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|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by justclinton: 6:15am|
has ur brain divorced ur head? plane Calabar - Ikom?
|Travel / Re: Traveling By Air For The First Time. by deolu2000(m): 12:51am|
greatnaija01:Thanks alot for those tips, much appreciated, but on checking air peace page earlier, they don't have Kaduna as a destination on their portal. Dana doesnt seem to have a flight for the day i am traveling as well. All these info i got via surfing their web page like you advised.
|Travel / Re: Traveling By Air For The First Time. by greatnaija01: 12:45am|
AIR PEACE... or DANA are good for the trip... it should cost about 23k to go... if u book online from their site which u can get on google. ensure u do not eat before going o... cos at take off when the plane begins to CLIMB into the air... you may not find it funny cos everything in your system may RISE... also ensure you do not eat on the flight but keep the food till landing so you can enjoy it else when the plane starts decending u may feel funny.
BLEND in... by asking questions at every check point of from anyone around u in the airport....
Lastly ..... relax.. non of the rules I stated is a LAW... enjoy your trip
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by Rolly22(m): 11:35pm On Oct 18|
This one is Just a drug addict
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by PrecisionFx(m): 9:29pm On Oct 18|
I guess it's China's fault.
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by lastempero: 8:27pm On Oct 18|
That road was shown on television two days ago,its been at the verge of collapsing for sometime now but the state n federal govt was just there masturbating. I weep for the poor amongs us because they are always the ones affected,just look at how we lost two precious lifes.
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by Isaacvin(m): 8:27pm On Oct 18|
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by pafisayo(m): 8:10pm On Oct 18|
Lol u guys blame Buhari for everything
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by EddieCAD: 7:42pm On Oct 18|
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by mikeujoel(m): 7:36pm On Oct 18|
All these nairaland dullards sef
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by Naziridamos: 6:58pm On Oct 18|
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by bedspread: 6:53pm On Oct 18|
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by lekbel09: 6:47pm On Oct 18|
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by ollypapi(m): 6:39pm On Oct 18|
But must u talk??
|Travel / BA Cabin / Nigerians Inspired Speech by Clean2016: 6:20pm On Oct 18|
This piece is inspired by the sad story of British Airways cabin executive Joanne Wickenden, who recorded a video that went viral. In it she lamented the ways of Nigerian Travelers (more like the Economy Class Gang, actually), saying, “All the Nigerians are gonna be there like ‘gimme Coca Cola, gimme me beef, why you have no beef left? I want beef. And I’m just gonna be there like, ‘Sorry sir, we ran out of beef.”
She should never have filmed it in the first place, and definitely not while in a BA uniform. But hey, you and I know that in terms of the Absolute Truth she locked it down like 110 per cent.
Nigerians are a special people. Nigeria is a special place. And nowhere else is this more evident than in an Airport. Where two or three Nigerians are gathered, Nigeria is there in their midst, of course. Nigeria is a state of mind, before it is a place on the map. As soon as an Airport designates a departure gate as being for a flight headed back to Nigeria, that place becomes Nigeria. Shush, don’t argue!
Below are, in my opinion, the commonest sources of friction in Nigerian Economy Class, the International Edition.
Excuse Me Ma’am, you can’t take four pieces of luggage on board as hand luggage. I’m sorry but you just can’t. Says who? It is your own that is always different. [Insert competing Airline] does not treat us passengers like this. I’ve been flying this route since Nigeria was a British Colony, and carrying my bags like this. It’s not your fault, it’s my fault for asking my agent to book your airline. Next time I will respect myself and stick to [Insert competing Airline]. Oya what are we going to do now? All these bags contain valuables o, the last time I flew you people 15 people on our flight couldn’t find their luggage when we got to Lagos. I don’t trust you. So what are we going to do? Oya please help me, I will put the bags under my seat, I will not take another person’s overhead space. Oya please I beg you in the name of Almighty.
Whose bag is this? I said whose bag is this? Silence. Bags start being shifted around. Heysss Heysss don’t touch my bag o! Don’t [expletive] touch my bag! So you knew it was your bag all along but you were silent when I was asking. Were you deaf or just pretending? Why is your bag here? See where your seat is, see where your bag is? Arrant nonsense! Look if you touch my bag I swear thunder will strike you dead! You’re an old man, respect yourself please. If you want extra space for your luggage maybe you should buy a business class ticket next time eh? I said don’t [expletive] touch my [expletive] bag! Are you mad? You’re the one that is mad, you and your generations preceding and succeeding! You will tell me why you’re in 64D but your bag is in 65 compartment!
