Um, Korean airline execs? Maybe less of this kind of sort-of-terrifying bullshit in the future?
“The vice president of Korean Air Lines, Cho Hyun-ah (Heather Cho), is under heavy criticism after she ordered a cabin manager off an aircraft due to a dispute over the official procedure for servings snacks, causing the flight to be delayed.”
Oh boy, this should be good:
“According to reports, Cho, who was sitting in first class, became furious with the flight attendant for behavior that was not in line with KAL’s customer service manual.
The manual says that first-class cabin crew should ask customers if they want a snack. If the person says yes, the attendent must serve the food in a dish. But the attendant serving Cho reportedly gave her a sealed pack of nuts, angering the vice president.
After scolding the attendant, Cho reportedly called the cabin manager and asked her to check the service manual. But the manager did not know the password to unlock the tablet computer on which the manual was stored, so she ordered her off the plane.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest this had little to do with a plate-less bag of nuts and everything to do with a Korean vice president scorned. But really, it’s not even mutually exclusive. As we waddle into the 21st century it’s clear that rich people aren’t content just to be wealthy — their every whim must be catered to. We must acknowledge them as our betters, Gilded Age-style. To simply allow them to live in their natural state of privilege is not nearly enough.
I mean, instead of just taking off and taking care of this through internal channels once they got to Seoul, this little harpy had to throw a shit-fit ignoring the inconvenience it would cause for hundreds of economy passengers in back.
(And if the plane was away from the gate and had to go back, she managed to delay thousands of other flyers on other planes as well.)
I mean, those people don’t really matter now, do they?
Update: Well, that was fast at least.