Plairbus From Germany, joined Feb 2008, 311 posts, RR: 0 Posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6261 times:
Hello to everybody, I am thinking to fly from FRA to Bangkok in april or may and I found really good prices with Egyptair. They fly from FRA to Cairo and than from Cairo to Bangkok.
The plane they use are 737-800 and 777 200/300.
My questions, how old are the 738 and 772 and 773?
And how safe is the airline? This I know is a bad question, but I mean Pilot training, MX etc how are they?
Thanks for any comment and info.
DingDong From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 6234 times:
There has been only 7 fatal incidents in the last 39 years - 443 people dead. Most recent was about 7 years ago.
Most of these were between 1971 and 1986. So... I think relatively safe. Suicidal pilots are also very few and far between; I would not worry about them as a normal safety threat.
I don't think MX has been cited as a cause of a fatal crash in a very long time (many years). Pilot training is normally very good, though there may be the very rare suicidal pilot.
I would not hesitate to ride on Egyptair even today because the odds are extremely good of safely arriving at the destination.
The 738 and 772/773 are fine aircraft with a solid and very proven track record. Not very old at all. 737-800 was launched in 1994, and 777-200 was launched in 1995. Not sure when Egyptair got theirs (for these models) but no earlier than 1994-1995.
MHTripple7 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 1116 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6186 times:
Quoting Plairbus (Reply 3): thanks, the thing is that they fly from fra to bangkok round trip in business 1600 euros this is a good price!
Any pics from business of the 777 and 738? I could not find pcis on the webpage
The business class is not real business class. My parents flew MS from JFK to CAI on a 777 and said it was the worst seat they've ever been in. Comparable to a U.S. domestic first class seat. Also, MS doesn't serve alcohol. They do offer attractive prices, but you get what you pay for.
LAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26856 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6126 times:
Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 4): They do offer attractive prices, but you get what you pay for.
MS is far from a global top notch carrier. If you are looking for cheaper business class fares airlines like the Gulf carriers, Turkish and even Royal Jordanian will get you there in better products and often quite good values.
Matter of fact Egyptair and CAI airport have been the center of so much travel angst, that one of the large companies I do business with has Egyptair listed as a non-allowed carrier for its employee travel - to the happiness of many!
From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 3 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 6047 times:
Quoting MHTripple7 (Reply 4): The business class is not real business class. My parents flew MS from JFK to CAI on a 777 and said it was the worst seat they've ever been in. Comparable to a U.S. domestic first class seat. Also, MS doesn't serve alcohol. They do offer attractive prices, but you get what you pay for.
Just what I have heard too, and read on Skytrax and such.
I also noticed those Egyptair prices from FRA, seldom seen so low biz class prices from Europe to Asia.
If you have a chance to start your trip to BKK from LHR/LGW in May, Qatar Airways Business class is available for around EUR 1700.
It seems this spring/summer more low prices will be seen from Europe to Asia, right now KLM is selling HEL-BKK in Y from EUR 399! ...but, the KLM B747 not a tempting idea.