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|Travel / Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by MrBBBB: 6:56pm On Aug 20|
Lol @joygirl2017. Thank God for journey mercies. Glad you got in safely and with your hubby. Please could you give more information as to the questions that were asked at immigration desk.
|Travel / Re: UK Spouse Visa/Appeal Process-part2 by joygirl2017(f): 6:17pm On Aug 20|
My dear I used Air maroc , let share my experience
If you looking at getting to uk same day and faster : air maroc
Abeg their service is poor .air hostesses were not polite as if they forced them to work
plane is small and tight goosshhh !!!
plane is nosey , my ear hurts
No entertainment on plane I repeat no entertainment on plane .
How the hell does an air line exist for good 60years and still doesnt have an airbus or recent boe plane they use old boring boes planes.
My ear hurts from the flight .
The bread was a bit stale ,didnt eat it .
Agreed I saved money but abeg they need to bump up on service and food. But you get to uk one day the flight isnt long which is great thumps up forthat compared to Qatar or emirates etc
Hope this review helps someone
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by ProfOjah1234: 11:54am On Aug 20|
Sorry for the late travel transcript.. 10th of August
My travel experience was just exactly like others who took Air maroc ~ horrible food, long hours layover and sort of. Though I ate those food as I got no choice. The long layover wasn't boring as i asked one of the officials at cassablanca the password for the wifi and I kept buzzing.. We departed for New York exactly 10pm (Naija time) and arrived 2am(US time).. Nothing much at the POE, I was only asked 2 questions by the beautiful CBP lady after submitting my declaration form & i20
CBP: where are you coming from
CBP: what course will you be studying?
She stamped my passport and I went to claim my luggages.. I was scared my egusi, ogbono, suya sauce(which I brought for someone), garri, beans, maggi with chicken flavor and other stuffs would have been trashed cos of the weyrey I did for those naija custom who wanted to collect 2k for one nonsense NAQS tag & certificate, BUT everything was intact. I waited till 6am for the NYairporter to take a shuttle from JFK to LaGuardia (Thanks to Lagosismyhome & electronic for this info). Got to LaGuardia, checked-in my luggages with American Airline from NY to Atlanta, had a 2hours stop at Philadelphia (very beautiful local airport). Got to Jackson-Hartsfield Airport by 6pm.
NB. If you plan to fly AA within the US, you will pay for luggages(one bag goes for $25 while two for $60). What I did was, I checked in only one big bag and I took the other small bag inside the fit-in cabinet on the plane. I only paid $25.. I got this OT from someone's travel transcript on this forum( I cant remember his moniker). Thanks bro for saving me some money..
|Travel / Re: Free Flight To UK (for USA Residents Only) by justwise(m): 8:41am On Aug 20|
Will you consider a random nairalander as relative?
|Travel / Free Flight To UK (for USA Residents Only) by SirJeffry(m): 8:29am On Aug 20|
A colleague and I will be flying a small plane to London next week and we are cleared to grant free flight to relatives going that route at their own risk, no insurance incase of accident.
Here are some clarifications;
Not more than five people from my side, I don't have anybody right now.
He/she must have a US passport or valid UK visa.
Make arrangements for your own food which will go through security clearance as we will not have any flight attendant. It's a small military jet.
Take off will be from Miramar San Diego USMC base, and not LAX or commercial airport.
Interested? Let me know asap.
Cc.Lalasticlala, Justwise, Disguy.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by Freshface: 10:19pm On Aug 19|
I have passed through Houston and Chicago POE both for birthing purpose and i didn't have a birthing visa for any of them. I didn't spend more than 5minutes in any of the POEs.
I have said it here before, when you appear before these people, answer questions with as much information as u can. Don't beg for questions. Its a way of controlling the conversation. With good preparation, you should be able to predict their next step and be ahead.
Its doable but not advisable sha.
Even the point of exit of Chicago is like passing through the Lion's den! Over 10 immigration officers with dogs at the entrance to the plane! Haba! Kilode! Not for the faint hearted sha.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by temmitats(f): 5:38pm On Aug 19|
Time2Smile:That man didn't have to go off on you like that . Anyways God bless your new journey.
|Travel / Re: Bribe Collection At Murtala Muhammed International Airport by hillsway(m): 4:17pm On Aug 19|
joeluv:One man on that quarantine point told me ,it cost 10k for that same lousy reciept.I just look am bad eye,risk my food stuff enter plane with hope same make them do their worst.My luggage follow me intact reach where I dey go.So no mind that scam of a receipt,lock your bag and see them trying to open am without your consent if you no go sue the airline.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by Time2Smile(m): 3:28pm On Aug 19|
This is the belated second half of my travel and POE transcript. I am sorry it is coming late but I have been extremely busy with orientations and registration.
