We are used to tip people working in various services – check Conrad Travel. It is in a good manner to provide extra money for a high-quality e.g. airport shuttle or to tip a privately hired driver. Usually in Sheffield taxi service quote customers the basic amount plus a 10% tip for a ride. For some taxi providers it is a basic tip but when the taxi driver offered an interesting conversation or help with the luggage you should consider tipping them more than 10%. Why? Because it shows respect toward the person who provided their service in a high standard – e.g brought you to the airport for an international business flight.
What is a polite behaviour in case of a taxi ride?
First of all think about a taxi service as an essential service to be on time in the desired place. The more respect you show to the person behind the wheel the more your trip will be comfortable. In Conrad Travel taxi drivers are always welcoming and smile so they answer your greeting with pleasure as you enter the car. Also, if you would like to eat a snack or have a sip of water don’t hesitate to ask the driver for permission. Don’t slam the door behind you – it is a bit rude but in case of an airport shuttle every cabby probably understand that you are running late to catch your flight and you didn’t mean to be rude.
Tipping a regular taxi vs. tipping a minibus – difference
The rule for tipping the taxi driver is simple here. The bigger the vehicle, the more you tip (keep in mind it is still a good manner not an obligation). It is common to tip a minibus taxi in Sheffield two or three pounds, especially when the taxi driver helps you with your heavy luggage. Moreover, when you are in a good mood and you are willing to talk about your flight or have a chit-chat and the driver is friendly, feel free to ask about tips on how to spend the time in the neighbourhood. If would also be kind of you to treat a driver – in should be taken in good part, although most drivers would refuse.
Unusual service – inform the taxi driver before the ride
If you have a pet to transport, you are going with your sport equipment somewhere or simply moving houses – let the driver know beforehand. It would be polite of you and would set the relation during the ride in a positive vibe. if you have big boxes because you are moving out, order Conrad Taxi – the company has 8 Seater Executive minibus or 16 Seater Minibus that accommodate all your stuff so your transfer is comfortable, in a planned time-frame and stress-free. If you need more space or travelling in a bigger group choose 16 Seater Bus to have a comfortable ride with friends and family.
To sum up, it is not obligatory to tip a driver but it is polite to provide cab driver with a small amount of extra money. A lot of taxi drivers are friendly, laid-back people who like to be around other people, help them and provide their service at the best quality. Tipping is a perfect occasion to show that you respect and like the service provided. It is also the easiest way to see sheer smile on the other person’s face.
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