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Travel / Private Jet - Necessity Or Luxury by folarina(m): 1:42am
The Guardian (Lagos)
29 AUGUST 2014
Nigeria: Why Private Air Travel Is a Necessity Than Luxury

By Chika Goodluck-Ogazi
UNLIKE popular belief about private air travel, big corporations and businesses are of the view that such flight is deemed more of a necessity over luxury. While an average traveller sees executive private jet travel as a mere fantasy, big firms that require extensive business traveling on a day to day basis, can debate how much time and more effective private air traveling is to the company.

According to them, the bottom line is the main drive and focus of any company. And all successful companies can argue that time equals money and the more time is wasted the more money is being loss.

However, with the increase and hassle of security in major airports, they argued that much time is being wasted standing in lines, checking in, and so forth, but having a private jet, they said allowed for efficiency and savings within the company.

Also, some companies can request for departure from airports that are smaller in nature in their area. This is because time is saved at local airports due to the convenience of lower security requirements, as departure time is set by passenger verses charter airline, and, unless under extreme circumstances, the flight will depart on time every time.

Most people have pointed that business jets actually provide a wide range of conveniences that are of especially high demand for business needs. For instance, NEXA Advisors' most recent study on business aviation and the world's top performing companies concluded that companies using business jets were likely to outperform non-users on revenue growth, innovation, employee satisfaction and market share.

In addition, the less quantifiable but equally important benefits of private air travel include on-demand flight schedules, the ability to conduct business privately during flights, as well as more direct access to companies' sites (which may not be well-served by scheduled airlines).

"For those unfamiliar with air charter costs, prices can initially be a bit intimidating. Still, it may surprise many to know that while generally a private charter flight will cost more than a first-class commercial flight, private charter can actually be remarkably economic - particularly in cases of flying in a small group or to a remote location. "Another potential cost saving benefit is the ability to reach multiple business-related locations in a single day, thus avoiding overnight stays and hotel fees, said Vitalij Kapitonov, the CEO of KlasJet.

Aside that, you do not have to arrive hours before your flight time to go through security lines and can delay the aircraft's departure time if you're running later than expected. Moreover, there are more than 5 000 airports that can accommodate private aircraft (as opposed to 500 airports for larger commercial aircraft), so you can actually land closer to your destination, thereby reducing ground transport time.

"Of course, private jets are far from having monopolized the market yet. To meet the demands of premium travellers, many commercial airlines like Etihad and Air France are starting to bring the private jet feel to their commercial jets. "However, usually if a company or a person can afford a private jet ticket for their upcoming trips, they will do so. Therefore, the trend towards private jet or enhanced first class travel will only continue to grow", said KlasJet.

So, business executives are arguing that even though the plane provides leather seating, perfect legroom, and no one can really complain about the inflight entertainment, those things just come with the territory. The main focuses are effective time management, lowering the cost of hotel and meal plans, safer travels with private escort and security, and not to mention flight costs being 100 per cent tax deductible, many executives of large companies are opting for private jet travels verses charter airlines.

In fact, many believe that private jet travels are becoming more effective that when push comes to shove, in cutting budget costs, many financial planners of the big corporations are opting to budget cut elsewhere and keep a budget for private jet travels. As corporate profitability continues to improve globally, the demand for business-related private air travel rises accordingly.

According to experts, many times, very important people are escorted from business negotiations and meetings. This, in the end, provides a more private and safer transport from airport to aircraft. Private jets are constantly monitored, so if any suspicions were to arise, inspections can be conducted in a timely manner without major chaos.

Since time is money, being plugged in to the company at all times is the key. Executives strive on being connected to their business constantly, and private jet services offer the best way to do that and still get from one destination to the other safely. Private jets are equipped with state of the art technology. In flight meetings, strategy negotiations, and phone and video chats can all be conducted in the air. Or passengers can conduct personal business and check in with loved ones during this time.

A major savings for companies by using private jet services is in hotels and meals. Private jets can have an executive passenger to the destination and back home a lot quicker than charter airlines. If the schedule allows, a private jet can be stationed to get the passenger home promptly after the event.

