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Forum: Africa
Mar 14, 17, 7:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,508
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I thought United was discontinuing its...

I thought United was discontinuing its Houston-Lagos flight.
Forum: Africa
Aug 16, 13, 6:33 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 13,168
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I agree; if you have done the transfer before it...

I agree; if you have done the transfer before it is certainly achievable but it's a tough environment for first timers.

Here's the overview: When you exit your incoming flight you will proceed...
Forum: Africa
Jun 23, 13, 8:32 am
Replies: 347
Views: 102,548
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

The Intercontinental is preferable to the Hilton,...

The Intercontinental is preferable to the Hilton, though I've stayed innumberable times at the Hilton and it is fine although the rooms are in dire need of an update. Both hotels are downtown and...
Forum: Africa
Jun 23, 13, 8:24 am
Replies: 347
Views: 102,548
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

You can just arrange with a taxi driver at the...

You can just arrange with a taxi driver at the airport; drivers are generally friendly and honest. Fare from the airport to downtown is around KES 2200 (~USD 25). For a roundtrip to the airport and...
Forum: Africa
Jun 23, 13, 8:16 am
Replies: 2
Views: 2,700
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

If you are a US citizen you don't need a visa to...

If you are a US citizen you don't need a visa to enter Rwanda, so if you have time between connections you can visit the city. There is not much to do at the airport so I would advise spending as...
Jun 2, 13, 8:04 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,782
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Wait a minute, are you on a PAID BE? No way....

Wait a minute, are you on a PAID BE? No way. :rolleyes:
Forum: Africa
Jun 2, 13, 7:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Just saw this post and glad you had a good time. ...

Just saw this post and glad you had a good time. I would have recommended getting a car and visiting the Lion Park and the Crocodile Park (even cooler) -- I usually don't do touristy things when I...
Apr 30, 13, 8:37 pm
Replies: 218
Views: 24,304
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

:rolleyes:

:rolleyes:
Forum: Africa
Apr 16, 13, 10:11 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,342
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Nairobi is a good base for travel and a great...

Nairobi is a good base for travel and a great city (posting from there now). Try the new Sankara hotel which looks great.

As others have said KQ is a good option for all your flights and I...
Mar 8, 13, 3:18 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 5,506
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I've spent a lot of time in Dubai over the past...

I've spent a lot of time in Dubai over the past 15 years and still prefer to stay on the "older" stretch of Sheikh Zayed Road, usually at the Crowne Plaza. You have all the restaurants, shops,...
Forum: Africa
Mar 6, 13, 7:02 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,607
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

:mad::rolleyes::eek::confused::td::(:o:p

:mad::rolleyes::eek::confused::td::(:o:p
Feb 16, 13, 7:46 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,403
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I did this flight once in Y several years ago,...

I did this flight once in Y several years ago, aisle seat, near the back of the plane. Don't remember any snacks in the back. I agree with you that a normal aisle is better than middle seat EC (but...
Jan 23, 13, 8:02 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 4,455
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Off the Beaten Path for sure

I'll counter the majority SE Asia recommendations here and suggest you stick to the Middle East and Africa. These are tremendously rewarding places and you'll have a different and compelling set of...
Dec 19, 12, 5:49 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 11,624
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Looks like 148k MQM for the year. A little less...

Looks like 148k MQM for the year. A little less than normal and far from my max (over 300k MQM in 2009). UA got a good chunk of my business this year esp the direct IAH-LOS (though DL recently...
Forum: Africa
Nov 26, 12, 9:30 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,586
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I am a frequent traveler/part-time inhabitant in...

I am a frequent traveler/part-time inhabitant in sub-Saharan Africa (for 6+ years) and use malarone. No side effects. I tried doxycyclin but had severe stomach problems and got a yeast infection...
Oct 6, 12, 2:16 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,399
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Very watered down benefits. I was recently at...

Very watered down benefits. I was recently at the new Term F lounge at ATL and it was just MOBBED. Took a two minute look and then went over to the not-very-exciting food court. Boarding priority...
Forum: Africa
Oct 6, 12, 1:35 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 18,310
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Yes, there may be some flexibility for certain...

Yes, there may be some flexibility for certain African nationals (e.g. President Jonathan suggested something like this for Malawi nationals recently) -- my general advice is DO NOT RELY on VOA for...
Forum: Africa
Jun 6, 12, 2:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,543
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I know a number of people in Lusaka (native...

I know a number of people in Lusaka (native Zambians, white Zambians and expats) and they all enjoy it. Plus that is a really beautiful part of the world with a good climate. Easy trips to Malawi,...
Forum: Africa
Jun 6, 12, 2:16 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,358
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Very sorry to hear about your friend. Currently...

Very sorry to hear about your friend. Currently in Lagos and my colleagues and I knew a surprisingly large number of people on that flight. We are still in the third day of morning. Sticking with...
Forum: Africa
Jan 13, 12, 8:30 am
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Yes, been to Monrovia several times. In general...

Yes, been to Monrovia several times. In general it's fine. You will likely be perfectly safe throughout the trip. If you stay at the Mamba Point (which has a very pleasant patio overlooking the...
Jul 10, 11, 8:34 pm
Replies: 154
Views: 18,092
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

Brilliant. I will use this or similar on flights...

Brilliant. I will use this or similar on flights and in other conversations. Monkey bites !
Oct 31, 10, 2:51 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 6,504
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

ATL-NBO. Seems DL has started flying to...

ATL-NBO.

Seems DL has started flying to Liberia but not to Kenya.

ATL-NBO avoids a connection in West Africa or South Africa. Highly beneficial to any work (or tourist travel) in East Africa !
Replies: 4
Views: 929
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

That is such a short flight I wouldn't worry...

That is such a short flight I wouldn't worry about anything. If I recall there is a very small lounge for domestic flights in Kenya.
Forum: Africa
Sep 25, 10, 8:38 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,289
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

I've lived in different parts of sub Sahara...

I've lived in different parts of sub Sahara Africa. I would recommend

Kenya in general for safari; Nairobi for good restaurants and nightlife; Mombassa at the Serena for a beautiful hotel and...
Forum: Africa
Sep 11, 10, 8:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,775
Posted By HedgeFundFlyer

While this is true, Delta won't let you get on a...

While this is true, Delta won't let you get on a plane without a visa. After getting several VOAs after arriving in Ghana from different points in Africa, I was denied boarding by Delta when flying...
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