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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by TeamclicksAir: 12:56pm On Oct 20
Phema:


O'boy! Na plane ticket una dey talk so abi na God is Good motors? I don vex! I'm porting to Houston and postponing my EDD. embarassed

Abeg, anyone with info on hospital in Houston with an all inclusive package of $2888 and a rebate of $250? tongue grin
na young shall grow we dy talk
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by cfcchick: 9:20am On Oct 20
Phema:


O'boy! Na plane ticket una dey talk so abi na God is Good motors? I don vex! I'm porting to Houston and postponing my EDD. embarassed

Abeg, anyone with info on hospital in Houston with an all inclusive package of $2888 and a rebate of $250? tongue grin

@Phema...but dat naa old prize naa...u dey taunt me with this old prize.
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by GenoMI: 9:01am On Oct 20
As in ehn Phema, I thought about porting to Houston for a minute cuz even my dates to Houston is 111k on Delta shocked

I don't understand o cuz this very same Delta flight will first stop in Atlanta, before heading to Houston. I don't understand y the Atlanta is now 323k on the SAME Delta flight .

Phema:


O'boy! Na plane ticket una dey talk so abi na God is Good motors? I don vex! I'm porting to Houston and postponing my EDD. embarassed

Abeg, anyone with info on hospital in Houston with an all inclusive package of $2888 and a rebate of $250? tongue grin
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Phema: 8:52am On Oct 20
TeamclicksAir:
wow shocked shocked shocked shocked i saw it also...but got it for 111k

O'boy! Na plane ticket una dey talk so abi na God is Good motors? I don vex! I'm porting to Houston and postponing my EDD. embarassed

Abeg, anyone with info on hospital in Houston with an all inclusive package of $2888 and a rebate of $250? tongue grin

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Travel / 10 Annoying Behaviours On Airplanes by Solozzo(m): 11:04pm On Oct 19
Packed into a cramped cabin with a few hundred strangers at 30,000 feet, tensions are already running high. On top of that, there's always that passenger. The one who makes everybody else uncomfortable by screaming at the crew. Or the one with the children running amok. Or the space invader.


With disgruntled travellers taking to the internet in droves to out bad behaviour on planes on the viral 'Passenger Shaming' website, Tripit.com compiled the top 10 most annoying plane behaviours which Dailymail also reported .


Rudeness to staff: - 1

It's always uncomfortable to listen to someone berating hard-working crew members. Passengers in the Tripit.com survey nominated 'being rude to staff' as the most annoying bad behaviour, well ahead of other irritants such as taking up too much space and being too loud.

Refusal to caution children when disturbing other passenger -2

When a child has been screaming and kicking the back of your seat for five hours straight, you're in for a long flight. Not many can begrudge a distressed infant, but patience often wears thin when a parent makes no effort to placate children: 57 per cent of respondees said that lack of care by parents is their pet plane peeve.
Parents of difficult children may want to follow the lead of Christina Diaz and Michael Rubinstein, who made headlines around the world in 2012 when they handed out goodie bags to fellow passengers to 'apologise in advance' for their 14-week old twins disturbing them. The thoughtful gesture was well-received by passengers and a picture of the gift went viral.

Crowding seat/ hogging 'extra' middle seat: -3

Scoring a free seat next to one is like winning the golden ticket these days, with airlines code-sharing flights. So, when you hit the jackpot, it's only fair to share it with your row-mate, rather than claiming it as your personal storage area. If you're lucky enough to get an entire row to yourself though, settle in smugly and stretch out.
If you're nestled in on a full flight, remember your armrest manners. Make sure everyone has one to themselves before resting your elbows. Space hoggers make more than half of their fellow passengers angry.

Talking loudly: -4

In a confined space, the entire cabin can be privy to your conversation if not kept below a discreet decibel, which will not make you popular. One unruly passenger learned the hard way when her loud antics were chronicled via Twitter by Modern Family editor Ryan Case recently.
On an overnight flight, Case live-tweeted her experience sitting behind a drunken passenger, or, as Case calls her, 'the worst person in the world,' revealing every eyebrow-raising snippet of her conversation. The gems included 'Sorry, it's my first time not in first class', and 'I have a very racist view of all Middle East.'

