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Nigeria Threatens BA And VS Again!  
User currently offlineAIR MALTA From Malta, joined Sep 2001, 2531 posts, RR: 1
Posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4101 times:

Nigeria threatens to ban BA and VS if they do not lower their air fares between London and Nigeria to the levels charged on flights to neighboring Ghana...

Nigeria is at it again... Let's see who wins this time.

http://www.iol.co.za/news/africa/nig...irgin-ultimatum-on-fares-1.1264204


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User currently offlinejetblast From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 1232 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4067 times:

Nigerian government must be bored again, trying to promote their precious Arik. Big surprise. BA/VS will refuse to pay up, Nigeria will give up, and we'll do it all again in a few months.


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User currently offlineebbuk From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

Round and round it goes.

Whilst I admire the balls of the Nigerian Aviation Minister, I am afraid vested interests will stop her dead in her tracks.


User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Here we go again!!!

Jeez


User currently offlineogepma From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3524 times:

What bothers me is that Arik charges similar if not more than both VS and BA. I don't understand the whole scenario.

User currently offlinejfk777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 8513 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3515 times:
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Quoting ogepma (Reply 4):
What bothers me is that Arik charges similar if not more than both VS and BA. I don't understand the whole scenario

does Arik fill the A345 to LHR ? or NOT ?


User currently onlinevinniewinnie From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 803 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3515 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!

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3396 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.

              


User currently offlineRyanairGuru From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 5947 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3371 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.

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):

  

I wasn't having the best of days so that's just cheered me up immensely!



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User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12181 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2873 times:

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 8):
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):


I wasn't having the best of days so that's just cheered me up immensely!

I hope you have a better day today.


User currently offlinesoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2646 times:

However.... Arik is more expensive than vs or ba.....


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User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2608 times:

Well I think Nigeria 'should' ban VS and BA.

Not because I think BA or VS are doing anything wrong but because at least that would be an end to it.

This is just going to roll on and on until LHR gets a 3rd runway and god knows how long THAT'S going to take.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2570 times:

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 11):
This is just going to roll on and on until LHR gets a 3rd runway and god knows how long THAT'S going to take.

This has nothing to do with the 3rd runway?


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2523 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 12):
This has nothing to do with the 3rd runway?

Well it does because only then will Arik be able to get slots for anything like what they are prepared to pay for them.

Even then they won't be cheap.



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User currently offlinelhr380 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

Quoting mikey72 (Reply 13):

Even with the third runway, I dont see why slot prices would fall at all


User currently offlinemikey72 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2009, 1780 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (2 years 9 months 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 2481 times:

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 14):
Even with the third runway, I dont see why slot prices would fall at all

Well I know, I was just making a point about what this is really all about.



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User currently offlinessublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1962 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.

The president has endorsed action against erring airlines: http://odili.net/news/source/2012/mar/28/346.html

Let's see how this all plays out.


User currently offlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 17, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1922 times:
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Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 7):

- We must be related somehow, I get these almost daily!

What is it with Nigeria and their issue with UK airlines? Give it a rest, the record is broken already!



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User currently offlineflyingcaT From United States of America, joined May 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 1919 times:

So according to this article the focus is not on economy but on First and Business class seats.

Sounds like they are complaining about their own ticket prices as the general public only cares about Y.

In a way this is a slap to Arik as they are basically complainig about foreign ticket prices being to high. Seems Arik is in lower demadn than BA or VS.


They do know in a market economy that if an airline charge more and carry the same amount they should do it.

Don't they????

I know for a fact many of the officials have been to colleges in the US and UK.

Were they asleep in Econ 101???


User currently offlinessublyme From United States of America, joined Dec 2008, 517 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 1844 times:

I would argue there is no true market economy (in the true sense of the definition) practiced anywhere in the world. Atleast not to the extent of a free market. Just some freer than others.

Quoting flyingcaT (Reply 18):
They do know in a market economy that if an airline charge more and carry the same amount they should do it.


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