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|Travel / Re: Cancelled USA B1/B2 Visa With Prejudice? Lets Discuss by iContribute: 8:33pm On Jul 31|
Very True. Not even just being ready to answers questions regarding change of plans, they should also be ready to back those changes up with strong surporting evidence i.e print outs, photocopies and what have you.
|Travel / Re: Cancelled USA B1/B2 Visa With Prejudice? Lets Discuss by ycoxyng: 4:27pm On Jul 31|
Like to share a personal story and I hope it will help folks travelling to USA. My wife and kids where delayed up to 3 Hours at Dallas Dallas Ft Worth Intl. she was questioned on all manners of things before she was allowed in. one particular question they asked her that cut my attention was why is she visiting Dallas and not California as claimed in her application form despite the fact that we all travelled to California last year. I think people should be ready to answer questions as to change of destination particularly first timer. Also,she said half of the people on the plane were sent to secondary inspection both whites and blacks.
|Travel / Travellers:have You Ever Experienced Air/plane Panic While On Board by kanaleke: 11:30pm On Jul 30|
What crossed your mind the day you heard an announcement while on board that your flight is targeted by terrorists,technical faults,any emergency while flying....I bet it would be a horrible experience
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by Stewee(m): 10:23pm On Jul 30|
What's the fun in that... it's more fun when you're 30,000 feet and dropping torpedoes on humans on ground looking like ants.
...and when pilots die it's usually quick and painless
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 7 by bbdd: 9:31pm On Jul 30|
Stewee!!! Your mates are doing ground combat you want fly plane
|Travel / Debris Of MH370 Found by despam(m): 12:47am On Jul 30|
Debris found in the western Indian Ocean on Wednesday appears to be part of a Boeing 777, the same model as Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 that disappeared in 2014, according to a source close to the investigation.
The source said there is a unique element to the Boeing 777's flaperon, a wing component, that Boeing observers believe they are seeing in photos.
The debris was found Wednesday off the coast of Reunion Island, a French department in the western Indian Ocean. It is being examined to see if it is connected to flight MH370, a member of the French air force in Reunion said Wednesday.
The debris was found off the coast of St. Andre, a community on the island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat.
Officials conducted an initial assessment of the debris using photographs.
The source said stressed the observations are preliminary.
The debris was found off the coast of St. Andre, a community on Reunion Island, according to Adjutant Christian Retournat.
Earlier, Retournat said the debris appeared to be a wing flap and had been taken to the island, located about 380 nautical miles off the coast of Madagascar.
The Malaysian government has dispatched a team to Reunion Island to investigate the debris, Malaysian Minister of Transportation Liow Tiong Lai said in New York.
"We need to verify. We have wreckage found that needs to be further verified before we can further confirm if it belongs to MH370. So we have dispatched a team to investigate on these issues and we hope that we can identify it as soon as possible," the minister said.
Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found off the coast of Reunion island.
Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found off the coast of Reunion island.
CNN analysts say there are indications that the airplane part could be from a Boeing 777, and if that's the case, it's likely from MH370.
Making the determination should be "very simple" because the serial numbers riveted to numerous parts of the plane can be linked to not only the plane's model, but the exact aircraft, said CNN aviation analyst Les Abend, who flew 777s during his 30 years as a pilot.
This means crash investigators may be able to figure it out from photographs of the part -- which could be an aileron, a flap or a flaperon -- even before arriving on the island, he said.
There are at least three elements of the discovery that are consistent with MH370, said CNN safety analyst David Soucie. The first is that the part appears to have been torn off of the aircraft. Airplane debris is being examined to see if it's connected to MH370.
"This is from a sudden impact, it looks like to me," Soucie said.
There also is a seal on the top of the part that "is consistent with what I would see on an inside flap on a triple 7," he said, and the barnacles on the part are consistent with the "parasitic activity" that would take place from being under water so long.
However, the part appears to be coated in white paint, which would run counter to Soucie's other observations in that the 777's parts would be coated in zinc chromate, not paint. Soucie acknowledged, however, that the part could be coated in something from the ocean.
"If it is a part from a triple 7, we can be fairly confident it is from 370 because there just haven't been that many triple 7 crashes and there haven't been any in this area," said CNN aviation analyst Mary Schiavo.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, with 239 people aboard, disappeared after a late-night take off from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on March 8, 2014, bound for Beijing.
Authorities have said they still don't know why it turned dramatically off course over the sea between Malaysia and Vietnam, or where exactly its errant journey finished.
Theories: What happened to MH370?
