That was a nice gesture Schaible. People are always very quick to complain about poor service but can be very slow to compliment good service. By compliment I don’t mean a tip, but it doesn’t take a lot to log onto an airlines website and send a compliment saying ‘xxxx on my flight today went the extra mile blah blah’. At BA we do get notified of these compliments and it goes on our personal file. It’s always a nice feeling.
It is really, really rare to be tipped as crew. In near 20 years of flying it’s happened to me thrice.
Years ago on some of the mid east routes when we would carry wealthy arabs in F, they would buy each of the F crew and the CSD a gift from the duty free. Seldom happens these days though.