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|Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by sam079: 2:17am|
auntyliz: Dear All,
They will still give you a visa. When you go for the interview, speak with a British accent to the person interviewing you. Because you lived in the U.K and you have travelled frequently they will not ask a lot of questions. I had my American visa interview two weeks ago and the interview stage literally took 20 seconds. I spoke with a British accent as I have lived in the U.K for seven years and I have been to the U.S once (eleven years ago). My visa was still approved (I wasn't asked for any documents). Your chances are very good.
|Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by auntyliz: 12:40am|
Please I'm hoping to get some advice on my application for a US tourist (B2) visa. My interview is in about 3 weeks time. Unlike the UK & Shengen applications, the US one is very confusing. They don't tell you what to bring or do. Please I am very confused about the application. Help!
Anyway, I have been to the US twice as a child when my dad was working for an oil company. I'm talking about 1992 thereabouts. Since then, it's all been trips to the UK as that is where we have family. Have also been to France twice. I schooled in the UK between 2003 and 2010. Been home since 2010, did my NYSC service, finished in 2012. I have a 5 year UK visitor visa which expired in 2016. I also had a 2 year shengen visa which expired this year March.
I started working permanently in an accounting firm in Dec 2013 & I earn around N100,000 a month with certain allowances which are paid every 3 months or so. Next allowance is in August just in time for it to reflect in my bank statement for the interview.
I am a 30 year old female. Single. My family friend who lives & works in the US as an engineer gave me an invitation letter stating I will stay in his house for my trip so I won't bear any accommodation cost. Also, I wrote that my mum is sponsoring my trip (which she is). She is paying for my ticket as well as giving me $1,000 for 10 days trip. Through work, I have saved an additional $1,000. So I will have $2,000 for the trip.
Now my confusion lies here: some people have said that I will be refused because I am 30 years old & I'm not totally sponsoring myself. I obviously don't earn enough to pay for both my expenses & plane ticket so my mum is supplementing the rest. She owns her own business & is able to do so without any problem. Will the fact that her 30 year old single daughter is depending on her look bad? I live with her & we both travelled to UK together in december 2013- a trip which she sponsored.
Also the fact that I am visiting & staying with a Nigerian (non-US citizen) male will be frowned upon since I am female going to stay with a male. I was told that the embassy will find it hard to believe that we are platonic friends. Apparantly, they will try to say that I am going to stay with my boyfriend in the US.
I'm not sure why they will think this. I won't have time to explain the following during the interview: my family owns a house here in Lagos which we've been living in since 1994. We also own a property in London which this family friend has stayed in when he visited us in London twice. Which is why he is inviting me to US to stay with him free of charge. Also, my work will happily give me a letter to state my role & all but I hear that they hardly look at documents.
Please what are my chances of getting a US visa. Just to visit for 10 days which is my leave allowance. Please help. God bless
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by MRbrownJAY(m): 6:28pm On Jul 28|
tomiobj: . Divide the total number of deaths in the two by the total passengers and tell me the one that has less deaths on average
bro, stop looking for issues where there is none........ what you have to know is very simple: road accident is one of the leading cause of death in this world, therefore you are more likely to die from a road accident than a plane crash. FACT!
now if you think it is still safer by car, then it's all on you.
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by tomiobj: 6:07pm On Jul 28|
MRbrownJAY:. Divide the total number of deaths in the two by the total passengers and tell me the one that has less deaths on average
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by MRbrownJAY(m): 1:17pm On Jul 28|
bro, even if 10 more planes had crashed this month, it would still be LESS deaths than cars. there is about 1million people worldwide dying each year in car accidents, while death by plane is less than 1% of that amount. car accident is one of the LEADING cause of death in this world. there would have to be the equivalent of 9 jumbo jets crashes EVERY DAY, before you could compare the two. get your facts right.
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by tomiobj: 12:57pm On Jul 28|
No. On average planes have had more deaths in the past month. Because the numbers of planes are more than the number of cars cubed
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by jude33084(m): 12:51pm On Jul 28|
OMG! True talk
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by Loveangel(m): 11:54am On Jul 28|
shoefreak: Na wa oo. I swear, flying scares the jeepers out of me. The phobia is out of this world. I can't sit in a plane without holding on to someone oo. and all these stories are just making it worse.Are you one of these village girls on nl
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by MRbrownJAY(m): 11:24am On Jul 28|
the important question IS: is there more death by planes than there is by car?
again, plane is the safest form of transport..... by far!
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by Phema: 10:53am On Jul 28|
I still fly, but I give my life to Christ again anytime I'm about to fly.
