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Chinese tourists on SIA flight tried to keep 30 sets of in-flight cutlery

Published on Aug 29, 2013 10:30 AM
 
In the latest controversy involving Chinese tourists, a group of mainland travellers surprised SIA staff when they refusing to hand over 30 sets of stainless steel tableware during a recent flight, Chinese media reported. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

HONG KONG - In the latest controversy involving Chinese tourists, a group of mainland travellers surprised Singapore Airlines (SIA) staff when they refused to hand over 30 sets of stainless steel tableware during a recent flight, Chinese media reported.

It was only after repeated warnings from a tour guide that the passengers agreed to hand them back to flight attendants, South China Morning Post reported, citing Qianjiang Evening News.

The Chinese passengers were on a tour of Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand. While onboard the SIA flight, they had intended to keep the stainless steel knives and forks provided during a meal, the report said.

It was not clear when the incident took place. According to the report, the tourists were mainly from a small town in Zhejiang province.

 
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