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Travel / Re: Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People - Graphic Photos by tommiblack: 7:18pm
Russian ambassador shot dead in turkey, Russian plane crashed going to Syria. Common sense should have told turkey to be ready for war from Moscow. I laugh in Chinese cos this is just season one. R.I.P to the dead.
Travel / Re: Has Anyone Flown With Medview Airlines? by Lexusgs430: 5:29pm
Funmi0968:
London to Lagos
(LGW) 26th December 2016 departure to Lagos
(LOS) 13th January 2017 arrival to London Gatwick

Where do I begin ....

Medview one of the Worst airline in my entire life !!! Save the trouble. ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE. DELAYED FLIGHTS, missing luggages, no such thing as open return ticket more like when they are ready to take you at an extra cost !!!

On the 26th December our flight was at suppose to leave around 9:45pm from London Gatwick we didn't leave until past 1am. Got to Lagos so late around 7/8am then the wait to receive our luggages ahhh. Some people didn't even get their's until days later.

Fighting, shouting, stressful customers. 0 star rating. Only thing was a safe landing to London Gatwick. I rebuke any plane crash but it is an airline where the worst can be expected. Wow medview u disappointed !! No communication with the passengers just delays upon delays. I stayed an extra week in Nigeria because you said they is no flights back to London. U ruined my trip. Nigeria was so amazing. But the (LOS) airport experience and also (LGW) airport experience was devastating!!!

I didn’t feel safe at all on the flight it was a scare after all the commotion. As soon as the flight took off prayer became from a sister in Christ it definitely calmed us down in believing they is hope. When the plane landed majority clapped in happiness of safe landing. It’s a Cheap flight compared to the norm BA, Virgin, emirate,Air France, etc

Nigeria airport needs to fix up also!!! Seating at the gate E61 with no a/c no awareness of what is going on. Children, families and passages stressed out, hungry and tired. Promise/ paid the price for 32kg bags arrived at airport at informed otherwise now 27kg.

Medview a Nigerian airline where people choose to support a new upcoming Nigerian airline and save expensives but it’s a hell and drama plane. No movie entertainment, amala served on the flight as while as jollof n ofoda rice. Hmmm I never expected it!!!!

Fix up and get sharp. A good investment opportunity this airline needs significant help.

This morning my father calls me from Nigeria to inform me that he's flight today 16th January 2017 at Lagos airport with medview airline is cancelled. He and others are currently at the airport confused n being informed next flight to London is on Wednesday 18th ah but let's see how many out of the 600 passengers get a chance to get on that plane.

Don't get me wrong some people say they had a smooth journey one way but the other way was bad. Or either u experience two trip extremely bad. Or maybe a rarely Lucky person and have two good trip there n back.

God be with medview.


I must one of the lucky one's. My check in's at LGW was on time and no drama.
My return flight's from Lagos was delayed by about 3 hours (but I received a text message informing me this changes in advance).
I have had 3 round trips with no issues. All this latest stories are now really sending a chill down my spine.......
Travel / BREAKING: At Least 37 People Killed As Plane Crashes Into Building (PHOTOS) by FemoPolitics: 1:49pm
(AP) At least 37 people died after a Turkish cargo airplane crashed into homes in dense fog just beside an airport in Kyrgyzstan.
http://skytrendnews.com/2017/01/16/breaking-least-37-killed-plane-crashes-residential-building/

Travel / 37 People Killed As Plane Crashes Into Residential Building (PHOTO) by SkytrendNews: 1:28pm
At least 37 people died after a Turkish cargo airplane crashed into homes in dense fog just beside an airport in Kyrgyzstan.

The nose of the ACT Airlines 747-400 killed residents after its nose struck a cluster of brick homes just outside Manas airport where it was scheduled for a stopover between Hong Kong and Istanbul.

SOURCE: http://skytrendnews.com/2017/01/16/breaking-least-37-killed-plane-crashes-residential-building/

Travel / Re: Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People - Graphic Photos by vivaciousvivi(f): 11:57am
My God!
At first I wondered what a cargo plane was doing carrying up to 37 people (with a rising death toll) and then I got to the part about destroying houses. People asleep! There is even a toddler's tricycle in one pic! cry you go out, you aren't safe. Sleep in your house jeje- you still aren't safe.
May God protect us all and may the souls of all who lost their lives rest in perfect peace.
Travel / Re: Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People - Graphic Photos by Abrupt: 11:03am
When I was a kid, I used to tell myself 'I'll never enter a plane without a personal parachute.'