An international team of experts used satellite data to calculate that the plane eventually went down in the southern Indian Ocean. Search teams have been combing a vast area of the seafloor in the southern Indian Ocean, hunting for traces of the passenger jet, about 2,300 miles (3,700 kilometers) from where the debris was found.
The Malaysian government eventually declared the loss of Malaysia Airlines flight 370 an accident and all of its passengers and crew presumed dead.
|Travel / 10 Most Annoying People You’ll Encounter On Flights by Realwvn: 6:17pm On Jul 29|
Think about every flight you have ever been on. There are a few types of people you see, no matter what type of flight you take, how long it is, or where you are going, regardless of what airline you are flying on, and to where. The next time you fly, take a look around; you will see the following types of people. And if one is missing? Well, be careful… it might just be you.
The One with the Deathly Cold
Airplanes are germ factories, and even if you aren’t germ phobic, it can get a little overwhelming. There is always at least one person on a flight who is constantly coughing, sniffling, or clearing their throat. Sure, they may not be carrying the plague, but you don’t know that. Even if they aren’t really sick, the sounds themselves get really irritating after a while.
Solution: Although you cannot stop the people from coughing or sniffling, you can keep yourself from becoming one of them by washing your hands frequently or using hand sanitizer.
The One Who Obviously Didn’t Shower
Have you ever walked onto a plane and simply wanted to walk off again because of the smell? Generally this is not due to a malfunction of the plane itself. In fact, it usually is because someone simply didn’t take a shower, wear deodorant, or otherwise has bad B.O. Sure, you can feel bad for the person, but you certainly don’t want to sit next to them.
Solution: This is a hard situation to deal with, because short of Febreezing somebody, you may think that you have nothing that you can do. Come prepared with a car air freshener and place it in between the seat near them and this should neutralize the smell.
The Screaming Kids
Cheap flights tend to attract families. This isn’t a bad thing, and not all kids on flights are bad, but you will find screaming children on nearly every flight who just ruin the whole experience for everyone. There are well-behaved kids too, but they are completely overshadowed by the ones bawling or screaming obscenities. When you experience these children, sometimes you don’t know whether to feel worse for the parents, or your eardrums.
Solution: In my opinion, headphones were made for this specific reason. The screaming of a child is something that people who do not have children shouldn’t be subjected to, so sound-cancelling headphones will save the day!
The One Who Won’t Shut Up
Talking during a flight can be cool. It’s great to meet new people, and you can learn awesome, interesting things, but sometimes, you simply want to be left alone. Unfortunately, this person doesn’t understand the concept of personal time. They won’t shut up, even when you give normal social cues that you don’t want to talk, or in some cases when you outright tell them that you aren’t in the mood for conversation, these talkers won’t stop jabbering.
Solution: Headphones will be a weapon for some of these people, and this is a great repellent to the chatty Cathy next to you who won’t stop. The pretence of falling asleep can work as well, and I have often put my head down on the food tray whether I was asleep or not when dealing with an offender of this sort.
The Complete Recliner
Airplane seats recline, we get that, and it’s great and all, but there is very little room for negotiation in today’s planes. When you recline your seat—even a tiny bit—you are taking space from the person behind you. Though it’s fine to recline a little, it can be really irritating to the person behind you if you recline all the way and then leave your seat like that for the entire flight. Sure, it’s your right to do so, but remember that it’s their right to bring their screaming kids, talk your ear off, and sniffle through the whole flight.
Solution: Nobody wants to be the person who asks the one in front of them to move their chair back up. In many cases the person will be polite and move it up, but in other cases the person will say it is their right to do this. Note that it is also your right to call the flight attendant over and ask to change seats because this person won’t raise their chair. This may seem rash but as a man who’s 6’4″, this seems like the best solution over hours of extreme discomfort.
The One Who Doesn’t Think the Rules Apply
This flyer you can spot a mile away. This is the one who doesn’t feel that any of the flight rules apply to them. During security, they try to get
through with things they know they shouldn’t have, and when boarding the plane, they ignore seating zones, and try to get on immediately. Every single time they are told to do something, they try to challenge it.
Solution: This person tends to be confrontational in nature and will challenge anyone who thinks they should follow the rules like everyone else. Don’t let this person bother you; they make other people’s lives more difficult, and flight security will surely dissect their bag and take comfort in the fact they have to repack everything.
The Bin Hogs
Checking luggage is getting expensive. We get it, but come on, people. There are restrictions to the amount of space your carry-on can take up, so don’t try to hog the overhead bin space with your bags, your personal items, your jacket, your sweater, your laptop that for some reason you pulled out of your carry-on… it’s just not nice to the rest of us. That space is as precious to every other traveler as it is to you.
