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|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by ridimic1: 12:20am|
Babe check ur bags well.. Some of your village people hide de follow u reach Yankee
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by bayocanny: 11:47pm On Dec 20|
No problem okay, just calm down since your school has assured u that u are Good well I don't see anything to panic about the work and bank issues, its something u can address to them and explain how u lost ur passport I believe at this point in time your school will intervene in whatever u want to do that may. involve presenting your passport
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by efiyefaa: 11:16pm On Dec 20|
MY TRAVEL STORY PART 2.
Hey all how are you great i hope congrats to new visa holders!
So my story continues.... I requested water from the air host but was so shaky that i poured half of it all over everybody around! i was soo embarrassed i wanted the ground to open up and let me pass underground to my seat! i got to my seat the flight to Abu Dhabi was uneventful, except that they UN-boarded one guy( i dunno why). we got to Abu Dhabi they have a USA border control point there so it was like landing at a USA POE. the USA C.B.P( Customs and border Protection) officer requested my I-20 and Sevis fee receipt i gave it to him, he took my finger print and a picture, then suddenly said i was too early that i am supposed to show up next week and not this week so i have to go back and return! oh boy!!! poo nearly comot for yansh! i was like WHAT? He said yes that the date on my I-20 shows that 30 days is supposed top start a week from now, but i should hold on he would have to take it to his superiors so i followed him to the secondary waiting area he put my docs in an envelop and told me to wait. this was 30 mins to my flight take off i sat down and did a serious prayer session a white guy came out called my name and asked me why i showed up too early, i explained to him that according to the dates i have i am actually coming on the after the first day of my 30 days he asked for proof of that then i gave him my admission letter he read it, took it to someone else and told the person i was right that its the schools fault apparently the dates on my admission letter and I-20 are different so they went thru my bag saw my fish dint raise any eyebrows about it helped me seal it up properly, by this time the airline staff was there to ask if the plane was going to go without me they said no that i am done they should wait for me, so they stamped my passport and off i went on a mad dash to catch up with the plane again!
i got in successfully, drank water(thankfully i didn't pour it on anyone lol) the flight to LAX was uneventful too just loooooong. i got to lax didn't have to go through border patrol again just straight to baggage claim then discovered my bags were both missing! i filed a report some of etihad staffs came gave me forms to fill and all that, another one came, a lady called Mona she asked for my passport that she wanted to take a picture of it i gave it to her, then she gave me an envelop with 40dolls as compensation while they look for the bags thinking my passport was amongst what she gave me i walked away. as i got to the door i started checking for my passport alas it wasn't with me i quickly went back i didn't see it ion the floor so i went to her and she claimed to have given it to me. all the other people there said they saw me give her but didn't take note to see her return it. and THAT IS HOW MY PASSPORT GOT LOST! its been 2weeks now still haven't seen it the Nigerian embassies are all 4-8 hours away by air! they said i have to come physically for a new passport or wait till April when they come to Los Angeles. I have informed my school of the situation and they said its no problem that im safe, whenever i get a new passport i should just bring it in. but my question to the gurus in the house is this
CAN I GET SSN WITHOUT PASSPORT?
CAN I OPEN BANK ACCOUNT WITHOUT PASSPORT?
I need to be able to work so i can pay my rent and other things.
PLEASE HELP A VERY SCARED SISTER IN OBAMALAND WITHOUT PASSPORT
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by kennyrony: 9:16am On Dec 19|
Na dat lady dey send to u. Lol
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 6 by efiyefaa: 2:43am On Dec 19|
Hello all Long time no log in soo much has been going on with me.
here is my travel script it is not a happy one.
on tyhe day of my trip i got to the airport early, thinking that since i already checked in online oit was going to be a breeze... how wrong i was!