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Travel / Turkish Cargo Plane Crashes In Kyrgyzstan Killing 37 People - Graphic Photos by morereb10: 10:50am
Turkey is experience a lot of challenges lately. The issue of terrorism is fast raising in the once peaceful country and another breaking news coming in this morning is the crash of a Turkish Cargo plane. The plane crashed is Kyrgyzstan and the cause of crash is believed to be poor visibility byt they are not ruling out terrorist attack yet. According to a statement from Kyrgyzstan's Ministry of Emergency Situations:

'At least 37 people were killed when a Turkish cargo plane crashed into a village in Kyrgyzstan. The number of victims is increasing quickly'.

The plane crashed at 7:18 a.m. local time about two kilometers (1.2 miles) away from the airport, according to Kyrgyzstan's state-run Kabar Agency. Poor visibility was likely a factor, Kubatbek Boronov, the minister of Emergency Situations, told Kabar. The Boeing 747 was headed from Hong Kong to Kyrgyzstan's capital of Bishek, according to data from the tracking website FlightRadar24.

The cargo plane was operated by ACT airlines, an Istanbul-based freight airline, but was flown for Turkish Airlines the country's national carrier under their flight number. ACT Airlines, which according to its website operates a fleet entirely made up of jumbo 747s, also operates as my Cargo Airlines.

At least 15 houses were destroyed as the plane appeared to overshoot its landing and hit the village of Dacha-Suu, an area popular for holiday homes One eyewitness told AFP news agency: "The plane crashed into the houses. It killed entire families. There's nothing left of the houses. Many people were sleeping"

The plane that crashed was manufactured in 2003 and it first flew for Singapore Airlines Cargo, according to flight tracking from Flightradar24 and a detailed description of the aircraft on the company's website.

http://www.exlinklodge.com/2017/01/turkish-cargo-plane-crashes-in.html



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGANh_R4u9Y?t=4

Travel / Turkish Cargo Jet Crashes, Kills 37 In Kyrgyzstan by nazzyon(m): 10:38am
By NewsDesk, with Agency report

A cargo jet identified as Turkish plane was reported to have been crashed and killed no fewer than 37 people while attempting to land in fog when it crashed into Kyrgyzstan village.

The country’s authority reported that the Boeing 747 crashed near Kyrgyzstan’s Manas airport, killing at least 37 people, most of them residents of a village struck by the Boeing 747 as it tried to land in dense fog.

According to it, the plane was supposed to make a stopover at Manas, near the capital city Bishkek, on its way from Hong Kong to Istanbul. It crashed when trying to land in poor visibility at 7.31 am (0131 GMT) on Monday.

Read: http://www.theguildng.com/?p=15041
Travel / Re: Has Anyone Flown With Medview Airlines? by Funmi0968: 10:29am
London to Lagos
(LGW) 26th December 2016 departure to Lagos
(LOS) 13th January 2017 arrival to London Gatwick

Where do I begin ....

Medview one of the Worst airline in my entire life !!! Save the trouble. ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE. DELAYED FLIGHTS, missing luggages, no such thing as open return ticket more like when they are ready to take you at an extra cost !!!

On the 26th December our flight was at suppose to leave around 9:45pm from London Gatwick we didn't leave until past 1am. Got to Lagos so late around 7/8am then the wait to receive our luggages ahhh. Some people didn't even get their's until days later.

Fighting, shouting, stressful customers. 0 star rating. Only thing was a safe landing to London Gatwick. I rebuke any plane crash but it is an airline where the worst can be expected. Wow medview u disappointed !! No communication with the passengers just delays upon delays. I stayed an extra week in Nigeria because you said they is no flights back to London. U ruined my trip. Nigeria was so amazing. But the (LOS) airport experience and also (LGW) airport experience was devastating!!!

I didn’t feel safe at all on the flight it was a scare after all the commotion. As soon as the flight took off prayer became from a sister in Christ it definitely calmed us down in believing they is hope. When the plane landed majority clapped in happiness of safe landing. It’s a Cheap flight compared to the norm BA, Virgin, emirate,Air France, etc

Nigeria airport needs to fix up also!!! Seating at the gate E61 with no a/c no awareness of what is going on. Children, families and passages stressed out, hungry and tired. Promise/ paid the price for 32kg bags arrived at airport at informed otherwise now 27kg.

Medview a Nigerian airline where people choose to support a new upcoming Nigerian airline and save expensives but it’s a hell and drama plane. No movie entertainment, amala served on the flight as while as jollof n ofoda rice. Hmmm I never expected it!!!!

Fix up and get sharp. A good investment opportunity this airline needs significant help.

