Amy Farley
December 05, 2012

Q: When—and how much—should I tip the hotel doorman?

A: Holding doors and hailing cabs warrant tips only when extra legwork is required. Give two dollars for a taxi found during rush hour or a storm, one dollar for each suitcase handled, and a fiver for doing both. But tip on the spot: belated thanks can end up in the wrong pocket.

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