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Travel / Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by niyogeol(m): 9:19am
Rinzylee, Lassa fever no go enter! What school did you apply too and course?
rinzylee:
Make person no carry lassa infested garri enter my plane o! On a lighter note, which airline is the best to land Oslo? Turkish dealt with my cousin last Christmas. Guys get this room Alive again
Travel / Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by Bandeco(m): 8:17am
rinzylee:
Make person no carry lassa infested garri enter my plane o! On a lighter note, which airline is the best to land Oslo? Turkish dealt with my cousin last Christmas. Guys get this room Alive again
I would have suggested Scandinavian airline (SAS) which flies directly to Oslo but they don't operate in Nigeria.. Alternatively
Fly Emirate, Qatar
Or European airlines e. g Lufthansa, airfrance, KLM, British airways

Have you gotten admission??
Travel / Re: Nigerians In Oslo, Norway by rinzylee: 11:21pm On Feb 07
Make person no carry lassa infested garri enter my plane o! On a lighter note, which airline is the best to land Oslo? Turkish dealt with my cousin last Christmas. Guys get this room Alive again
Travel / Re: My Near Crash Experience With Arik Air Yesterday by IBEXY(m): 1:05pm On Feb 07
obailala:
Paris to Lagos trip; flight computers failed just as plane plane was about to take off (lucky to still be on the ground); we taxi back to the dock; they call in engineers to fix the plane; about 3 hours later, we are still locked inside the grounded plane with engineers battling to fix it (luckily the A/C was ON unlike some Arik cases cheesy); agitations increases for them to let us out of the plane or give us some food; they say the only food they have was reserved for airborne sharing; captain of the plane who had since been silent finally speaks up but adds salt to injury by threatening those agitating to go back to their seats or face disciplinary action shocked shocked shocked angry This misguided outburst leads to increased agitations; eventually the door opens and we step out on the tarmac; Lo and behold, the tarmac was lined with heavily armed anti-riot police; many saw it as an insult that they brought policemen for us because we were black Nigerians; the shouting match continued (this time even with the quiet policemen that were even minding their business); I stepped back into the lounge and sat there another 5 hours before they managed to replace the flight. In all, my flight was delayed by almost 10 hours, we landed Lagos after 1am as against 4pm when we were meant to land.

I missed my appointments, there was no option of compensation (even though the shouting match continued by some people who were insistent they must be compensated). I didn't bother myself about the delay, or a compensation, cos in the typical African manner, I was more grateful to be alive than to be angry about the delays. grin

At the end, I re-learnt a lesson which I already knew before, "if AirFrance with a fleet size of 235 air crafts could delay me by 10 hours without an explanation or compensation even at their HQ (Charles de Gaulle), then I would be pushing my luck too far if I don't expect worse from Arik with a fleet size of 24.

Sorry, but I felt this was an unnecessary trial at justifying an obviously shambolic service - especially the highlighted section in your post. This reaction is exactly why the Airlines do what they do. They know we dont want wahala and that we will always walk away.

Be it Air France or Arik, it does not matter. Knowingly putting people's lives at risk or treating them like animals, surely, should breach some aviation rules and regulation or at least Consumer/ service provider agreement. Its about time the Nigeria Aviation Authority (or whoever oversees the aviation industry) did something about these unsavory issues.

Put it the other way round, if you missed your flight or cancelled, will the airline let you off without charges?

You probably will ask what I would do in your place right?

a) Write to the Consumer Protection agency
b) Make as much noise as possible on social media about it (nairaland, Youtube, Facebook, Twitter) (believe me, it works these days - especially if it goes viral. Only a silly company will ignore social media these days)
c) Write a complaint to the airline (better than doing nothing)
d) write to all government agencies remotely connected to the industry concerned.

Have I had to do any of the above and did it work! O Yes!
Travel / Re: List Of 40 Visa Free Countries For Nigerians And Duration Via Firstladynaija.com by hartson(m): 9:37am On Feb 06
FirstLadyNaija:
Sometimes, one feel tired of staying only in Nigeria but as a Nigerian, you can travel the following below countries without visiting Embassy.
Remember to have a Valid International Passport.