This morning my father calls me from Nigeria to inform me that he's flight today 16th January 2017 at Lagos airport with medview airline is cancelled. He and others are currently at the airport confused n being informed next flight to London is on Wednesday 18th ah but let's see how many out of the 600 passengers get a chance to get on that plane.

Don't get me wrong some people say they had a smooth journey one way but the other way was bad. Or either u experience two trip extremely bad. Or maybe a rarely Lucky person and have two good trip there n back.

God be with medview.
Travel / Medview by Funmi0968: 9:57am
London to Lagos
(LGW) 26th December 2016 departure to Lagos
(LOS) 13th January 2017 arrival to London Gatwick

Where do I begin ....

Medview one of the Worst airline in my entire life !!! Save the trouble. ZERO CUSTOMER SERVICE. DELAYED FLIGHTS, missing luggages, no such thing as open return ticket more like when they are ready to take you at an extra cost !!!

Fighting, shouting, stressful customers. 0 star rating. Only thing was a safe landing to London Gatwick. I rebuke any plane crash but it is an airline we’re the worst can be expected. Wow medview u disappointed !! No communication with the passengers just delays upon delays. I stayed an extra week in Nigeria because you said they is no flights back to London. U ruined my trip. Nigeria was so amazing. But the (LOS) airport experience and also (LGW) airport experience was devastating!!!

I didn’t feel safe at all on the flight it was a scare after all the commotion. As soon as the flight took off prayer became from a sister in Christ it definitely calmed us down in believing they is hope. When the plane landed majority clapped in happiness of safe landing. It’s a Cheap flight compared to the norm BA, Virgin, emirate,Air France, etc

Nigeria airport needs to fix up also!!! Seating at the gate E61 with no a/c no awareness of what is going on. Children, families and passages stressed out, hungry and tired. Promise/ paid the price for 32kg bags arrived at airport at informed otherwise now 27kg.

Medview a Nigerian airline where people choose to support a new upcoming Nigerian airline and save expensives but it’s a hell and drama plane. No movie entertainment, amala served on the flight as while as jollof n ofoda rice. Hmmm I never expected it!!!!

Fix up and get sharp. A good investment opportunity this airline needs significant help.

This morning my father calls me from Nigeria to inform me that he's flight today 16th January 2017 at Lagos airport with medview airline is cancelled. He and others are currently at the airport confused n being informed next flight to London is on Wednesday 18th ah but let's see how many out of the 600 passengers get a chance to get on that plane.

Don't get me wrong some people say they had a smooth journey one way but the other way was bad. Or either u experience two trip extremely bad. Or maybe a rarely Lucky person and have two good trip there n back.

God be with medview.
Travel / Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by berryice(f): 10:46pm On Jan 15
lionlee216:


The truth is when my pple were getting visa, i always feel jealous. When i got my own visa, i was so happy.

Believe me, when i left nigeria, i was still happy entering a plane stuffs like that bt when i got to jfk, i was like so this is america. I felt nothing special. Thats how u will feel. Weeks after when the weather hits you hard, You will start thinking about Nigeria weather and food but i am adapting sha
yea...u will surely feel home sick nd all,but I just wanna feel d place nd ve my own xperience too...dah kin tin lol

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Travel / Re: Yankee: through the eyes of a village boy. by lionlee216(m): 9:50pm On Jan 15
berryice:
hehehe..u got jokes

The truth is when my pple were getting visa, i always feel jealous. When i got my own visa, i was so happy.

Believe me, when i left nigeria, i was still happy entering a plane stuffs like that bt when i got to jfk, i was like so this is america. I felt nothing special. Thats how u will feel. Weeks after when the weather hits you hard, You will start thinking about Nigeria weather and food but i am adapting sha

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by dramaka(m): 6:48am On Jan 15
anikemoses:
Hey, I understand your point,likewise a few others here i suppose, but there are just some risks that are not worth it, for me as a person, i prefer the blunt truth than for anyone to "romance" truth to me. You should know that some of us that has been here for a while are actually irked when we see our fellow country men going through hardships that could have been avoided if only they heed to advice. No one is against anyone coming down here as majority of people in Nigeria always think, but it is out of love that people do give first hand infos and advises of what is obtained here when one doesn't have funding or tuition fees for at least a year. I wouldn't go into personal details of how i was able to scale through until my final semester here without funding.It's really a tough experience to wish on anyone,That's the major reason none of you should view a blunt advise as been wicked or whichever name y'all terms it. In my short stay here i have been privilege to meet a couple of students from Nigeria that are going through hardship as a result of the "blind zeal" of getting a visa and coming down to US without proper planning.