These plane crashes scare the hell out of me
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by olubukato: 9:38am On Jul 28|
shoefreak: Na wa oo. I swear, flying scares the jeepers out of me. The phobia is out of this world. I can't sit in a plane without holding on to someone oo. and all these stories are just making it worse.
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by shoefreak(f): 9:28am On Jul 28|
Na wa oo. I swear, flying scares the jeepers out of me. The phobia is out of this world. I can't sit in a plane without holding on to someone oo. and all these stories are just making it worse.
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by tomiobj: 9:15am On Jul 28|
MRbrownJAY: @OPStatistics change. More people r now dying from plane crashes over this past 30 days
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by eaglechild: 9:15am On Jul 28|
Cyndas:He had no direct contact with the general public as he was moved from the airport to the hospital where he was quarintined.
I just hope airport medics got to him straight from the plane without having to go through immigration first.
|Travel / Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by tomiobj: 8:56am On Jul 28|
360command: . It depends on individual, light or life no dey Masai regions of kenya but yet people visit them. Even when they go back, they still want to come back for a re-visit.
Don't know anything about Kenya. But no one is coming to nigeria again. Especially whites. If you travel abroad to and fro. 90%of the people in the plane are nigerian. @ d immigration queue. D whole plane goes under nigerian passports. Lyk 5 oda goes to non-nigerians
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by webdezzi(m): 8:52am On Jul 28|
dont be fooled, they saw a dwindling rate of travellers and hence decided to publicly announce so travellers can trust their aircrafts for travels to other african countries.
God knows how many contracted it on that flight and who sat on that infected seat later when the plane departed.
they could have stopped flights to/fro liberian before this happened.
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by ceejay80s(m): 8:29am On Jul 28|
Stelvin101: What I expect the Fed Govt to do is collect the flight record of all the passengers on board from the airline management and locate all the passenger one by one for serious tests, to know if there is any loopholes cause Nigeria govt has a vewi bad habit of waiting for things to get out of hand before they make move to do something. Buh some ppl wicked o, dis man knows he has Ebola virus and still wickedly carry himself enter Nigeria. God pls save us, it will be vewi painful if a single Nigerian die from this Dangerous Virus I sweardis liberian guy drank tea on that plane, ate food on that plane, put spoon for mouth, somebody served him and packed the plates.
|Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by cconcept: 8:25am On Jul 28|
FutureDon: Aside cutting expenses, one thing I like about what you guys are suggesting is that one may also use this method to avoid sitting on the plane for long hours. For example, a flight from LOS - SIN - BNE is around 7hrs - 7hrs - 7hrs. If booking about a month ahead, it cost about $1635 (Emirates). The only deal breaker - one has to obtain a transit visa pre-arrival.
i was about to stress the same thing(the bolded).
while we are looking at cutting costs,we should not overlook this important point to aviod unnecessary embarrassment at the airport.
|Travel / Re: Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by MRbrownJAY(m): 8:22am On Jul 28|
all around the world, there is about 1 to 1.5 Billions people travelling by plane each year, and there is less than 10thousand deaths each year....... so it's safe to say that FLYING is the safest way of traveling by far. however you want to look at it, plane crashes are rare.
statistically speaking, you have much more chances to die in a car accident than in a plane crash.
|Travel / Re: 10 Things Foreigners Find Weird About Nigerians(PICS) by tomiobj: 8:18am On Jul 28|
neuljosh: Most foreigners have misconceptions about Nigerians because they really do not understand how great we are. Being a Nigerian, I was curious about our general eccentricities and I decided to find out things foreigners find odd about us. Some of the answers I got are overwhelming and pretty hilarious.
I was transferred lo England. Via virgin Atlantic. As soon as the plane took off the whole plane started clapping like a cele church revival which is also anoda example of aw noisy Nigerians are. Nt cele particular bur how churches use microphones. In other countries the surroundings r quiet but in nigeria. Different kind of noises eg baby crying ,generators,church nd mosque programs etc. Nigerians rent quiet
|Travel / Re: Ebola: Arik Air Suspends Flights To Liberia, Sierra Leone by DeCritique(m): 8:09am On Jul 28|
Yes oh, it should be suspended before Mr. Ebola buys a return ticket and boards the plane!
|Travel / Re: General Australian Visa Enquiries by FutureDon(m): 8:07am On Jul 28|
Aside cutting expenses, one thing I like about what you guys are suggesting is that one may also use this method to avoid sitting on the plane for long hours. For example, a flight from LOS - SIN - BNE is around 7hrs - 7hrs - 7hrs. If booking about a month ahead, it cost about $1635 (Emirates). The only deal breaker - one has to obtain a transit visa pre-arrival.