This wipes hotel costs and extended meal finances off the budget list, noted experts

In facts, major of airlines may see several thousand passengers a day, whereas private jets may only see a couple passengers within the same time frame, the ability to offer extravagant services are more feasible with a private jet company. They however, maintained that the private jet is easier to maintain and keep up with when not as many travellers are disrupting its luxury. Keeping the executive at ease and comfortable, in the end, helps in better business decisions.

Since owning a private aircraft requires high maintenance costs, chartering private jets have become the most effective and functional alternative for air travel.

For those who go for private flight, practical, fast, and comfortable are the words to describe the popular way to fly. With just a call, you can specify the aircraft type and destination, and within hours you can have a private plane on a runway, ready to carry passengers within or outside the country.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by God2man(m): 7:47pm On Aug 31
Pronmix: 1.
Vesna Vulovic: The Stewardess Who Survived a terrorist
attack at 33,000 feet.

On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 departed
from Copenhagen for Belgrade (via Zagreb) with 28
passengers and crew. At an altitude of 33,000 feet, a
bomb in the cargo section, planted by the Ustashe
Croatian separatist group, exploded. The plane
disintegrated and crashed on the mountains.
In what must be one of the greatest survival stories of
all time, stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived the 33,000
foot descent sitting on the tail of the plane.
22 year old Vulovic wasn't even supposed to be on that
plane. As she later stated in an interview, it was another
Vesna who was supposed to be on that flight, but she
was happy with the mix-up as it allowed her to make
her first trip to Denmark. She ended up with a fractured
skull, two broken legs, and three broken vertebrae - one
of which was crushed and left her paralyzed from the
waist down.
Vulovic spent several months in and out of hospitals;
operations allowed her to walk again. She became a
celebrity when the Guinness Book of World Records
invited her to a ceremony in London with Paul
McCartney. She is listed for surviving the longest fall
without a parachute. Vulovic is now a national hero in
Serbia and spent the late 90s marching in Belgrade
against Slobodan Milosovic.


interesting
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by egopersonified(f): 3:52pm On Aug 31
Pronmix: [b]2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery.

My people call these remote control to prevent him from getting that lottery.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Emary(f): 9:06am On Aug 31
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.

Honestly, one would search the manifest to ensure this man is not aboard any vehicle one is travelling in!

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by omoadeleye(m): 7:41am On Aug 31
but to frank selak just to think about it, he is being cursed how can he be getting a lot of accident that claims many peoples life and he was yet to be dead, this guy need to seek a priest or pastor or any spiritual power to have his breakthrough and stop wasting peoples life again due to his own cause




Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by oluwanoni: 7:03am On Aug 31
malikmoreni: DAT fat MAN JUMPED FROM A plane, TRAIN AHAN OP, OPEE angry

That man was younger then....didn't u see dates...how hard can it be to digest a topic properly.

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by McWhillion(m): 6:50am On Aug 31
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.
This guy is an ardent Ogun worshipper

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Dhulqarnain: 6:37am On Aug 31
Pronmix: 3.
Andes Survivors: Crashed on the Andes Mountains, lasted
72 days.

On Friday the 13th of October, 1972, a Uruguayan Air
Force twin turboprop Fairchild FH-227D was flying over
the Andes carrying Stella Maris College's "Old
Christians" rugby union team from Montevideo, Uruguay,
to play a match in Santiago, Chile. When the plane was
flying through the pass in the mountains, the pilot
notified air controllers in Santiago that he was over
Curicó, Chile, and was cleared to descend. This would
prove to be a fatal error. Since the pass was covered by
the clouds, the pilots had to rely on the usual time
required to cross the pass (dead reckoning). However,
they failed to take into account strong headwinds that
ultimately slowed the plane and increased the time
required to complete the crossing. As a result, the turn
and descent was initiated too soon, before the plane had
passed through the mountains. Dipping into the cloud
cover while still over the mountains, the Fairchild soon
crashed on an unnamed peak (later called Glacier of
Tears), located between Chile and Argentina.
Twelve people died in the crash. Survivors not only had
to withstand the hunger and the fearful Mountains, but
also 30 degree-below-zero temperatures during the
night. They tried to survive with the scarce food
reserves they had until being rescued, but they lost their
hope when heard that the search had ceased on the
radio. Desperate owing to the lack of food and physically
exhausted, they were forced to feed themselves on their
death partners to keep on living. Finally fed up with the
extremely low temperatures and the avalanche threats,
as well as anguished by the continuos deaths of their
partners and the bad rescue prospects, two of them
decided to cross the huge mountains to reach Chile. On
22nd of December of 1972, after being isolated for 72
days, the World found out and knew there were 16
survivors that beat Death in the Andes mountains.
I read a book about this story.I think it ws titled 'Alive'.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Forwetinnah: 1:44am On Aug 31
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.