I can go ahead and list some few scenarios that played out here, just last week an Indian student was trailed by the authorities to an outside campus job she was doing, they stormed her work place on plane clothes an after a couple of interrogation, she also implicated 2 other Indian students that are working there with her as well,they were all moved to their school ISO and instructed to terminate their service record and take whichever important belonging they have and there goes the free ticket to Bombay. I can go on and on to site some other experiences here with International students just to buttress my point. In order words. It is not worth the stress if you don't have fundings or tuition. My heart still bleeds for a classmate of mine, whom had no tuition and works all his days just to afford tuition and this last semester, he got the shock of his life, 3Cs, which is an automatic withdrawal from graduate school,he just kept weeping and they wouldn't even allow him transfer his credit to another school to start afresh. So y'all should know that this is America where there isn't short cuts to things, you can't serve 2 masters at a time.

My pathing shot will be for anyone coming here to plan very well before coming , else you will be frustrated and homeless moving from pillar to post with no help in sight, if your dream is to marry a per hour paid "akata" just for the sake of papers and you had no other choice, then just know you chose to settle for less, you are worth more than that and be ready for more frustration when you guys starts living together, a night with her will be like a night in hell.. I usually do not like to comment here for reasons best known to me but if y'all see anyone here still taking time out to give an honest advise, please appreciate he/she without resorting to name calling.Remember that no matter how smart you think you can beat this system, with the slightest of hard luck if you are caught, that will be the end of you and your generation ever making it here except the Law changes. A word they say is enough for the wise....Note that I'm in no way taking sides or discouraging anyone to come here,one of the few things I've learnt with people here over the years is that for every honest advise one dishes out, there is always one cousin or childhood friend giving them a counter fictitious advise to discard, but when you get here you will get to understand the true meaning of all man for himself, God for all..Good luck to y'all in your pursuit of your dreams.. Peace out.




Thanks for this.

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Travel / Re: International Travel Tips by shilling(f): 2:41am On Jan 15
Part of the fun of going to a new country is trying new food. Bring a snack in case you get hungry on the plane/in transit, not because you're looking for the "perfect restaurant" or too scared to try new food.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedures Part 5 by dami20: 3:14pm On Jan 14
Good morning nairaland mamas and papas , thanks for all help and informations.
Went for interview in abuja with DH middle of December, 2016. we were interviewed by a young lady.

CBP - Good morning ,passports pls
Dh and I - good morning and passed it over
CBP - Why do u want to travel
Dh and I - to have our baby in USA.
CBP - what do u do
Me- ...... Business
Dh- work in .... Company as ....
CBP - how long have u worked there
Dh - ....yrs
CBP. - Have u been married before
Me - no , was a single parent
Dh- no
CBP - How long have u been married
Dh and I - .... Years
CBP - how did u both meet
Dh and I - line of business both smiling
CBP- oh ! OK
CBP - how much is available for your trip
Dh and l- about $15000-$16000
CBP- have u contacted a hospital and what's the name.
Me- yes, wycknoff hospital , new york
CBP- who will look after ur child while u are away
Dh - my mother.
Your visa has been approved pick up in three days, when u get to the poe be honest with them the way you are with me.
That was how the white sheet was handed over to us.

Part 2 - Poe's experience on 6th of January, 2017
I had to travel alone , Came in through new Jersey- ,EWR airport. Ordered a wheelchair so for the plane was wheeled to immigration.
Me - hello, the guy that was pushing the wheelchair already had my passport so he hands it over, was still sitting on the wheelchair.
Poe- put ur 4 right fingers on the machine, so why are u here
Me- am here to have my baby
Poe- asked again as if he didnt here me ,why are u here.
Me- to give birth, am pregnant.
(I was really really showing)
Poe left for a few seconds don't know what he told or asked his superior but I overheard that one say if you are not satisfied send her over to .... Room.
I was just praying in my mind for God's favour.
Poe- what do u do
I told him
Poe - how much money is available for this trip?
As u all know how dollars hard to find for Nigeria cash was $1600 and about £200 plus $5000 in card.
And I told him my husband will b coming before I give birth with more money.
Poe- smiled and said welcome, sure u are happy.
now.
I said ofcos yes, thank you so much and was wheeled to pickup my bag.

Am so I take enter America ook. So grateful to all that contributed and are still contributing to this forum. I gained so much knowledge.
God bless you all.

Sorry about the long story.

