Fasten your seatbelts: The Korean Air Lines macadamia saga has become even nuttier.
The flight attendant berated by the daughter of the airline’s chairman after improperly serving nuts said Friday that she lied about the incident because she was pressured by company execs.
“You can’t imagine how powerful she is. She’s not just an executive of our company but also the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman,” Kim Do-hee testified in the case involving Cho Hyun-ah, oldest daughter of Chairman Cho Yang-ho, the Wall Street Journal reported.
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“If she says we’re wrong, we must apologize no matter what,” she said.
Cho flew off the handle on Dec. 5 because she was served the macadamias in a bag, not in a bowl. She ordered the plane to return to its gate at JFK Airport and delayed its flight to Seoul.
She also allegedly jabbed the head flight attendant with a file folder before ejecting him — but has denied hitting him.
Kim testified that she and the head attendant knelt before Cho, the former Korean Air 003490, +1.71% vice president, to apologize for the gaffe, CNN reported.
The flight attendant also testified that Cho pushed her, flung a tablet at her and insulted her.