Very sad that this is what seems to be happening everywhere. One cannot even use the sidewalk without being subjected to some kind of solicitation.
Another good reason for me not to travel much any more. I used to love flying. It was a time for me to unwind. I was 40 or so thousand feet in the air, and for those few hours I could do absolutely nothing about any issues or worries I may have had on the ground. A good book, a drink, and maybe some of my own music. Didn't need any infllight entertainment.
The last few flights I was on, found me seated near misbehaving children or boorish adults. One is just as bad as the other. Turning flight attendants into Sales Reps may be a sign of the times, but thankfully I don't have to be part of it. I find the whole social aspect of travelling by air to be very emotionally draining at the best of times, and this only makes it worse.
I do empathize with people who must subject themselves to the ordeal of air travel. We all have choices in life. It is up to each of us to do what makes us happiest. Sometimes, that means giving up a lot, making sacrifices. One of my sacrifices is to choose to learn how to enjoy spending more time around home, and to almost give up travelling. Especially by air.
Sorry, if I seem to be getting a bit off topic. But I do have to agree with most of the posters on this thread, that this practice of selling by FA
's in the air is both ridiculous and totally uncacceptable.