Blocking the baggage claim area: -5

The bad behaviour doesn't necessarily end upon landing. Everybody wants to get out the airport as quickly as possible, but those who block the baggage carousel by standing an inch away drive 44 per cent of respondees mad.Perhaps enforcing a 'stay behind the yellow line' rule like on tube platforms could prevent the super keen from making you miss your suitcase.

Reclining their seat into your seating area: -6

The reclining seat is a hot topic in travel at the moment. Brawls over the use of the controversial Knee Defender have caused two flights to be re-routed, with a handful of passengers arrested. A recent survey revealed that 75 per cent of British travellers want to see reclining seats banned. The general rule to follow seems to be: Reclining on long-haul flights only, and not during meal times.

Carrying stinky food:-7

Airplane food is widely considered unsavoury enough. But bringing one's own snacks on board should be limited to inoffensive, fragrance - free options. Nobody wants to sit next to a hot takeaway - particularly if it is being sitting in one's carry-on for a few hours.

Hogging the overhead storage: -8

While some low-cost airlines enforce a 'one bag rule, there still never seems to be enough space in the overhead compartments. Storing wheelie cases above and handbags under the seat in front is encouraged, but not always followed by some. Forty-three per cent agreed that people who take up all the storage space are the worst.p

Rushing to disembark before passengers in front: -9

While the majority of passengers adhere to the courteous method of disembarking, clearing out row by row, there is always one impatient person who believes their time is more precious than everybody else. A travelling barging their way past the more patient passengers is irksome for 41 per cent of those surveyed.

Blocking the aisles during a flight: -10

Everybody likes the freedom to roam about the cabin to stretch their legs and use the bathroom. But sometimes, one gets stuck mid-wander. Whether it's someone hovering to chat to a friend, or allowing their legs to overhang the seat into the aisle, 41 per cent of passengers say: 'Keep it in your own row.'

Source: http://odili.net/news/source/2014/oct/19/842.html
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by MerryMom: 4:39pm On Oct 19
Lol. It feels good to always throw in a bit of humour in the thread to make us all laugh. @Tvegas, we don buy shares for tissue paper industry. Once I born like this and spitting stops, dem go know say sales go drop. I just hope spitting won't be an excuse for me not to board plane at the airport when it's time to travel. I can imagine the news headlines..... woman stopped at airport from boarding due to suspected symptoms of ....... *God forbid* grin