So where did I stop, hmmmm okay Killing some time at JFK. My connecting flight from New York's LaGuardia to DFW in Dallas was scheduled for 3:20PM New York time and our flight into NYC landed on time and I was cleared before 2:00 am, so I had a lot of time. I got a cart lying around and used it to take my baggage to the first floor of Terminal 4, where the airtrain offload and loads riders, so that I could watch CNN and also use the internet. I stayed here for a while and a Nigerian girl with connecting flight to Seattle helped me to watch over my luggage as I went to pray Fajr Salat in the JFK islamic centre around 5am(Located in the departure area of Terminal 4, at the corner of Virgin Atlantic check in counter).
I really should have gotten some sleep in the mosque but baggage storage was not opened, so I had to wait it out. I used some of this time to type the first transcript. At about 10 am I came down the arrival lounge , used the bathroom to freshen up a bit and change my shirt, got a cup of coffee and 3 doghnuts from Dukkins Donuts at 6.80 Dollars. I then presented my ticket to Airporter agent and was informed that the next bus for LaGuardia leaves at 10:40 am. I got to La Guardia before 12 noon for my 3:20 pm flight. I used the internet a bit before commencing check in around after 1pm.
Delta has a self check in which allows you to print your boarding pass but my card was not accepted so I had to opt for manual check in. The Delta official asked for my travelling documents and then the card I used to book( A big Thanks to @Ndawe because I might not have taken it along if not for your advice). I was told that my ticket was placed on hold, He proceeded to call someone and after a few minutes I was cleared and payed $60 for my 2 checked baggage in cash. I then joined a long serpentine queue for security check in.
Although I know that Blacks make up only 13% of American population, my experience in LaGuardia really drove it home. About 19 out of every 20 passengers were whites. Some of them gave me a knowing smile because the probably guessed I am an international student with the size of my luggage(the nylon wrapped around it at MMIA didn't help too). As I stood on queue, the folder I was holding kept touching a middle aged white guy in front of me, he looked back a couple of times while I was quite oblivious to his concerns. Suddenly, he detonated on me; PLEASE STOP TOUCHING ME, OKAY. YOU ARE MAKING ME NERVOUS, THIS IS ABOUT THE TENTH TIME, NO ONE ELSE IN TOUCHING ANOTHER PERSON HERE. I apologized and made sure I kept enough distance from him until we cleared security.
We boarded on time and I had a window seat on the wings of a small Brazilian made Embraer jet. For some reason I was really nervous about the takeoff, and being my third flight in 24hrs I really should not have been. LaGuardia is under construction so there was literally a queue on the runway we used with a plane taking off almost every 2 minutes. The flight took off late, was really smooth with great view of New York and we made up the time lost in the airport during the flight. Therefore we were able to land on time in Dallas at 6:30pm Central time after a three and half hours flight.
My roommate was out of the country, so he arranged for his project mate, who happens to be a Nigerian, to come and pick me up from the airport. I borrowed a young Asian American guy phone to call him upon arrival. He took me to the apartment and also brought a delicious bowl of rice, fried plantain,meat and chicken courtesy of his wife. I arrived at the apartment around 8 o'clock on Sunday 13th of August. Overall my journey was smooth and straightforward and I appreciate everyone who assisted me in one way or another.
I have been trying to settle in but sleep cycle has really been messed up. I am always dosing seriously around 5pm Dallas time which translates to 11pm Nigerian time. The first thing everyone ask you is where are you from and I was told by my Graduate officer that I am the first Nigerian that would be admitted to Molecular and Cell Biology Graudate programme of UT Dallas. I hope to do well, serve as a good ambassador and open doors for other Nigerians. I know this applies to a lot of us as well. I have been mightily impressed by the school, and If you are someone like me who has always valued good education, then I say keep putting in the hard-work on that GRE prep, SOP, application, Visa interview process. It is a life changing opportunity.
Let me stop here at the moment, I still have a lot to share. All #teamfall2017 people who have entered the US and couldn't be bothered to post a POE transcript, remember there is Godooooooooooo.........
