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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Korean Air V.P. Goes Nuts Over...Nuts!

Above, a Korean Air jet that I flew to Japan on. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

A little incident is making the rounds on the Internet. 

This involves Cho Hyun-ah, the vice-president of Korean Air (who also happens to be the daughter of the owner of the airline) who had a public meltdown over how she was served macadamia nuts December 5.

According to Rocket News 24:
After boarding, but prior to taking off, Cho was served a pack of macadamia nuts by a cabin attendant. Media reports differ as to whether or not the crew member had asked the vice president before serving her, but what is known is that the nuts were served in their package, instead of being placed in a dish or on a tray. 
Cho took issue with this, and in this regard, may not have been so far out of line. Among her many responsibilities with Korean Air, she’s in charge of in-cabin service, so technically these little details, especially in the first class section, fall squarely within her jurisdiction. That veneer of professionalism soon cracked, though, as instead of calmly addressing the perceived problem, the 40-year-old Cho launched into a tirade more appropriate for a toddler one-tenth her age.
Cho began screaming and demanded that she be removed from the flight (this all happened at JFK International Airport in New York).

It has been reported that Cho has since resigned her in-cabin service position.

I have flown on Korean Air several times to Japan and found their service and food to be very good.

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