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Travel / 10 Most Annoying Behaviours On Planes by LilNetty(f): 3:47am On Oct 19
Packed into a cramped cabin with a few hundred strangers at 30,000 feet, tensions are already running high. On top of that, there’s always that passenger. The one who makes everybody else uncomfortable by screaming at the crew. Or the one with the children running amok. Or the space invader.
With disgruntled travellers taking to the internet in droves to out bad behaviour on planes on the viral ‘Passenger Shaming’ website, Tripit.comcompiled the top 10 most annoying plane behaviours whichDailymailalso reported .
*.Rudeness to staff:It’s always uncomfortable to listen to someone berating hard-working crew members. Passengers in the Tripit.comsurvey nominated ‘being rude to staff’ as the most annoying bad behaviour, well ahead of other irritants such as taking up too much space and being too loud.
*.Refusal to caution children when disturbing other passengers:When a child has been screaming and kicking the back of your seat for five hours straight, you’re in for a long flight. Not many can begrudge a distressed infant, but patience often wears thin when a parent makes no effort to placate children: 57 per cent of respondees said that lack of care by parents is their pet plane peeve.
Parents of difficult children may want to follow the lead of Christina Diaz and Michael Rubinstein, who made headlines around the world in 2012 when they handed out goodie bags to fellow passengers to ‘apologise in advance’ for their 14-week old twins disturbing them. The thoughtful gesture was well-received by passengers and a picture of the gift went viral.
*.Crowding seat/ hogging ‘extra’ middle seat:Scoring a free seat next to one is like winning the golden ticket these days, with airlines code-sharing flights. So, when you hit the jackpot, it’s only fair to share it with your row-mate, rather than claiming it as your personal storage area. If you’re lucky enough to get an entire row to yourself though, settle in smugly and stretch out.
If you’re nestled in on a full flight, remember your armrest manners. Make sure everyone has one to themselves before resting your elbows. Space hoggers make more than half of their fellow passengers angry.
*.Talking loudly:In a confined space, the entire cabin can be privy to your conversation if not kept below a discreet decibel, which will not make you popular. One unruly passenger learned the hard way when her loud antics were chronicled via Twitter by Modern Family editor Ryan Case recently.
On an overnight flight, Case live-tweeted her experience sitting behind a drunken passenger, or, as Case calls her, ‘the worst person in the world,’ revealing every eyebrow-raising snippet of her conversation. The gems included ‘Sorry, it’s my first time not in first class’, and ‘I have a very racist view of all Middle East.’
*.Blocking the baggage claim area:The bad behaviour doesn’t necessarily end upon landing. Everybody wants to get out the airport as quickly as possible, but those who block the baggage carousel by standing an inch away drive 44 per cent of respondees mad.Perhaps enforcing a ‘stay behind the yellow line’ rule like on tube platforms could prevent the super keen from making you miss your suitcase.
*.Reclining their seat into your seating area:The reclining seat is a hot topic in travel at the moment. Brawls over the use of the controversial Knee Defender have caused two flights to be re-routed, with a handful of passengers arrested. A recent survey revealed that 75 per cent of British travellers want to see reclining seats banned. The general rule to follow seems to be: Reclining on long-haul flights only, and not during meal times.
*.Carrying stinky food:Airplane food is widely considered unsavoury enough. But bringing one’s own snacks on board should be limited to inoffensive, fragrance — free options. Nobody wants to sit next to a hot takeaway — particularly if it is being sitting in one’s carry-on for a few hours.
*.Hogging the overhead storage:While some low-cost airlines enforce a ‘one bag rule, there still never seems to be enough space in the overhead compartments. Storing wheelie cases above and handbags under the seat in front is encouraged, but not always followed by some. Forty-three per cent agreed that people who take up all the storage space are the worst.
*.Rushing to disembark before passengers in front:While the majority of passengers adhere to the courteous method of disembarking, clearing out row by row, there is always one impatient person who believes their time is more precious than everybody else. A travelling barging their way past the more patient passengers is irksome for 41 per cent of those surveyed.
*.Blocking the aisles during a flight:Everybody likes the freedom to roam about the cabin to stretch their legs and use the bathroom. But sometimes, one gets stuck mid-wander. Whether it’s someone hovering to chat to a friend, or allowing their legs to overhang the seat into the aisle, 41 per cent of passengers say: ‘Keep it in your own row.’
Travel / Shocking Videos Of Plane Crashes Ever Caught On Tape by Sile12(m): 3:35pm On Oct 18
Warning!!

Videos are considered shocking or violent, so watch at your own desire.


