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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by MissJoy29(f): 10:24pm On Apr 19
Never!

Almost once though...when i was travelling alone. Cos if you are travelling with my father, get ready to be at the airport 8 hours before check in not even boarding. You go wait tire!

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by PAQ(m): 10:31pm On Apr 19
During my time in Lagos Okada was there to the resque.
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by gowonmaharajah(m): 10:37pm On Apr 19
yawns
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by nitrogen(m): 10:39pm On Apr 19
duduade:


Abeg what do you do for a living

Lool

Why asking? I am a finance professional.
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Charlex23(m): 10:42pm On Apr 19
Yea. Once missed my Air peace flight from Lagos to Owerri around February. flight was scheduled to depart by 7am, left Apapa by 5am. Was a smooth ride, but when i got to maryland, the traffic was mad i eventually had to use bike from Maryland to murtala muhammed airport. Got to the airport by 6:55am, the crowd was hectic over there and unfortunately the terminal gate was closed already, i had to pay extra money to be on the next available flight which was by 8am.. i almost cried that very day. I've vowed never to book a morning flight from Lagos to any destination of my choice from henceforth

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Julius302: 10:51pm On Apr 19
Na person wey get money book flights

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by bujebudanu1(m): 10:53pm On Apr 19
April 5th, I missed my flight to abuja from lagos
Left my home at ajah by 1pm to catch a 3.10pm flight. Missed that flight ,after paying 9600 for bolt.

Shattered a private car to abuja that night for 100k.,cos I had a us visa interview by 7.30am d next day.

Got to abuja by 9.40something, went straight to the embassy, my visa was denied sha.

I'm try again with a nice plan and never going miss my flight this time

Lost my composure because of my journey to abuja

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by CaptainFM1: 10:55pm On Apr 19
Everytime people use traffic as an excuse, I find it very untenable. You must know the city you live in and plan your journey accordingly.

If you have only one opportunity to fly out of the country, or to meet up for a business contract worth billions of dollars.... Wouldn't you factor traffic into your plan?

Other excuse I hate to hear is "....It's raining heavily"

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by spiritedtete: 11:03pm On Apr 19
I missed my flight to london October last year... due lagos traffic... I got to the counter and i was told the boarding gate was closed...

Felt so dejected that day...

The next time i was flying... I was punctual like a secondary student going early for morning assembly.

I was there 3hrs before take off eheheh

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Stevyne: 11:21pm On Apr 19
nitrogen:
Almost.

Had a Lagos - Abuja flight on a Monday afternoon for a meeting at 4pm in Abuja same day. Left VI at 12pm to get to the airport before 2pm. Smooth sailing from VI to 3rd mainland to Maryland bridge. All of a sudden, mad traffic from Maryland all the way to the airport, we managed to move like a snail to 1/2 kilometres (to the Arik wing), 10 mins to departure, we got down and started running with our suits, on a hot afternoon. Even my Oyinbo boss became Usain Bolt. Baba breezed past me!

We were lucky. We already checked in online, we just rushed to the gate, and some of the guys there congratulated us. We did not miss the flight!

Why did we run, we could have booked another flight? We were going for a meeting to close a massive deal. 5 mins delay would have done a big damage.

Another one, my colleague missed his flight to Jo’burg from Lagos. Traffic wanted to kill us, but we arrived at the airport on time. Only for my colleague to find out that he forgot his passport at home. He raced back (using a bike from the airport to Lekki and back to the airport). Unfortunately, he missed the flight, we saw him running towardsthe gate, the pilots said ‘No, we move’. He joined us in Jo’burg the following day.
Boss kindly put me on
Abeg show me way! Mio shako
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by IGoComotYaTeeth: 11:21pm On Apr 19
CaptainFM1:
Everytime people use traffic as an excuse, I find it very untenable. You must know the city you live in and plan your journey accordingly.

If you have only one opportunity to fly out of the country, or to meet up for a business contract worth billions of dollars.... Wouldn't you factor traffic into your plan?

Other excuse I hate to hear is "....It's raining heavily"
Mr. IKnowItAll nobody asked for ur opinion

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by whodeyhere: 11:32pm On Apr 19
Very interesting question.. I will never forget that year in a hurry. Still hurt till today but I believe God spared my life for something bigger. That is the only way I consoled myself.

