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Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by KnowAll(m): 7:23am On Jun 13, 2012
Re: Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by KnowAll(m): 7:25am On Jun 13, 2012
A plane for a major Nigerian carrier was approaching Lagos at the end of a recent all-night international flight. The city came into view — the warren of streets near the airport was below — and the plane seemed to be descending. Suddenly the view changed.

The plane was flying over fields and swamps. The city receded into the distance. Yet the weather was perfect. The plane was no longer, it seemed, approaching Lagos. After a few minutes, the captain’s voice came over the intercom: “Ah, distinguished ladies and gentlemen” — this is how Nigerian pilots address passengers — “I’m sorry, but I’ve missed my landing. I’m going to have to try again.”

The plane became very quiet. The flight attendants were frozen in their seats, their faces immobile. After 10 minutes, the pilot tried again, and the plane landed without incident.
Re: Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by KnowAll(m): 7:26am On Jun 13, 2012
On a recent domestic flight — again involving a major carrier — the small jet hit heavy turbulence. It went on and on, the plane bouncing up and down, minutes turning into a quarter-hour and a half-hour.

The pilot’s voice came over the intercom — but not to give information about the flight. To sing. In a cracked and wheezy baritone, the (evidently) aged pilot began to intone an improvised ditty in praise of his own carrier: “Oh, I love to fly Air Nigeria! Air Nigeria is the best!”

The plane bounced up and down, and the captain sang.

Eventually the jet landed at its provincial destination. The passengers, almost all Nigerians, disembarked, impassive and silent. They appeared to be used to these ordinary experiences that edge near — uncomfortably close — to the extraordinary.
Re: Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by rasputinn(m): 11:13am On Jun 13, 2012
Mtchewwwww to the thousandth order

Na only REDiculous,what of BLUEiculous?
Re: Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by KnowAll(m): 12:44pm On Jun 13, 2012
Mtchewwwww to the thousandth order

Na only REDiculous,what of BLUEiculous?

Are you saying the insight into air travel in Nigeria is not spot on. The only country in the world where people show a visible sign of releive when dis-embarking from an airplane is Nigeria. Clapping for the Captain when he/she lands the plane is very common. What does that say to the psych of our people, our people have been pannelled-beaten into submission by the twin devil of abject blatant corruption and ignorance, on a daily basis our people ferried like "nama"(meat in hausa language )into the abbatoir of uncertainity.
Re: Air Travel In Nigeria From The Sublime To The Rediculous by DisGuy: 11:06pm On Sep 17, 2012
Where is Mr KnowAll

enjoying ya pension yet?

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