Solution: Do not touch this person’s things, but rather let a flight attendant know what they’ve done. The flight attendants are magicians in the way that they can fit so much in the overhead bins that it amazes me. If you think you’ve seen it all, trust that the crew has seen more and can solve any problem.
The Seat Stealer
Whether simply oblivious or obstinately ignorant, there is always someone who is sitting in the wrong seat. When they are confronted, this passenger always gives one of two answers: Either they take offense that you would accuse them of something so horrible, or they are shocked and appalled at themselves for making such a silly mistake. Both are annoying, but at least in one of the two cases you are not being blamed for their mistake.
Solution: This is an easy fix—if you run into the person who becomes confrontational, just contact a member of the crew. If you run into somebody who made a mistake, just ask them to move; they’re already embarrassed, so do not bring attention to the situation. Don’t be rude to either of these people, as traveling karma will come around and one of your flights will be delayed for an inordinate amount of time.
The One Who is Too Good for This
Flight Attendants deal with a lot of crap from passengers. They have to deal with all of the same annoying things the rest of us do, plus a lot of things that we may not see as an average flyer, and they get to do it several times a week. Just because this is their job, and they chose it, does not make them a target for harassment. One of the most annoying and worst flyers around is the one who is rude to the flight attendants.
Solution: You cannot change the rude flyer but you can control your behavior. Make sure you are polite so the flight attendant can give the best care to the rest of the passengers without being annoyed.
The One Who Has No Respect for Your Ears
As laptops, tablets, and even movies on cell phones become more popular, more people are bringing their favorite television shows and movies with them on airplanes. However, too many people forget their headphones at home, or simply don’t care about the fact that you may not want to listen to what they have on. In addition to movies, music and audio books have all been used to perpetrate this offender’s crime.
There are a lot of irritating people on any flight: flying is convenient, but it is also stressful and frustrating. To curb your irritation, and that of
others, be as respectful of the other passengers as possible.
Solution: On my last flight I encountered someone like this, and did what any sane person would do and bought them the five-dollar headphones that are available on the flight because I didn’t want to be subjected to their TV show.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by BlogsVila: 7:46am On Jul 28|
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by justi4jesu: 6:41am On Jul 28|
I pity this your mentality, always blaming others for your mistakes.And who told you there were no Briton/American flying with him that are addicted to smoking.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by TheBae: 5:57am On Jul 28|
Lol no they won't, as long as it's not harmful and they know what it is (not dairy and other contraband). That's why I'm not sure they'll allow Orijin even if it's checked in, cos the ingredients aren't listed on the bottle. The "no liquid" thing is just so nobody has access to any substance that they can possibly use to blow up the plane
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by saxywale(m): 5:22am On Jul 28|
texazzpete:Not even in a train..
I was once in a train that was stopped, doors locked and police called to arrest a guy smoking electronic cigarette.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by omooba969: 5:43pm On Jul 27|
Did u really wanna go over dat speed limit? SMH
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by Tranquill: 4:14pm On Jul 27|
Why your friend sef no flex him muscle for London airport wether him for board that plane.
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by queenestty: 3:58pm On Jul 27|
|Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 2 by Toks07: 1:57pm On Jul 27|
My story continues. Wore my compressor sock from doha to houston and it help a lot, no swelling at all anyway with a very active 3 year old that visit the loo every now and then an I had lots of exercise. As the journey drew to any end I felt more tired so I told my husband am asking for a wheel chair once we get to houston. Note I did not use any thru out my journey or even included it in my ticket reservation so as we landed I told one of the attendant that I need a wheel chair. One was arranged for me and off we go. Abeg wheel chair good o. The airport was crowded.
Na special treatment for wheelchair o.
Wheeled to the shortest line with my husband and daughter following. When it our turn at the CBP this ensures
Officer : hello
Officer: can I have your passports
Hubby: gave her with the form filled on the plane.
Officer: how is your daughter name pronounced
Hubby: it is this but you can call her this for short.
Officer : oh ok, tired out calling her name.
What are you here for?
Hubby : vacation and childbirth
Officer: have you been in the us before
Hubby: no our first time.
Officer: how much do you have with you?
Hubby: $4K and the rest is in our card.
Officer : what do you do?
Hubby: told her.
Officer: and you?
Me: told her.
Officer: so why do you want to have you baby here?
Me: better health care
Hubby: America has the best health care in the world( that one na statistics)
Officer : oh yeah
Do you come with any food items.
