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Baggage Porters and Bellhops

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Approximately 42,350 baggage porters and bellhops are employed at hotels and transportation terminals in the United States. Some of the smaller and simpler motels do not offer services such as those provided by bellhops. Most larger hotels, however, will often employ more than one bellhop per shift. This is especially true for large hotels located in busy urban areas, near airports, and hotels known for their luxury atmosphere. Other places of employment are Amtrak train stations, where porters, sometimes known as red caps, provide baggage help, and airports, where those who help customers with bags may be known as skycaps.

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