Thursday, 29 November 2012

ARIK impose 'Repack Area' on Nigeria bound flights from Heathrow

I will NEVER understand my people.

I saw a friend off to the airport yesterday - Heathrow Terminal 4 to board a night flight on Arik to Nigeria. We arrived quite early (6.30pm) and we were directed to an area on the opposite side of the check-in counter tagged 'Repack Area'. It is now mandatory for anyone boarding a flight to Nigeria to go and weigh their baggage and get it tagged at the 'Repack Area' before they can check-in. Now i ask myself again, what is it with us an excess baggage?.

Everyone know the baggage limit but majority still choose to 'overload' and then start to repack at the check-in counter. What is so difficult about weighing ur baggage properly before you leave home? Now everyone must go thru the frustration of getting your baggage tagged in the 'Repack-Area' where delays can take up to an hour as people try to juggle items between different bags to get the right weight.

...and this phenomenon is the same on any Nigeria bound flight globally. This mal-behaviour distrupts flight schedules by creating unnecesary delays. I bet if a fine is now imposed on anyone over the limit, this behaviour will disappear overnight. But does it have to get to that stage? Simply put, it is a form of indiscipline. There's simply no excuse for this.

It's understandable if this happens with a few passengers on a flight but when its 50%+, then it's no longer funny. Pls go and get a hand held scale at your local B&Q store. It's under £3. That's my 50Pence ojare!
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  1. Hahahahahahahaha! I'm so guilty!!pls leave us! We naijarians av our style joor! File be!!!
    What do we tell all those coming 2 greet us wen we return? Dat u didn't see bread 2 buy on d rd?

  2. I agree 100% its ridic !!! I travel with Arik a lot, the allowance is 60kg.. Isn't that enough kilodehhh. We must stop all this 'excess over 60kg wahala'.. Just embarassing ourselves to the WORLD. Its a lot !!!

  3. The fine won't work with Naija fact, it will encourage them the more.....Alhaja will now add that fine to her Cost price for goods going to Lagos .....innit?

  4. This requires some amount of research by the travelers, because the surcharges in the gas prices are reflected in the ticket prices at times and you will find some that are unaffordable for most people.

  5. It is the worst possible feeling to lose sight of your child, even if it was only for a few seconds!

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