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Korean Air Captain Tried To Drink During Flight, Cabin Chief Got DemotedThere’s an incident that has come to light that took place on a December 30, 2018, Korean Air flight from Seoul Incheon to Amsterdam. According to the report, the flight’s captain walked past a tray of pre-departure drinks and tried to take a glass of champagne, but a cabin crew member blocked him, saying he can’t drink alcohol. He responded that she could then give it to him in a paper cup instead. Hours later the captain once again asked the cabin crew to bring him a cup of wine. The crew… (onemileatatime.com) More...
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That makes sense demote the whistle blower gets demoted for reporting a captain who sounds like he might have a substance abuse program. He should be in an alcohol diversion program and the whistle blower should be compensated for this safety issue.
Oh I agree! Korean Air seems to have their brains up their Korean exhaust pipe. But isn't that the way a lot of companies are with their HR departments and any form of ethical concerns? IE: Hide the evidence and blame the whistleblower for making things out of proportion. In reality the Captain should have been Demoted but able to keep his job after a alcohol abuse program was successfully completed, the co-pilot should have received a written warning for creating an adversarial work environment. The Cabin Chief should have been rewarded for reporting a pilot who could result in real harm to their customers. But they just want to pretend "If I ignore it, it goes away"
What can we learn from this? Do not fly Korean Air under any circumstances.
Was thinking same. Never fly with Korean Air.
I will follow your lead Lucio!
Typical Asian airline justification. Whistleblower tried to do the right thing but is punished for the outcome which brought shame to the airline over the internal conflict. Asian way of thinking..outcome which brings shame is more important the the initial action which caused it in the first place.