March 5th, 2012, 03:56 PM
Advice on tipping the pilot when flying Tim Air
This year for the very first time we are going to use Tim Air and fly to Negril from Montego Bay. We just need some advice on the approximate amount that is norm for tipping the pilot. Having never done this before, we just want to make sure we tip him adequately..... We are 33 days away and is getting difficult to keep our minds on anything other then Jamaica!!!! Thanks for any help you can offer!
March 5th, 2012, 07:37 PM
I think that we have tipped him or her, $10.00. I don't really know if that is good or not. They certainly make a lot more than the average Jamaican worker. I know some people that have tipped as much as $25.00. So I guess it really depends on what you are comfortable with. You're going to love the trip.
March 5th, 2012, 08:43 PM
We ususally tip $20 each way.
March 5th, 2012, 09:45 PM
We tip Curtis our usual pilot $20 each way.
March 6th, 2012, 07:47 AM
We tipped 20.00 each way as wel, and there are baggage handlers to tip as welll. Like you I had asked in advance. Have fun!
March 6th, 2012, 11:42 AM
I gave our pilot a tip, keep the shiney side up and the dirty side down. He laughed and we bumped knuckles, then he asked what I flew. Turns out he has about 500 hours in the type of aircraft I have so it was fun. Then I gave him a $20 and told him great flight.
March 6th, 2012, 12:26 PM
$20 each way for us. Which resort are you flying to? We will be at CN April 12-20...perhaps we will cross paths...
March 6th, 2012, 01:24 PM
We tip Curtis the pilot $20 each way. But as Curtis says, "you only have to tip me if I get you there safely."
March 6th, 2012, 02:26 PM
In January Curtis told us he had taken a job offer in Qatar and would be moving there in 3 weeks.
Originally Posted by Pickwicker
Anyone know if he actually moved?
March 6th, 2012, 07:37 PM
Looks as though we were the cheapskates with only a $10.00 dollar tip. Oh well.
March 6th, 2012, 08:49 PM
I had not heard this, but if is gone we will miss him in November. What a great guy.
Originally Posted by rudi
March 6th, 2012, 10:02 PM
March 7th, 2012, 01:51 PM
Thanks everyone. That is the amount we were thinking but thought we'd just play it safe and put it to the experts!! I am very excited to fly and see the aerial views , but I am equally terrified!!! However it's on my bucket list, so this year I can cross that one off. Bert we will be at CN from the 8th of April through the 15th,then we head over to CSA ....so we should definitely cross paths, especially if you go to the AN beach. We will be there all week with friends that we have made at CTI over years past. Hope to meet you at CN!!!
Last edited by Justdiane; March 7th, 2012 at 09:21 PM.
March 7th, 2012, 02:39 PM
Thanks. Have a great time with him and wish him well.
Originally Posted by Pamela