m.youtube.com/watch?v=wuKblrMBFbE&itct=CBgQpDAYBCITCMqH_q-ptsECFUdRwgodWlUAVzIHcmVsYXRlZEicg6D52pnaqcIB&gl=NG&hl=en-GB&client=mv-google
Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Ayosmum: 6:22pm On Oct 15
Hello house, got into Washington Dulles today via Emirates. The journey with Emirates was splendid, before getting my boarding pass, one of their staff approached me and asked if I was pregnant, I said yes and he requested to see my "fit to fly" report, filled and signed the Ebola form and the customs guys asked what goods I had, told them some, they checked a bag and nicely asked for PR, I gave 1k because they were nice and also because I carried some prohibited food stuffs. Did the immigration screening and they also asked for PR, this time I use play escape am. Before we boarded, one of the air host approached me again and asked if I was pregnant, showed him my "fit to fly" report, then the VIP treatment started. They changed our seat, and gave us all sorts of drinks and food (my sister and daughter). We arrived Dubai, had a 19 hrs layover,of which we were accommodated, fed and transported back to the airport. Started the 2nd leg of the journey, same VIP treatment, the journey was 14 hours to DC. Before the plane landed I did a light makeup and asked God for favour. We were the first to land and I think the immigration guys just resumed, I was called upon and our conversation was as follows:
Officer: Hello Ma'am
Me: Gud morning Sir
Officer: What are you here for
Me: Vacation, shopping and to have my baby
Officer: Congrats, have you made any payment?
Me: No, showed him the mail from Alba regarding my appt with the FC and also the new maternity package
Officer: Why did you choose the US, is it because of the good healthcare, I said yes.
Officer: Will you stay with family?
Me: No, booked an extended stay for a week, intend to rent a place
Officer: I see you declared ***** amount, stamps my daughter and I 6 months, sends us for secondary inspection.
2nd Officer: where do you work and why are you here
Me: I work at xxxx, am here to have my baby
2nd officer: how much do you have
Me: told him, he gave me a form to fill and told me to go wishing me a safe delivery. He did not check my bags and I had all sorts including palm oil. Everything was less than 10 mins.
Conclusion: don't lie, be confident, and lots of cash helps if you have food stuff (one of us mentioned that) and above all, Na Baba God sure pass.
Na wa see the chronicles wey I write, crossland phoenix mama's I hail o, Abeg una sister dey come on the 23rd of oct please show some love. I learnt a lot from this forum and I just had to give back. Thank you all.

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Travel / Top 10 Strange Airports Around The World by kizbad: 11:36pm On Oct 14
10. Courcheval Airport, France

Courchevel Airport is situated in the French Alps, France. It has a very short runway with a steep of 18.5% gradient. It is very difficult to land a flight at this airport, because of its towering mountain which makes the task for the pilots very tough, another reason is that the airport has about 6,500 altitude.
9. Denver International Airport

Denver International Airport has a distinctive roofline that evokes the Rocky Mountains. The airport was opened in 1995, and has received various awards for its effective opeations. Yet the airport is not safe for the landing of business flights. There is actually a vast underground installation beneath the airport. Also the artwork of the airport is highly bizarre, making it a bad fit for most of the flights.
8. Toncontin International Airport, Honduras

Toncontin International Airport is one of the most dangerous airports in the world. It occupies a ridge in the center of Honduras’ mountainous capital of Tegucigalpa. The airport has long been a reason of fear for the pilots and travelers because of unsafe landing on its two sides. Its runway is about 6,631 feet high, yet extremely short—thus increases the chances of accidents.
7. Tenzing-Hillary Airport, Nepal

Tenzing-Hillary Airport is situated in the Himalayas, Nepal. Previously a plane had reached there and it took the plane hours to look for the safe landing pad. This is why, the airport is considered to be one of the most dangerous and strange airports in the world. Just north of the runway of the airport is present loom mountain, and att the southern end of the runway is a precipitous drop into a valley—which make it a difficult choice for the pilots to go for it for safe landing.
6. Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is located on an artificial island in the South China Sea. As we know that major international airports need great deal of safe landings, but the problem with this Hong Kong airport is that it doesn’t provide the same to the flights. In 1980, the airport project leveled hilly islands, and added about four square miles of artificial land around for creating the finishing site.


The airport was opened in 1998, and its not suitable for safe flights’ landing.

5. Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport, Brazil

Congonhas-Sao Paulo Airport is located in Brazil, in a city of 14 million inhabitants. The airport is constructed miles away from the center of the city, landing here is cheaper yet highly dangerous. What makes it dangerous is that the airport was opened in 1936, in those days the city’s population was not high as compared to what it is nowadays. The airport poses several landing issues on the pilots, such as over-population of the city and limited area, as well as noise pollution.
4. Dubai International Airport

Dubai International Airport is yet another strange airport in the world. Its Terminal 3 is larger airline terminal, and is built in terms of floor space, covering 18.44 million square feet. Much of the terminal’s part is situated in multiple level beneath taxiway—making the airport highly dangerous. It was opened in 2008. The airport is said to have killed over 45 travelers of different flights due to its unsafe landing.
3. Gibraltar International Airport

The air-traffic of this airport highway always waits for crossing the runway of Gibraltar International Airport. Everything about this airport is extremely weird, such as massive Rock of Gibraltar that towers close to the runway and extends out into the Mediterranean Sea, and Gibraltar’s busy road—all this make the airport an unsafe landing option.

- See more at: http://www.askranker.com/2014/10/top-10-most-beautiful-birds-in-world.html
Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by Mrval20(m): 1:55pm On Oct 14
If your kid's name is Akbar, you better not call his name in the plane or else you'd be thrown out of the plane or even get arrested; and that's when every other passenger must have left the plane for you two.
Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 1:09pm On Oct 14
7. “F*ck,” “D*mn,” “Sh*t” or “B*tch!”

“Swearing can absolutely get you thrown off a plane,” says Hobica. "Flight attendants don’t really want to hear from you to begin with. Everything is up to the flight crew and you never know if someone is in a bad mood or has no sense of humor.”

Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 1:07pm On Oct 14
6. “Wow, rudest gate agent.”

Tweeting things can also get you kicked off a plane. (Photo: Thinkstock)

Earlier this year, Duff Watson and his kids were removed from a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted this complaint. And definitely don’t insult a member of the flight crew. “Keep it to: ‘I’ll have a Diet Coke with ice, please,” Hobica says about your interactions with the flight crew. “’Please,’ ‘thank you,’ ‘no thank you.’ Don’t forget, if you insult flight attendants they have plastic handcuffs.”

Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 1:04pm On Oct 14
4. “I’m going to blow up.”

Even if you just mean you having digestive issues. According to Elliott, there once was an incident where flight attendants had asked a German man to sit down on the plane. He told them he was going to blow up. “The man had to go to the bathroom,” he says. Apparently “going to blow up” is a clunky translation of a German phrase people use when they need to relieve themselves.

Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 1:00pm On Oct 14
2. “None of us thought the pilot was intoxicated.”

You would think that would be a good thing. But according to Lisa Carter-Knight, that was the statement she made to a member of the crew of her JetBlue flight from Philly to Boston before she was kicked off the plane. The real problem was that a different passenger had made a joke that led to the plane being cleared and the pilot being ordered to take a sobriety test. Carter-Knight live tweeted the incident. The pilot passed his test, prompting Carter-Knight’s comment. Then she was told the pilot was “not comfortable” having her on the flight. Moral of the story: “Don’t joke about the pilot being drunk,” says Hobica. Or tweet about anything related to it.

Travel / Re: Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 12:59pm On Oct 14
So in the interest of avoiding hysteria and promoting smoother air travel, here are eight other things you should never say on a plane:

1. “I just came from Liberia.”

Ebola ravaged areas are in the red circle. (Photo: Thinkstock)

We already know you shouldn’t joke about ebola, but don’t make a crack about West Africa either. Whether warranted or not, you may totally freak out the other passengers. According to a recent NBC survey, 58 percent of respondents favored a U.S. travel ban from the West African countries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Only 20 percent were against a ban. And while you’re at it, “Don’t joke about any communicable disease,” says George Hobica, president of Airfarewatchdog.com.

Travel / Things You Should Never Say On A Plane by myads890(m): 12:57pm On Oct 14
Things not to yell on a plane: “I have Ebola! You’re all screwed!” then, “I was just kidding!” Oops. On Oct. 8, a man from Philadelphia who was coughing during a U.S. Airways flight reportedly said just that. As you would imagine, things did not go well from there: The flight attendant announced over the loudspeaker that this man was “an .” And when the plane landed, the kidder was promptly removed by men in hazmat suits. “The crew really is the law,” says Christopher Elliott, a travel consumer advocate.

