, 12:54:45 PM »
Call it a bribe!
I bribe to get upgraded at a hotel
I bribe to save $350 in overweight baggage charges when I fly

I bribe for these things and I can live with it
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2018, 01:28:10 PM »
Call it a bribe grease!
I bribe grease to get upgraded at a hotel
I bribe grease to save $350 in overweight baggage charges when I fly

I bribe grease for these things to go nice and smooth and I can live with it
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2018, 01:38:27 PM »
FTFY
i think i can come around to it but how do you slip a $50 under your credit card? on check in?
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2018, 02:56:05 PM »
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2018, 03:17:07 PM »
spoken like a true russian :)
Not much (if any) Russian blood here.
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Re: Tipping for an Upgrade
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2018, 06:18:12 PM »
I'm not sure if this fits here, or in the ethics thread, but this seems a bit shady to me. I know the airline/hotel gives them the flexibility to do these things for customers, but I assume they are not supposed to use their discretion to line their own pockets.