Tedgrrrr reports that he was on a Delta flight from Los Angeles to New York yesterday where Jennifer Lopez’s 9 year old son, Maximilian David Muñiz, was selling chocolate bars in business class.
[P]oor looking kid walks around Delta One selling chocolate bars. The chocolate is in a box with a school’s name which I am hard pressed to remember but I had googled it and the school had “branches” in NY and California. I was mystified at this kid fundraising during the flight… or that the flight crew allowed it.
One of the FAs later confided that he was Jennifer Lopez’s kid which was the only reason they let him do it – as far as I know he only did it in Delta One, and he didn’t interrupt anyone – just looked at you with puppy dog eyes to sell one dollar chocolate bars.
Jennifer Lopez with her son’s father, ex-husband Marc Anthony. Copyright: buzzfuss / 123RF Stock Photo
I’m less surprised that flight attendants ‘allowed it’. Unless passengers complain you simply have one passenger chatting up other passengers. And it’s a 9 year old who is likely to be given more latitude than an old, even apart from his famous mother.
A plane is in some ways the perfect place to sell something to passengers who are a captive audience. In this case it’s presumably raising money for charity through his school, and airlines raise money for charity inflight all the time. Many airlines have participated in UNICEF’s Change for Good program collecting leftover foreign currency from passengers.
It’s not being approached by a 9 year old, it’s whether or not being approached is done in an obtrusive manner in my opinion. What do you think?