Me: yes, nigerian foods, like egusi, ogbono etc.
Officer: any plant, seeds, palm oil
Me: no, no( any food she mention, I just dey shake my head say no).
Officer: do have a nice stay.
She return our passport with 6 month stamp i.e to Jan. Passport go expire in dec.
No secondary inspection, the wheelchair lady also helped with our luggage and na so she push me thru to exit o.
Now resting. And planning on fixing my appointment today.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by idee25(f): 1:51pm On Jul 27|
aguiyi:I amsure this guy have kokoro inside his brian. how can u said he can claim ignorant when on board safety demonstration is made and reportedly announced. or his he a first time abi no b plane carry the guy go there.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by Franknigga(m): 1:43pm On Jul 27|
aguiyi:you. Don't know any thing about flights
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by texazzpete(m): 12:43pm On Jul 27|
Not in a plane, they aren't.
As you can see, it still produced enough smoke to trip the alarm.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by TENHEU22: 12:43pm On Jul 27|
aguiyi:It seems uve not board a plane b4 there is notice in d plane.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by kaymighty: 12:29pm On Jul 27|
Sir, there is always no-smoking signal everywhere in any airplane, and I am damn sure anouncements to that are always made before, during and after any flight.
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by Konnektions146(m): 12:27pm On Jul 27|
I just wonder why we can't just respect ourselves, I bet he is the only person that acted that way and am sure he is not the only smojer in that plane.
Addiction is a bast xrd , just for less than 6hours, u are unable to hold yourself..hmmmm
I am so pissed with that oyinbo escort traffic mess.
In April, I was coming from Enugu through enugu-ph express, some Lebanese refused us overtaking them,
They never sped past 100kmph and so frustrating that over 100 vehicles were just following them, so frustrating until a military guy came and rescued us.
Nigeria, home of lawlessness .
I believe in better Nigeria
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|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by Khaynet(m): 12:27pm On Jul 27|
Shey na only I'm dey plane
If he wants to die must he take people along with him
Click my signature and bear the consequences
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by Dim007(m): 12:26pm On Jul 27|
Trouble go sit down peacefully for one corner,some human beings go carry lamp they search him face.... Why can't he wait and smoke wen the plane land?
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by eddiebruk(m): 12:19pm On Jul 27|
Are you serious? All Air craft are non smoking bro
|Travel / Re: Lagos Airport Police Arrest Passenger Smoking Aboard Arik Air Flight by aguiyi(m): 12:14pm On Jul 27|
if he was a white man ( American or Briton ) will he be arrested.
Everyday on my way to work in trans amadi i see this same silly police, mopol and army driving against the traffic simply because they are escorting some half bred whites . yet they prefer showing off their energy on innocent Nigerians.
Is there even a policy or notice to that effect in the air plane
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|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by ayooluwatoni(m): 5:37pm On Jul 26|
Abeg wettin I dey come do? You want make village witches crash my plane? Would rather go to the US or UK to play....lolz....dont mind me o...just kidding!
|Travel / Re: Share Your Abroad Airport Experience:the Moment You Stepped Down From The Plane by kes234: 12:24am On Jul 26|
Mine was on my first trip to istanbul, travel from lagos night bus to abuja, I know u will ask why abuja because my ticket was a promo ticket that was the first time turkish airways will fly to istanbul from abuja, as I dey look for cheap flight na I don't mind flying from abuja since the ticket was so cheap, na so I journey true the night oo even plenty evil things happen for road but with one faith I believe I can't miss ma flight cos its 11pm next day to cut the story short I reach airport at about 9pm went tru NDLEA turkish ticket counter, those dude want me to tip them but na 200 naira I give the guy to use buy recharge card went tru immigration no stress, we checkin enter plane I go back to choose a better sit wey na only me sit there cos the plane was not filled, we took off oo na so I call hostess give me beer abegi I can't shout, na so I finish one cane to another I landed istanbul 8am morning inside cold of 2degrees lolz it was fun oo see everybody white I just look like little alien.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by CoCoLav(f): 9:51pm On Jul 25|
Ain't nobody got time for that.
|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by richcasey: 8:41pm On Jul 25|
hehe... so as the plane take off and dem start to dey serve inside plane, you go unwrap your own fufu arrange yourself... awesome ... if white man sitdown for ur side, you go trend on twitter before you land...
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|Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 8 by Crich(f): 7:09pm On Jul 25|
TheBae:I never knew it's allowed. Very nice then. Hope they won't trash it at Lagos airport sha? U know our over zealous people.
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