See more countries on http://www.firstladynaija.com/2015/12/list-of-visa-free-countries-for_15.html

1. Bangladesh Visa on arrival
2. Barbados Visa not required 6 months
3. Benin Visa not required
4. Burkina Faso Visa not required
5. Cameroon Visa not required
6. Cape Verde Visa not required
7. Chad Visa not required
8. Comoros Visa on arrival
9. Côte d'Ivoire Visa not required
10. Djibouti Visa on arrival
11. Iran Visa on arrival 15 days
12. Mozambique Visa on arrival 30 days

Cc:

Lalasticlala
Ishilove
Semid4lyfe
Obinoscopy

so I go just wake up one morning board plane go any of these countries look am finish then come back because they offer free visa.how much be visa sef?e no dey cost na to pay the flight fare you go hear wii.
Travel / Re: Abimbola Jayeola Captain Of Bristow Helicopter That Ditched In Atlantic Ocean by doveda: 9:47pm On Feb 05
RaptorX:
If I enter plane or helicopter and see a female pilot, na to fake panic attack and do a final destination escape.

Ode!
Travel / Re: Abimbola Jayeola Captain Of Bristow Helicopter That Ditched In Atlantic Ocean by doveda: 9:44pm On Feb 05
simplemach:
women and quackery

Your mum must be synonymous to quackery


Ermmmm...What about the men that have caused tens of plane crashes?

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Travel / Re: Abimbola Jayeola Captain Of Bristow Helicopter That Ditched In Atlantic Ocean by RaptorX: 9:43pm On Feb 05
If I enter plane or helicopter and see a female pilot, na to fake panic attack and do a final destination escape lipsrsealed

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Travel / Re: This Young Boy Begs To See Aeroplane Before He Dies by olafirstt: 11:41am On Feb 05
By d grace of GoD u will not see plane and die dan to survive and become pilot in future

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Travel / Re: Man Gets Entire Plane To Himself by worry359(m): 10:10am On Feb 05
The had to fly the plane to another airport anyway for the next contract.
The plane will be following a schedule and the next leg which is waiting for it may be fully booked.
Or it was carrying some freight that paid for the flight.

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Travel / Man Gets Entire Plane To Himself by Sufdavinci(m): 8:56am On Feb 05
A holidaymaker found himself unexpectedly onboard
a "private jet" when no one else showed up for the
flight.
Alex Simon, 28, a travel blogger from Ischgl, Austria,
was stunned to discover he was the only one
onboard the Philippine Airlines flight from Manila to
Boracay.

Simon took a video of the bizarre experience, in
which he visits the pilots in the cockpit, and jokes
around with his personal flight attendants.
Alex Simon was the only passenger on a Philippine
Airlines flight from Manila to Boracay.

He told the Daily Mail when he arrived at the airport,
his name was called over the loudspeaker and he
was asked to make his way to the information
counter.
Staff explained the flight would be leaving in 30
minutes instead of the scheduled two hours because
he was the only passenger.
"I was little bit surprised and I couldn't believe it," he
told the Daily Mail .
"I thought I was dreaming. Later while boarding I just
realised that it's gonna be a special flight because
this time I didn't even need to line up."
When he boarded the plane, he asked the flight
attendant if he could take a window seat.
"She just answered, 'You can sit anywhere, because
you're the only one passenger'."
Simon said he was told flights between the
Philippines capital and the tourist island of Boracay
were normally packed.
"It was an unforgettable feeling to take a flight to
the one of the most beautiful islands of the world,
but to be alone and feel like a superstar it made it
more special."
Simon posted the video to his YouTube channel last
February, but this week it was picked up by Digg.

But he is by no means the first passenger to
experience the private jet treatment.
Last year British man Nigel Short boarded an Air
Zimbabwe flight from Johannesburg to Victoria Falls
to find he was the only passenger.
Despite the unlimited seating options on offer, Short
chose to sit in his assigned economy seat rather
than move to first or business class.

http://www.traveller.com.au/man-gets-entire-plane-to-himself-alex-simon-the-only-passenger-on-philippines-flight-gmg1a1

Travel / Re: Operations Of Bristow Helicopter Suspended By NCAA by godwin120alex: 6:57am On Feb 05
D should inspect and monitor dis aircrafts to avert all dis plane crash.Good move
Travel / Re: Request For Aviation Section by Olisa4all(m): 1:37am On Feb 05
tpiar:


There aren't that many aviation related topics here besides the plane crashes, but there are other forums dedicated solely to the topics and areas you mentioned.

Eg

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/

There are quite a lot,just search..
Travel / Re: Operations Of Bristow Helicopter Suspended By NCAA by Zuula: 7:47pm On Feb 04
So why are you suggesting the FG take the same steps taken by Germany whose plane crash was caused by mental illness of a pilot,why suggest all Pilots be tested for Mental illness while the problem is with the Sirkosky 76C aircraft which is prone to crashing? Abi u dunno the meaning of what u posted?
anonimi:


Kindly point out where I said in my post, which you quoted, that mental illness is the cause of the Bristow crash.
Thanks.
Travel / Re: Request For Aviation Section by tpiar: 6:29pm On Feb 04
Olisa4all:
I support the need for an Aviation Section and not a subsection, aviation is very very vast and I know quite a number of Pilots (Fixed Wing and Helicopter) , Flight Attendants, Engineers, Dispatchers and aviation enthusiasts who use nairaland both nationally and internationally, it's a pain really to have to sieve through various threads to look for aviation related topics.

