Korean Air VP Resigns Over a Bag of Nuts

Dec 9, 2014 at 11:16 am |
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South Korean pop singer Rain (L) poses with Heather Cho, managing Vice President

Cho Hyun-ah, VP of Korean Air, on the right. (Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images)

Cho Hyun-ah, the vice president in charge of in-flight experience for Korean Air, resigned after ordering that the plane return from the tarmac to the gate at JFK in order to remove the head flight attendant from the aircraft.

Cho was traveling on Flight KE086 last Friday (Dec. 5) as a passenger, when she was served Macadamia nuts in a bag, rather than on a plate. That’s right, in first class you get nuts served to you on a plate, not in a bag. Stinkin’ Southwest.

Cho, who just so happens to be the daughter of the airline’s chairman, demanded the head flight attendant get out the proper manual for flight service. When he failed to do so, Cho ordered him off the plane.

The flight from New York City to Incheon, South Korea left 20 minutes late and arrived 11 minutes late.

Today (Dec. 9) Korean Air apologized for inconveniencing the passengers and now South Korea’s govt. is investigating whether or not Cho violated aviation safety law.

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