Reminds me of the movie "unbreakable"
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Mtoluwase: 12:52am On Aug 31
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.

#AwonEyaMi at work.
#TheGuyMustBeEaingWithALongSpoon
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by adekayo1234(m): 12:06am On Aug 31
chai! I just dey imagine the kind prayer people go prayer tomorrow..... something like "pray that the plane crash that will land u in money, God will bestow on u" Adura!!!!!!! grin grin

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by cococandy(f): 12:02am On Aug 31
He got fat after he won the lottery grin
malikmoreni: DAT fat MAN JUMPED FROM A plane, TRAIN AHAN OP, OPEE angry

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by perfectionist(m): 11:29pm On Aug 30
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!
This man must have frustrated death. If death could, it would have given up on him.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by iluvweed(m): 10:52pm On Aug 30
2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!


grin grin grin....This man managed to cheat death and also cheat money spirit...... cheesy

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by sebali: 10:21pm On Aug 30
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.

Na Jazz O.

My mama friend kn hw to prepare dis sharm......it protects u from accident.(road, air etc)
I refused her offer to prepare it for me bt with this guys story i tink i better go do it
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Vanellope(f): 10:00pm On Aug 30
deeobserver209: Life is full of mystery. Someone falls down the stairs and the next thing you know is the person is dead. Another person falls down 33,000 feets from a plane and survives.

God at work.

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by duni04(m): 9:52pm On Aug 30
Pronmix: 2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.
This is just ridiculous.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by malikmoreni: 9:50pm On Aug 30
DAT fat MAN JUMPED FROM A plane, TRAIN AHAN OP, OPEE angry

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Pronmix(m): 9:14pm On Aug 30
deeobserver209: Life is full of mystery. Someone falls down the stairs and the next thing you know is the person is dead. Another person falls down 33,000 feets from a plane and survives.
You know! Had a friend who slipped on a stair in their house on 26th December 2010 didn't stand up afterwards.
Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Richhommie(m): 9:06pm On Aug 30
Pronmix: 2
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!
Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.
God is really on his side.

These are really strong men.

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by deeobserver209(m): 8:53pm On Aug 30
Life is full of mystery. Someone falls down the stairs and the next thing you know is, the person is Dead. Another person falls down 33,000 feets from a plane and Survives.

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Pronmix(m): 8:49pm On Aug 30
3.
Andes Survivors: Crashed on the Andes Mountains, lasted
72 days.

On Friday the 13th of October, 1972, a Uruguayan Air
Force twin turboprop Fairchild FH-227D was flying over
the Andes carrying Stella Maris College's "Old
Christians" rugby union team from Montevideo, Uruguay,
to play a match in Santiago, Chile. When the plane was
flying through the pass in the mountains, the pilot
notified air controllers in Santiago that he was over
Curicó, Chile, and was cleared to descend. This would
prove to be a fatal error. Since the pass was covered by
the clouds, the pilots had to rely on the usual time
required to cross the pass (dead reckoning). However,
they failed to take into account strong headwinds that
ultimately slowed the plane and increased the time
required to complete the crossing. As a result, the turn
and descent was initiated too soon, before the plane had
passed through the mountains. Dipping into the cloud
cover while still over the mountains, the Fairchild soon
crashed on an unnamed peak (later called Glacier of
Tears), located between Chile and Argentina.
Twelve people died in the crash. Survivors not only had
to withstand the hunger and the fearful Mountains, but
also 30 degree-below-zero temperatures during the
night. They tried to survive with the scarce food
reserves they had until being rescued, but they lost their
hope when heard that the search had ceased on the
radio. Desperate owing to the lack of food and physically
exhausted, they were forced to feed themselves on their
death partners to keep on living. Finally fed up with the
extremely low temperatures and the avalanche threats,
as well as anguished by the continuos deaths of their
partners and the bad rescue prospects, two of them
decided to cross the huge mountains to reach Chile. On
22nd of December of 1972, after being isolated for 72
days, the World found out and knew there were 16
survivors that beat Death in the Andes mountains.

