Some airports charge $2, plus tip, to use the services of a skycap to check a bag.
Money talks in Vegas, so drop $10 or $20 on a skycap for quicker service when time gets tight.
Now, free skycap service appears to be the next casualty.
I got to LAX 2 hours prior to flight time, had the skycap check my bags and check me in, and headed to security.
The wolverine gave a claim-ticket to the skycap , tipping him in advance.
And I decided that the elderly woman in the wheelchair being pushed by a skycap was old money.
When we got to the Burbank Airport, the skycap asked for our IDs.
The wonderful and very helpful skycaps do not carry a pocketful of liability-release forms.
Uncertain body language is like blood in the water for robbers, touts and con artists, all of whom lurk outside Customs like skycaps .
The mandatory fee could also lead to reduced tips for the skycaps , ‘and that's how they make their money,’ De Pace adds.