Tap, tap, tap. Please shift your seat forward. You’re disturbing me. Oga are you a learner? Is this your first time flying? How can you say I shouldn’t recline my seat? Did you buy my ticket for me? Abi what is this arrant nonsense you’re spouting? Oga all that one is grammar, turenchi! I said move your seat forward or else! Or else what? Do your worst! Be behaving like an illiterate. The oyinbo man that put a reclining seat on the plane, did he put it for decoration? Ehn? You Economy Class people your wahala is too much. It’s not your fault, it’s my fault that I couldn’t get my usual Premium Economy seat on this trip. Nonsense. If I recline my seat you too recline yours. That’s how it’s done!
Chicken or Beef?
Hello Sir, Chicken or Beef? Come again? I said Chicken or Beef? Which one has Jollof Rice? Give me the one that has Jollof Rice. Wait wait wait, come back here Madam. You said Chicken or Beef abi? There’s neither Chicken nor Beef in this Jollof Rice. What kind of nonsense is this? Don’t you people have any quality assurance in this airline? Or do you think you’re doing me a favour by serving me food? Did I not pay for it? Is it not my hard-earned money? I’m sorry Ma’am – the Jollof Rice is the vegetarian option on today’s flight. The Beef Option comes with Mashed Potatoes, while the Chicken comes with Pasta. The Jollof Rice is accompanied by a vegetarian curry. Veh-gih-gini? *Cackles loudly* Is this a joke or what? Look at this face well – does this look like the face of a vegetarian? Ehn? Tell me. You people are the cause of your own troubles. You will be serving vegetarian food on a plane full of Nigerians, you will now be wondering why your airline is not doing well. Please change this thing for me and give me something that has beef. And next time better use your sense and combine the Beef and Jollof! Jollof that we’re even managing in the first place – you’re serving us Ghana Jollof and trying to pass it off as Naija Jollof, SMH!
|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by Khd95(m): 4:36pm On Oct 18|
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|Travel / Re: One Dies As Highway Collapses In Cross River (Graphic Photos) by beamtopola: 4:25pm On Oct 18|
This is not a government fault, cuz same even has happened in China and USA before. But buhari must be blame, because of the bad shape of the nation , citizen can't afford plane and they opted for the cheapest(buses)
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|Travel / Smart Things To Do When You Can't Fall Asleep On A Plane by Danielaihie: 1:56pm On Oct 17|
For many reasons, it can sometimes be quite difficult to sleep on a plane. However, there are some measures to take when you're finding it difficult to fall asleep on a plane to make the experience less discomforting. Obiaks Blog shares 4 smart things to do when you can't fall asleep on a plane.
Use an Eye Mask
Light has a way of really interfering with your sleep, and there is still a substantial amount of light that can get through your closed eyelids. It is thus better for you to use an eye mask to help block some of this light, and reduce the impact of the lighting on your brain. An eye mask is also great for sending signals to people around you that you are not in the mood to talk and only want to relax.
Try To Sleep According to Your Internal Clock
Your internal or biological clock, also called the Circadian Clock, makes it significantly difficult to just sleep at anytime of the day. It is therefore best to learn to time your sleeping hours on the plane to coincide with your internal clock to make it easier for you to fall asleep. You can do this by either scheduling your flight to coincide with your internal clock or postponing your 'nap' on the plane to hours well into your 'sleep window'. Also, you can try booking early-morning flights that will force you to wake up earlier than you are used to waking up, to help increase your ability to sleep on the plane.
Try to Relax
If you can't fall asleep on the plane, you don't have to immediately get frustrated about it, you can just relax yourself. If you don't end up falling asleep, at least you will feel relaxed. Try to find what relaxes you or bring along items that help relax you, like a music or video player, travel pillows, an eye mask etc. Simply try to do whatever calms you or is pleasant to you.
Try To Remain Hydrated
If you are unable to fall asleep, one of the best things you can do to help yourself is to drink enough water and remain hydrated through the flight. This is because this can significantly help to reduce the effects of lack of sleep and jet lag on your body. Planes can be extremely dehydrating, it is thus best to drink up as much as is adequate. Your body will thank you for it.
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by Ashley86400: 12:15pm On Oct 17|
DaInferno:Yes, it's called Gliding an it's very efficient when the plane loses engine power in the air.
|Travel / Re: Secondary School Girl In Anambra Crushed By A Bus On Her Way To School (Graphic) by lovingyouhun: 11:49am On Oct 17|
.people killed by Boko H. And Fulani H in their houses were on their way to school abi? Were your sense go?
