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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Newmum0615: 1:31pm On Feb 27
I love you Jare. Maybe I will just name my child Airpure grin
Airpure:
Pls pls pls m I d only one that is tired of all this. even at 1am Naija time don't u guys ve husbands. I see update that 79 new post I click hoping to read some good stuffs n m seeing this as if we don't get enough drama from Naija movies. It really does make me wonder how people can fight like this on an anonymous site how they live in Reality. Just imagine if these 2 were neighbours sometimes all u need to do is be d bigger person n work away.

What stared all this when to travel. Every sensible person know u can't use Mrs A to Judge Mrs B every pregnancy is diff . If u a stay at home mom or business woman u wont understand why someone wants to travel at 35 weeks so stay out of it pls n don't start being judgemental n all. People ve travelled at 36 weeks n didn't ve babies on the plane. I m a working mom I travelled at 34 weeks plus n still ve a month to Go BGG.

Pls next time there is a need for all this unending argument pls open a thread n called "------ meet me here let's argue" MOD pls next time use ur banning powers.

Meanwhile based on what r we comparing Naija n US health care is it see finish that they let us come birth there.pls stop it. Next we will start comparing education SMH. Pls let's get back to the thread topic. abeg.
Travel / Re: Travelling To Europe,uk by worry359(m): 9:50am On Feb 27
aleeypanda:
thanks for the reply.
We are traveling London City UK in Europe.Please suggest me top major attractions of London UK.
You are travelling but do not seem to know where you are going!
The address you give for London is never written like that.
Most people plan their trip well in advance.
What will you explain to entry control officer when questioned?
If they suspect you are not a genuine tourist it's back home on the next plane!

Why can't you look up London sightseeing on Google?
Are you too idle? or not capable?
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Airpure(f): 4:51am On Feb 27
Pls pls pls m I d only one that is tired of all this. even at 1am Naija time don't u guys ve husbands. I see update that 79 new post I click hoping to read some good stuffs n m seeing this as if we don't get enough drama from Naija movies. It really does make me wonder how people can fight like this on an anonymous site how they live in Reality. Just imagine if these 2 were neighbours sometimes all u need to do is be d bigger person n work away.

What stared all this when to travel. Every sensible person know u can't use Mrs A to Judge Mrs B every pregnancy is diff . If u a stay at home mom or business woman u wont understand why someone wants to travel at 35 weeks so stay out of it pls n don't start being judgemental n all. People ve travelled at 36 weeks n didn't ve babies on the plane. I m a working mom I travelled at 34 weeks plus n still ve a month to Go BGG.

Pls next time there is a need for all this unending argument pls open a thread n called "------ meet me here let's argue" MOD pls next time use ur banning powers.

Meanwhile based on what r we comparing Naija n US health care is it see finish that they let us come birth there.pls stop it. Next we will start comparing education SMH. Pls let's get back to the thread topic. abeg.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by zeezahbee(f): 2:46pm On Feb 26
nefertitiram:


All that one will be done at the airport.
American airline only allows hand baggage for free. You pay $25 for the first carry on luggage, then $35 for the second.
Whatever you do, do not fly SPIRIT airline! They charge for air sef inside the plane!
Spirit cheesy shey that one na flight. I flew with them from Houston to Colorado, they did not give us ordinary tap water for like 2 hours flight. I love America airline, quite cheap (good leg space if you book early for the front roll )and southwest airline do not really travel to all states.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MamaTobenna: 12:57pm On Feb 26
Truth is, people are different. I trAvelled at 34 weeks plus and I used Emirates to LA. Asides from prayers, my pregnancy had been uneventful that is no complications. I was drinking water on the plane like person wey magun catch and I kept walking around sote everybody on the plane knew me. Journey was long but I made sure I was as active as possible and kept the fluids going. Immediately I got to LA. I made sure I rested for a whole week without even stepping outside. Use your prenatal drugs, rest well before the trip and immediately after and biko drink plenty water. God will continue to protect is but if your preg has been a bit eventful then please leave earlier

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Travel / Re: My Experience With Arikair In Lagos & London. Same Company Double Standards!!! by Dynamo1(m): 12:51pm On Feb 26
AfricanFem:
OP it is very sad that this happened to you in Nigeria of all places. The truth is who wants to fight at the airport with people who refuse to see common sense.

something similar happened to me once with virgin, i was offered a free tickect to anywhere in world or cash of over £500 but this also happened in london.