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|Travel / Re: Visa Free by Ugosample(m): 12:46pm On Aug 19|
Lol @ 15 days by plane
That's not just possible
|Travel / Re: Visa Free by Henryyy(m): 10:26am On Aug 19|
Teaveapoet:I smell lies what's the name of this ya mystery country?
|Travel / Re: Visa Free by Iamsheye(m): 5:00pm On Aug 18|
you must be joking right
|Travel / Re: "Trafficking Is Worst Than Corruption"; 138 Nigerians Deported From Libya.Photos by Originalsly: 3:58pm On Aug 18|
PrettyCrystal:Shouldn't they be charged for leaving the country illegally?... and after spending for their return...why spend more for their rehabilitation and reintegration when the same money can be spend to open opportunities and discourage others from foolishly leaving the country in the first place? Hmmm....maybe it is better I stowaway on a plane.... or become a militant... then I'll be rewarded with scholarships , a good job and housing.
|Travel / Re: "Trafficking Is Worst Than Corruption"; 138 Nigerians Deported From Libya.Photos by Dandsome: 3:45pm On Aug 18|
At least dem don enter plane wey some of them de hustle to enter
|Travel / Re: Visa Free by Teaveapoet(f): 1:49pm On Aug 18|
Visa Free"hmm i know of one country, it rains once in 3years. it's 15days journey by plane. flight ticket sef fit kil person but am serious it's free.
|Travel / Re: The First Air Peace Lagos – Akure Flight Touch Down Akure Airport (photos,video) by Ajekuiya: 11:11pm On Aug 17|
Good development, issue is the flight safety, the plane looks good and well packaged, hopefully it won't be for just one week before they bring in the old ones to ferry people. God protect us o
|Travel / Re: The First Air Peace Lagos – Akure Flight Touch Down Akure Airport (photos,video) by Eastatlantaniqqa(m): 8:30pm On Aug 17|
Thank God say na FUTA i dae go at least i fit boast sey i don enta plane for just 10k buh i knw say dae go still increase am
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by Newman1010: 10:57am On Aug 17|
@ jnyuwa20, the post below especially the bolded should put an end to this agurement. We all understand the message you are trying to pass but let's leave it at that. Well said @cuspy
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by cuspy(m): 10:47am On Aug 17|
I have been following your posts for a while now and you don't come across to me as someone who would shy away from something because others are running away from it. Did the fact that others failed to get an admit or funding from USask stop you from applying? Or should one decide to travel by road instead of air simply because others have died by plane crash? Obviously No!
Stop discouraging people from going through this route because it is a tad more difficult. The reason why people go via the PGD route is because of low CGPA. Getting into a Master's program with low CGPA in some fields is as difficult or even more difficult than getting a TRV with a PGD Admission.
Yes, they should know that it is difficult to get a TRV via the PGD route but they should also know that some people get it. They should also know that it is difficult to get into a Master's program with low cgpa but they should also know that it is not impossible. So let them choose their poison. In fact, with the way you magnify the difficulty associated with the PGD route, one will erroneously jump into conclusion that getting a TRV with a Master's Admit is like a walk in the park.
Like someone rightly pointed, we should join heads together to figure out how PGD applicants can prove to the VOs that they're legit rather than imbuing them with doubts about their application.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by jordie: 12:28am On Aug 16|
Got in Sunday night. All the best.
|Travel / Re: Osita Chidoka's Son In The Cockpit Of An Airplane (Photos) by blaqroy: 11:26pm On Aug 15|
Meanwhile I have not entered plane before.....
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by adudumummy: 11:23pm On Aug 15|
u can ask ur Dr to reduce for u if u re not above 36wks..u can contact me
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by adudumummy: 11:19pm On Aug 15|
|Travel / Re: Osita Chidoka's Son In The Cockpit Of An Airplane (Photos) by Naijacost22: 10:15pm On Aug 15|
Fine Pikin. But wait oh, is it not wrong for a non pilot to be in the cockpit of a plane on a tarmac? IATA rules say so.
|Travel / Re: Osita Chidoka's Son In The Cockpit Of An Airplane (Photos) by Swiftlee(m): 10:14pm On Aug 15|
Odiegwu..Buhari was in that plane..he has finally arrived from London
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|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by aladejohn(m): 6:00pm On Aug 15|
My Wife travelled to Washington yesterday via virgin atlantic and he Fit to Fly from Havana Specialist hospital stated she was 35 weeks and she was almost denied boarding on the plane. She had to be assessed and passed fit to fly by the manager at the airport yesterday.