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Travel / Re: 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Pronmix(m): 8:47pm On Aug 30
2.
Frane Selak: Escaped from a derailed train, a door-less
plane, a bus crash, a car into flames, another 2 car
accidents... then won Million Dollar lottery!

Luck has always been on his side or vice versa for
croatian music teacher Frane Selak (born in 1929), who
is well known around the world for as many fatal
accidents as spectacular escapes. The first of his
numerous near-death experiences began on a cold
January day in 1962, when Selak was on a train to
Dubrovnik: it suddenly derailed into an icy river, killing
17 passengers. He managed to escape with a broken
arm, minor scratches and bruises.
A year later, Selak was flying, from Zagreb to Rijeka,
when a door abruptly blew away from the cockpit of the
plane, as he was blown off the plane. The accident killed
19 people, however, Selak was lucky enough to land on
a haystack, and wake up some days later in hospital,
with minor injuries.
It was in 1966 that he met with the third misadventure
while traveling on a bus that crashed and plunged into a
river. There were four people dead. Astonishingly, Selak
managed to escape unharmed again.
In 1970, Selak was driving along when, all of a sudden,
his car caught fire. He was fortunate again to have left
the car before the fuel tank exploded. Three years later,
another of Selak’s car caught fire, blowing flames
through the air vents. To a greater dismay, Selak's lost
most of his hair.
In 1995, Selak was in Zagreb when he was hit by a bus,
again leaving nothing but a few injuries. The following
year, while driving through a mountain road, Selak drove
off a guardrail to escape an oncoming truck and landed
on a tree to watch his car explode 300 feet below.
In a surprising turn of events in 2003, Selak won the
million-dollar Croatian lottery, turning the man into
either the world’s unluckiest man, or the world’s
luckiest one.

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Travel / 10 People Who Survived The Impossible. by Pronmix(m): 8:44pm On Aug 30
1.
Vesna Vulovic: The Stewardess Who Survived a terrorist
attack at 33,000 feet.

On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 departed
from Copenhagen for Belgrade (via Zagreb) with 28
passengers and crew. At an altitude of 33,000 feet, a
bomb in the cargo section, planted by the Ustashe
Croatian separatist group, exploded. The plane
disintegrated and crashed on the mountains.
In what must be one of the greatest survival stories of
all time, stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived the 33,000
foot descent sitting on the tail of the plane.
22 year old Vulovic wasn't even supposed to be on that
plane. As she later stated in an interview, it was another
Vesna who was supposed to be on that flight, but she
was happy with the mix-up as it allowed her to make
her first trip to Denmark. She ended up with a fractured
skull, two broken legs, and three broken vertebrae - one
of which was crushed and left her paralyzed from the
waist down.
Vulovic spent several months in and out of hospitals;
operations allowed her to walk again. She became a
celebrity when the Guinness Book of World Records
invited her to a ceremony in London with Paul
McCartney. She is listed for surviving the longest fall
without a parachute. Vulovic is now a national hero in
Serbia and spent the late 90s marching in Belgrade
against Slobodan Milosovic.