We have poor customer service in this country, i dont wish Arik Air ill but thier end is inevitable when there are so many more airlines about.

i definitely wont be using them.

@AfricanFem, I have heard many stories of how different airlines around the world respond to flights delay and cancellation. Are they bound to a different regulation exempting Nigeria? I thought maybe Nigerian airlines operate on different regulation that do not bound them to compensate passengers, until I witnessed Arik Air of all airlines treat us as all international airlines would in London, d same airline wey bone us for Lagos. Right then and then did I realized it's a Nigerian environment thing. Why can't they treat us same way in Nigeria. Unfortunately they are the only Nigeria airline on major international routes, I wish there were others so the competition could force compliance to regulation. In fact part of d offer from London is to link any passenger going to any part of Nigeria on Arik's route Free of Charge with ur luggage. By the time we arrived MMIA, there's an Arik local plane already waiting to pick up passengers on connecting flight. I was like "waoh", could ds be Arik. We can only hope for better days ahead!
Travel / Re: A Nairalander's Trip To Venice, Italy (Photos) by Moana(f): 10:42am On Feb 26
tellwisdom:
You don manage enter plane..u no go let us hear word sad
bad belle
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by nefertitiram: 10:17am On Feb 26
slimwendy85:
Thank you Shagaman. I got someone to book for me, but I read something about obtaining an electronic travel authorisation for most non USA citizens. Heard of this? Does it apply to me? Also, does American airline have any baggage allowance?
Shelly thanks for suggesting southwest airline.

All that one will be done at the airport.
American airline only allows hand baggage for free. You pay $25 for the first carry on luggage, then $35 for the second.
Whatever you do, do not fly SPIRIT airline! They charge for air sef inside the plane!

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander's Trip To Venice, Italy (Photos) by zeelo2014: 11:48pm On Feb 25
tellwisdom:
You don manage enter plane..u no go let us hear word sad
why do many Nigerians have this attitude?
This is an entertaining and educative thread

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Travel / Re: A Nairalander's Trip To Venice, Italy (Photos) by tellwisdom: 11:07pm On Feb 25
You don manage enter plane..u no go let us hear word sad

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by lalavita: 1:49pm On Feb 25
Etihad is a good airline. Their service is similar level to Emirates.
I know sometimes they use a third party plane (Jet Airways) for the Lagos-Abu Dhabi leg but heard it is ok.
The LA leg should be even better.

The only thing you should note is that POE for US for Etihad is in Abu Dhabi...yep, you clear immigration there and land "local" in the States. Not sure how lenient or difficult they are though. So might be good to see if any other pregnant mums have passed through there.

http://www.murthy.com/2014/03/05/cbp-preclearance-post-added-at-abu-dhabi-international-airport/

KayLayChi:
Thanks Chloe7 will explore the option.

Please I need more advise on travelling with Etihad to Los Angeles.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by kizluv(f): 1:23am On Feb 24
dere5:

That was not the case when i flew delta from Lagos to Chicago and POE was Atlanta, my checked in bag was transfered to the chicago flight at atlanta by the airline staff without me seeing it,just went through CBP at Atlanta with my hand luggage and was asked if i had any food and i said no
Your right , if cbp don't need to see your bags, no need for the airline to see it. If cbp keep you and you miss your flights your bag won't go on the plane.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by kizluv(f): 12:51am On Feb 22
bj2012golf and baby on the birth of your baby, been off NL for a while...

