Air China in Racism Row Regarding London; Hainan Flies to Las Vegas; Hotel Jen Joins the CBD

Air China's inflight magazine had a thing or two to say about where not to visit in London, imbuing passengers with some not so savory advice, such as: "London is generally a safe place to travel, however precautions are needed when entering areas mainly populated by Indians, Pakistanis, and black people." Oh dear.

Hainan Airlines will likely start flying from Beijing to Las Vegas beginning in December. It may seem surprising that Hainan joins only one other Asian airline, Korean Air, in offering non-stop service to the US gambling and entertainment city. However, considering that Macau left Vegas in the desert dust as the world's top gaming destination years ago, the lack of flights starts to make more sense.

Hotel Jen will open its third hotel in China and second in Beijing on the first 22 floors of the China World Tower B complex, which is still under construction. That will give Shangri-La four hotels in the CBD: Kerry Hotel Beijing; China World Summit Wing; China World Hotel; and Traders Hotel. Hotel Jen Upper East Beijing is already in operation.

China Eastern, an airline this author identifies intimately with delays, will fly to Sydney from Hangzhou beginning on November 16. That adds to its two existing Sydney routes, from Nanjing and Shanghai, respectively. However, beware the domestic-connection-to-international-flight: as one reader noted on Tuesday, passengers have frequently had problems checking their full baggage allowance for these flights, as domestic limits are lower. 

'Til Tuesday, one road flat safe.

More stories by this author here.

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Comments

Hey steven(the so called writer),

It's so easy to write cheap, senseless articles: the one above is a good example.

Are you controling the Hainan airlines, telling people what to say?

You dare to say that the advise is not true? Have you been to London in those neighbourhoods?

Get a life

robertvalmer wrote:

Hey steven(the so called writer),

It's so easy to write cheap, senseless articles: the one above is a good example. 

Are you controling the Hainan airlines, telling people what to say? 

You dare to say that the advise is not true? Have you been to London in those neighbourhoods? 

Get a life

Dude, don't bother defending the indefensible. Air China is getting universally scorned for the article and has even issued a retraction themselves.

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Going to assume that you're one of those scary white men we should stay away from in London:

"According to the Metropolitan Police’s website, which gives up to date statistics on crime in each of London’s 32 boroughs, as of July 2016 only 3 boroughs had "high" or "above average" rates of crime – Westminster (high), Camden and Islington (both above average). Based on the most recent nationwide census of the UK, these three boroughs all have majority white populations, with black and Asian populations of between 7 and 15 percent. In fact, the areas that Air China’s advice appears to be specifically keen on warning visitors about – those with high black and Asian populations – are not particularly dangerous, according to official police data."

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I used to work in those neighbourhoods and it's a lot of bullshit. Of course you knew this, but apparently you need your 五毛 fix, you racist little shit.

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