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Christieanne(f): 11:34pm On Apr 19
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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by CaptainFM1: 11:34pm On Apr 19
IGoComotYaTeeth:
Mr. IKnowItAll nobody asked for ur opinion

You are very Nigerian.
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by humberjade: 11:42pm On Apr 19
Almost...Got held up on Lagos-Ibadan expressway for hours...took two bikes with my brother and my two giant travel bags to escape the heavy traffic, and then hired a cab.

Got to the airport 5 minutes late, but was denied entry into to the airline's corner...I did a whole lot of pleading with the Qatar Airways staff...even others joined me, but the pleas fell on deaf ears.

I was however able to board without my luggage because I had earlier checked in online...I had to cough over 200 euro to post my luggage few days later.

Funny enough, my dad kept shouting that morning, "let's get moving son...remember that Lagos traffic is unpredictable"...but deep down I was like "calm down dad...sebi it's just Abk to Lag...time still dey"

My village people tried all they could to stop the journey, they even employed me to shoot myself in the foot...but God pass them. grin

Lesson learnt the hard way...never gonna happen again...the stress I put myself and everyone that went to Lag with me that day through ehn...chai

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by special19: 11:55pm On Apr 19
I missed my flight back to the US in January 2016. I pretty much had to buy a one way ticket to get back to the US by the weekend. Very terrible experience. Lost over a thousand dollars as a result.

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by hardbody: 12:01am On Apr 20
Omo, I have missed my flight severally because of traffic. I just get them to offload me (I usually check in online) and I pay the difference and get booked on the next available flight or where there is none, I try another airline.

These days I choose either to (1) Go and stay in the mainland (at Ibis hotel - which is less than 10minutes drive to the airport or (I leave at 4.30am and almost always get to the airport not later than 6am (I operate from the Island).

Missing a flight can be disorienting and usually the entire day gets messed up. I think it hardly happens to me these days though. The solution is to just leave earlier than usual. Better to spend 5 hours at the airport than to rush and still miss. That thing can paiiinnnn....

I have never missed my international flight oo. God forbid. If it is an international flight, I stay at Ibis on Osolo way, airport road. From there even if I am walking, I will get to the airport.

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by piagetskinner(m): 12:13am On Apr 20
I missed mine some weeks back.. due to Lagos stupid traffic..


Traffic said 45mins I eventually spent 1hr 15mins in traffic. Lagos traffic is very unpredictable

To cut the long story short I had to reschedule for the following day.. God so Good I didn’t pay a dime

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by superjab247: 12:18am On Apr 20
Ebubedike26:
Am totally heart broken please help:

please my dear beloved NL
I don't want to die in silence I have been trying to keep quit but can't anymore.couple with the level of impersonation going on his forum by one devil called Anthony okeke.
please forgive me, if I can help myself I won't be begging have been looking for help on nairaland.my name ís ᑎᗯᗩᑎᏦᗯᝪ Celestine . ᖴᖇᝪᗰ ᑌᏀᗯᗴᗰᗴ ɪɴ ᴀᴡɢᴜ ʟɢᴀ ᴇɴᴜɢᴜ. Am 29 years of age. For the past 13 years now have been suffering from quadriplegia spinal chord injury. Am only alive today because my aging mother look after me but life is now too very hard for us, my mother is diabetic and her health is now worst.My hands is partially affected due to spinal injure and I can no earn any money because of it. my family have suffered and spend so much on us and is only me and my mother that live in our house here in the village no one else here to help. am suffering from serious UTI infection because I can not get proper treatment and because am not able to change catethrers regularly. we find it hard to feed or buy drugs and healthcare treatments like surpositry, catethrers, supossitory bowels stimulationsetc. Please am calling upon well meaning Nigerians to please have mercy and help us, please nothing is too small nd to NGO that can accept my condition please. Almighty God bless you, more details.
you.you can see the video evidence of my claim here plz watch to end I included my formal video he using

https://www.nairaland.com/ebubedike26


3 1 7 1 7 8 6 2 5 0
Nwankwo Celestine...D
First bank
For Whatsapp video call verification call thɪs number 0 8 1 1 6 5 9 1 6 6 4
The below picture is my unproperly treated bed sore.

