[Roundup] A Reader Shares His 22 Hour Delta Trip To Nowhere, Thanks To Riots

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  1. That info is not accurate. Lagos airport remained open throughout the curfew period and some international airlines continued to operate there (notably British Airways and Emirates) every day despite most passengers being unable to get to/from the airport. Other airlines operated to Abuja (which was unaffected) instead of Lagos. Delta made their own unilateral decision to terminate the flight in Dakar and return to JFK – it was not because “Nigeria wouldn’t give clearance”.

  2. Thanks Sean for clarification.

    Most blogs are quick to dismiss africa and make US airlines into angels. Clueless passengers like the OP in the story will hawk false narratives…smh

    The curfew was for the city only and not airports. My client also travelled to Nigeria yesterday.

  3. The COVID canaries in the coal mine for airlines are the flight crew unions.

    They’ve been remarkably silent about the bringing up examples of crew infections via work / asking the airlines for symbolic but unproven gestures. Crew rest space aside. Which means the infections are few and far between or they are much more oriented toward saving jobs than I give them credit for.

  4. Laura and your BS! First are any of those airlines even flying to the US yet? I would buy it more if she was by domestic ticket counters that were empty. ‍♂️

  5. When did airline reporters become hacks for the left? Bashing Laura Ingram? You people have TDS and don’t even know it.

  6. When did airline reporters become hacks for the left? Bashing Laura Ingram? You people have TDS.

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