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|Travel / Re: Virgin Atlantic Flight To Uk To Make Stop Over In Ghana Due to Fuel Shortage by MymothersKeeper(f): 5:04pm On May 24|
How can human being sit in a plane that's not moving for two hours ? I hope FG compensate them!
|Travel / Re: Arik Air Cancels All Flights Due To Prevailing Fuel Scarcity (photos) by richfaxy: 6:21am On May 24|
Aero still cancelled all their flights yesterday (saturday) I was a victim. Had to resort to travelling back to Abj from lagos by road
|Travel / Re: Arik Air Cancels All Flights Due To Prevailing Fuel Scarcity (photos) by repogirl(f): 12:10am On May 24|
I remember earlier this month when aero cancelled their flights suddenly from Lagos to Abuja, see as the passengers begin harass their staff. Some were even beaten up as if na them cause the fuel scarcity.
It wasn't funny o, the next day when I heard they were boarding, na so me and my family run enter taxi reach airport, run enter plane without bothering to baff or change from the last day's clothes. We just wanted to be on an airplane one way or another. This fuel scarcity is just horrible.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by bambini: 4:09pm On May 23|
slimmy05:Lol tnx for d info buh did u carry fit to fly? how is der service n food? on ur connecting flight did u buy food? abeg no mind my food issues need to prepare well
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by slimmy05(m): 1:41pm On May 23|
bambini:I carry food enter the plane o. I even had agege bread and gala, ordered for tea and smashed it with force.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by akindolz(f): 9:13am On May 23|
My story at last, i v bin a quiet silent follower n only ask questions wen necessary.
|Travel / Traveling Light In Every Trip by leilakurtz: 9:34am On May 21|
There are some of us, yes, including me, who admittedly can never travel light. My main reasoning is that there might be unforeseen circumstances which call to action some use of my things. When you think about the things that are needed to be packed, you get to pack almost all your belongings. If only you can put your whole house inside a back pack and zip it tight for the journey, it would be better. Unfortunately, humans cannot possibly do it unless you are not human.
Kidding aside, after years of travelling, I have learned the many advantages of traveling light, only bringing my carry-on whenever needed: avoiding extra baggage fees, not having to worry about airlines losing my luggage and not being burdened that much by heavy bags while navigating a new place, especially on foot.
It was actually hard at first but after being inspired by an easy going trip of a friend of mine from Jakarta, Indonesia and asking my advisers from Westhill Consulting Travel and Tours, I decided to try bringing only the necessities, trying to squeeze a few pairs of clothes for a 4-week journey in a wheeled bag. Here are the challenges that I have encountered during the first few tries which you can review since I know you can very well relate:
Challenge #1: Different Climate Adventure
The secret to dealing with multiple climates is layering. The same lightweight T-shirt that you'd wear when strolling around the humid streets of Buenos Aires can serve as a base layer during your hike in the snowy Andes. Keep your heavy layers to a minimum -- you can wear the same sweater or fleece every day as long as you keep changing the lighter shirt closest to your skin. And be sure to bring your jacket on the plane with you so you don't have to stuff it into your suitcase. Be cautious of the climate on the place you are visiting and watch out for any warning signs on the change of weather conditions to prepare you for what is to come.
Challenge #2: Cruise Ship Travel
Shorts, bathing suits and tank tops are easy enough to pack, but the most common sticking point for cruisers is formal night. How can you get a tux or an opulent ball gown into that teeny little carry-on? Luckily these days, cruise ships offer rental tuxedo or some cruise ships miss this event altogether and let the guests to the order room instead.
Challenge #3: Business Trips
Business trips pose two primary challenges for light packers: looking professional without toting half your wardrobe, and bringing only the most essential gadgets to get the job done.
A note for business travelers attending a conference: Forget about lugging all those folders and freebies you received on the trade show floor. Go through them the night before your departure and pack only what you really need or want. If you still don't have room in your carry-on, have your hotel mail the remaining goodies back to your office.
|Travel / Re: Chinese Man Speaking Pidgin On Plane To A Nigeria Woman During A Fight by MrDoGood: 9:14am On May 20|
Mnewton:You don fly before? Talk truth
|Travel / Re: Chinese Man Speaking Pidgin On Plane To A Nigeria Woman During A Fight by prettyboi1(m): 8:41pm On May 19|
I just can't stand people who fight any/every where. Even fighting on a plane? I'm not judging anyone, I'm just saying things should be done in better ways.
|Travel / Re: Chinese Man Speaking Pidgin On Plane To A Nigeria Woman During A Fight by lilykach02(f): 7:12pm On May 19|
Hahahahaha... Bush boi
|Travel / How Aero Contractors Treated A Nairalander Shabbily(must READ) by MojiDelano(f): 6:31pm On May 19|
Me I had sworn that no matter how badly treated I was by a Nigerian Airline I won't say anything. I will just be quiet and watch them disgrace themselves. So for years, I have been very silent with the rubbish they have been meting out on not only me but millions of Nigerians who unfortunately have to use them. From delayed flights, to outright cancellation. From bumpy rides in rickety planes that have seen me peeing on myself and screeming Jesusssssssss, to smelly air hostess with dirty armpits who behave as if they are the best things since slice bread , in all these I have kept my peace and not said anything. I did not even talk when the whole Arik crew descended on my friend the Amiable Abubakar Tafawa Balewa and beat him silly simply because he asked why his seat was given out, I didn't whimper o.
