I have to admit that I wish the traveling public where more courteous today. Remember that courtesy was invented to keep us from killing one another when we piss someone off.
Most often what the agents and crew are asking passengers to do will help everyone.
1) Please have you ID
(if the airport still needs it) and your boarding pass ready. As an agent I can tell you that we really don't care how long it takes you to board because some dope goes to the gate and has to fish everything out. I bat the guy behind him does.
2) LISTEN to announcements. If its in the plane or at the gate announcements are not made so the agent can hear themselves talk. We are trying to communicate information that YOU may desperately need. If the P/A is on shut up and listen.
3) Wait for your row to be called for boarding. Boarding goes a lot smoother and with less stress for the passengers if they just sit tight and allow a line to form for boarding. Why people insist on crowding around the door, like the overhead space is more precious than gold is beyond me. Passengers get on quicker and easier if they listen to the professionals. You may fly 100k a year but I guarantee you I board more airplanes than you do. You may board up to 4 times a day if there are connections there and back. I board planes 10 times a day.
NOT PUT YOUR BOARDING PASS IN
YOUR MOUTH, and expect me to touch it.
5) Dress nicely. Dress comfortably but nicely. You are sharing a confined space for several hours with total strangers who do not care that:
Your with Stupid
Just got over athletes foot
Have rippling biceps
or breast implants
your business deal is on or off.
6) keep you conversation on the airplane to a polite level.
Others may be trying to work, sleep, study or read, and voices carry in a tube.
7) pay attention to other traveler. Your life and the lives of others may depend on it.
8) Please, Please recline slowly and smoothly. You would expect the same from the person in front of you. It gives me great pleasure to say I saw poetic justice after an ignorant man slammed his seat back into the knees of the poor guy behind him the guy in front of him did the same this time spilling his drink into his lap. My only wish is that you could slap those two morons in the back of the head for their rudeness to fellow travelers.
Again courtesy was designed to keep knights from killing one another when they stepped on one another's toes. That's why court is the root word. Lets try to devolve to barbarism on the airplane.
A little less Hooah, and a little more Dooah.