Curious to see what others think here. Over the weekend I did DCA-MCO and back, and the FA working the F cabin on both flights read our names off the manifest (which I like), introduced herself (also I like), and then presented her hand for a handshake. It wasn't he same FA on both flights. I've seen one other FA do this on US (at least that I can recall), and was kind of on the fence about it then. And I still am. While I like the personal touch of using my name, the handshake to me feels a little weird. Maybe because it feels forced or catches one off guard? Not sure. All I know is, I'm not a germ-o-phobe. I think I just find it a little over-familiar. What made it even more noticeable is the front desk agent at the MCO Hyatt Regency (the one right in the airport) did the same thing. After checking us in, she stepped out from behind the desk, handed us her card, and shook our hands. I am not a high-roller at Hyatt properties by any means so I think *everyone* gets this treatment, which to me makes it a little less special, more manufactured, and overly familiar. Also in the new Renaissance at St Pancras Station, London, the staff was smotheringly helpful; we couldn't walk through the lobby without about 7 people asking us if they could do anything for us. Since it was their soft opening and they only booked out about 20 rooms but had about 80 staffers, I'm sure some of them were just offering whatever they could, to chase away the boredom, but honestly all that attention made me feel like a shoplifter! At any rate, how do you feel about flight attendants shaking hands? Hotel desk agents? And what is your tipping point? We all know bad service when we see it; now I'm trying to see when good service gets so good that it's bad again!