Nigeria Fines BA, Virgin USD$235 Mln Over Price Fixing

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  1. Rejuvenated
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    Nigeria said on Thursday it was fining British Airways and Virgin Atlantic a total of USD$235 million, as an ongoing row between Britain and Africa's most populous nation over landing slots and ticket prices escalates.
    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1321571988.html
     
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    Wow....wonder if BA or Virgin will even pay attention to this? I'm not sure what ability Nigeria has to actually collect on this. This from the same country that I keep getting emails from about how my long lost Uncle somehow misplaced the 4 million dollars he left for me in his estate, and all they need is my bank account number to forward the funds that are sitting in a bank in Nigeria. :eek:
     
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    Are we sure this isn't just a "clever" scam?
     
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    Anyone want to take bets on how long 'til emails start popping about from someone claiming to be the widow of the former Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority Director and need your help to move USD$235 million?
    Depending on how trustworthy and helpful you are, she might even give you a share of the loot! ;)
     
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    Maybe they could send that email to the bearded one
     
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    Well, Nigeria could take aware their landing slots, I guess. Also, could Nigeria hold a plane as collateral until they pay up?
     
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