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Travel / Re: Baggage Abandoned By Arik Air At A New York Airport. Photos by Thisis2raw(m): 1:29pm On Jan 14
symbianDON:

same way ethiopian airline put my luggage aboard a kenyan airline plane and left me stranded for two days!
serious?
Travel / Re: Baggage Abandoned By Arik Air At A New York Airport. Photos by symbianDON(m): 12:41pm On Jan 14
Thisis2raw:
Misplacing of luggages is a normal thing for Nigerian airlines.
same way ethiopian airline put my luggage aboard a kenyan airline plane and left me stranded for two days!
Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by akins2016: 3:52am On Jan 14
anikemoses:
Hey, I understand your point,likewise a few others here i suppose, but there are just some risks that are not worth it, for me as a person, i prefer the blunt truth than for anyone to "romance" truth to me. You should know that some of us that has been here for a while are actually irked when we see our fellow country men going through hardships that could have been avoided if only they heed to advice. No one is against anyone coming down here as majority of people in Nigeria always think, but it is out of love that people do give first hand infos and advises of what is obtained here when one doesn't have funding or tuition fees for at least a year. I wouldn't go into personal details of how i was able to scale through until my final semester here without funding.It's really a tough experience to wish on anyone,That's the major reason none of you should view a blunt advise as been wicked or whichever name y'all terms it. In my short stay here i have been privilege to meet a couple of students from Nigeria that are going through hardship as a result of the "blind zeal" of getting a visa and coming down to US without proper planning.

I can go ahead and list some few scenarios that played out here, just last week an Indian student was trailed by the authorities to an outside campus job she was doing, they stormed her work place on plane clothes an after a couple of interrogation, she also implicated 2 other Indian students that are working there with her as well,they were all moved to their school ISO and instructed to terminate their service record and take whichever important belonging they have and there goes the free ticket to Bombay. I can go on and on to site some other experiences here with International students just to buttress my point. In order words. It is not worth the stress if you don't have fundings or tuition. My heart still bleeds for a classmate of mine, whom had no tuition and works all his days just to afford tuition and this last semester, he got the shock of his life, 3Cs, which is an automatic withdrawal from graduate school,he just kept weeping and they wouldn't even allow him transfer his credit to another school to start afresh. So y'all should know that this is America where there isn't short cuts to things, you can't serve 2 masters at a time.

My pathing shot will be for anyone coming here to plan very well before coming , else you will be frustrated and homeless moving from pillar to post with no help in sight, if your dream is to marry a per hour paid "akata" just for the sake of papers and you had no other choice, then just know you chose to settle for less, you are worth more than that and be ready for more frustration when you guys starts living together, a night with her will be like a night in hell.. I usually do not like to comment here for reasons best known to me but if y'all see anyone here still taking time out to give an honest advise, please appreciate he/she without resorting to name calling.Remember that no matter how smart you think you can beat this system, with the slightest of hard luck if you are caught, that will be the end of you and your generation ever making it here except the Law changes. A word they say is enough for the wise....Note that I'm in no way taking sides or discouraging anyone to come here,one of the few things I've learnt with people here over the years is that for every honest advise one dishes out, there is always one cousin or childhood friend giving them a counter fictitious advise to discard, but when you get here you will get to understand the true meaning of all man for himself, God for all..Good luck to y'all in your pursuit of your dreams.. Peace out.



Lol Na only you dey get all this kind of scary story Just kidding thou.. Thanks for the info it's helpful

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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by sirRiddy: 10:44pm On Jan 13
What I find amazing is some a**holes sounding like
this is a premium paid service where they pay per month
to have their queries answered.
Some can be very ill-mannered and entitled and the best is
to ignore them. You can smell desperation and laziness from
several miles. It is very tough here with little reward for a lot
of work. If you have MMM kind of mentality, e no go tey wey you
go frustrate and join the 'America is hard and overrated' gang.

How can someone be discussing breaking the law so blatantly and
be defending that stance? Crazy guys everywhere.
Wish 2017 peeps the best as offers come in and travel plans are
arranged too.

anikemoses:
Hey, I understand your point,likewise a few others here i suppose, but there are just some risks that are not worth it, for me as a person, i prefer the blunt truth than for anyone to "romance" truth to me. You should know that some of us that has been here for a while are actually irked when we see our fellow country men going through hardships that could have been avoided if only they heed to advice. No one is against anyone coming down here as majority of people in Nigeria always think, but it is out of love that people do give first hand infos and advises of what is obtained here when one doesn't have funding or tuition fees for at least a year. I wouldn't go into personal details of how i was able to scale through until my final semester here without funding.It's really a tough experience to wish on anyone,That's the major reason none of you should view a blunt advise as been wicked or whichever name y'all terms it. In my short stay here i have been privilege to meet a couple of students from Nigeria that are going through hardship as a result of the "blind zeal" of getting a visa and coming down to US without proper planning.