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Travel / How To Survive A Plane Crash by Oilandgas1(m): 3:39am On Aug 30
Commercial airlines around the world now carry nearly 2.5 billion passengers a year, and despite the inherent dangers of rocketing through the sky miles above the Earth in a very heavy piece of metal, these travelers are amazingly safe. That said, a lot can go wrong at 33,000 feet above the ground, and if you’re unlucky enough to be aboard when something does, the decisions you make could mean the difference between life and death. Keep in mind that about 95% of airplane crashes have survivors, so even if the worst does happen, your odds aren't as bad as you might think. STEP 1 Wear long pants, a long-sleeve t- shirt, and sturdy, comfortable, lace-up shoes. Although you may want to be comfortable or professional-looking on a flight, sandals or high heels make it hard to move quickly within the wreckage. High heels are not allowed on the evacuation slides and you can cut your feet and toes on glass or get flammable liquids on or in your sandals if you wear them. •Loose or elaborate clothing also poses a risk, as it can get snagged on obstacles in the close confines of a plane. If you know you’re going to be flying over cold areas, dress appropriately, and consider keeping a jacket on your lap. You’ll need to be able to stay warm if you survive the crash. Even if that is not a consideration, the more of your body is covered during impact, the less likely you are to receive serious injuries or burns. Cotton or wool clothing is also preferable as it is less flammable. Wool is preferable to cotton when flying over water, as wool does not lose its insulating properties to the degree cotton does when wet. STEP 2 Book the right seats. Because the initial impact is most often survivable, the key to living to tell about a crash is frequently how quickly you can get out. To this end, it’s best to get seats as close as possible to an exit, and aisle seats are generally preferable. In addition, try to sit in the back of the plane. Passengers in the tail of the aircraft have 40% higher survival rates than those in the first few rows. STEP 3 Read the safety information card and pay attention to the pre-flight safety speech. Yes, you’ve heard it all before, and you’ll probably never need it, but if you keep your headphones on during the pre-flight instructions or ignore the safety card, you’ll be missing out on information that could be vital in the event of a crash. Don’t assume you know it all already, either. Every type of airplane has different safety instructions. If you're sitting in an exit row, study the door and make sure you know how to open it if you need to. In normal circumstances the flight attendant will open the door, but if they are dead or injured, you'll need to do it. STEP 4 Make a plan. If the plane is going to crash, you almost always have several minutes to prepare before impact. Use this time to once again review where the exits are, and try to count the number of seats between your row and the exit row—that way you’ll know when you’ve reached the exit even if you can’t see it. Assess the situation as well as possible. Try to determine what surface the plane will land on so you can customize your preparations. If you’re going to be landing in water, for example, you’ll want to put your life vest on— don’t inflate it until you’re out of the plane— and if you’re going to be landing in cold weather, you should try to get a blanket or jacket to keep you warm once outside. STEP 5 Keep your seat belt securely fastened at all times. If the plane crashes while you’re sleeping, you’ll be glad you kept your seat belt on. In any case, make sure it is placed around you snugly before impact. Every centimeter of slack in your seat belt triples the G-Force you'll experience in the crash, so keep it snug! Also, push that snug seat belt down as low over your pelvis as possible. You should be able to feel the upper ridge of the pelvis above the upper edge of the belt. Why? The pelvis is a very strong structure that handles force well. However, if your belt slides up into your stomach, you have a greater chance of sustaining dangerous internal injuries. (Note: this also applies to car seat belts.) STEP 6 Brace yourself for impact. If you know you’re going to crash, brace yourself. Return your seat back to its full upright position and assume one of two "brace positions." •If the seat or bulkhead in front of you is close enough to easily reach, place one hand palm- down on the back of that seat, cross the other hand palm-down over the first hand, and rest your forehead against your hands (don’t lace your fingers). It is also sometimes recommended to put your head directly against the seat in front of you and lace your fingers behind your head, tucking your upper arms against the sides of your