Boarded the plane in Phoenix @ 9 pm, 1st class, the seat held a large bottle of water on it. Flight attendant came around after take off, asking what we wanted to drink. The tv screen came down, no attendant came around asking if we needed head phones. Attendant came around offering a spread mix or cheese plate. This all took place within 1 hour from take off, did not see the attendant again until we were ready to land in Boston, a 5 hour flight. If this was happening in 1st class, what happen in economy. The flight attendants were lacking standard customer service skills, it was like the passengers were a burden, instead of a vital part of American Airlines existence. I will definitely take American Airlines ONLY as a LAST RESORT. It bad enough that American Airlines loaded their passengers into the plane like cattle going to market, but also to treat a paying passenger with no respect was awful.