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Old 08-24-2008, 12:57 AM   #1  
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Default ATTN World, Gemini, or Atlas Pilots, I need Angola info

I hate to ask, but there is lack of decent info on Luanda Angola. We just got tossed onto a short term contract flying into LAD, and I was hoping that some of you guys might have some good advice about operating into that place. I know World flies in there on a steady basis, I was told Gemini used to, and I've seen Atlas there too.

What hotel do you guys use, what transportation do you ride with to get to/from it. Do you usually have to get a Visa upon arrival (and how much is that). Do they want Dollars, Euros, or the local currency...?

Right now they have us at the Tropico for our overnight.

Any other heads up info on the place would be greatly appreciated.

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Taylorjets - Is it really safe to post all those phone numbers here? Based on the info I got from my Gemini buddy, Angola is far from safe and posting phone numbers to those who handle western airline crews just doesn't seem like a safe thing to do...
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Taylorjets - Is it really safe to post all those phone numbers here? Based on the info I got from my Gemini buddy, Angola is far from safe and posting phone numbers to those who handle western airline crews just doesn't seem like a safe thing to do...
All "they" would have to do is go to UVair online or open up an accu-quick. These numbers are public and posted online and in several publications. I respect what you are saying, however it is too late for me to edit my previous post. If the board moderator wants to delete it, my feelings won't be hurt.
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I know a guy who went to Angolo to fly for TAAG for a short term contract on the 742. He was mugged by a local cop. Watch your back.
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I've only had to go there once, and hope it was the last time! Can't remember what hotel we stayed at, but it was not the Tropico. We were told not to leave the hotel without an armed escort. However, I have heard things are slowly getting better there. Like most places in Africa ATC is totally worthless!
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