04:13 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 07/06/2013 07:30PM
But for frequent flyer miles, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg would have been on Asiana Flight 214.
"Taking a minute to be thankful," the company's chief operating officer posted on Facebook on Saturday after the Boeing 777 out of Seoul crashed while landing at San Francisco International Airport.
Sandberg, who had been in South Korea for Facebook business and to promote her book Lean In, explained that she and colleagues originally had planned to take the Asiana flight.
Originally posted 03/07/2013 05:00PM
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