head. •If you don’t have a seat close in front of you, bend forward and put your chest on your thighs and your head between your knees. Cross your wrists in front of your lower calves, and grab your ankles. In either position, your feet should be flat on the floor and further back than your knees to reduce injuries to your feet and legs, which you will need in order to successfully exit the craft after impact. Place your legs as far under the seat as possible to avoid breaking your shin bones. STEP 7 Remain calm. It can be easy to get swept up in the pandemonium immediately preceding and following a crash. Keep a cool head, though, and you’re more likely to get out alive. Remember that even in the worst wrecks, you do have a chance of survival. You’ll need to be able to think methodically and rationally to maximize that chance. STEP 8 Put your oxygen mask on before assisting others. You’ve probably heard this on every commercial flight you’ve been on, but it’s worth repeating. If the integrity of the cabin is compromised, you have only about 15 seconds (often less if you’re a smoker or have circulatory or respiratory problems) to start breathing through your oxygen mask before you are rendered unconscious. STEP 9 Protect yourself from smoke. Fire and, more commonly, smoke is responsible for a large percentage of crash fatalities. The smoke in an airplane fire can be very thick and highly toxic, so cover your nose and mouth with a cloth to avoid breathing it in. If possible, moisten the cloth to provide extra protection. STEP 10 Get out of the airplane as quickly as possible. It’s critical to get out of the aircraft without delay—if fire or smoke is present, you will generally have less than two minutes to safely exit the plane. •Don’t try to rescue your belongings. It’s common sense, but still some people don’t seem to get it. Leave everything behind. It will only slow you down. STEP 11 Get at least 500 feet upwind from the wreckage. If you’re stranded in a remote area, the best thing to do usually is to stay close to the aircraft to await rescuers. You don’t want to be too close, though. Fire or explosion can happen at any time after a crash, so put some distance between you and the plane. If the crash is in open-water, swim as far away from the plane wreckage as possible. WARNING! •When landing in water, do not inflate your life vest until you are outside of the aircraft. If you do, you run the risk of becoming trapped when the aircraft fills with water. •Never hold your infant or toddler on your lap. While it may be cheaper than buying a seat, your child is almost guaranteed not to survive if you are holding him or her. Get a seat for your child and use an approved child restraint system. •Avoid wearing synthetic fabrics while traveling by plane. If a fire breaks out in the cabin, these materials will melt to your skin. •Don’t push other passengers. An orderly exit increases everybody’s chance of survival, and if you panic and start shoving, you may be faced with retaliation. •Avoid excessive alcohol consumption before or during a flight. Alcohol impairs your ability to quickly and methodically react to the crash and evacuate the plane. •Don’t get down on the floor of the plane. If there is smoke in the cabin, try to stay low, but do not crawl. You will likely be trampled or injured by other passengers attempting to escape in the low-visibility conditions.
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Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by ChriGo(m): 9:18pm On Aug 29
Siga: ... Ah well... its a choice... though illegal... Plus don't forget to tell them that when they file their taxes come Feb. 2015.... they better not declare they make such amount if there is no paperwork....If caught... Na TAX FRAUD ooo... plus several Immigration violations... MMIA no too far oo... Keep in mind USA ICE has a plane and when dem ship Africans back to Africa... they come to Canada to pack more Africans to fill up the plane... grin ...
....Lolzzzzz grin.....
Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by Siga: 9:00pm On Aug 29
ChriGo: ....yes you're right Oga mi grin....some employers wicked small shall...unto say dem no wan report pay via the SIN...they pay far below the minimum wage...so some peeps work far beyond the stipulated hours instructed by CIC since there is no record to show....A classmate of mine almost got trapped doing such.....
... Ah well... its a choice... though illegal... Plus don't forget to tell them that when they file their taxes come Feb. 2015.... they better not declare they make such amount if there is no paperwork....If caught... Na TAX FRAUD ooo... plus several Immigration violations... MMIA no too far oo... Keep in mind USA ICE has a plane and when dem ship Africans back to Africa... they come to Canada to pack more Africans to fill up the plane... grin ...

