I have always been wary of patronizing local flights for international trips, given the sad experiences of arbitrary flights delays and cancellations.
Due to our experience last year, we decided to try AirPeace this time around. And it worked.
We paid for the flights ahead of time, though reluctantly, now resorting to prayers that the flight will not be canceled last minute, having booked and paid for hotel accommodation. We went online to select our seats and it was seamless.
Prior to the day of departure, COVID 19 protocols were sent to us. On the night of departure, SMS messages and emails were sent to us to remind us of the flight schedules and to provide details of venue and time of departure. We were required to note that the check-in counter will open six hours prior to departure.
We got to Murtala Muhammed International Airport on time. Very newly- built Terminal 1 and sparkling all round. The AirPeace check-in team was praying and preparing when we got there. In very polite manners, we were received and checked in seamlessly. No issues at all.
And now the flight proper.
Boarding was pleasantly done without the usual rush. As soon as we were boarded, the Nigerian factor disappeared into thin air! The crew was fantastic, helping us to settle down, walking majestically in very fitting and clean outfits.
And then the in-flight services. They had a cute small bag containing all the necessary items such ear protector, socks, toothpaste and brush, sanitizer, customized pen, etc. Before long, the drinks started flowing, in their assorted varieties, as much as you desire.
Is this AirPeace?
I was asking my wife in utter amazement. Do their local team come around this regional crew members? Are they Nigerians?
Then came the menu list. Because I wasn’t sure of them, I deliberately picked the exotic ones, hoping to catch them in their tricks, at least. AirPeace matched the menu-list item for item and even surpassed it. And as soon as I dealt blows to my plates, they were all over me asking if I wanted more! Haba!!!
A little into the flight and before the food could digest, another plate surfaced, which I managed down my system with bold face, as I was already now “Beleful.” I was praying and hoping to empty my system when the lady hostess surfaced again that I still have another round of food to go. My wife and I pleaded with her if we could suspend that session towards landing time but she replied politely that they needed some time to clear their desk prior to landing. This one don pass me o!
And in between this were hot teas and juices repete! Ha!!!
We landed safely and disembarked orderly, with a personal vow to always patronize AirPeace on all regional flights, but my wife quickly cautioned that we should await the return flight before deciding on that.
Coming back was way better than going, with similar packages and very smooth flight experience. We were scared for our luggage but they all came intact.
Friends and patriots, next time you have a regional flight, try AirPeace for size. Compared to the prohibitive fares being charged by international airlines on the same routes, you have no reason to miss AirPeace at all.
I only hope that this can be replicated for their local fights.
Kudos to Chief Onyema and his wonderful team.