Best if you are 34 weeks or lower. No need for fit to fly 2k at the airport. That wasn't asked for.
Hope this is helpful and not too late.
|Travel / REVEALED: The Secret Code Your Pilot Will Use If Your Plane Has Been Hijacked by Pascalville(m): 3:45pm On Aug 15|
PILOTS have a very specific secret code to use in the event that your plane has been hijacked.
Though plane hijackings are rare, there have been several high profile cases to shock the world over the past few decades.
One of the most mysterious hijackings was carried out by a man dubbed DB Cooper in 1971, and still remains an unsolved case to this day.
Pilots are well-trained in every emergency situation they could possibly encounter during a flight.
plane hijackings are no different. There is a special code pilots must use to communicate such a scenario to air traffic control back on ground.
electronic device called a transponder, signals a hijacking or unlawful interference.
This communication, called squawking, is done silently so that the hijacker remains unaware, thereby creating an advantage for pilots.
It’s not the only distress code pilots hope they never have to use.
Squawking 7700 indicates a general emergency, while 7600 signals a loss of radio communication.
There have been several instances of pilots accidentally sending the hijack code to air traffic control.
Last year a pilot hit the emergency hijack button twice by mistake on a Saudi Airlines flight to the Philippines.
The error caused the plane to be separated from other flights at Manila International Airport when it touched down.
Police surrounded the Boeing 777 and passengers were not allowed to disembark for more than two hours.
Earlier this year a Malaysia Airlines flight from Melbourne to Kuala Lumpur was forced to return to Australia when a disruptive passenger tried to enter the cockpit.
Local reports said 11 passengers tackled a man holding a device after he claimed he had a bomb.
The plane was forced to land and requested security assistance.
Passengers were kept on board for 90 minutes after the aircraft touched down, as a bomb search was conducted.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by Osemigho: 8:52am On Aug 15|
Thanks for the info. Soar in your new home.
As per our amiable elder, TheSoj, I respect him for your observation. Although I sometimes ask how and when I will be able to, I hope to achieve his feat someday.
You can't run away from family but you can help them to secure themselves, hoping they will be fully independent someday.
God bless you bro. You are a blessing to us (strangers) and even family members.
|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by thesoj: 12:04am On Aug 15|
Hahahahaha @ 'mission to relocate his entire family to Canada".
Yeah my bro told me that yesterday an employee of Egypt Air at the airline counter asked him that he must show that he has $1000 cash on him because he has a one-way ticket. The Nigerian employee of the airline said that Egypt Air doesn't want to foot the bill in case he is sent back at the Port of Entry; the employee said that this is because the airline has had to foot a lot of such bills for student visa holders lately lately (don't know if they are lying or not).
Regardless, it sounds extremely illegal for an airline to behave this way. They didn't allow my bro to check-in until he asked them if he could instead sign a letter of undertaking saying he'd foot the bill should he be sent back home at the POE. This is completely ridiculous. It even sounds like an attempted extortion where if you show the cash the employee takes a portion of it to enrich his pocket.
Anyone who experiences this should not let them deny you check-in. If it's possible, take a video on the incident, make a post of this illegal activity on Twitter or Instagram and mention the International Aviation body on Twitter (@IATA), Guardian Nigeria (@guardiannigeria), and Transport Canada (@Transport_gc), etc. Mention that your flight was booked from Lagos to Toronto or wherever.
Better yet, assert yourself and don't let the airline bully you.
@dapoddon: how did you convince them to let you check in? Did you have to find the $1000 cash?
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|Travel / Re: Canadian Student Visa Thread Part 13 by dapoddon: 4:45pm On Aug 14|
Guys, touchdown Toronto ! Very clean and beautiful country from the little have seen.
For the guys who haven't paid fees or have funding and going via Egypt Air, pls hold like 1k dollars, although non of their business the guys at MMIA might ask for it.
POE, was super chilled,just be bold, confident and honest. Might also be good to keep track of ur luggage in transit points to avoid stories upon arrival at final destination.
Apparently baba @thesoj is on a mission to relocate his entire family to Canada, met another of his brothers on the plane.
TRV fall on all hopefuls and refused applications.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 12 by texrem(m): 3:18pm On Aug 14|
Air maroc is good. Fly with them.
|Travel / Re: Akeredolu Launches Lagos-Akure Route By Air Peace (Photos) by BiggyBamBam: 9:34am On Aug 14|
This plane is very old sha...
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