Flight attendants' primary duty is passenger safety, but they also assist airline customers with all sorts of requests. Flight attendants get asked for pens all the time, so if you can spare a pen, you'll quickly win flight attendants to your side.
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AirfareWatchdog offers a list of tips to help you become a better passenger. Some of them are basic manners, while others are a bit more out there:
Pens! People are always asking flight attendants for pens, whether to complete immigration and customs forms or to simply do the crossword puzzle. Bring a few extra cheap pens, bundle them up and give them to your crew member. It may not be as enjoyable as a box of chocolates, but they will surely put them to good use.
It's a weird tip, but it never hurts to be prepared. Check out the link for other ways to help make a flight attendant's day.