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Flying EgyptAir, Connecting At CAI Question  
User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Hello all, I am booked to fly MSP-AMS-CAI-SSH this winter. My flights are as follows

AMS-CAI : Egyptair 758 arriving at CAI 8:45

CAI-SSH Egyptair 121 departing CAI at 10:30.

These are on separate tickets (so presumably I'll have to check in again). I'll have my egypt visa before I arrive. I am wondering:

A) Do I have enough time for my connection in Cairo, can I reasonably make this?

B) What are Egyptair A321/320s like? What is their middle/short haul service like? Are the aircraft comfortably, how is IFE? Meals? etc.

C) What can I do to help make sure my transfer goes faster/smoother in CAI?

Thanks in advance to all who can help!


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User currently offlineCaribillo From Spain, joined Jul 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2272 times:

I have done MAD-CAI-SSH twice, and MAD-CAI-HRG once.

1.- You are going to run, my friend. You will have to change terminal, and you will need a taxi, because there are not bus connections between them. Anyway, ask. But ask only to the tourism police (those wearing in white).

2.- As far as i remember the Egyptair short-medium range airplanes don't have IFE. The A32x are in a very normal shape. Meal is 5 over 10.

3.- In Egypt everything goes smoother/faster with a tip. So, do not lose the opportunity to change money at your arrival, at the same time that you pay your visa fee. Negotiate the price of the visa and the change rate!



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2123 times:

Thanks for the advice. I'll hit the ground running with money ready to tip whomever to grease the wheels. So just to be sure, I will have to change terminals between Egyptair international and domestic service?


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User currently offlineOta1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
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Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 2):
I will have to change terminals between Egyptair international and domestic service?

I don't think so (not 100% sure about it) but since your trip will be in winter CAI's new T3 should already be open. So you might be lucky and might not have to change terminals.


User currently offlineTcxdegsy From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 517 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2067 times:

Bear in mind too, EgyptAir is a dry airline! (No alcohol)!


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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Thanks for the info... i'll have to wait for my drink until the hotel bar.. i should survive.

when is T3 supposed to open at CAI?

Is 1:45 long enough to connect at CAI, with customs and what not?



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User currently offlineOta1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2025 times:
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AFAIK T3 is to open in October

User currently offlineCaribillo From Spain, joined Jul 2006, 218 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1971 times:



Quoting FlyDreamliner (Reply 2):
I will have to change terminals between Egyptair international and domestic service?

Up today, the terminal for SSH and HRG is a special one. Just for those two destinations.

Far away from the international terminal.



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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1872 times:

I will be going at the very end of December, when T3 is supposed to be open (and have been happily running for a solid month or two), will SSH and HRG be operating out of T3 with the rest of Egyptair service?


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User currently offlineOta1 From Germany, joined Apr 2008, 398 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1839 times:
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Well according to this thread http://www.airliners.net...4092579/ all MS flights (domestic and international) as well as all *A flights will operate from T3

User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 10, posted (5 years 11 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1823 times:

Understood. Lucky me, I'll get to try out T3, and should make my flight. I'll be flying out of Cairo a couple of weeks later on Royal Jordanian, had I known Egyptair was going to be in the new terminal, I would have booked my flight to Amman on them... then again trying out Royal Jordanian's new E-195 will be nice as well.


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