I can go ahead and list some few scenarios that played out here, just last week an Indian student was trailed by the authorities to an outside campus job she was doing, they stormed her work place on plane clothes an after a couple of interrogation, she also implicated 2 other Indian students that are working there with her as well,they were all moved to their school ISO and instructed to terminate their service record and take whichever important belonging they have and there goes the free ticket to Bombay. I can go on and on to site some other experiences here with International students just to buttress my point. In order words. It is not worth the stress if you don't have fundings or tuition. My heart still bleeds for a classmate of mine, whom had no tuition and works all his days just to afford tuition and this last semester, he got the shock of his life, 3Cs, which is an automatic withdrawal from graduate school,he just kept weeping and they wouldn't even allow him transfer his credit to another school to start afresh. So y'all should know that this is America where there isn't short cuts to things, you can't serve 2 masters at a time.

My pathing shot will be for anyone coming here to plan very well before coming , else you will be frustrated and homeless moving from pillar to post with no help in sight, if your dream is to marry a per hour paid "akata" just for the sake of papers and you had no other choice, then just know you chose to settle for less, you are worth more than that and be ready for more frustration when you guys starts living together, a night with her will be like a night in hell.. I usually do not like to comment here for reasons best known to me but if y'all see anyone here still taking time out to give an honest advise, please appreciate he/she without resorting to name calling.Remember that no matter how smart you think you can beat this system, with the slightest of hard luck if you are caught, that will be the end of you and your generation ever making it here except the Law changes. A word they say is enough for the wise....Note that I'm in no way taking sides or discouraging anyone to come here,one of the few things I've learnt with people here over the years is that for every honest advise one dishes out, there is always one cousin or childhood friend giving them a counter fictitious advise to discard, but when you get here you will get to understand the true meaning of all man for himself, God for all..Good luck to y'all in your pursuit of your dreams.. Peace out.



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Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by anikemoses(m): 10:37pm On Jan 13
Hey, I understand your point,likewise a few others here i suppose, but there are just some risks that are not worth it, for me as a person, i prefer the blunt truth than for anyone to "romance" truth to me. You should know that some of us that has been here for a while are actually irked when we see our fellow country men going through hardships that could have been avoided if only they heed to advice. No one is against anyone coming down here as majority of people in Nigeria always think, but it is out of love that people do give first hand infos and advises of what is obtained here when one doesn't have funding or tuition fees for at least a year. I wouldn't go into personal details of how i was able to scale through until my final semester here without funding.It's really a tough experience to wish on anyone,That's the major reason none of you should view a blunt advise as been wicked or whichever name y'all terms it. In my short stay here i have been privilege to meet a couple of students from Nigeria that are going through hardship as a result of the "blind zeal" of getting a visa and coming down to US without proper planning.

I can go ahead and list some few scenarios that played out here, just last week an Indian student was trailed by the authorities to an outside campus job she was doing, they stormed her work place on plane clothes an after a couple of interrogation, she also implicated 2 other Indian students that are working there with her as well,they were all moved to their school ISO and instructed to terminate their service record and take whichever important belonging they have and there goes the free ticket to Bombay. I can go on and on to site some other experiences here with International students just to buttress my point. In order words. It is not worth the stress if you don't have fundings or tuition. My heart still bleeds for a classmate of mine, whom had no tuition and works all his days just to afford tuition and this last semester, he got the shock of his life, 3Cs, which is an automatic withdrawal from graduate school,he just kept weeping and they wouldn't even allow him transfer his credit to another school to start afresh. So y'all should know that this is America where there isn't short cuts to things, you can't serve 2 masters at a time.

My pathing shot will be for anyone coming here to plan very well before coming , else you will be frustrated and homeless moving from pillar to post with no help in sight, if your dream is to marry a per hour paid "akata" just for the sake of papers and you had no other choice, then just know you chose to settle for less, you are worth more than that and be ready for more frustration when you guys starts living together, a night with her will be like a night in hell.. I usually do not like to comment here for reasons best known to me but if y'all see anyone here still taking time out to give an honest advise, please appreciate he/she without resorting to name calling.Remember that no matter how smart you think you can beat this system, with the slightest of hard luck if you are caught, that will be the end of you and your generation ever making it here except the Law changes. A word they say is enough for the wise....Note that I'm in no way taking sides or discouraging anyone to come here,one of the few things I've learnt with people here over the years is that for every honest advise one dishes out, there is always one cousin or childhood friend giving them a counter fictitious advise to discard, but when you get here you will get to understand the true meaning of all man for himself, God for all..Good luck to y'all in your pursuit of your dreams.. Peace out.



teepee4Him:
LET'S KINDLY CONSIDER ALOT OF FACTORS BEFORE 'NAME-CALLING' OR CONCLUDING ON A PERSON.