There aren't that many aviation related topics here besides the plane crashes, but there are other forums dedicated solely to the topics and areas you mentioned.

Eg

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/
Travel / Re: Bristow Helicopters Releases Statement On Crashed Aircraft by gemale(m): 6:25pm On Feb 04
holamiday:
I don't get. This explanation is a total sham. A complete scam. An uttter charade.

There is no such thing as a water landing for an aircraft that does not have capabilities to land on water. A regular helicopter lands on water, it sinks immediately. Maybe they meant that the helicopter crashed in the water and all occupants swam to safety.

I think they should tell us more about the type of helicopter.
U neva watch expendables 1? U no c say d plane wey dem use 4 dt film fit land on top water? Dem dey call am amphibious aircraft.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by biollar1: 9:13pm On Feb 03
Congrats bigfido but u get mind o... Dat Houston POE dey scare the living daylight outta mi. Congrats once again

bigfido:
Transcript

She didn't ask for wheelchair so she had to queue with everyother person. They arrived at 4:45am and the border agency doesn't open until 5am so they had to wait in the plane until they opened. Fast forward to her turn
Cbp:what are you here for
Dw: childbirth and vacation
Cbp: is this your first?
Dw: no second
Cbp:did you have your first here?
Dw: no I didn't.
Cbp: what does your DH do?
Dw: he is......
Cbp: ok, writes "I" on I94
Someone then came to get her and she was taken to secondary inspection. She said there were 2 other preggy with her as well. They asked them to sit while they started attending to other people. They were sitting there for 3hrs!! without anyone talking to them
The 1st preggy was called and she was asked certain questions which they weren't satisfied with her answers so they took her burden of proof and dropped it on their supervisors table as he wasn't around
DW was then called
Cbp: why are you here madam
Dw: child birth and vacay
Cbp: How much do you have on you?
Dw: $2300
Cbp: ehn, surprised
Dw: I have paid my bill before coming
Cbp: I would like to see proof of that
Dw: gave him doctors receipt, fully paid and letters from the docs stating she has paid her fees $2k. Letters from West houston medical center stating she has made a deposit of $2k and receipts from West houston
Cbp: calls second officer and said, "there's a honest one here" looks at DL and said thank you for being honest
Dw: thank you
Cbp:So is this your first child?
Dw: no this is my second. (they already know this cos the 3 of us were on vacay last year to NY)
Cbp: Oh i see.. Did you have her here
Dw: no I didnt
Cbp: what does your DH do?
Dw: he is....
Cbp: what isn't he here with you?
Dw: he will come later to join me
Cbp: ok you are free to go. Get you zero balance as you must present this every time you come around
Dw: thank you
Went to pick her luggage and she's home now chilling with her aunt.

I couldn't even have imagined what we would have done if not for this thread. Thank you to everyone contributing.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by bigfido: 8:22pm On Feb 03
Transcript

She didn't ask for wheelchair so she had to queue with everyother person. They arrived at 4:45am and the border agency doesn't open until 5am so they had to wait in the plane until they opened. Fast forward to her turn
Cbp:what are you here for
Dw: childbirth and vacation
Cbp: is this your first?
Dw: no second
Cbp:did you have your first here?
Dw: no I didn't.
Cbp: what does your DH do?
Dw: he is......
Cbp: ok, writes "I" on I94
Someone then came to get her and she was taken to secondary inspection. She said there were 2 other preggy with her as well. They asked them to sit while they started attending to other people. They were sitting there for 3hrs!! without anyone talking to them
The 1st preggy was called and she was asked certain questions which they weren't satisfied with her answers so they took her burden of proof and dropped it on their supervisors table as he wasn't around
DW was then called
Cbp: why are you here madam
Dw: child birth and vacay
Cbp: How much do you have on you?
Dw: $2300
Cbp: ehn, surprised
Dw: I have paid my bill before coming
Cbp: I would like to see proof of that
Dw: gave him doctors receipt, fully paid and letters from the docs stating she has paid her fees $2k. Letters from West houston medical center stating she has made a deposit of $2k and receipts from West houston
Cbp: calls second officer and said, "there's a honest one here" looks at DL and said thank you for being honest
Dw: thank you
Cbp:So is this your first child?
Dw: no this is my second. (they already know this cos the 3 of us were on vacay last year to NY)
Cbp: Oh i see.. Did you have her here
Dw: no I didnt
Cbp: what does your DH do?
Dw: he is....
Cbp: what isn't he here with you?
Dw: he will come later to join me
Cbp: ok you are free to go. Get you zero balance as you must present this every time you come around
Dw: thank you
Went to pick her luggage and she's home now chilling with her aunt.

