akjetBlue
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Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 3:19 am

Detailed Flight Information:
Nigeria Airways Flight 1 to Camp Springs, MD
(ADW-Andrews Air Force Base)
65° F
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Airline Nigeria Airways
Flight Number 1
Departure City (Airport) Atlanta, GA (ATL)
Departure Time 05/07/2005 02:00 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Camp Springs, MD (ADW)
Arrival Time 05/07/2005 03:21 PM
Remaining Flight Time 01:02
Aircraft Type Gulfstream 5
Current Altitude 45,000 feet
Current Groundspeed 504 mph
Flight Status In Flight
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EurostarVA
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 4:05 am

?
The operator cannot be Nigeria Airways, since this carrier was liquidated by its Government in August 2004 and no longer exists.
Perhaps, the aircraft belongs to the Nigerian Presidential Fleet, which does operate the Gulfstream 5.
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 1:52 pm

 
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kc135topboom
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 7:10 pm

I'll bet that was a fun visit, for both Olusegun and Bush. Let's see, The UN wants Taylor, the US wants oil, what does Nigeria want?

How about an invitation to the Texas ranch?
 
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 9:31 pm

Here's a list of what Obasanjo wants:

- Debt pardon from the Paris Club. (Nigeria spends on debt servicing an amount equal to 20 times its yearly health and education budget)

- Reversal of US DOT decision to ban Virgin Nigeria from operating into the US.

- Return to Nigerian government coffers of embezzeled funds in US accounts dating back from the corrupt Abacha administration (in the 1990s).
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kc135topboom
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 9:52 pm

He may get the first and last, But, I don't see the US allowing Virgin Nigeria to fly here.
 
EurostarVA
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 10:50 pm

Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 5):
He may get the first and last, But, I don't see the US allowing Virgin Nigeria to fly here

Too bad then, CO just lost a gold mine also.
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DIJKKIJK
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 11:37 pm

Quoting EurostarVA (Reply 6):
Too bad then, CO just lost a gold mine also.

Who cares, Most European carriers operate to Nigeria and provide convenient connections to Nigerian passengers travelling to the US from their Euro hubs.

Why should anyone travel CO, UA, DL AA or any other US carrier for that matter?
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LeonB1985
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Sun May 08, 2005 11:52 pm

The aircraft was probably the Gulfstream V, 5N-FGS


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EurostarVA
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RE: Nigeria Airways GIV At ATL Today

Mon May 09, 2005 12:29 am

Quoting DIJKKIJK (Reply 7):
Who cares, Most European carriers operate to Nigeria and provide convenient connections to Nigerian passengers travelling to the US from their Euro hubs.

Why should anyone travel CO, UA, DL AA or any other US carrier for that matter?

Hmm..did you think of the VERY high fares charged by European carriers? A direct route to Nigeria from the US will bring prices down, no doubt about that.

I'm note sure whether your post is meant to ridicule American carriers. Are service levels that bad on these airlines as compared to other European or African carriers?
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