A Korean Air flight was delayed this week so that an attendant could be booted off for improper nut service. Executive-level passenger Heather Cho—who also happens to be the airline chairman's daughter—sent the plane back to the gate after becoming outraged that a flight attendant didn’t serve her macadamias on a plate, which is apparently the company standard for nut service. While #nutrage has a nice ring to it, Cho’s anger seems badly misplaced when there are so many other things to complain about on a flight. Here, six types of rage that can bubble up from airline practices way more annoying than having to open a bag of nuts yourself.
1. Recline Rage—When You Get Tricked Into Paying Extra for a Seat That Won’t Recline
Sure, sitting in an exit row sounded great. All that extra space, an opportunity to be a hero if the engine fails and the plane magically glides down to sea level to become a boat—they even make you pay more for it, so it must be good. But they didn't tell you that your seat won’t go back. More legroom is not worth having to lean forward the entire flight.