It doesn’t even matter if what the crew said happened, actually happened. “Only the perception of the flight attendant matters,” explains aviation law expert, Gerald C. Sterns. “Whatever the problem, all the attendant needs to say is Passenger X may ‘interfere’ with their duties or otherwise pose a problem to the orderly progress of the flight.”

Source https://www.yahoo.com/travel/8-things-not-to-say-on-a-plane-99670284532.html

More stories @ www.theniministore.com/blog

Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by HumbledbYGrace: 11:24am On Oct 14
drumma:
hahaha..... we just like to be factual i'd say.... landed in cape town couple of hours ago...... trying to figure out what to do next looks like this place is boring and i might just catch the next plane back to nigeria tomorrow... but then immigration will think I'm a peddler.....


what is the purpose of you being in S.A

Yet to receive your mail
Travel / Re: General South Africa Visa Enquiries by drumma(m): 10:05am On Oct 14
hahaha..... we just like to be factual i'd say.... landed in cape town couple of hours ago...... trying to figure out what to do next looks like this place is boring and i might just catch the next plane back to nigeria tomorrow... but then immigration will think I'm a peddler.....


HumbledbYGrace:
its true...m glad I don't live in Nigeria, where my figure would be measured.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part2 by Dfavouredone(m): 11:42am On Oct 10
spikesC:


You have, basically, two types of bags you can travel with. The checking bag and the hand luggage

The checking bag is the one the airline officials will normally scan and load in a separate compartment where you would not have access to it till you get to your final destination. It is usually the big boxes with most of your things carefully packed in it.
On the other hand, the hand luggage is the small bag, like your school or laptop bag, where you have a few items that you might need in the plane or waiting area. It would basically contain cash, laptop, phones, toothbrush and paste etc.

Thanks man. Really clear now.

God bless.
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part2 by spikesC(m): 10:39am On Oct 10
Dfavouredone:


I have been seeing this word "checking bag".

Pls what is the meaning, and how does it differ from other bags that one will be travelling with?

You have, basically, two types of bags you can travel with. The checking bag and the hand luggage

The checking bag is the one the airline officials will normally scan and load in a separate compartment where you would not have access to it till you get to your final destination. It is usually the big boxes with most of your things carefully packed in it.
On the other hand, the hand luggage is the small bag, like your school or laptop bag, where you have a few items that you might need in the plane or waiting area. It would basically contain cash, laptop, phones, toothbrush and paste etc.

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by bloggerina: 9:10pm On Oct 09
Hello Angel55,
Please stop asking questions and take action fast dear sister. Do you realise that you can give birth at any moment now? Your baby can actually drop at 35/36 weeks. Very possible. The clock is ticking!!! Its very obvious from all the info on this thread that only MIHS can accomodate your budget.
Pls call Francesca TODAY, book your financial appt, get a ticket to arizona and leave immediately please dear, we don't want you to give birth here or on the plane sef. Why are you doing like this now?
Pls leave immediately. Personally. The next post I hope t see from you is your successful POE story. Do not "branch" houston pls, just move straight to where you want to deliver. All this last minuite plans are not even good for your health sef. Too much stress.
If you post anyth again na cane we go take pursue you ma. Pls RUN to arizona NOW.
Whether vbac or cs, arizona is still your best bet. Please mama, you are running out of time. Getting a vbac doctor in houston is not easy and unfortunately you don't have time anymore to search.
Pls pls pls, get moving dear.
All the best and have a safe & successful vbac delivery

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Travel / Re: Give Birth In USA: Cost And Procedure? by Phema: 12:32pm On Oct 09
angel55:
Actually @ most if I have to leave texas It must be nxt week latest. I guess I will still be able to fly by then to arizona. My greatest fear is to be sure mihs will take me

Honestly, these are things you should have carefully thought of before even leaving Nigeria! You should have done your research on hospitals that offer VBAC at an affordable rate before thinking of buying your plane ticket.