I couldn't even have imagined what we would have done if not for this thread. Thank you to everyone contributing.

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Travel / Re: Bristow Helicopters Releases Statement On Crashed Aircraft by Dallaslaurel: 5:15pm On Feb 03
chelseabmw:
Nollywood movie titled

plane lands on top of water
Travel / Re: Bristow Helicopters Releases Statement On Crashed Aircraft by chelseabmw(m): 3:05pm On Feb 03
Nollywood movie titled

plane lands on top of water

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Travel / Re: Lagos-Bound Bristow Helicopter Crashes Into The Ocean by Reference(m): 2:23pm On Feb 03
TOPCRUISE:
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT NOBODY DIED. THE BAD NEWS IS THAT AN HELICOPTER CRASHED.
THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT THE HELECOPTER CAN BE REPAIRED.
THE BAD NEWS IS THAT IT IS BRISTOW HELECOPTER AGAIN

Aircraft especially choppers are not that resilient. That thing is dead. Repairing it to meet airworthiness is akin to replacing it completely and the risks are just out of this world. Remember the plane that killed Agagu the second time and the Dana fleet. Anything beyond engine overhaul is a death sentence in Nigeria.
Travel / Re: Plane Makes Emergency Landing After 2 Female Flight Attendants Started Fighting! by Lastdays: 7:38am On Feb 02
I'll change flight that time the plane landed or just go back home!! undecided
Travel / Plane Makes Emergency Landing After 2 Female Flight Attendants Started Fighting! by mazechdotcom: 7:00am On Feb 02
It was a big shame as two female workers of an Airline started fighting while plane was mid-air - 37,000 feet above the ground. Trouble broke out around 40 minutes into the flight between two cabin crew arguing. At the time of this report, it's still not too clear whether they were fighting coz of boyfriends or about 'work issues'. The plane was flying with 300 passengers on board when the fracas between the stewardesses started.

The pair allegedly began a fist fight - and a third female attendant who tried to calm things down was whacked in the face. When the captain heard of the trouble he radioed air traffic control to authorize an unscheduled landing so he could "hear from the flight attendants".

The plane diverted and landed where the three cabin crew members were kicked off for 'bad behavior'. The plane was grounded for about one and a half hours while a back-up crew was found before taking off again.

This is a big show of shame between these women who were supposed to take care of the passengers on board.

Read details, see them, the Airline, and where they were going to...

Click here - https://www.mazech.com/fighting

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Travel / Re: General German Visa Enquiries Part 2 by worry359(m): 12:43pm On Jan 30
Schwartz:
That is a very good and honest posting. grin
The trouble is that the people who should read and follow it would rather listen to a so called friend or an agent.
Too many borrow and borrow to travel believing that when they get off the plane
There are people waiting to offer jobs or marriage.
They have no plan but expect Manna to fall from heaven to pay their bills.

Anyway well done Mr Schwartz smiley
Travel / Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by brandymcmb: 11:09pm On Jan 29
Boeing777pilot:


Not really, several modifications were made e.g less fuel necessitating a stop over for refuelling, less baggage and slower flight speed.

Hmmmm a lot of technicalities involved, only a pilot with thousands of hours of flight would be given such plane to fly
Cos one of those engines cost about $25m

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by TheLeakyTribe(f): 8:04am On Jan 29
twingirls:
I had a still birth on 7th Jan. Its such a very sad experiece.
I used Dr Amanjoh of Methodist sugarland, I have no regret whatsoever! The baby has already passed by the time I got to the hospital for delivery. She stopped being just my doctor and is now my sister. D staff of methodist sugarland and dr Amanjoh are smply great, even as I grief for my baby, I reckon with them, I will simply choose dem again.

And Soulcare woman? God bless her for me, even thogh I'm alone in America with no friend and family, they filled d vacum well. She stayed with me all tru my CS, my 1st thought was to run out of the hospital and board d next plane back to Nigeria wt my pregnancy, but she stayed and held my hand tru the c section, her whole family stayed truout d day helping wt my grief, hers is more than a concierge, it's a calling.

To my roommate, you know yourself, I say Thank you.