Aim: To cut expenses (not much I guess) and to avoid sitting on the plane for long hours.
I find a flight boring once it is more than 8hrs
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part5 by xron: 12:16am On Jul 28|
Peeps,carrying foodstuffs,mehn,you guys are trying.
What shall it profit us if we plead with our immigration officers here to let us get on the plane with the foodstuffs and we finally lose them to those long nosed white customs officers,to rub salt on our already bleeding injury,they throw them into the trash cans!As if their junk food is better than ours..
|Travel / Re: Why Should Someone Sell Their Properties To Travel Abroad by panyam: 5:08pm On Jul 26|
one boko haram bomb later, your block of flat becomes rubble and you will wish you had taken that flight! This country is finished. If you have the opportunity, get out!
|Travel / Will You Still Travel By Air After The Recent Multiple Plane Crashes by tomiobj: 5:06pm On Jul 26|
Most of us are aware that a Malaysian plane was missing earlier this year. And a nigerian air force plane crashed nt more than 10 days ago. And another Malaysian plane was shot down either by the Ukrainians or Russians (both denying shooting it down). Personally I think the Ukrainians shot it down by mistake confusing it with a Russian plane and maybe they don't know they shot if down but anyways back to the matter also last week two other planes crashed...air algerie and a plane in Taiwan. just so tragic . About 790 lives have been lost just to plane crashes this year. The following list compiles all the plane crashes this year (or in the past 6 months if you prefer)
1. Missing Malaysian plane in the pacific ocean/indian ocean/china ocean area
2. Another Malaysian plane shot down in Ukraine near the ukrain-russia border
3. A nigerian air force plane crashes somewhere in the north
4. The plane that crashes in taiwan
5. Air algerie missing in north africa due to bad weather
My point is that would you still travel by air due to the reoccurring air disasters. Because now I am confused if this is all just a coincidence or it is now a glitch in the global aviation industry
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 5 by mrnilobrawn(m): 11:58am On Jul 26|
Amefrica: Abeg, my people. Shey I fit see 'standing' on top plane. Cuz the prices I been dey see fit give pesin HBP.. I fit manage sit on top engine too.
you can also try ocean vessels...i think they are very cheap
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 5 by Amefrica(m): 11:47am On Jul 26|
Abeg, my people. Shey I fit see 'standing' on top plane. Cuz the prices I been dey see fit give pesin HBP.. I fit manage sit on top engine too.
|Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE General Visa Enquiries by HAH: 9:24pm On Jul 24|
Going to dubai in Ramadan and in summer is the woast idea one can have, you guys should be expecting us in winter I.e November to February
|Travel / Re: QATAR And UAE General Visa Enquiries by Yungmilio2(m): 9:20pm On Jul 24|
i think people are scared of plane now adays
heading into ship bizness
|Travel / The 10 Worst People To Sit Next To On A Plane by anonymous6(f): 7:41pm On Jul 24|
1. The Crying Baby
The poor child? Poor you. Nothing you can do with this one but grimace and smile and hope that you’re only on a commuter flight. Otherwise it will be a long one. Learn from past times and bring earplugs. Parents can be proactive: Offer an apology and maybe buy a round for those in closest proximity, it’ll make everyone nicer. Cash works too. If you’re feeling extra nice, offer to help the parent with hoisting their bags into the overhead bin, or keeping their drink on your tray–a less-harried parent can mean a much calmer baby.
2. The Smelly Person
Hygiene is a personal issue. However when we’re sharing four feet of space it is no longer just your decision. It affects all of us and yes, we do know if you forgot to pack deodorant. Recycled air pumping down on us doesn’t help the situation. Pretend a plane is a date, and please bathe. You can also bring a travel bottle of Febreeze to discreetly spray at them at the first opportunity.
