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Old 07-28-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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There is a direct flight to Dulles from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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i have flown from NYC/JFK to Joberg/South Africa on South African Airways which has a refueling stop in Dakar (Senegal).
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:23 PM
 
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There is a direct flight to Dulles from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
I know someone who flew from Luanda, Angola to Addis Abada on Ethiopian Airlines to Italy with a continuing flight to NYC.
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Old 07-28-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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I entered Houlston and Lagos in the text fieids. It automatically entered LOS in the destination field, then when I clicked GO it said destination not found and gave me a drop down menu to choose Los Angeles, Los Mochis, Los Alamos, Los Gatos . . . . . That was at Expedia. When I tried Travelocity, I entered Nigeria as destination, and it switched it to ABV for Abuja and game me flights, none of them nonstop.
Go to United Airlines Website. I just checked again, it is working. enter IAH for Houston and write LOS or Lagos. It is non stop flight.
In September I am getting non-stop flight and return between Houston and Lagos as 1447 Dollars which I think is okay deal.
UA 142 is the name/code of flight.
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Old 07-28-2013, 03:25 PM
 
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Build a raft and start paddling.
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:44 AM
 
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I know someone who flew from Luanda, Angola to Addis Abada on Ethiopian Airlines to Italy with a continuing flight to NYC.
We normally go via Europe. Most of the time I connect from Addis to Frankfurt then on to the US after a layover.

The direct flight won't work if the US Government is paying for the flight because the Fly America Act requires the foreign airline to have a US code-share. Ethiopian doesn't have one.

Plus, the direct flight is something like 14 hours with a fueling stop in Rome. I took it once and it was awful.
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Old 07-29-2013, 06:59 AM
 
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We normally go via Europe. Most of the time I connect from Addis to Frankfurt then on to the US after a layover.

The direct flight won't work if the US Government is paying for the flight because the Fly America Act requires the foreign airline to have a US code-share. Ethiopian doesn't have one.

Plus, the direct flight is something like 14 hours with a fueling stop in Rome. I took it once and it was awful.
Well if a country has bilateral agreement then foreign airlines do not need US code share. See Air India. Air India flies into JFK, Newark, Chicago from Delhi and Bombay and Air India do not have any code share with US airlines. Similarly United, Delta fly to India and earlier American Airlines also had a direct flight.
If Ethiopian airlines is flying to USA, how is US government paying for the flight??? Passenger ticket is full of multiple tax and charges by US government already.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:16 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Go to United Airlines Website. I just checked again, it is working. enter IAH for Houston and write LOS or Lagos. It is non stop flight.
In September I am getting non-stop flight and return between Houston and Lagos as 1447 Dollars which I think is okay deal.
UA 142 is the name/code of flight.
That's fine if you already know that United has such a flight.

Try Expedia, see what you get. I did it again (IAH to LOS), the search field autofilled Lagos where I entered LOS, and I got:

Please help us with a little more information
We found more than one airport that matched 'LOS'. Please select an airport from the list below.
Going to:

Los Angeles, CA (QLA-All Airports)
Burbank, CA (BUR-Bob Hope)
Long Beach, CA (LGB-Long Beach Municipal)
Los Angeles, CA (LAX-Los Angeles Intl.)
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico (LMM-Federal del Valle del Fuerte Intl.)
Monteria, Colombia (MTR-Los Garzones)
Ontario, CA (ONT-Ontario Intl.)
Orange County, CA (SNA-John Wayne)
San Jose del Cabo, Baja California Sur, Mexico (SJD-Los Cabos Intl.)
Or
Enter a new location or use Airport lookup


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So then I tried IAH-ABV, same dates. Expedia autofilled Abuja for ABV, then:

Please help us with a little more information
We could not find any airports that match your search for 'ABV'. Please enter a new city name, airport name, or airport code.


I think sites like Expedia are a plot to obstruct any travelers from going to any destinations where Expedia does not get accommodation commissions. Even if they autofill it, they "can't find" it if they don't want you to go there, sorry, cancel your travel plans, and go to Baja, instead, where we send all the rest of the highly profitable sheep.

Wait a minute, you say, that's a bit extreme. So, I go back and search for IAH-LOS with hotel, and now all of a sudden theyre interested. Expedia has one hotel listed in Lagos, at $400 per night, and now they can find a flight!!!!!!!!! For $2,700 RT.

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:34 AM
 
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I check Expedia often for flights and this never happen to me before. They must experience some computer problems right now.

^^^ Is the above ticket price including hotel?
What is the time of travel?
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:57 AM
 
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Well, if you are not too picky then you can have R/T for less than $1000
with one stop: (I didn't know your travel dates, so this is just a random search)



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