To God, I bless ur name, cos you have already given me the fortitude to bear the loss, even though I waited 3 years for this journey. I thank you for defending my own life, and for all.

To my husband, God be praised, I appreciate you more.

Hugs, hugs... I can't claim to understand what you've gone through but God has. May this be a turning point for greater testimonies. God will replace all that you have lost sevenfold. I Pray that you will sing a new and joyful song this year. Bless God, praise him in the midst of the storm, for he who started the good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by ayanuke: 7:26am On Jan 29
twingirls:
I had a still birth on 7th Jan. Its such a very sad experiece.
I used Dr Amanjoh of Methodist sugarland, I have no regret whatsoever! The baby has already passed by the time I got to the hospital for delivery. She stopped being just my doctor and is now my sister. D staff of methodist sugarland and dr Amanjoh are smply great, even as I grief for my baby, I reckon with them, I will simply choose dem again.

And Soulcare woman? God bless her for me, even thogh I'm alone in America with no friend and family, they filled d vacum well. She stayed with me all tru my CS, my 1st thought was to run out of the hospital and board d next plane back to Nigeria wt my pregnancy, but she stayed and held my hand tru the c section, her whole family stayed truout d day helping wt my grief, hers is more than a concierge, it's a calling.

To my roommate, you know yourself, I say Thank you.

To God, I bless ur name, cos you have already given me the fortitude to bear the loss, even though I waited 3 years for this journey. I thank you for defending my own life, and for all.

To my husband, God be praised, I appreciate you more.

Hello Twingirl, how are you? Just checking up. Tkia
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 3 by Abefeokin(f): 10:26pm On Jan 28
twingirls:
I had a still birth on 7th Jan. Its such a very sad experiece.
I used Dr Amanjoh of Methodist sugarland, I have no regret whatsoever! The baby has already passed by the time I got to the hospital for delivery. She stopped being just my doctor and is now my sister. D staff of methodist sugarland and dr Amanjoh are smply great, even as I grief for my baby, I reckon with them, I will simply choose dem again

And Soulcare woman? God bless her for me, even thogh I'm alone in America with no friend and family, they filled d vacum well. She stayed with me all tru my CS, my 1st thought was to run out of the hospital and board d next plane back to Nigeria wt my pregnancy, but she

stayed and held my hand tru the c section, her whole family stayed truout d day helping wt my grief, hers is more than a concierge, it's a calling.

To my roommate, you know yourself, I say Thank you.

To God, I bless ur name, cos you have already given me the fortitude to bear the loss, even though I waited 3 years for this journey. I thank you for defending my own life, and for all.

To my husband, God be praised, I appreciate you more.




I'm so so sorry for your loss, I really am. May God be with you and yours. Pls take care. Just came across this.
Travel / London To LA Plane Makes U-turn As Passengers & Crew Fall Iil by teebiggs(m): 2:33pm On Jan 28
According to report, a strange incident occurred on American Airlines Flight AA109 from London to Los Angeles where 6 cabin crew members and two passengers suddenly fell ill, forcing the plane to declare an emergency landing and return to London.

When they landed at Heathrow, passengers said they were not told anything other than they should remain in their seats. An official from the London Fire service got on board the plane to carry out tests on the air inside the cabin before passengers were allowed to disembark but their luggage was confiscated for analysis. Panicked passengers told of the moment a plea went out for any doctors on-board the American Airlines flight, before the captain declared a 'medical emergency' and returned to London.

American Airlines has so far refused to speculate on what may have caused people to feel unwell, saying only that 'paramedics evaluated passengers and crew. None requested further medical attention.'

http://enquizzle.blogspot.com.ng/2016/01/london-to-la-plane-makes-u-turn-as.html

Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 2 by earthrealm(m): 2:28pm On Jan 28
nextedge:
@nefetitiram and others pls see the attached screenshots above. The first is Qatar and the second Emirates. If you look closely you'll discover that coming back from Chicago to Doha on Qatar airlines takes more than 21 hrs. How does one sit in a plane for 21 hrs. I dey fear o. If na only me I no go mind but I'm going with children and wiffy. To make matter worse, the layover after that journey is like 12 or 13 hrs before leaving for MMA Lagos. How do people do this. Na wa o. I thought Emirates will be better but it's only a little different from Qatar airlines. I think that one na like 18 or 19 hrs. Do you get my drift now?

etihad is doing promo....lagos to newyory is about 856 usd, taxes inclusive......if u can get dollars cheap...then its certainly cheap o.
some1 said stanbic give PTA now.....can some1 confirm if its to everybody or just acct holders?
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