My friend I understand you are sad because of the news, we all are. Those who lost their lives to plane Crash, electrocution, fire at the market place were also on their way to school shey? May her soul RIP
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by Jonwesley(m): 8:42am On Oct 17|
Yet a whole plane vanished for almost three years now, that Malaysian plane with over 232 persons on board, can't remember exactly and it hasn't been found. Even a debris of it. We cannot know all about a plane. Good information though.
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by Shafiiimran99: 8:32am On Oct 17|
Remember they said WORLD TRADE CENTERS were design to withstand largest plane on earth and that structural buildings generally don't collapse due to fire but America said otherwise later. #JUSTINCASEOTHERWISELATER that a plane has been brought down because of lightning, we should able to reason unlike we did in the case of 911.
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by olaolaking(m): 8:18am On Oct 17|
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by Vioncy(f): 7:54am On Oct 17|
One thing I was treading for to see on those point is not there o
WHY CAN"T I OPEN THE plane WINDOW AND TAKE A COLD BREEZE ON TAKE SELFIE?
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by DJperdurabo: 7:33am On Oct 17|
I guess so.
Remember all those plane crash, plane hijack movies that you've watched? Remember the pilot radioing control tower or whatever with the words "...we've lost starboard engine..." (whatever that means) and still manages to fly the plane and land safely (if the hijackers nor kill am first sha).
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by owomida1: 6:55am On Oct 17|
Nice one OP.
Beer too dey lose taste inside plane? U no even mention that.
|Travel / Re: 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by DeadRat(m): 11:22pm On Oct 16|
I No Even Understand. I Never Enter plane Before
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|Travel / 11 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Airplanes by Mbeki: 10:33pm On Oct 16|
lanes have changed a lot since the days of the Wright Brothers (or, perhaps more accurately, Brazilian inventor Alberto Santos). Those first wood-and-cloth contraptions are an entirely different species than the sleek Boeing Dreamliners of today.
With the continual advancements in aerospace technology, it's hard to keep up with all the amazing things planes today are capable of doing (and withstanding). Below, 11 things you didn’t know about airplanes and air travel.
Airplanes are designed to withstand lightning strikes
Planes are designed to be struck by lightning—and they regularly are hit. It’s estimated lightning strikes each aircraft once a year—or once per every 1,000 hours of flight time. Yet, lighting hasn’t brought down a plane since 1963, due to careful engineering that lets the electric charge of a lightning bolt run through the plane and out of it, typically without causing damage to the plane.
There is no safest seat on the plane
The FAA says there is no safest seat on the plane, though a TIME study of plane accidents found that the middle seats in the back of the plane had the lowest fatality rate in a crash. Their research revealed that, during plane crashes, “the seats in the back third of the aircraft had a 32 percent fatality rate, compared with 39 percent in the middle third and 38 percent in the front third.”
However, there are so many variables at play that it’s impossible to know where to sit to survive a crash. Oh, and plane crashes are incredibly rare.
Some airplanes have secret bedrooms for flight crew
On long-haul flights, cabin crew can work 16-hour days. To help combat fatigue, some planes, like the Boeing 777 and 787 Dreamliners, are outfitted with tiny bedrooms where the flight crew can get a little shut-eye. The bedrooms are typically accessed via a hidden staircase that leads up to a small, low-ceilinged room with 6 to 10 beds, a bathroom, and sometimes in-flight entertainment.
The tires are designed not to pop on landing
The tires on an airplane are designed to withstand incredible weight loads (38 tons!) and can hit the ground at 170 miles per hour more than 500 times before ever needing to get a retread. Additionally, airplane tires are inflated to 200 psi, which is about six times the pressure used in a car tire. If an airplane does need new tires, ground crew simply jack up the plane like you would a car.
Why cabin crew dims the light when a plane is landing
When a plane lands at night, cabin crews will dim the interior lights. Why? In the unlikely event that the plane landing goes badly and passengers need to evacuate, their eyes will already be adjusted to the darkness. As pilot Chris Cooke explained to T+L: “Imagine being in an unfamiliar bright room filled with obstacles when someone turns off the lights and asks you to exit quickly.”
Similarly, flight attendants have passengers raise their window shades during landing, so they can see outside in an emergency and assess if one side of the plane is better for an evacuation.
