Why you’ll leave a tip — whether you want to or not

David Mitroff’s favorite restaurants in New York and San Francisco now quietly add an 18 percent tip to his final bill — before he even has a chance to consider a gratuity. Automatic tips have also appeared on his hotel bills and when he checks his luggage with the airport skycap. It’s almost as if everyone assumes he wants to tack a few extra dollars onto the final tab, even when he doesn’t. Read more “Why you’ll leave a tip — whether you want to or not”

Why travelers are confused about tipping — and what to do about it

It’s time to disrupt the tipping economy. The travel industry is a great place to start. Read more “Why travelers are confused about tipping — and what to do about it”

Should you tip your flight attendant?

Should you tip your flight attendant? For such a commonly asked question, the answer is anything but simple. Read more “Should you tip your flight attendant?”