Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a bartender, more specifically an airport bartender? Well then have a read of our article on 10 things airport bar tenders wish you knew.
They depend on tips
What many people don't know is that a hefty portion of an airport bartender's income depends on tips. So airport bartenders do really appreciate it if you choose to tip them! Of course this tip is appreciated more so by airport bartenders in particular as they know that drinks at airport lounges can be more expensive. Often business class travellers use their expense accounts to tip and this is highly appreciated by airport bartenders.
They have regular customers
It is actually quite common for airport bartenders to come across the same people. Most of the regulars compromise of business class travellers. Can you guess the percentage? A whopping 90% of guests are actually regular customers!
They don't like customers who repeatedly ask for water
It's no big deal asking for a glass of water at a bar but if you're solely sitting at the bar to sip on some water then this is one of the secret pet peeves of airport bartenders. Why is this so? Well it's the fact that you're taking up the space and blocking other customers who may actually want to buy a beverage.
They cut a lot of people off
Bartenders are trained to spot those who have had 'a few too many' and stop serving them. Surprisingly enough, many airport bartenders have had seen many drunk travellers and of course this is not appropriate or safe! So it is their job to ensure the drinks don't add up too much before you embark upon your flight.
They like it when you claim your spot
Airport bartenders have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and all walks of life. They actually love continuous service in which they are topping your glass up while chatting to you. Not only are they entertaining you but you are also keeping them entertained!