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Travel / Re: My First Time On A Nigerian Plane (hilarious) by Shine1177: 6:59pm On Aug 29
Superstar007: Hilarious! Just reminded me of this!

So I attended this church programme last night.
Naturally, I don't listen to People when they pray in Church but, I did last night and Words from Sister Sandra's Mouth almost sent me into Coma..
Sister Sandra was seriously uttering these words;

*OH! Lord, Crash the plane of my SINGLENESS, Lord crash it!
*Consume me with the fire of WEDLOCK.Aha!
*Jehovah, ROAST ME! JAM me with the Lorry of HOLY MATRIMONY.
*BABA MI, BABA MI, detonate the BOMB of ENGAGEMENT in my life!
*STAB me with a man of your choice Lord.
*HANG my neck with the BONE of my BONE.
*IMPRISON my life with the RIBS of my RIBS.
*SHOOT me with an AK47 of True Love.
*KILL me tonight Lord with a HUSBAND......

I was mesmerized cry
Travel / Top 10 Bermuda Triangle Facts by oneda(m): 4:05pm On Aug 29
10. Atlantis

The entire city of Atlantis is said to have been vanished. The place where the Bermuda Triangle is situated, is exactly the same place where the city was present earlier. Even the recently discovered Bimini Road in Bermuda, which is a underwater, off coast road, used by many people for diving, is said to be a road from Brahma to Atlantis. The reason that describes the mysterious disappearances is that it is thought that Atlantis dependent upon some energy crystals and this left over technology is the reason behind these incidents. The crystals were very powerful and they radiated some rays, also called the death rays, that cause the navigation system of passing by air planes and ships to malfunction, and thus this led to their destruction. However, since the air pilots are trained enough to fly even without the navigation system working properly, this theory is not so much effective. Also if a plane gets destructed, some of its oil traces should have been found over the sea surface, but it wasn’t found. One more thing is that the energy crystals have never been found. Thus the theory is not so clear.
9. Extra Terristarials

This is such a strange theory described for the disappearance of ships and planes. According to this theory, some extra terrestrial beings are responsible for the incidents. Since these incidents started to happen in the beginning of the so called UFO era, this is believed that whenever any boat or plane come to the place, any UFO comes and disorient the passengers and pilots and then take away the entire ship or plane with themselves. One evidence is also present for this theory, after the missing of bombing planes, one more plane was send to investigate the scenario. That one was also vanished, but the last call by the pilot to the base was made, in which he was saying that ‘we are entering into white waters’, which was not possible, since it was a bright clear day.
8. Pirates of Destruction
In almost all the oceans and seas, piracy is a common act. This is also considered as a reason for the incidents. The place where no one will ever suspect you will always be the best option for piracy, then to the ones where they can be caught. The place where vanishing of ships and planes are blamed upon some strange things like UFO and supernatural entities, will certainly the best one for the purpose of piracy. Some people think that the pirates may have killed the people, or used them for their own purpose, and have took the ships and planes for themselves only

7. Methane Gas

Methane is a gas, denser than water. The traces of methane are present across the globe inside the sea waters. The gas hydrates are present in deep, high pressure environments. If you are sailing in the water or flying above and the methane gas bubbles up, then there are certainly a great chance that you may sink down to the bottom of the ocean within minutes. The theory is that the methane gas bubbles comes to the sea floor and they keeps on growing in size, sometimes as large as the size of a ship, thus if a ship crosses the bubble, the bubble consumes it and forces it to get down at the bottom of the sea. Since the gas in flammable, it can also cause the burst of a plane, in such a way that not any traces of the plane are found. But still there are not recorded instances of any such incident. So this theory is still not so cleared.
6. Gulf Stream

It is basically an ocean current. It originates in the Gulf of Mexico and then moves to the North Atlantic. It is more like a river within an ocean and can easily carry away the floating objects. If any boat or ship, having some engine trouble, the can then easily be carried away by this gulf stream. Also any plane that is making a water landing, or is sinking due to engine problem, is also carried away along by the gulf stream. This has happened once when a cruiser name Witchcraft was sailing on the area, and reported the engine trouble. But by the time the Coast Guards arrived, the ship was not even present there.

5. Strange Weather

The Bermuda Triangle area often sees many violent storms. These storms are short and that much violent that can destroy all the boats and planes in seconds. These storms build up and then go so much suddenly that not any satellite can detect them. There are also many waterspouts seen in the areas. Waterspouts are mainly like tornado. They may suck water thousands of feet into the sky, thus taking out the planes and the ships at the same time. Within a second, it may destroy and suck up the whole ship or aircraft body. The accident happen in just a blink of eye, that no one can ever see it coming.

