vinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 727 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2662 times:
Why are fares more expensive? I mean there is the law of Supply and Demand obviously but still. If the Nigerian government wants fares to go down I guess it needs to increase the number of flights permitted between the two countries surely!
KC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 11708 posts, RR: 52 Reply 7, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2543 times:
Well, this thread came just in time for me. I was just going to book my flight on AA from DFW-LHR, then on BA from LHR-LOS, tonight, then back after I take care of personal business there.
You see I got this e-mail the other day from a guy who works in the National Nigerian Bank that my father had an affair in Lagos many years ago, that produced a child, my half brother. He became a very successful businessman in the oil industry there and also owns a construction compnay. He was unfortunately killed 2 years ago in a tragic car accident that also claimed the lives of his wife and children. It appears I an his only living heir. He left more than $900 MILLION USD in their bank and they want me to claim it.
So I must delay my trip to LOS now pending the outcome of the BA/VS situation in Nigeria.
RyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 2525 posts, RR: 2 Reply 8, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
What is somewhat surprising about this is that the Nigerian Government isn't made up of idiots. The finance minister is a highly respected economist and has been tipped for nomination for President of the World Bank. Even if the aviation minister is friends with the cousin of the wife of the CEO of Arik, I'm sure that the Finance Minister would want to tell them to shut up since it is obviously far from in Nigeria's economic interests to have this constant uncertainty about flights.
ssublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 503 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (1 year 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1109 times:
I think most are not aware of the 'stated issue' which is that for premium seats, there is a huge disparity between flights to Nigeria and flights to similarly distant West African countries.
The thought being, if economy seats don't have such a price disparity between say a flight from LHR - LOS & LHR - ACC, why such a disparity btw the same two flights, with regards to premium seats? What justifies the price disparity? Apparently the arguement by BA & VS that "they charge what the market will pay" is not an acceptable response as Nigerian govt feels passengers are being gouged.