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Korean Air has taken delivery of their first Boeing 747-800i aircraft in passenger version last week. Service with the new aircraft will begin soon!

Boeing7478KEThe carrier already operates seven B747-800 in the Cargo version and is now getting ready to serve passengers gradually on four international routes, beginning with service to Frankfurt this week. [click to continue…]

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The justice in South Korea seems to be very swift. The court in Korea found the daughter of the airline’s CEO to be guilty and and handed in a sentence of one year in prison. The maximum jail time could have been three years and the defense had hoped for a suspended sentence.

The Nut Lady Verdict

This whole ordeal started back in December when she was served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of a plate per the instructions for first class service and forced the plane to return to the gate in New York to throw out the crew member. [click to continue…]

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This Korean Air nut lady case doesn’t seem to go away. Korean authorities detained Ms Cho on Tuesday due to alleged violations of aviation safety and impeding the crew.

Korean Air Nut Lady Detained

This whole thing started when she was served nuts on a bag instead on a plate when Korean Air flight from New York to Seoul was still on ground. She got the captain to return to the gate and threw out the crew member. [click to continue…]

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This Korean Air nut case doesn’t seem to go away. All started when the daughter of the Korean Air CEO that was head of the in-flight services was served macadamia nuts from the bag and not on a plate.

Nut Case

She got mad and forced the plane to return to the gate in New York and had the captain to expel the crew member that had served her in the first class. [click to continue…]

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Korean Air has received some bad publicity in the past couple of days (read my take here) after it was reported that the daughter of the Korean Air CEO had the plane return to the gate in New York after flight attendant had served nuts in a bag instead of on a plate.

Going Nuts Resigns

Now, the nut lady has resigned from her position as the head of in-flight services, but still stays on board as the vice president. [click to continue…]

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There are occasional reports, especially from the United States, where airlines sometimes don’t serve any nuts due to someone on board having an allergy.

Going Nuts

This time, however, the daughter of the Korean Air CEO wasn’t satisfied the way a crew member was serving nuts and had him ejected from the flight. [click to continue…]

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Starting on July 22, 2013, both Etihad Airways Guest members and Korean Air Skypass members have been able to both earn and redeem miles on each others flights.

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Note that neither airline is offering elite qualifying miles, but only redeemable miles for each others flights. The Etihad partner page is not yet up on Korean Air’s website (press release is here), but you can access Etihad’s web page for Korean here. [click to continue…]

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Hilton HHonors has number of promotions for triple miles for stays between July 1 and September 30, 2013, with number of Asian airlines that I have listed on the title. If you have come across any other offers for double/triple miles besides the airlines listed here and Air China, do send me an email.

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You can read more about Hilton’s Double Dip airline options on an article that I wrote last year that is still valid. You can access it here. [click to continue…]

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Hilton has an offer for Korean Air Skypass members. You can earn triple miles between November 1 and December 31, 2012, at Hilton family of hotels worldwide. You need to register for this promotion prior to your stay.

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You must have Korean Air Skypass as your Hilton HHonors Points + Miles Double Dip preferred airline partner and choose Points + Fixed Miles for your stay.

Note that Korean Air doesn’t participate to Hilton’s Points + Variable Miles offer. You will earn 500 miles (this is tripled) per stay at all Hilton locations. Stays at Hampton Inn, Homewood Suites, and Home 2 Suites will earn you fixed 100 miles (tripled).

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This can be reasonable offer for cheap one night stays as you will get the fixed number of miles per stay. Korean Air doesn’t participate to the variable miles offer that is better for longer and more expensive stays.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

Offer valid for eligible stays completed between November 1 to December 31, 2012 (“Promotion Period”) at any participating hotel in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Hilton HHonors™ members must first register atHHonors.com/tripleskypassmiles prior to check-out of your stay within the Promotion Period. Registered HHonors members will only receive bonus miles for nights completed during the Promotion Period, regardless of a check-in date before the Promotion Period begins or a check-out date after the Promotion Period ends. To be eligible for this offer, you must (1) be a Hilton HHonors member; (2) be a member of Skypass; (3) register for the promotion on this page; (4) select Korean Air as your preferred Double Dip partner. Ensure that you selected Points and Fixed Miles as your Double Dip™ Earning Style within your HHonors profile. A preferred airline must be selected in your HHonors profile.