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Qatar Airways?very Wicked , Fly At Your Own Risk.

SAY NO TO QATAR AIRWAYS. No to inhumane treatment Qatar show to only Nigerians. While on 17hrs transit in Qatar, Qatar refused Nigerians the hotel accommodation they were entitled to & allowed others from other nations. For the 17 hrs day and night , Nigerians were under intense cold inside the small airport,both young & old shivering while other nationals were fast asleep in the comfort of their hotel rooms. Is either Qatar reverse this policy or they will leave Nigeria. They don't want us , we don't want them either. Enough is enough.

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WOW!Nigerians must rise up against this injustice, it could happen to anybody and the earlier we stand against this the better for us and our children.

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depending on which terminal you were at, CDG has a hotel within transit (and even rooms with showers underground) so does Moscow airport.

same thing also happened to me in Moscow: flight delayed, next flight is over 15hrs later. couple of hundred people stranded at the airport in transit. no way to get a transit visa. transit hotel had 100 rooms available so they took us all in one room and the gals at the desk started auctioning the rooms to the highest bidders. lets just say that when prices reached insane fee (normal price of the rooms was 100$), i went to look for an airport bench!

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^,

Same thing happened to me/almost happened at CDG PAris.

En route from Spain I missed my flight to Lagos at CDG. Unfortunately, I was already stamped out of the Schengen territory.

It can happen anywhere, so long as you can't legally enter the country, nothing much the airline can do.

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MRbrownJAY is right I don't know why Qatar authorities seems not to like anything Nigerian but my advice is if you do not have a transit visa or can't obtain one abstain from travelling with Qatar airlines, this is one advantage of having dual citizenship if possible

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^^^^^they do have to provide food and lodging if the delay is over a certain period but the COUNTRY and the AIRLINE are two different entities.

if the IMMIGRATION do not want to give you a transit visa then there is not much THE AIRLINE can do (unless its a transit hotel within the airport)

therefore, what they are OBLIGATED to give you is food and drinks!

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shocking.

Having no VISA is no excuse for them not to provide their customer comfortable lodging.

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^^^^^if people from other nations have a better policy to get visas issued at that airport therefore they will have more chances than you. nothing to do with being Nigerian but all to do with rules and regualtions.

same shiiiiit happened to me once in Moscow Airport, no big deal! just accepted the situation, found me a bench and slept at the airport!

also if there was 300passengers but only 100 rooms available then the ones without transit visas would have been the loosing ones!

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@coolier: I know am not the chairman of anything but i am going to fight them by fire by force. I will deploy all necessary measures to achieve my aim. This is just the beginning. Also thanks for ur advice, i use protest letters as u suggested.They think they can treat us anyhow and get away with it.never

@oyewolejos: I know transit visa is required to enter qatar, which they denied us and gave to others. I have had similar experience with emirates, but emirates provided hotel and transit visa was given to me and i had a good rest b4 proceeding with my journey.

I know is country law and not airline, my point is here qatar is the country, qatar is the airline, qatar has office in Lagos where qatarians are working, they are inside our land, now they wont allow us into theirs. who are they? are the world super power or what? Thats my fight is against qatar airline, they can send message to their country , i dont care.

@moonrake: continue to fly at your own risk with qatar airways, me i will never again, over my dead body.

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Hmm, i think that i can relate to the posters grief,

Same incident happened to me back in march. i flew

qatar airways from osaka to doha and to lagos,

the flight from osaka to doha was delayed for 3hrs

becos the plane that was to take us frm osaka was coming

from korea and its was snowy on that day in korea,

qatar airways gave everyone drinks including myself with a smile,

i thought that was the end of the issue,

little did i knw that when i arrived in doha, i missed the connection

to lagos by 15mins becos they was a hugh queue at the customs area for transit passengers,

after alot of screaming from i and 6 other nigerians, our passport were taken and we were

booked on the next emirates flight out of doha were we would then catch the flight from dubai

to lagos, its was stressful but compare to the posters demise, i think qatar airways handled

the situation in an OK manner, sadly, i did like to flight emirates but for the cost and for nw,

qatar would be my preferred airline, i just have to pray when using this airline next time,

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Since u missed your connecting flight then u must have a transit Visa to enter Qatar as a Nigerian Passport Holder.This regulations has nothing to do with the airline but the Country immigration laws which require a Nigerian to have a visa to enter their country.

The blame should be on the Nigerian leaders who has made the nigerian passport worthless through their actions.

By the way Qatar Airways is one of the best if not the best Asian Airline.Had a 8 hour stop over in Doha on my way to New York in January and it was smooth.I had a very nice flight with them so this your story is somehow new to me cos they are one of the reputed airline

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@Omo Alata:

This was  what  i experienced while i was coming back to Nigeria from india via Doha. i had 2 hrs delay in India, so on getting to qatar for transit, it was announced that the plane has left. so we met the ground crew of qatar, they said nigerians this way, other the other  way. they collected our passport.Then,  told others to go and join the bus to hotel and said to nigerian, that we are not allowed into their country.my head wan explode that day.

Pls there is no link, i am the link.

if u doubt it, try qatar and make sure u have miss ur connecting flight in doha , also with nigeria passport, then come and tell us ur story.

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Let's not be hasty. Have you got anything to back up your claims? I'm not saying it can't be true but have you got a link? Thanks.

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Poster, thank you. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. I will avoid Qatar like a plaque.

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Also, not to mention the onboard experience, it's something i will never want to experience again. Some meals will be given to some, when it gets to us they say its finished and they will be forcing us to take a vegetarian's food, meanwhile i am not a vegetarian. Emirate is far far better that Qatar, and qatar claims 5 star airline. i wonder what emirate will be, 7 star i guess.

Qatar airways? very wicked, fly at ur own risk.

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