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‘Nut rage’ gives Hawaii macadamia nuts a boost
HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boost.
Cho Hyun-ah, an airline vice president of cabin service and daughter of the company’s chairman, ordered a flight attendant off a Dec. 5 flight from New York City after she was served macadamia nuts in a bag instead of on a plate.