First they said one of my bags was over weighted that i had to reduce it. i promptly did so and when paid for excess baggage about 10k everything was going on a bit fine until one babe came in and decided to take over my matter. she weighed my bags again and couldnt find fault with that and said i must open the bags for her to search i did that and she said i had to remove my dried fish and grounded egusi that they wont let me carry it i said why and she said it was against usa policies i tried to explain to her that my friend traveled last week and i packed according to her list that they didnt raise any eyebrows for her and she said that's my business that if i wanted to fly i must remove them that the laws changed the night before. one of her colleagues said it wasnt applicable to los angeles but she shut him up that i must remove them, so i did so immediately and gave to my sister. then she said she wanted to weigh my hand luggage i brought it forward and she said it was too big that i had change the bag , her colleagues said it didnt look too big she shushed them up again so i asked her to measure it herself and see it wasnt, she said the person in charge of measuring was not in and that as far as she is concerned it was too big and if i wanted to fly i must change it , so i did and she weighed it again , it was over weight by 0.5kg she made me remove that i did. then she said i couldn't fly with my handbag and laptop bag that one of them must go! even though on the bottom part of my ticket it said i was entitled to carry them both she said if i wanted to fly i had to carry just one or i wasnt going anywhere! i pleaded and pleaded to no avail then i dropped my laptop bag and put my latop in my hand bag then she said she wanted to weigh my handbag!!!she did and said it was overweight! i asked by what standard cos there isnt any weight .limit for your handbag as long as you can carry it, or put it under the seat in front of you she said no and i explained that it was because of my laptop in it she still said no until one of her colig put his foot down and told her to let me go by this time i was the last person to check in and get a pass the boarding gate was already about to be closed. so i ran thru customs paid their compulsory bribe of 1k put my fish and egusi back in my bags sealed and handed over to etihad and then when i got to the boarding gate she had already called ahead already i was soooo late that a nice woman whom i didnt know was a person of authority had been looking at it all, so when she saw me running she asked for my name and called ahead to hold the craft! when i got to the gate the devil lady had already called ahead to tell them to reweigh my bags and search me extra when they couldnt find anything extra, her partner in evil told me my tablet was considered a laptop and that i am entitled one laptop so i had to drop either my laptop or my tablet! i was sooo late so i just got on my knees and started pleading she refused that if i know i want to fly then i had to drop one of them that no begging can save me. fortunately my good Samaritan was still around so i turned to her and begged her to collect it from me so i could call my sister to come pick it up from her the next day but she just told them to let me go.
so in i ran to the plane by that time i was gasping for breath like i was about to faint so the host was like calm down ma'am its ok you made it just calm down
TO BE CONTINUED
|Travel / The Missing Malaysian Plane And The Movie Lost by bovamm(f): 6:44pm On Dec 18|
Alright here it is, in retrospect of the movie "Lost", I thought of the missing Malaysian plane. I mean, how can a gigantic plane with over 200 passengers be unaccounted for. Families of the passengers cannot pronounce their loved ones dead coz they are still missing. They are yet to have a sense of closure on the issue. So the question begs, where is the plane.?
So, what if the story line in "Lost" is applicable?. This may sound far fetched but nothing is impossible, what if they are on an island (earth is quite big)? I thought of this coz what other explanation can be proffered to such great mystery considering the fact that so many theories and assumption had been formulated.
So, to those that have watched the movie "Lost", what is your take on this?
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Shawbabe: 11:00am On Dec 18|
Lol thats just another myth and story. Even if u fly to Australia b4 heading to the US, the border officer sees ur originating departure which is Nigeria on his screen. So direct or indirect, doesn't really make a difference. Coz u could be 200 passengers on the indirect flight originating from Nigeria too.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by hopefulme: 10:13am On Dec 18|
Regards the comment of @megastu above, people that flew direct flight from Nigeria can shed more light, share their experience and their opinion as well
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by megastu(m): 8:32am On Dec 18|
If you fly direct, there is the tendency that immigration officers are fully prepared for a plane load of Nigerians, coming from Nigeria. Do the maths.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by seeker88(m): 8:09pm On Dec 17|
Your observation with the aircraft's wing while preparing to land is just normal. The wings normally adjust themselves while preparing to land. I've noticed that severally in Arik aircraft...
|Travel / Re: What Airline Has A Cheap Flight From Lagos To Kano? by Chanchit: 8:02am On Dec 13|
Hmmm! Cheap airline abi? I saw one other thread where a guy is looking for cheap bus to Abuja, when you find cheap airline weh the plane no get gear bus, when plane go hand for air now, una go dey cry say another plane crash don happen.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by bj2012golf(m): 6:22pm On Dec 12|
Your son doesn't av a seat of his own, but if the plane isnt full, you could get a seat for him
If not, you'll av to ask d crew for a bassinette, hoping your seat is directly facing the area where you can have access to it
|Travel / Re: Sudan Deports 26 Nigerians Over Ebola Fears by obailala(m): 8:50am On Dec 12|
Okay, if a country decides to ban Nigerians or any other national from getting into their country for any rrason whatsoever, that is their business.
Where i have a problem however is that the travellers are not pre-informed in anyway. Why should a person be left to travel all the way only to be deported at the gates?... Is there no way in which such information can be passed to immigration authorities all over the world so the travellers dont bother stepping into the plane at all?
A similar thing thing happened to a friend who travelled to iraq for a project but was turned back at the airport. Is there not a way these travellers can be pre informed?
|Travel / Re: U.S. Non-immigrant Visas: We’re Listening by abujaniv: 7:50am On Dec 11|
You are correct that travel for medical purposes is one included as a use of B1/B2. There's no requirement that B1/B2 visa holders email us to inform that they are going to use their B1/B2 for medical purposes, though many choose to do so. (Looking through those messages, it appears in general the emails are largely questions like "can I use my B1/B2 for medical purposes", similiar to your question.)