4.Magnetic Fields

The Bermuda Triangle is the only place in the world, where the needle of magnetic compass indicates true north, rather than indicating magnetic north. This explains the strange earth magnetic field present here. This strange magnetic field is still under a mystery. Many of the ships and planes travelling nearby the area, have seen many times the compass or the magnetic needle fluctuations around the area. This is all because of the magnetic field which is strong and somehow very confusing at this place.

3.Unusual Seafloor

It has been found that the seafloor of the Bermuda Triangle region is not the same all the way down. From a very gentle slope, it may any time go to a sudden drop large in depth. The are is listed in having the deepest trenches of the world. It is very likely that any ship or plane that sink into this strange are, will possibly never be found ever. This explains the missing of the ships and planes that have undergone the incidents.

2.Hurricanes

Hurricanes are super powerful storms that come in almost every ocean and sea of the world. They are very common in the Atlantic, near the equator. They are one of the main reasons of various sea accidents and ship sinking, and have caused billions of damages to the life and property. But the only difference between other hurricanes across the globe and the ones occurring in the Bermuda Triangle is that these one come without any prior warning. They come within seconds and take away everything within seconds. No sign of any life is left by these strong and violent storms.

1.Electronic Fog

Electronic fog is also considered a strong reason for the incidents. In this phenomenon, some gray colored cloud, made up of electromagnetic waves is formed above the ocean. It seems to appear from no where and rapidly engulfs the ship, or the plane. Then these waves or fog just continue keep moving with the vehicle and suddenly all of the electronic instruments of the ship or aircraft stats to die. None of the instruments work anymore and then the ship or the plane, vanishes, within some minutes. The reason of the appearance of these fog is still not clear and some may consider as some supernatural act.

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Travel / The 20 Best Airlines In The World by Mykel4God(m): 9:33pm On Aug 28
With high fares, costly fees, and now the prospect of endless delays caused by sequester-mandated FAA budget cuts, flying economy is often a horror show.
But not all airlines are created equal, and some treat all their passengers very nicely.
To find the best of the best for flying at a reasonable cost, we devised a ranking system based on the two most important factors for a pleasant trip: An enjoyable experience in the plane, and timely departure and arrival.
We looked at dozens of major international airlines that fly long-haul routes.
We valued in-flight experience based on ratings for seat comfort, in-flight entertainment, cabin cleanliness and condition, quality of meals served, and service efficiency, from leading airline reviewer Skytrax.
Flightstats.comprovided the on-time performance figures (from February 15 to April 15) for each airline. Figures are for marketed, or codeshare, flights: For example, if American Airlinesadvertises a fare for a flight that is operated by Delta (carriers often make such marketing agreements), and the Delta flight is delayed, that delay is reflected in the on-time performance ratings for both airlines.
We then averaged scores for in-flight experience and the on-time performance of the airlines equally to come up with an overall score.Ratings are out of 100 points.
20. Etihad Airways
In-Flight Experience: 80
On-Time Performance: 74
United Arab Emirates-based Etihad is barely ten years old, but it is growing rapidly: It said its profits tripled from $14 million in 2011 to $42 million last year.
Its has been named the World's Leading Airlineat the World Travel Awards for the past four years.
In-flight experience score is an average of ratings for seat comfort, in-flight entertainment, cabin cleanliness and condition, quality of meals served, and service efficiency, provided by Skytrax.
On-time performance is for February 15 - April 15, and is provided by Flightstats.com. Figures are for marketed, or codeshare, flights: For example, if American Airlines advertises a fare for a flight that is operated by Delta (carriers often make such marketing agreements), and the Delta flight is delayed, that delay is reflected in the on-time performance ratings for both airlines.

Travel / Re: Travelling To Canada Part 6 by Mohammedbashir: 6:47pm On Aug 28
GboyegaD:

You need a transit visa or a regular visiting visa to board the plane to go to US and besides, whether or not you are going out of the airport, you do all immigration checks as such, you need a visa.

..Thanks bro.. Redirecting
 
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