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Korean Air Lines executive resigns over bagged nut dispute

Posted at 7:09 PM, Dec 09, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-09 21:57:31-05

An executive at Korean Air Lines has resigned over nuts.

The airline was criticized after Heather Cho (also Cho Hyun-ah), executive vice president of cabin service, delayed a flight from New York City to South Korea last Friday.

Cho had been served nuts in the bag, rather than on a plate, as is customary in first class, the Associated Press reports. She ordered the flight attendant off the plane, requiring it to return to the gate.

Cho was flying as a passenger, not as an airline official, CNN reports.

Her father is chairman of the airline.

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