Just came back from SE Asia and was exposed to blatant corruption. To get onto Vietnam Air flight from REP to HAN I had to payoff their local manger $160 US to get on a pre booked and confirmed flight for wife and myself. After seeing our US passports their check in agent said that we must see the manager. He said he had to check with his higher ups to see if could get us on our flight. After about 15 minutes he said he might be able to get us on our flight or maybe we stay on in REP for another day. He eventually said we could go after deposited our "fee" into his into his wallet and quite frankly I was happy to leave.