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Australians Not Fans of Downtown

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, May 01, 2005, at 03:16PM

A story out of Fox in Australia has Qantas flight attendants upset about having to stay at the Bonaventure.

QANTAS cabin crew staying in Los Angeles say they fear for their safety after the airline moved them to a hotel in the city's crime-prone downtown area.

Angry flight attendants have told their union they feel trapped in the giant Bonaventure Hotel because they are too afraid to venture out after dark on deserted downtown Los Angeles streets.

I don't know where to take this story, so I'll just let it be.

The worst problems so far appear to be cases of aggressive vagrants snatching food or drinks from the trays of Qantas staff visiting a fast-food outlet, but union officials fear a more serious incident.

It doesn't mention where they're getting their fast food, but I can't say I've ever even considered this as a possibility.


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