By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday suspended the prison term of a former Korean Air executive whose onboard “nut rage” tantrum delayed a flight last year, immediately ending her incarceration. The Seoul High Court said Cho Hyun-ah, who is the daughter of the airline’s […]
Recommended 3 years in jail for nut rage exec
By Youkyung Lee AP Business Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday recommended three years in jail for the former Korean Air executive charged with endangering flight safety during a tantrum over how she was served macadamia nuts. Cho Hyun-ah, the daughter of Korean Air’s chairman, has pleaded not guilty to […]
Days after SF Asiana plane crash, families were neglected
By Justin Pritchard Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) – When anguished family members first called for information about their loved ones aboard a wrecked Asiana Airlines plane, instead of getting answers, they had to navigate an automated reservation system.
BLOG: What Asia airlines have, U.S. doesn’t
By Assunta Ng When you fly on Asian airlines from Seattle to Asia, you’ll discover that U.S. carriers have much to learn from their Asian counterparts. Food and services are much more superior. And Asian carriers are making money, while U.S. carriers to Asia, are often struggling. What does it say our about competitiveness?
Ex-N. Korean spy who blew up jetliner visits Japan
TOKYO (AP) — A former North Korean spy who blew up a South Korean jetliner more than 20 years ago arrived in Japan on Tuesday to meet the families of the Japanese
Disgraced cloning expert convicted in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean stem cell scientist once hailed as a hero for bringing hope to people with incurable diseases and creating the world’s first cloned dog was convicted on Monday, Oct. 26, on criminal charges related to faked research, but avoided jail.