A woman went ballistic at a ticket counter in Mexico City after being informed that her ticket had not been properly issued and she would need to pay for a new reservation.
Mexico City Maria Has A Bad Day At The Airport
Maria Guadalupe, 56, showed up at Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico (MEX) to check in for her Volaris flight. There, it was found that her travel agency-issued ticket was not in order and that if she wanted to travel she would need to buy a new ticket.
This caused her to fly into a fit of rage. She proceeded to jump behind the counter and destroy four computers and four scanners. All of this was captured on video, including her yelling (in Spanish), “If you don’t want to, don’t give me the money back. I don’t give a f—k. But that’s going to cost you!”
Una mujer enfureció en el AICM tras enterarse de que el boleto de @viajaVolaris que compró en una agencia de viajes, no se encontraba registrado en el sistema. Fue bautizada como #LadyAeropuerto pic.twitter.com/lj9h77aJvx
— Miguel Hernández (@MiguelElBlacky) July 5, 2023
The police were called, but when she had let her anger out she showed herself the door. Police, however, interdicted her just in time and she was arrested near the terminal exit. Per the UK Daily Mail, Volaris will press charges against her for the destruction of its equipment.
A Volaris spokesperson explained:
“A passenger reacted violently when she was notified that she had to complete the purchase of her flight. Apparently the lady had tried to make the payment with several credit cards without success, causing our fraud prevention system to issue a security alert.”
In any case, she never made it to her destination…
Sadly, turbulence for Maria occurred well before the flight took off. Guadalupe now faces a number of charges for her failure to control her temper. And let this be a warning that, when possible, it is always best to buy from the airline rather than via a travel agent. It typically will prevent these sorts of ticketing snafus from occurring.
So let me leave you Jackie Evnacho:
…and the late great Michael Jackson:
image: Twitter / @MiguelElBlacky