Sorry this is so long...
My flight was from abuja to Heathrow, to Chicago then to St. Louis.
I had no idea Chicago POE was hot cake till the lady posted her story. My flight was on Tuesday 17th, by the time we got to Chicago, I was exhausted, it was about 1am Nigerian time , my 2yr old son was fast asleep, we tried to wear him his winter jacket and that was how the tantrum started. He cried inconsolably. We wer the last to the leave the plane and by the time we got to immigration there was no queue . Got to the immigration officer.
Officer- why are you here
husband - visiting and my wife has an appointment with the gynecologist.
Officer- How long are you staying.
husband- me a week, them about 3 months.
Officer- been to any African country lately.
husband - No
Officer - do you have food
Husband - cassava flakes (garri) and grinded millet( pap)
Officer took our prints and stamp our passport, sent us for secondary inspection.
I sat down a distance away with my son.
There told my husband to bring our bags. Said there had to see the food.
cbp- does your wife plan to have the baby here
Husband - yes
C- why
H- cos of her experience with her first delivery
C- why the US, why not UK or Russian
(Lmao , Russia ko)
H- i am used to coming to the US
C- But you have never used he US for medical
H- No
C- doctors appointment?  Any documents
H- yes, showed him
C- I don't believe this letter is genuine.
H- silence
cbp- how long are you staying
H- told him
C- how would she cope with the little boy.
H- she's staying with someone
C-  looked inside our luggage
what are these. (Expression attachement)
C - are there human hair,?
H- I don't know , my wife bought them for less than $2.
C- why so many ( 8 )
H- There are more than 8, they are 20 pieces, so that they will last.
C- How much do you have?
H- 9500
 C- you said they are staying for 3 months your luggage doesn't say your wife is staying for 3mo.
H- she has just bout 5 cloths that she wears and would buy from the stores here for both of them.
C- why does your luggage tell me you are relocating here
It didn't sound funny den, I was tired n my son was sleeping on my already tired body.
H- I won't leave my job n relocate under a visiting visa.
C- what do you do
H- Told him
C- do you have any document to prove that
H- Showed him ID card
C - You should have a letter from your place of work stating you are on leave n coming back
(Hiaaaaa, see wahala. I just dai hiss were I siddon.)
He went on and on about the box, said he doesn't believe us, no cloths in the box. I can't remember half the question, but finally he freed us. Said my husband was an economist and have packaged the whole answer. That this is what he does, he gets fact from people's luggage, he said next time he won't believe us bla bla bla. Since I met my husband, he has been to the US atleast twice every year in April and October for IMF meeting (officially sponsored)
And once he takes his leave and I follow him to cut transportation cost.
It's really not by how many times you come der.
I hope this helps someone.
I just want to say thanks to everyone here, you helped us prepare well.God bless...

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Travel / Re: Do I Need A Visa To Travel From Nigeria To Barbados by jessiecah(f): 5:03pm On Feb 21
momoyama:


You are wrong. Barbados is one of a few Caribbean countries (the others being Haiti and Dominica) that do not require visas from Nigerians. That info is available on Wikipedia. And there is no such thing as a "Caribbean visa". All of our countries have different visa requirements for people entering.

However, as I said above, I know a few Nigerians who arrived in Barbados and were put back on the plane because the immigration officer in question was suspicious.


Ok, I didn't know about that. What I meant was
that you can use your Dominican visa to enter Barbados or something like that @ least...thanks for the correction
Travel / Re: Do I Need A Visa To Travel From Nigeria To Barbados by momoyama: 4:59pm On Feb 21
jessiecah:
Lol..you definitely need a visa...but if you already have any carribean visa, you might not need one

You are wrong. Barbados is one of a few Caribbean countries (the others being Haiti and Dominica) that do not require visas from Nigerians. That info is available on Wikipedia. And there is no such thing as a "Caribbean visa". All of our countries have different visa requirements for people entering.

However, as I said above, I know a few Nigerians who arrived in Barbados and were put back on the plane because the immigration officer in question was suspicious.

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Travel / Re: Fatima Abba Gwadabe, The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano by blink182(m): 12:41pm On Feb 21
thaoriginator:
is it scarf that will fly the plane?Yeye brain.
Yeye brain that is better than yours. I know you think I made that comment based on religious intolerance but I said it because she won't be able to see full angle and turn unnecessarily to reach controls, I'm sure she removes it before flying.
Travel / Re: Fatima Abba Gwadabe, The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano by thaoriginator: 9:46am On Feb 21
blink182:
Is that how she will tie scarf over her head to fly or just for this picture?
is it scarf that will fly the plane?Yeye brain.

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Travel / Re: Fatima Abba Gwadabe, The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano by XBLadez: 9:15am On Feb 21
Hope it's not 'haram' for a woman to fly a plane? lipsrsealed
Travel / Re: Fatima Abba Gwadabe, The First Muslim Female Pilot In Kano by sunnyshayne(m): 6:04am On Feb 21
I like pilots and the swag they display!

They deserve it Jo, is it easy to fly a plane?

Turbulence........that moment you remember God and you feel like opening the window to throw away those ungodly stuffs in your bag!

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Travel / Re: Why I Want To Visit Nigeria - A Foreigner's (Flimsy) Reasons. by kilmix: 3:52pm On Feb 20
MrCork:



...so u want to compare pekam to Nigeria ?... That place where u people hav moooskito lookin like butter fly?... May I remind u that we don't hav mossskito hear in London.and unlike u people..we only hav them in zoo ( no oofense) angry

Chinedu you better face your spare part business before ur Oga sack u.

