Airline Exec Who Demanded Plane Turn Around So She Could Kick Off Flight Attendant Who Served Her Nuts Without Asking Will Show Herself Out

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Ms. Cho, who is in charge of Korean Air’s in-flight services and hotel business and a daughter of Chairman Cho Yang-ho, was seated in the plane’s first-class cabin when a flight attendant served her an unopened bag of macadamia nuts. The problem arose after Ms. Cho said the flight attendant should have first asked her if she wanted the nuts, and then served them on a plate, not in the bag, per Korean Air in-flight service rules, according to a spokesman. Ms. Cho “screamed and scolded” the flight attendant and asked the purser in charge of in-flight administration and supply about the proper procedure for food service in first class, company officials said. Unsatisfied with his response, she demanded that he get off the plane, delaying the flight for about 20 minutes...According to South Korean aviation regulations, a plane preparing for takeoff should return to the ramp only if the pilot determines there is an emergency situation, such as one involving the safety of the aircraft or its passengers. Violators can face up to 10 years in prison. [WSJ]

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