Maybe that is why, today they brought the fight to me. Me,Ajanaku, the Elephant, Aero people try me today. It all started when I got a text last night as usual postponing my morning flight in Abuja from 8.45am to 11.00am. The fact that I had an 11.0clock appointment that I had been chasing for years did not make me talk, the fact that the client had flown in from America and would be early for the meeting after flying for over 13 hours and me who had just 55minutes to fly would be late did not make me talk. So I took it all in my stride and slept off.
In the morning, I took my time and jumped into traffic and the usual Lagos traffic killed me. I arrived at their counter at exactly 10.30 for the flight and one very dirty Aero staff screamed at me with spittle gushing out of her mouth like a volcano erupting and throwing ash everywhere, ' we have closed the counter' she screamed turning her back and showing me a split in her skirts. I smiled believing that this is NIGERIA and this is Ajanaku that I will surmount this challenge. I called out at her and in my smoothest Don Jazzy voice, I pleaded for help. She was livid, looked at me sternly and asked if I did not understand English, that it was over and gleefully told me that the next flight was for 5 o'clock in the evening.
At this time, my cool evaporated and I started begging. I pleaded as if my life depended on it and at this point about 6 of their lowliest paid staff, all with different kinds of body stench descended on me and telling me categorically that I had to leave and come back by 5pm. I begged and begged and begged all to no avail. I even told them that we all voted APC and that the change had come that they should please temper Justice with mercy. This served to only anger them the more as they immediately started mocking me and laughing at me. Guys, the most painful thing in all these, was the fact that they were still checking in other passengers o. Those with huge and plenty luggages where being given VIP treatment while me in all my Gucci Shoes and trousers was left stranded and being advised to either go to another airline the or should start trekking like all these people trekking for Buhari.
At this point someone in authority strolled in and decided to assist and then I knew what my sin was. He asked them to open the system to see if there was more seats, he stared at the system like the tyrant he was, with the power of life and death. He sent a signal to the Pilot, not to dare move that plane until he decided what to do and after staring at the system for what seemed like an eternity gave judgement, I should be upgraded to first class. I thanked him and prayed that God should bless his mistress and that his wife will never catch him, but as he was walking away, his leprous colleagues called him back and told him that I had complained about being delayed for four hours on my last trip and as such I did not see any reason why I could not board after just being late for 30 minutes.
My people, Emperor turned with all the dignity he could muster and gave instant judgement, no more seats and that was final. I stood there looking like a class clown. I could not believe this was happening to me. The circus midgets all immediately burst into imbecilic laughter and stuck out their tongues at me.
Out of frustration, I left them and went to the medview counter, where the Angels there gave me a seat on their 12 noon flight. I thanked them and paid but decided to go back to Aero counter to vent. My people, I for Kuku just go my way o. Na police dey wait for me o. The goons had called Police for me and you know police, na who first report na him get case. The bleached police man demanded for my phone and asked to go through my picture gallery that I had taken pictures of the Aero staff.
That's how the man went through my phone, enjoyed himself with all the - you know the kind picture that will be there na- took his time and decided which ones he will delete and which ones he will keep and in all these the minions where still laughing and still checked people into a flight they had said was full an hour ago.
I thank God for the NCAA people who came to my assistance. Took me to their office took my complaints and calmed me down. They said they had been receiving series of complaints from harassed and humiliated passengers and will certainly do something this time.
So my people, Aero used to be my favorite airline, but with this kind of harassment and being treated like a thief I have left them and taken my wahala somewherelse. You can be sure, I will not miss their shitty service, I will not miss their cheap onboard flight, I will not miss the unpredictability of their services, I I'll not miss their rickety planes, I will not miss having to 'settle' their poorly paid and under trained staff and I will certainly won't have to kneel down and beg to be boarded simply because I mistakenly mentioned that if they could delay me for four hours, they should be a little bit more tolerant with my 30minute lateness, even though the flight was still on ground and checking in was still ongoing.
As I write, I am headed to the Airport with my heart in my mouth. One of the goons had threatened to cancel my return ticket and that I will never fly Aero. I asked him if his father was Ibru that he should try it. My people maybe I should join the Trekkers.
Seun, TheRealMrStan, Ishilove, Lalasticlala
|Travel / Re: Chinese Man Speaking Pidgin On Plane To A Nigeria Woman During A Fight by Mnewton: 1:21pm On May 19|
....instead of praying to papa GOD for a safe trip.......THEY ARE QUARRELING...i dont utter a word in airplane...deaf mode activated in airplane because i hate plane crash
|Travel / Chinese Man Speaking Pidgin On Plane To A Nigeria Woman During A Fight by RYANAYO(m): 1:04pm On May 19|
this one don te for naija o
can't stop laughing
see the video below
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|Travel / Re: Pilot Stayed Till 3am At The Strip Club And Resumed Flying Airplane This Morning by iykbethany(m): 7:26am On May 19|
Better talk to him about it before something bad happens. This is exactly how they kill innocent people.