Looking at the trend at which some of us conclude and name-call others in the last couple of days, I am of the opinion that we try to consider alot of factors and try to put ourselves in other people's shoes (though that might be difficult) before we advise, conclude or call someone 'lazy' or 'hypocritical'. Some times, the best of plans often go awry, the most diligent of men often makes mistakes, the most patient of men encounters situations that can cause him to get annoyed. We should also try to understand that we are of different financial status, intellectual ability, diverse temperament etc. Sometimes you might need to be more explicit to someone than another person not because he is a total novice but his/her situation can differ.. Yes no one is enforced to help or advise people but I'm of the opinion that keeping quiet or explaining the consequences of an action would be better than name-calling; which in itself does little or nothing in convincing or helping someone to think better. In a dire situation, even a saint can seldom think awkward just to consider his/her options in ensuring he/she gets out of the situation.

Let me paint few scenarios, someone might actually be browsing with a phone and not a system (just like me) and not know that there is a search button up because the fonts are too small. likewise, exchange rates can sky rocket etc. Planned trips can sometimes be incorrect. (For instance, a friends place I intended to stay which was 25mins to school is now as long as 40mins during peak periods). Things happen.

My salient point: It can be difficult for someone who has spent 20-25 of his early years growing up in a place to adjust to a new system. Any form of aid or advice to help such ones THAT ARE READY, WILLING AND DISCIPLINED enough to be helped Will be helpful...

Having said that I'm enjoying the thread though. Its been my solace in the last days.

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Travel / Re: FG Begins Rehabilitation Work At Kaduna Airport Despite Senate’s Opposition by Donbigi2(m): 6:11pm On Jan 13
APCmyheart:



And plane should continue landing on Abuja airport despite the risk involve?

Nigeria we will not appreciate a President that value life of his people until something happen and we start blaming the President..

I am very damn sure that FG will provide adequate security on that road.

Besides are people not flying the road before?

Lmao..
Travel / Re: FG Begins Rehabilitation Work At Kaduna Airport Despite Senate’s Opposition by APCmyheart(m): 4:55pm On Jan 13
Zenas212:
El Rufai and Buhari sef. These two guys only care about themselves (Fulanis). So people will have to ply the dangerous Kaduna - Abuja road just because El Rufai and Buhari says so. We shall see.


And plane should continue landing on Abuja airport despite the risk involve?

Nigeria we will not appreciate a President that value life of his people until something happen and we start blaming the President..

I am very damn sure that FG will provide adequate security on that road.

Besides are people not flying the road before?

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Travel / Re: Plane Carrying $1 Million Worth Of Gold Crashes In Zimbabwe by LoveMachine(m): 7:16am On Jan 13
megrimor:
Why can't this plane respect itself and crash in Nigeria.

Boys are hungry

OGA that's my kind of pehpeh soup.
Travel / Re: Plane Carrying $1 Million Worth Of Gold Crashes In Zimbabwe by megrimor(m): 6:53am On Jan 13
Why can't this plane respect itself and crash in Nigeria.

Boys are hungry

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Travel / Plane Carrying $1 Million Worth Of Gold Crashes In Zimbabwe by GistMore: 6:48am On Jan 13
Authorities in Zimbabwe has announced that a small aircraft transporting $1 million worth of 22 kg gold from Bulawayo to Harare on Tuesday crash-landed due to engine failure. The Cessna 206 aircraft, which had two people on board, crash-landed in Kennilworth, Bubi District in Matabeleland North. According to the authorities, the two persons were rescued but one of them suffered minor injuries.

http://www.gistmore.com/plane-carrying-1-million-worth-of-gold-crashes-in-zimbabwe

Travel / Re: USA Visit Visa Part 2 by seyewest(m): 10:56am On Jan 12
Sammy740:
Hello house,
I will be travelling with my family to New Jersey for vacation next week via JFK, New York and we can only get seats on Emirates. My wife and my kids are first time travellers and I am trying to make this trip as comfortable as possible for them.
Please help me with the following concerns;
How is it flying with Emirate? I read sometime on this forum that we will be interviewed in Dubai before getting to New York. is this true? If you have flown Emirates to New York, please contribute.
I can't get to pay for our hotel reservation here and someone suggested I should pay on arrival, is this adviseable? Or should I call the hotel and see if I can pay with my Nigerian debit card?
What is the best way to connect to Newark New Jersey from JFK? Whatever means of transportation it is, I will like to have it booked before leaving Nigeria
LadyGuinivere,
seyewest,
TWoods,
and all the gurus in the house please help a brother.
Thanks.

