Regardless of whether or not it’s a special occasion, I do my best to take good care of airline employees. After all, they almost always take good care of me. They work hard, are underpaid (well, mostly), and are some of the most interesting people out there. I do my best to bring a few boxes of chocolates or Starbucks gift cards for them whenever I can, although I’ve been slacking a bit lately.
Anyway, I have quite a few flights this weekend so decided to make a quick run to the supermarket and pick up some chocolate. Nothing extravagant — just $1.50 boxes of Russel Stover chocolates (I’m starting to prefer that over Lindt chocolate since they’re individually wrapped and I can give one box to each flight attendant, as opposed to them sharing).
So while some passengers might call be a brown nosing suck up, I’m not trying to get anything out of giving the crews chocolate and giving them a sincere thanks for their hard work, other than maybe a smile.
If you haven’t tried it yet, give it a go. You might be surprised by just how much you can make someone’s day with something so simple. And who knows, in turn they might just make your day. 🙂