You don’t need both engines to fly
The idea of an engine giving out mid-flight sounds frightening, but every commercial airplane can safely fly with just one engine. Operating with half the engine power can make a plane less fuel-efficient and may reduce its range, but planes are designed and tested for such situations, as Popular Mechanicsreported. Any plane scheduled on a long-distance route, especially those that fly over oceans or through uninhabited areas like the Arctic, must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for Extended-range Twin Operations (ETOPS), which is basically how long it can fly with one engine. The Boeing Dreamliner is certified for ETOPS-330, which means it can fly for 330 minutes (that’s five and a half hours) with just one engine.
In fact, most airplanes can fly for a surprisingly long distance with no engine at all, thanks to something called glide ratio. Due to careful aeronautical engineering, a Boeing 747 can glide for two miles for every 1,000 feet they are above the ground, which is usually more than enough time to get everyone safely to the ground.
Why there are ashtrays in the bathrooms
The FAA banned smoking on planes years ago, but eagle-eyed passengers know that airplane lavatories still have ashtrays in them. As Business Insiderreported, the reason is that airlines—and the people who design planes—figure that despite the no-smoking policy and myriad no-smoking signs prominently posted on the plane, at some point a smoker will decide to light up a cigarette on the plane. The hope is that if someone violates the smoking policy, they will do so in the relatively confined space of the bathroom and dispose of the cigarette butt in a safe place—the ashtray, not a trash can where it could theoretically cause a fire. If you do smoke in the bathroom, expect a massive fine.
What that tiny hole in the airplane window does
It’s to regulate cabin pressure. Most airplane windows are made up of three panels of acrylic. The exterior window works as you would expect—keeping the elements out and maintaining cabin pressure. In the unlikely event that something happens to the exterior pane, the second pane acts as a fail-safe option. The tiny hole in the interior window is there to regulate air pressure so the middle pane remains intact and uncompromised until it is called into duty.
Why airplane food taste so bad
Airplane food has a bad reputation, but the food itself isn’t entirely to blame—the real fault lies with the plane. A 2015 Cornell University study, reported by Time, found that the environment inside an airplane actually alters the way food and drink tastes—sweet items tasted less sweet, while salty flavors were heightened. The dry recycled air inside the plane cabin doesn’t help either as low humidity can further dull taste and smell making everything in a plane seem bland. According to a 2010 study from the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Germany, it’s about 30 percent more difficult to detect sweet and salty tastes when you’re up in the air. Next time you fly, skip the meal, and maybe try a glass of tomato juice instead.
About those oxygen masks
The safety instructions on most flight include how to use the oxygen masks that are deployed when the plane experiences a sudden loss in cabin pressure. However, one that thing that the flight attendants don’t tell you is that oxygen masks only have about 15-minutes worth of oxygen. That sounds like a frighteningly short amount of time, but in reality that should be more than sufficient. Remember, oxygen masks drop when the airplane cabin loses pressure, which means the plane is also losing altitude. According to Gizmodo, a pilot will respond to that situation by donning an oxygen mask and moving the plane to an altitude below 10,000 feet, where passengers can simply breathe normally, no extra oxygen required. That rapid descent usually takes way less than 15 minutes, meaning those oxygen masks have more than enough air to protect passengers.
Why planes leave trails in the sky
Those white lines that planes leave in the sky are simply trails of condensation, hence their technical name of “contrails.” plane engines release water vapor as part of the combustion process. When that hot water vapor is pumped out of the exhaust and hits the cooler air of the upper atmosphere, it creates those puffy white lines in the sky. It’s basically the same reaction as when you see your breath when it’s cold outside.
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|Travel / Re: Planes Crashes Into The Sea In Ivory Coast During Landing, 4 Dead (Photos) by psp2pc(m): 9:27am On Oct 16|
due to upgrades or newer model , I may decide to ditch a car after 1 or 2 years or more.
but do you swap a plane after using it for 2 years?
|Travel / Re: Planes Crashes Into The Sea In Ivory Coast During Landing, 4 Dead (Photos) by crismark(m): 12:04am On Oct 16|
agarawu23:as if e don enta plane b4
|Travel / Re: Planes Crashes Into The Sea In Ivory Coast During Landing, 4 Dead (Photos) by piagetskinner(m): 10:40pm On Oct 15|
alexistaiwo:I agree on that
|Travel / Re: Planes Crashes Into The Sea In Ivory Coast During Landing, 4 Dead (Photos) by joinnow: 8:01pm On Oct 15|
agarawu23:But it better
If its ordinary ground all passenger for die and fire for catch
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