There was an article in the new york times about how stewardesses are so much more chatty now than they used to be and about how the author (and all his writer friends) hate it. I am pretty introverted so this would probably annoy me too if this happened in coach, but of course it doesn't. The author was really talking about first class, but he never said so.
The author asked airline personal and it turns out, unsurprisingly, that most people like chatting up the stewardesses. That is because most people flying first class are business managers who are used to chatting people up. That is their job and they like it.
I think this points to a reason Republicans can get away with charging liberals as an "elite". Clearly Republicans control the money and power. They should be the "elite", the populists ridicule, but the current egalitarian workplace cultural style serves the Republicans in good stead. The Republican business managers, and Bush, want to increase the stewardesses tax burden and decrease her union protections, but at least they will talk to her.