Anyways, as it is now, at 36weeks gone already, I will say, make the quickest move possible. MIHS offers VBAC. Check their website or better still, call them.
Travel / Re: Tips For Surviving An Airplane Crash by Kirinwa: 8:56am On Oct 09
Well for the fact that in all plane crashes no one survives except miracle.

My suggestion is to tip the odd to our favour. How?
The pilot knows the altitude as the plane is dropping fast. He can open the door once it starts nearing the ground.Those willing to take chances can jump out. If there are 120 people on board, hopefully 40 may survive.
Travel / Re: Tex Trex by CFCfan(m): 6:35pm On Oct 08
texanomaly:


Come on down. Cali's not that far by plane. smiley
Cool. Are u gonna host me? cool
Travel / Re: Tex Trex by texanomaly(f): 5:54pm On Oct 08
CFCfan:
Can't wait to go to big ol Texas

Come on down. Cali's not that far by plane. smiley


Modified: lol

I can't believe I spelled it plain. undecided embarassed cheesy
Travel / Re: My Journey From Nigeria To Dubai With Pictures by cannonnier(m): 3:31pm On Oct 08
BlackLeopard:
Ugly or not is subjective, I ain't gonna hate on poster, cheers to you OP on going somewhere y' seem yo enjoyed and true, Dubai is a beauty.

Loved all the architecture when I was round, and I sure didn't have so working nite pics. cheesy

Also all da hate on Rwandan airlines smh, dere's trashier companies dan dat, and it ain't no matter what one 1 takes when arriving to destination just fine and nothin gets lost on the way and no one hijack da plane.

So concluded: Cheers on ya trip mate, and thank 4 sharin grin
Travel / Re: My Journey From Nigeria To Dubai With Pictures by BlackLeopard(m): 11:02am On Oct 08
Ugly or not is subjective, I ain't gonna hate on poster, cheers to you OP on going somewhere y' seem yo enjoyed and true, Dubai is a beauty.

Loved all the architecture when I was round, and I sure didn't have so working nite pics. cheesy

Also all da hate on Rwandan airlines smh, dere's trashier companies dan dat, and it ain't no matter what one 1 takes when arriving to destination just fine and nothin gets lost on the way and no one hijack da plane.

So concluded: Cheers on ya trip mate, and thank 4 sharin grin

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Travel / Electronic Gadgets In Flight: The Truth N Future Possibilities by HARDDON: 10:57am On Oct 07
Mobile phones and other gadgets could interfere with sensitive electronic systems, some theories suggest. So why is it still so difficult to prove the truth behind the claims?

I have a guilty secret to confess. My plane was preparing for take-off from London’s Heathrow Airport in March when a flight attendant made the usual request for passengers to turn their electronic devices off. Far from complying, I pushed my smartphone deeper into my pocket. I had important work messages to check, and surely my little handset wasn’t going to cause the plane to plummet from the sky, was it?

It seems I'm not alone. A recent survey found around four out of 10 US air passengers admitted they don’t always turn their gadgets off on flights. One notable occasion saw the actor Alec Baldwin reacting furiously on Twitter after being kicked off a Los Angeles-to-New York flight before take off for refusing to stop playing the online game Words With Friends on his phone.

According to regulations, which are pretty uniform around the world, the use of portable electronic devices is not allowed below around 3,000m (10,000ft), even in "flight mode” which stops the transmission of signals. Above this height devices like laptops and music players can be used, but phones must remain off. These rules are important, we are told, to avoid potentially dangerous interference between signals from these devices and sensitive onboard electronic systems. But do these fears have any scientific basis, or is it time to relax the rules?

The fear of interference comes from the fact that gadgets connect to the internet or to mobile phone networks using radio waves. To explain the theoretical dangers, Peter Ladkin, Professor of Computer Networks and Distributed Systems at Bielefeld University, Germany, uses the analogy of holding a blowtorch to your household heating pipes. The central heating system in your house makes changes based on the readings of thermometers within those pipes, so the blowtorch will heat the water, change the temperature readings and trigger the system to make adjustments.