In response to those questions, we do point out (and I'll reiterate the same point here) that a visa is just permission to go to the US and ask a Customs and Border Protection officer (CBP - the folks checking passports at the airport) for clearance to enter the country. If you are seeking to use your B1/B2 for medical purposes, the same guidelines we require to issue a visa for a medical purpose remain in effect when CBP is deciding if they will let you in. (For reference, here's the guidelines: http://photos.state.gov/libraries/nigeria/487468/pdfs/MedicalVisaInformation.pdf ). So it's important that you have that documentation ready to show a CBP officer once you get off the plane.
I hope that answers your question. Usually what gets people in trouble isn't using the B1/B2 for a conference, and then a year later using the same visa for a medical procedure. It's when people say they are going to use the B1/B2 for a conference, but when they show up at the border a few weeks later there's no mention of a conference and instead they're seeking a medical procedure - at that point it's usually clear some sort of deception has occured.
|Travel / Re: Airlines Will Now Compensate Passengers For Delay, Cancelled Flights - Minister by Okijajuju1(m): 9:16am On Dec 10|
This policy isn't new..
It has been there but no implementation. At one point, Arik Air had a sign on there counters that read; If your flight is delayed for more than an hour, you have a right to be compensated.' After like 2 months, the sign disappeared and has not returned. That was the time Arik delayed a 12pm flight till 11pm at night. Not a single compensation was given to any passenger apart from the usual sorry.
When the sign was still up, what Arik started doing was they would board the flights and keep passengers inside the plane for hours without Air conditioning until they were ready to take off.
Nigeria's problem isn't a lack of policies but a total disregard for them. Police checkpoints are illegal in Nigeria but here in Lagos, they still exist. Even the Mopols guarding the embassies at Walter Carrington have keyed into this hussle. At night they would leave the embassy and mount a checkpoint on Ozumba Mbadiwe and be extorting drivers.
I will not be impressed until I see this policy in action.
|Travel / Re: Cambodia by bisayor(m): 1:01am On Dec 10|
iykbethany:thank you so much for ur response it was very helpful and saved me some unwarranted stress. Now I'm about to book my ticket to vietnam thru ethihad airline but it doesn't really make much sense booking a return ticket since I'm still going to cambodia by road and I can't estimate yet aw much time I'm gunna be spending in cambodia since it depends on the length of d conference I'm attending there. I will like you to shed more light if having a single way ticket is an issue when I arrive in vietnam airport. Or better still have u ever done it before without any problem . Thanks a lot.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 7 by Snappyfingaz(m): 12:55am On Dec 10|
Regina is my final "plane stop". The flight is for 29th. Guys you wont believe it. Before i fill the booking form finish the price change to about 290k. So my search goes on.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by kizluv: 10:12pm On Dec 09|
Even if your friend was smuggled into the US, or your friend had her baby in US airspace eg, the plane was passing over the states and she gave birth. The child is a citizen automatically. EXCEPT Your friend is a diplomat and came for a diplomatic assignment and had her baby during the said assignment, Then the baby won't be a citizen. Kapish?? ...
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by joliej(f): 5:25pm On Dec 09|
Please tell him...he is simply trying to play to the gallery
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by Rooneyboy(m): 2:56pm On Dec 09|
Scary flying object, hate it with a passion.
|Travel / EXCLUSIVE: How Arik Air “steals” From Us — Passengers by idris93(m): 2:41pm On Dec 09|
“The whole experience has left me feeling violated. I do not intend to fly Arik Air anywhere outside Nigeria.”
When Elizabeth Nwafor booked an Arik Air ticket from Lagos to Johannesburg, South Africa, the last thing on her mind was being robbed en route her destination.
Ms. Nwafor went on a short vacation to Johannesburg on October 24, 2013. She boarded the Abuja– Lagos-Johannesburg flight with the airline using its Boeing 737-800 plane for the W3103 international flight.
Immediately she arrived Johannesburg and retrieved her briefcase from the luggage section, she noticed its lock had been broken.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by ritux: 1:20pm On Dec 09|
Most times, they use those planes for route that are not too busy. Just last Friday, I was travelling to Asaba from Abuja. I knew it was going to be that small propeller plane. On my way to the airport, I was just praying it should not be it. While seated in the airport waiting for my time to board, I sighted the plane on the tarmac and I knew that would be it and it was. I was seated by the window and throughout the flight time, I was just looking at the propeller engine if the blades will stop turning in the air
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by Rooneyboy(m): 12:45pm On Dec 09|
It is a propeller plane o, how did u know it was
I still have challenges knowing which is a propeller plane when booking on line.....
