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Seoul court sentences Korean Air 'nut rage' executive to 1 year in prison

Feb 12, 2015    

Seoul, South Korea: A Seoul court on Thursday sentenced a former Korean Air executive to a year in prison for aviation law violations that stemmed from her inflight tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts.The court said Cho Hyun-ah was guilty of forcing a flight to change its route and two other charges.Cho, the daughter of Korean Air's chairman, achieved worldwide notoriety after she ordered the chief flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight, forcing it to return to the gate at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York. She was angered she had been offered macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a...

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