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Metal Cutlery Banned on Flight Due to Chinese Passengers

Posted by w_thames_the_d on December 13, 2014

This is how Chinese are changing the world.
‘Are metal utensils dangerous? Thai Airways thinks so. The airline is removing metal forks and knives from its service.
Whatever happened to table manners? Tourists leaving the Land of Smiles weren’t all smiles during a Thai Airways flight to Beijing last Thursday, when three Chinese passengers got into a brawl with stainless steel flatware. The in-flight battle resulted in a bloody gash and the end of the Metal Age: The Asian flag carrier announced today that it will trial plastic cutlery to prevent future incidents. The official explanation is that the airline wants to prevent terrorist acts, though no yogurt spoon or bread knife has been used by potential hijackers in the history of aviation.

So goodbye, classy tableware, and hello, tacky (not to mention environmentally damaging) plastic—all this, allegedly because one passenger was eating too loudly.’

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