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by CityNG: 11:48am On Dec 09|
A lot of words with no substance or clear direction.
How do you survive in the real world?
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by princefunmi: 9:43am On Dec 09|
Dude you are perfect example of people who whip up panic.
Next time do some research as to what exactly happened. Since you didn't I will help you out. I am not a pilot nor an aviation engineer. But simple reasearch tells me this:
A plane has a Pair of wings (one on the left and on the right). It also has a pair of horizontal stabilizer at the rear (the "wings" at the rear are called stabilizers) and one vertical stabilizers. Each of the horizontal stabilizers has a flap called an Elevator. It is used to change the pitch (nose up or down) of the plane. The vertical stabilizer has its own flap called a rudder. It is used to control the yaw (nose left of right) of the plane.
Now on the main wing of the plane, each has about 3 different types of flaps. One is called Flap which increases the lift and drag on the plane. Just beside the Flap and towards the tip of the wing is another one called the Aileron. That one controls the roll of the plane. With the aileron the Pilot can rotate the plane about an axis. Now further up on the Wing is another flap called the Spoiler. Its pretty much like the one mounted on cars. Its function is to change lift drag and roll.
What you saw my friend was the Flap adjusting for descent as your plane made a landing approach. If those flaps were not flapping a you saw, brother you would have being in serious trouble.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by princefunmi: 9:24am On Dec 09|
There are some details that sounded odd.
I was almost going to dismiss this story as an overreaction.
At 30,000 feet what do you term to be normal turbulence. There is nothing normal about Turbulence. Turbulence is one of the most unstable things a plane has to deal with especially that high up. Even with minimal turbulence, go and ask the Captain and see the host of things he has to keep an eye on just to make sure he handles the turbulence safely.
A plane can alter course for several reasons. Going up or down may be as a result of altitude adjustments as advised by the Flight Control.
As for the sound, I have certainly heard weird sounds aboard a British Airways flight and a Delta Air Line flight, quite similar to the Molue description you gave. And this also happened on approach to landing. My research into this weird sound reveals that that sound is not coming from the engine. It actually comes from the elevators at the rear of the plane. If you were to walk down to the end of the plane you would notice that the sound is louder at the rear of the plane. That sound comes as a result of displaced wind caused by a drastic change in pitch as the plane descends to make a landing approach.
Unless you still heard that weird sound upon touchdown, then I would rather dismiss this one. If you still heard that sound after touchdown then I think I will make it a point of duty to avoid Dana.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by enigmang: 8:42am On Dec 09|
Flaps are hinged surfaces mounted on the trailing edges of the wings of airplane to reduce its speed, so it can be safely flown and to increase the angle of descent for landing. They shorten takeoff and landing distances.
Extending flaps increases the camber or curvature of the wing, raising the maximum lift coefficient — the lift a wing can generate. This allows the aircraft to generate as much lift, but at a lower speed, reducing the stalling speed of the aircraft, or the minimum speed at which the aircraft will maintain flight. Extending flaps increases drag, which can be beneficial during approach and landing, because it slows the aircraft.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by alqaeda(m): 8:41am On Dec 09|
Drsmith01:Bros, 20 years old is nothing for an airplane. The 747 is almost 50 years old and still flys Obama around and others. The 777 is also used a lot even here in 9ja by British airways and emirates and Qatar airways. So it's still a tender age. Most likely it's the maintenance aspect that's not being taken care of.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by ritux: 8:02am On Dec 09|
Funny enough, correct me if I am wrong. Aero Contractor is currently the oldest air carrier in the country but haven't had any air mishap since 1991.
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by wills(m): 7:56am On Dec 09|
One person gives Thanks to his God for saving his Life, another person dey vex and call the guy names haba....all this just because he acknowledged that his God saved him?
If Mr. Vexer is so smart and knows it's the pilot that saved the plane - why not just make your own post, talk based on your experience of how a Pilot saved you or handled a similar situation and...leave this guy alone.
This type of intolerance for others people faith/believe system is how terrorism caught on so fast,sometimes one finds out that there's a very thin line between foolishness and intellect when so called intellectual folks like Mr. Vexer speak•
|Travel / Re: Dana Air Flight 537 Is A Disaster Waiting To Happen – A Passenger’s Ordeal. by yehmi01(m): 7:16am On Dec 09|
I don't think the OP wants to destroy the image of DANA this has nothing to do with that, if he has noticed something wrong please who is d right authority that we can talk to and let them check the air plane period.
Its not a wrong thing to check your car out if you notice any thing unusual so why should an air plane be different, let's not wait until people will die ohh. Please.
Does FANN have a Facebook page or email address, same goes for DANA its self so we can tell them this.
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