Be forming Londoner here..

U have never been to any airport road sef.
Let's not even talk abt going inside an airport or entering a plane.
Travel / Flights To Atlanta by pslm23(f): 9:53pm On Feb 19
Please, British Airways, AirFrance, Lufthansa, KLM and even Ethiopian airlines have way too expensive flights leaving Lagos for Atlanta by end of March!

Does anybody know of a cheaper airline? Please no mention of AirAsia oh or any Asian plane, i take God beg una! grin
Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by shinejackie: 4:31pm On Feb 19
suxes2005:


You send it through e-mail or mail like I said earlier.

Yes. 100% assurance and if lucky, you might get free
plane ticket!


~ Sheyi
.

Hhahha....bad nigga.... grin grin
Travel / Re: Usa Visit Visa by suxes2005(m): 12:40pm On Feb 19
nicko92:



ok If I'm the person sending,how do I go about that?
and do I have a 100% assurance I will get a visa if I get an invitation?

You send it through e-mail or mail like I said earlier.

Yes. 100% assurance and if lucky, you might get free
plane ticket!

~ Sheyi
Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by otiigba1(m): 4:56pm On Feb 18
what? stealing gas from plane? are people this poor in nigeria? grin grin grin grin grin

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Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by tommysparks: 12:27pm On Feb 18
And am sure that is what made Dana plane crash in 2012 because the engines failed and other planes were found with adulterated fuel, I guess this guys just siphon the fuel and then add water to make up the amount and the pilot will just see full tank on his display and take off with d plane. Those guys should be tried for stealing, corruption, murder, and treason.

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Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by aereec: 10:04am On Feb 18
cacmatters:
Imaging plane fuel finishing mid air...
you took that thought out of my mind
Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by Awaja: 9:07am On Feb 18
Real G's dey divert plane
na fuel una steel
Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by tunde1200(m): 8:20am On Feb 18
Bro the write alone shows lots of incorrect facts. No where in the world aviation Jet A1 will be used to top another aircraft from jerry cans.

No airline will ever buy such water contaminated fuel for another aircraft according to aircraft maintenance manual and procedures for fuel storages.

I worked for the same arikair and I believe those fuel are siphoned and sell to local users for cookings like kerosene due to their similarities, only that jeta1 is lighter than kerosene.



obailala:
What?! shocked

I'm really not bothered about guys siphoning aviation fuel from a plane. What I'm curious to know is who they sell these jerrycans to.

Does it mean some airlines could actually just buy off jet fuel from any tout at the airport and use a funnel to pour it into a plane?

I would have expected a very stringent procurement procedure for things like jet fuel considering the dangers of running an aircraft with poor quality or adulterated fuel.

GOd help us in Nigeria!
Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by fareed69: 8:01am On Feb 18
tzoracle:
So what if a routine check is not conducted and that plane takes off and the fuel finishes halfway no b lyk say u keep spare for boot or u can go for a refill,that would be how lives would be wasted

Nigerians are so callous

Hear what you just said?
The most Useless contribution to the discussion
There is std operation procedure may be your Car does not ve a fuel gauge and am quite sure na bicycle you dey ride.
Won't the crew check all facilities before flying.
Chai you are a dumb Ass

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Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by kushsy: 8:00am On Feb 18
obailala:
What?! shocked

I'm really not bothered about guys siphoning aviation fuel from a plane. What I'm curious to know is who they sell these jerrycans to.

Does it mean some airlines could actually just buy off jet fuel from any tout at the airport and use a funnel to pour it into a plane?

I would have expected a very stringent procurement procedure for things like jet fuel considering the dangers of running an aircraft with poor quality or adulterated fuel.

GOd help us in Nigeria!
. Jet fuel could also be used in cooking stove maybe that what they stealing for not to sale. doubt an airline will buy fuel in Gallons.

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Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by Imoy(m): 7:58am On Feb 18
cacmatters:
Imaging plane fuel finishing mid air...

Hahahaha.....

Dat one na serious Gobe.
No fueling station for air ohhh.
Na jabo sure pass.
Travel / Re: 3 Arik Staff Arrested For Stealing Jet Fuel From Arik Plane by Pennywise(m): 6:42am On Feb 18
kuluTemper:
This story is not true. How can fuel from an aircraft be siphoned into jerry cans?

They may have been caught with the fuel, probably from the fuel truck, but from a plane? It is not true.

fuel cannot be siphoned from modern cars not to talk of plane.

".... cannot be siphoned "? But these heroic Nigerians did it.
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