Some of these plane crashes could be avoided.
It was reported, the Malaysian airplane that could not be found till today was crashed by one of the pilots that was facing divorce case with his wife.
|Travel / Re: Pilot Stayed Till 3am At The Strip Club And Resumed Flying Airplane This Morning by Chinum: 11:00am On May 18|
Hmm. Ok, bye.
|Travel / Re: Pilot Stayed Till 3am At The Strip Club And Resumed Flying Airplane This Morning by Preciousstones(f): 10:57am On May 18|
So we should not enter plane again?or enter road public transport? Or you need mentions
|Travel / Re: Pilot Stayed Till 3am At The Strip Club And Resumed Flying Airplane This Morning by Chinum: 10:21am On May 18|
How comfortable will u be entering a plane whose pilot might fall asleep anytime or even have a breakdown due to lack of sleep?
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by ferdimako(m): 8:25pm On May 17|
Walspring:So ur trip is still far? haba danlar!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by Walspring: 4:41pm On May 17|
Congrats and enjoy your stay
I hope you will pilot my plane when i am going to Obamaland
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by Missy89(f): 5:17pm On May 16|
Why the rush? The plane wont fly till everyone is on board nah
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by onatisi(m): 10:55am On May 16|
frostmate:don't blame arik air ,blame the ppl rushing in to board that flight. Things like this will keep on happening unless ppl starts thinking normally. Why can't ppl demand quality service from arik ,if u have bought a ticket and u can't board that flight u have the right to sue arik and petition relevant authorities , if 20 passengers among that crowd take video recordings of everything and take necessary steps ,by the time arik pays millions of compensation they will take steps for forestall such reoccurence ,even abc interstate bus shuttles organise themselves better than this , and this is air flight, no ambulance or hospital for air !!!!! Kai ppl no like their lives ooo. I m out of this thread .
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by tunde1200(m): 10:49am On May 16|
[quote author=tpiadotcom post=33790916]They have access to the plane and tarmac like that?
Anyway, op take your complaint to the right channels because I know some of you attack personalities by criticizing their businesses.[/quote
God bless you bro, you reason well...
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by frostmate: 10:47am On May 16|
There was very limited space on the plane. Who wants to be left waiting for another 4 hours, animal instincts set in at times like this....throw civility out the window. I blame Arik air for this.
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by onatisi(m): 10:36am On May 16|
Darkboy:yes he has the right to insult nigerians when nigerians themselves have failed to respect themselves. Why should ppl be rushing like this into a plane ? God forbid that a suicide bomber should be on that plane ,can u imagine the extent of casualty we would have been talking about? It is a well known fact that airplanes are good targets for terrorists. So noone had the common sense to organinse ppl and make sure that arik does the right thing?? Everybody is waiting for buhari to come and change arik,nepa,railway,nitel,road,school,army,police, even some ppl are expecting buhari to come and change the furniture in the houses!!!!!!! Until we nigerians start taking responsibility for our actions ,nothing will and can change
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by tpiadotcom: 10:32am On May 16|
They have access to the plane and tarmac like that?
Anyway, op take your complaint to the right channels because I know some of you attack personalities by criticizing their businesses.
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by IYANGBALI: 10:03am On May 16|
Very soon dem go dey park plane for motor park for everybody to rush inside
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by agrovick(m): 9:55am On May 16|
Am I the only seeing the oyinbo who is also hustling for a place on the plane?
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by Nosyke(m): 9:43am On May 16|
Let me be civil with you.
Recently flights are being merged (example, one aircraft might take passengers for more than one destination with stop overs). Having said that, more than one person gets the same seat number and passengers are more than available space.
This leads to scampering whenever the aircraft arrives often after several hours delay.
I hope this is clear enough, as it's very much possible that they are not first timers as you wrongly asserted.
|Travel / Re: Pictures Of Travellers "Fighting" To Board Arik Air by Kegite(m): 9:07am On May 16|
When you already have your seat number written on your flight ticket,
It doesn't matter if you're the last to board the plane, you will still have your seat waiting for you.
I'm so sure this is their first time flying on an airplane.
|Travel / Re: Share Your Most Tedious Journey Ever by Mcowubaba(m): 10:42pm On May 12|
Macelliot7:Hmmmmm..eh better mak I trek from Aba to my house in Surulere than to Enter plane wey Aba boys do....their Shoes don disgrace me enough..not to talk abt their plane ..na one chance to death...
|Travel / Re: Share Your Most Tedious Journey Ever by Macelliot7(m): 10:15pm On May 12|
Mcowubaba:You no try at all....
Since you are in Aba now.... Aba boys can do the needful....
Just cooperate, Aba boys go clone new plane for Una sharp sharp.... .... .... ....
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