Personal mobile devices could act in a similar way on aeroplanes, on which hundreds of electronics-based systems, known as avionics, are used for navigation, to communicate with the ground and to keep track of the components that keep them in the air. Some involve sensors that communicate information to cockpit instruments. It's not just an issue with mobile phones. Kindles, iPods, laptops, handheld gaming consoles – they all emit radio waves. If these are at frequencies close to those of the avionics, signals and readings could be corrupted. This could affect systems such as radar, communications and collision avoidance technology, and the problem is potentially magnified if gadgets are damaged and start emitting stronger radio waves than they should, or if signals from multiple devices combine.
So much for the theory, but is there any proof that this is a problem? There are no known recorded incidents of crashes having been definitely caused by such interference, but that said the causes of accidents can sometimes remain unknown. A flight recorder may not identify that a critical system has failed because of electromagnetic interference from passengers’ devices.
System malfunction

But while definite proof may be lacking, there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that the risks should be taken seriously. A report summarising 50 cases of safety issues thought to have been caused by personal electronic devices, was published in January this year. These were compiled from the US Aviation Safety Reporting System, a database maintained by Nasa, to which crew members can anonymously submit reports of safety problems. One such case was summarised as follows: "First Officer reports compass system malfunctions during initial climb. When passengers are asked to verify that all electronic devices are turned off the compass system returns to normal.”
Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part2 by blank(f): 8:22am On Oct 07
jamela:
God has done it for me o, so happy! grin

Okay, so I booked flight for saturday, then decided to pray, count on faith and pay Etiebet's place a visit yesterday, and yeah visa was neatly embossed on my passport, sealed and collected.

For those who wanna know how long? I applied 8th Sept, Submitted biometrics 17th Sept @Vfs ikeja, Approval mail came on 25th Sept, Picked passport up 3rd Oct. My visa says issued 23rd though. I didn't get an SMS even though I paid for it. And I didn't register with TPcontact.

For my team-tier4 still waiting, best wishes, pls pray, I believe yours would all be out soon. I'll be heading off to the airport pretty soon, still packing up smiley
So if ya see a plane fly by, it might just be me in there, say hi and wave a lil to the sky and thank God for me, it would mean a lot to me.

Uhm, yeah thanks all those who assisted me, y'all know who you are, cc'd. @Cavenchy thanks for telling me about this wonderful thread wink

Signing off for now. Would be back later when I'm a lil bit settled. Got loads of work piled up for me already.
I love you all.

Cc:
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Travel / Re: Uk Student Visa/tier 4 Pbs - Your Questions Answered Part2 by deoluwatinto: 12:22am On Oct 07
jamela:
God has done it for me o, so happy! grin

Okay, so I booked flight for saturday, then decided to pray, count on faith and pay Etiebet's place a visit yesterday, and yeah visa was neatly embossed on my passport, sealed and collected.

For those who wanna know how long? I applied 8th Sept, Submitted biometrics 17th Sept @Vfs ikeja, Approval mail came on 25th Sept, Picked passport up 3rd Oct. My visa says issued 23rd though. I didn't get an SMS even though I paid for it. And I didn't register with TPcontact.

For my team-tier4 still waiting, best wishes, pls pray, I believe yours would all be out soon. I'll be heading off to the airport pretty soon, still packing up smiley
So if ya see a plane fly by, it might just be me in there, say hi and wave a lil to the sky and thank God for me, it would mean a lot to me.

Uhm, yeah thanks all those who assisted me, y'all know who you are, cc'd. @Cavenchy thanks for telling me about this wonderful thread wink

Signing off for now. Would be back later when I'm a lil bit settled. Got loads of work piled up for me already.
I love you all.

Cc:
Cavenchy Generalshepherd Spikesc Gbemmiey Queen47 Perfect08 Justwise Blank Disguy Coogar Deoluwatinto....etc


smiley smiley Happy for you
Travel / Re: Morocco To Spain by yomi3078: 7:29pm On Oct 06
If I successfully get to morocco by plane please can I get to boat to spain if no can you advise me on how to go through it bcox av already started the trip
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