Tori Vo just wanted to get home to the Bay Area when she booked a Volaris plane for her return on a business trip from Guadalajara, Mexico. But instead, she ended up becoming the latest victim of racial profiling against Asians in a harrowing experience according to a viral Facebook post that has been shared over 7,000 times.
Her post details serious racism from the check-in agent, gate agent at Guadalajara International Airport (GDL), and flight attendants on her flight. Her ordeal would only end when she safely returned home to SJC where a sympathetic immigration agent welcomed her home.
Here’s her full post:
Tori’s post has generated thousands of reactions and shares with many expressing their support and sympathy for having to experience such racism. Unfortunately, there have been numerous allegations of racism against Asian travelers due to the virus. Just last week, KLM was forced to apologize after racism from crew on their flight from Amsterdam to Seoul.
Tori notes that she has rejected an offer for a paltry $50 in compensation from Volaris, noting she does not feel safe flying them until it is documented and she knows “exactly what Volaris plan to do to prevent this from happening to passengers.” This seems reasonable.
We’ve reached out to Volaris for comment and what actions they are taking, and will update this post should we receive a response.
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