United Inaugurates Houston-Lagos Flights

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  1. JohnDeere19
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    first daily scheduled nonstop service between texas and africa

    HOUSTON, Nov. 16, 2011 – United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) today inaugurates the first daily scheduled passenger service between Texas and Africa with new nonstop flights between Houston and Lagos, Nigeria. The service, operated by Continental Airlines, links the two energy capitals on a route which no other airline currently serves.

    http://www.united.com/press/detail/0,7056,69241,00.html
     
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    SMI/J was in attendance as well some local State department officials out of the Houston office, needless to say the inauguration from what I was told was an nice affair and I hope these Employees & Family Members got to enjoy the spacious availability in BusinessFirst for Non Revenue Travel to Lagos! Now We have a good option to South Africa on Continental then South African Airways out of LOS!
     
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    Delta is countering with a 3x bonus mile offer for flights between Lagos and Houston/New Orleans/Lafayette.

    More details here.

    Isn't competition grand ;)
     
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    It's Nigeria... Nuff said... CO is taking their security seriously on this route.
     
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    Clearly there is good money to be made if they're investing this much in security and startup.
     
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    I was there, having dinner at Pappadeaux on my way back from DC (clearly I managed to pack some extra miles in my trip). I tried in vain to see if SMI/J was there, but no luck, so he must have been hidden. There was also a tasty looking cake.

    Unfortunately it seemed the party was only for execs, media, and other VIPs. Nearly all the passengers were on the other side of the rope.

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    Makes sense Houston has a big population of Nigerians, it's a big melting pot city
     
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    Isn't Lagos a big oil city as well? Probably lots of premium traffic on this route.
     
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    Oh forgot about that
     
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    Large ex-pat Nigerian population in Houston too, many of whom will be very happy with this travel option.

    I wonder if the TSA will be pulling out their old signs about security at Muhammad Murtula International Airport not meeting acceptable standards.
     

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