- A Irish traveler and her father have said they were discriminated against by officials of Kotoka International Airport
- They were reportedly denied from boarding their flight to Brussels after spending two weeks in Ghana
A 23 year old Irish national and her father have accused officials of the Kotoka International Airport of discrimination after being refused to board their flights back to Europe over the weekend.
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An Irish traveler along with her father have both cried foul at the alleged discriminatory treatment they received from officials of the Kotoka International Airport after being denied the chance to board their flight.
According to 23 year old Michaella Itaire, and her father, Michael Itaire, they had spent two weeks in Ghana to celebrate the festive season with family in the country, and were scheduled to fly to Brussels via Morocco with Royal Air Maroc on Saturday, January 13th, 2018.
The two recounted that upon arriving to the airport, they were told that they had to much luggage to be allowed to board their flight, even though they complained that they had been allowed to in Brussels.
“My dad asked to speak to a supervisor and he was told five bags was a violation of their policy. How were we supposed to know that when they let us through in Brussels? He gave us the ultimatum of paying over €100 for the last bag or we couldn’t get on the flight,” said Michaella, speaking to the Irish Times.
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Nevertheless, according to Michaella, even though her father later decided to leave one bag behind at the, they two were not allowed to board their flight and ultimately had to miss it.
"It was the same woman at the gate who had insulted us before at check-in. I showed her my ticket but she turned her back on me and ignored us. She would not allow me to board and would not speak to me or reply when I asked why. I was so humiliated I wanted to cry.
“I was subjected to verbal discrimination based on being an Irish foreigner. Even when people came to my defense for this ill treatment I felt terrible. I tried not to cry, especially in front of her.” Said Maichaella.
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