A case of courtsey..Afriqiyah Istanbul

The Afriqiyah airways manager at Istanbul follows his immigration related duties more zeolously than the authorized persons in Mitiga airport of Tripoli. Many foreigners with valid visas stamped by government agencies are stopped from boarding by this gentleman, who does not have the basic courtsey or civilization of not troubling international travelers in transit.

The basic courtsey of anyone in the travel industry should me to try and help people not hinder those who have valid tickets of his airlines (unfortunate victims)

In Indian civilization, guests are treated as a form of gods. Some variation of this is found in most civilizations. Most parents teach this in some form to their children.

So when one sees an airlines manager representing his company and country in this way, bent upon troubling travelers one wonders what his training, background and orientation is.

Hope Afriqiyah Istanbul airways manager finds some shame,sense of guilt before victimizing more travelers.

His logic. I am just following orders. However it is worth noting that passengers coming through other airlines ( Buraq,Libyan ) or from other airports like Amman or Alexandria with the same documents are not troubled in this manner.

And the best proof of this manager’s skewed interpretation is that the authorities in Tripoli accept the documents which he rejects.

Shame on Afriqiyah Istanbul manager for abusing his post and powers,and bringing disrepute to his company and the travel industry.


About prashant bhatt

A psychologist, interested in mindfulness practices. I practiced medicine as a radiologist for 23 years in India and Libya as a radiologist before shifting to Canada. A regular diarist, journaling since 1983 Reading journal : gracereadings.com
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2 Responses to A case of courtsey..Afriqiyah Istanbul

  1. Cynthia says:

    thank you for sharing your unpleasant experience at Istanbul with the Afriqiyah airlines. The manager is not only harassing travelers but is a shame to the airlines and I don’t see how Afriqiyah airlines is putting up with his insolence and sadistic activities.
    He is practicing unethical tactics business tactics by forcing passengers with valid visas and travel documents to buy return tickets, which are not required.or to find another way to reach Libya.
    I along with 6 other passengers were traumatized by this manager who doesn’t even give an audience to listen to the passengers, in spite of repeated requests.
    Of late I’m hearing of many more such incidents , so much so that people are warning others not to choose To come via Istanbul.
    Will the Airlines do something about this manager or just turn a blind eye and let the unwary passengers suffer ?

    • Thanks for sharing.
      Will petition the relevant immigration, civil rights and IATA authorities to

      1- Compensate victims

      2- Cancel illegitimate authorisation

      Suggestions are welcome

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