3. The Talker
Did you know that your seatmate’s grandchild just won the spelling bee in their hometown in Iowa? No? Don’t care? Too bad because that is what you will be hearing about on that 5-hour cross-country flight. With your luck you’re in the middle seat between two talkers who eventually get sick of your halfhearted replies and start talking to each other over you. Pretend you’re a celebrity with this one and throw on a cap, sunglasses, and big headphones. Or pretend you don’t speak English
4. The Sick Person
We’ve all been this person while traveling. You had a trip coming up and didn’t get enough rest (or maybe had one too many at happy hour) and now you’ve got a cold. Or the person behind you is apparently allergic to airplanes because they are sneezing into the back of your head every three minutes, and their parents didn’t teach them the golden rule of hand over mouth. Then there is the cougher, the sniffler, and the list goes on and on. People, if you’re sick on a plane, do us all a favor and pack throat lozenges and Kleenex within easy reach, and drug yourself with Nyquil prior to getting on board. A sleeping sick person is always better than an awake one. Take some zinc and multi-vitamins when traveling as plane rides are an easy place to get exposed to germs. Or practice holding your breat
5. The Head Rolling Around/Can’t Keep Still Deep Sleeper
You want to sleep on a plane? Cool, so do I. Unfortunately, it’s pretty difficult to do when you are snoring incredibly loud next to me, drooling, and mumbling about the zombie apocalypse as you plane dream. If your head even starts to lean towards my shoulder the flight attendant button will be pushed. My only advice for this one is to maybe Benadryl yourself so you guys can sleep together. Take turns using each other as a pillow
6. The Drunk Person
Leaning too close, talking loudly, and sweating out booze is some of the perks that come with sitting next to this one. That’s great that you wanted to use up every last second in the airport bar getting yourself hammered and then rolled onto the plane with the intention of seeing how many mini bottles of vodka you could put in your body, but please, please keep to your side of the armrest, or do us all a favor and pass out. Or maybe join this person on the road to sloppiness and tell whoever is picking you up from the airport to be ready to party!
7. People who Dress Inappropriately
Remember the days of yesteryear when a plane ride meant people wore their best clothes and dressed to impress? Neither do most of us. But according to Mad Men, this did at one time happen. These days cross your fingers that the man next to you isn’t wearing super short shorts, or the woman’s cleavage isn’t hanging out at every splash of turbulence (not everyone will agree with that last one though).
8. Biting Your Nails Person
Biting your nails, or smacking your gum, licking your lips, or some other weird personal tick you might have. This is not enjoyable for anyone but you. Please do it at home. Dirty looks are the best way to combat this annoyance.
9. The Pastrami Sandwich Carry-on
We all have the right to eat whatever we please. If you desire a smelly, onion-meat sandwich in your body please indulge, but do so in the terminal and not on the plane. When you’re sitting next to me and space out eating smelly food for the duration of the flight shoving the half eaten carcass in the seat pocket in between bites it is not enjoyable. For your digestion or me. For the sake of us all grab a granola bar. Bring some aromatherapy oils to sniff. They mix beautifully with stale cabin air and provide a slight relief from the pungent scent.
10. The Small Bladder Window Seater
You know who you are. If you need to use the restroom every 20 minutes maybe request an aisle seat and don’t buy the big gulp. Nobody wants to do the awkward plane seat shuffle more than once a flight. Someone will always trade you for that window seat. Promise.
|Travel / Another Air Crash In Mali by tejpot(m): 3:40pm On Jul 24|
Another day, another air disaster. This is beginning to get scary. An Air Algerie flight flying from Burkina Faso to Algeria with 116 people on board has dropped off radar. Swift Air, the operators of the aircraft, say they lost contact with the flight 50 minutes after it took off this morning from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. It was supposed to have arrived at Algiers’ Houari Boumediene Airport about four hours later but the plane has just disappeared. “We have lost contact with the plane. At this moment, emergency services and our staff are working on finding out more on this situation.” Swiftair said. The plane, an MD-83, has 110 passengers on-board with 2 pilots and four crew members. Air Algerie is Algeria’s national airline. Update: The plane crashed in Niger… It’s been confirmed that the plane crashed near the capital of Niger, Niamey. Flight AH5017 was reported to be flying through an area affected by violent storms.
|Travel / AH5017: Missing Air Algerie Plane Crashed, Officials Confirm by Boss347(m): 2:44pm On Jul 24|
The Air Algerie plane has crashed
Missing Air Algerie flight AH5017 has crashed, an Algerian aviation official has confirmed.
It is not clear where the plane came down, but unofficial sources have been speculating.
Air traffic tracking company Flightradar said in a tweet it crashed in Niger.
Air Algerie/Swiftair flight #AH5017 EC-LTV is now confirmed crashed in Niger. Still no info about passengers and crew
Meanwhile the French foreign minister said that the plane may have come down in northern Mali.
Issa Saly Maiga, head of Mali’s National Civil Aviation Agency, said that a search was under way for the missing flight.
He said: ‘We do not know if the plane is Malian territory. Aviation authorities are mobilised in all the countries concerned – Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Algeria and even Spain.’
Contact with the plane was lost shortly after it changed course due to bad weather.
Flight AH 5017 has 110 passengers and six crew – including 50 French citizens – on board and was travelling from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso to Algiers.
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