Chris4gold
U can post this your plea on lai Mohammed twitter handle for quick response!!!

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Paxxcarl(m): 12:24am On Apr 20
In the few times hv flown I can’t afford to miss my flights
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by coolhumble(m): 12:43am On Apr 20
Yes I did miss my flight and it cost me extra 100k+ plus stress and all. I was coming from ikorodu and the traffic on that day was hectic. I travelled a week after and the two weeks hotel I have booked also would not consider me cos I did not call them/the moment I paid it has started reading. I almost fainted, I got sick for like three days but when I finally travelled I forgot all the stress cos my experience in that country was awesome. I spent 3month


Ikwerelastborn:
If you have ever missed your flight due to Lagos traffic kindly share your experience and what you suggest other travellers should do to avoid it
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Akinsazy1985: 12:52am On Apr 20
Twice, and it wasn't funny at all, one I left the cab and was running profusely, i got in to the plane all sweaty and everyone seated was looking at me strangely , like where did dude dey come from?

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Nobody: 12:57am On Apr 20
bujebudanu1:
April 5th, I missed my flight to abuja from lagos
Left my home at ajah by 1pm to catch a 3.10pm flight. Missed that flight ,after paying 9600 for bolt.

Shattered a private car to abuja that night for 100k.,cos I had a us visa interview by 7.30am d next day.

Got to abuja by 9.40something, went straight to the embassy, my visa was denied sha.

I'm try again with a nice plan and never going miss my flight this time

Lost my composure because of my journey to abuja


Geez quite sad cry had it been you left at exactly 3;30 that day you could have made it and traveled overnight you might have just made it cry cry
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by obonujoker(m): 1:35am On Apr 20
2019.

Missed a flight to PH by Ajman Sir. A great family friend was getting married in PH.

Flight was 10. Left around 8. Still missed the flight. Even used Uber.. lol..

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by EndBuhariNow(m): 1:56am On Apr 20
Am always at the airport 4hrs before departure, I no won hear stories...

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by ariesbull: 2:14am On Apr 20
Almost, coming from satellite town it was an early morning Airpeace flight to Abuja and you know what it means leaving satellite town to Ikeja MM2 y 4.30 am to meet up 6.00 am flight, it was at 2nd rainbow towards Ilasa that the traffic commenced....

Lagos traffic is mad! And flying bike for that express way na risk by that time of the day ! I think Lagos need to build rail from airport to key areas like Mile 2, V.I and Lekki

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by shawlix(m): 2:27am On Apr 20
Yep.. My Brother and i missed our flight on our way back to UK in 2013 and we had to buy another ticket for KLM.. This was due to traffic

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Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by BecomeALandLord(m): 4:52am On Apr 20
MissJoy29:
Never!

Almost once though...when i was travelling alone. Cos if you are travelling with my father, get ready to be at the airport 8 hours before check in not even boarding. You go wait tire!

Your Dad and I are in the same boat.
Lol
That man is the real MVP.

But for Christ sake, what would you be doing at home when you have a flight to catch later in the day?

I cancel all my plans 10hours before flying.
Have to be at the airport 8-5hours before check in especially international flights.
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by bujebudanu1(m): 5:43am On Apr 20
smartsmith0907:



Geez quite sad cry had it been you left at exactly 3;30 that day you could have made it and traveled overnight you might have just made it cry cry


Stupid airline staffs said I should wait till 630pm. To see if I can fit in on the next flight . 6.30pm. No seat on next flight, I had to move, left lagos around 7pm
Re: Have you Ever Missed Your Flight Due To Lagos Traffic? Share Your Experience by Nobody: 8:31am On Apr 20
Some people will still tell lie ion know what you derive from telling lie. angry
Well as for me I actually miss my flight and I booked another one . it took time for the one I booked to come so I called (OBO) to send me his jet.
In not less than two minutes I was hearing a tick sound on the ground and behold it was (OBOs) jet
We flew all the way from muritala airport to los Angeles. Where I currently reside... cool

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