@Sammy Flying Emirates make a lot of sense and you will enjoy every part of the trip except that it's a very long journey almost 14 hours to New York if I'm right. Luckly for you when you land in Dubai International Airport you will have less than 3 hours to connect to another plane flying to JFK.
DXB(Dubai International Airport) does not have US CBP Preclearance facility in Dubai I believe it's in Abu Dhabi Airport so that means you will be stamped in at JFK airport,New York.
Emirates Airline will likely fly you on Airbus A380 or Boeing 777 which are both new and solid planes with world class entertainment system, sometimes they may route you through MXP (Milan Airport) or direct from Dubai to New York. One more thing since you're traveling with your family they will ask to see your physical cash ($) you should have at least $2000 with you if I'm right.
As for hotel booking it's so easy now.. you can go to booking. com or hotel dot com and make reservation and booking for your hotel and pay on arrival without debiting your Nigeria ATM card.
I like traveling to U.S during winter because ''I WANT TO SEE SNOW'' unlike the summer when the heat is something else.. you will enjoy it and take warm clothes along with glove and head warmer.
Have a Safe Trip.

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Travel / Re: Has Anyone Flown With Medview Airlines? by mrayosexy: 10:48am On Jan 11
olumz1:
Sometimes it baffles me why everything about Africa has to be substandard. Medview is a pain, the pain is definitely not worth the difference in price compared to other airlines. I traveled on the 9th of December 2016 and returned on the 30th of December 2016, and I'll advice you not to even think about MedView. I still regret paying so much money to put myself through that ruthless experience. There was an average of 4 hours delay on each trip and you'll be treated like sh*t during the checking in, both in the UK and in Nigeria(worse off in Nigeria as you would expect). Delays without no updates as the cabin crew do not have a clew.

The plane is old and while taking off one of the cupboards opened and a metal bar on wheels rolled out of the cupboard. That could have hurt anyone, but luckily i grabbed it. No entertainment system, that plane definitely needs a facelift.

As for me and my family, no more Medview, no more Arik and any other Nigerian airline. Its not just worth it.

Thank you my brother... you have said it all.... whoever loves himself and his family should stay away....from medview and arik airlines.....please oooo
Travel / Re: Snake On A Plane Cancels Emirates Flight To Dubai by Ekaka1(m): 11:30pm On Jan 10
Even if they had taken off with the snake that won't be a problem because snakes can't survive high altitude and they'd die shortly once the plane gained altitude.

Also, I don't think the snake was mysteriously or mistakenly found on that flight.
Most people have a habit of traveling with their pets and there are occasions when some people have tried to conceal snakes in their luggages.
Travel / Facts About Flights by blackbriar: 6:21pm On Jan 10
Here are some of my favorite little known airline facts .

Did you know that flight times are adjusted so that the airlines could have better on-time record? If the flight only takes 1 hour, they will schedule it to fly 15 minutes more, so that even if late, it will still be officially on-time.

If you ever see wing flaps (these things that are used to slow the plane down while landing) in upward position, it may be because the plane crew are trying to alert the airport of a hijacking. The authorities on land can then react accordingly.

Airbus A320 is known to have routine cockpit power outages. The scary truth is not all of them have been fixed!

Oxygen Masks are made to last for about 15 minutes. One shouldn’t wait too long, as changing the altitude would make you pass out within 15-20 seconds.

For your information, there is no safest place to sit on the plane – seats next to the wing are usually less bumpy though. If the plane crashes, it really depends on the circumstances who survives and who doesn’t.

Airplanes have horns. Pilots use them to notify a ground crew in noisy environment.

Airplanes take off and land AGAINST the wind direction. That’s surprising for most of us, as it seems logical to use the wind, not fight against it. However, flying opposite to winds ensures maximum lift on the wings thus allowing the aircraft to move quicker in air than its ground speed and take off!

culled from quora

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Travel / Re: Snake On A Plane Cancels Emirates Flight To Dubai by identitylenz: 6:06pm On Jan 10
lolz snake on d plane part4
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