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CAI-FRA-YYZ On LH Became CAI-FRA-YYC-YXU On LH WS  
User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15163 times:

First of all I could like to say Happy Ramadan or Ramadan Kareem, since my flights took place on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan.

Welcome to my second TR  Smile This TR will unravel the unfortunate sequence of events that caused my flight CAI - FRA - YYZ (Cairo-Frankfurt-Toronto) on LH, to become CAI-FRA-YYZ-YXU (Cairo-Frankfurt-Calgary-London Ontario) on LH and WS (WestJet). I will write this TR in chronological order so details of this mishap will be in the "Check-in Dilemna" section of my TR. This TR will also feature my first departure from Cairo's brand new state of the art Terminal 3 (The star Alliance hub). I apologise for any bad pictures or any lack of pictures, because I was extremely tired and pissed off throughout the whole trip (you'll discover why later) , and apart from on the planes, we were ALWAYS in a rush and didnt have any seconds to spare, as all of our transi times where one hour or less, oh and I never had a window seats on ANY of the flights so I dont have many window pics. That aside, I hope you Enjoy this lengthy and interesting TR of 100 pics  Smile

All times I mention are local times of the place which I am describing. As during this journey I travelled through roughly 9 time zones.

Pre-Flight

After spending a lovely summer in Egypt, in Cairo and in Marina Resort on the Meditteranean Coast, it was time to leave to Canada. But this time was special, we werent just visiting again, we would be going there for good. I was greatly looking forward to it, but it was also sad to say bye to all our family and friends, and to my homecountry which I love so much. I will leave you now with some pics from my Summer in Egypt:

Cairo:

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Tahrir Square:

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Dandy Mega Mall:

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MS A330 landing in the Distance:

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Cairo Traffic!  hissyfit  :

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1973 War Panorama:

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President Hosni Mubarak poster:

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Marina, El Alamein (Mediterranean Coast):

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View from my garden:

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Since it was summer season in Egypt, I ate a lot of Egyptian Mangoes which are only available in summer, they're soo tasty!  drool  :

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Booking

We had booked a one way Cairo - Frankfurt - Toronto for the 23rd of August through Expedia on MS and AC, but they were both codershare flights operated by LH. So from now on i'll just say we booked on LH. Our final destination was actually London, Ontario, and we had arranged for a chauffer to pick us up from YYZ and drive us for the 1 and a half hour journey to London, Ontario. There would 4 of us travelling, my parnets, myself and my little borther. Normally you receive your reference number within 24 hours of booking, after days we didnt have one. We called expedia they assured us everything was fine. We called again, and again at least 5 times, and they kept insisting everything was fine, and on the 6th time they gave us a reference number. Then a week before the flight, only my fathers ticket was confirmed, we called they insisted everything was fine and complained that "We called them too much" Can you beleive it? The nerve of some people  gnasher  This would be part of the sequence of events which leads to the Check in dilemna.

Day of the flight

Since my flight was an early morning/late night flight I didnt sleep, and instead just spent my last day packing and being with my family and grandparents. I tied to check in online, but our reference number did not work for some reason. Another part of the sequence of events leading to the Check-in dilemna. Our flight was due to depart on Sunday the 23rd of August, at 4:25AM. But knowing of Cairo's traffic and just incase anything in the trip went wrong (which it did), we decided to leave early and booked the Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus to pick us up from our house at 12.30 AM.

I STRONGLY reccomend anyone to use this service. They pick you up from anywhere in Egypt to Cairo Airport. They have large vans which can take many pax and large peices of luggage, comfortably and air conditioned. Here is their hotline which can be dialled from anywhere in Egypt: 19970 and here is their website: http://www.cairoshuttlebus.com/

Cairo Airport Shuttle Bus:



At 12.30 AM the van arrived and we were on our way, little did we know the disaster that awaited us.

At the Aiport

Soon the bright, illuminated glass facade of Terminal 3 appeared in the distance and we pulled up to the departure curbside. where we were greeted by an airport attendant who took our luggage for us on a trolley. We entered the terminal, there were two restaurants before check-in (Burger King and some other Cafe), and the terminal was pretty empty, but it was spacious, clean and ultra modern. It was now 12.50 AM, so the check in counter wasnt even open! So we waited in the pre-departure area for 10 minutes, and at 1 AM we headed for the well organized check in lines, something very new to Egypt. There were also self check in machines available for use. Looking at the departure screens there were MS flights to Johannesburg, Lagos and 2 consecutive flights to Hurghada, and then ofcourse our LH flight to FRA. I will now leave you with some pics of CAI's T3:

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Here is a photo I took back in March, its a sign near T3, it show the plan to connect all three terminals at CAI by monorail:

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The Check-in Dilemna

As our turn came, we approached the check-in agent confidently and smiling, and I gave him our BMI Diamond Club Card, and asked him to try and get us window seats. That shouldnt be a problem for him because we were one of the first people checking in. I could see around us that most of the pax were German tourists heading back home, Egyptian tourists heading to Germany, and from the luggage tags many Egyptian Businessmen and tourists heading to Norht American destinations such as San Francisco, Houston, Boston and Vancouver. So the check in process was taking longer than usual, and we could see there was a problem. The guy called his Supervisor, and after some typing he told us "Sir, you have a problem". He explained to us that our tickets were fine, but Expedia had failed to reserve seats on any of our flights, resulting in our tickets being useless. Luckily he found us four seats on the flight to FRA, but there were no seats available for our flight to YYZ. We immediately called Expedia, and explained the situation, but they insisted that they had done nothing wrong, despite the fact that Lufthansa had printed our reservation History, which showed that Expedia had failed to reserve the seats from lufthansa. So we were stuck between an argument with Expedia, LH, MS and AC. So we asked the check in Agent, what about other flights to YYZ, and all the flights to YYZ for the coming days were full!! This was enough of a disaster for us, we now had to find flights to a nearby city and manage from there! He found us an MS flight to MUC, where we could connect to YYZ but again the YYZ leg was full!! Whats even worse we could not just go to FRA and figure a way from their, since we did not have a Shengen Visa and we were Egyptian passport holders and LH, by law, could not let us go on the FRA flight untill we had a confirmed ticket out of FRA, within 24 hours. We needed to find an alternative in Cairo.

It was now 2.30 AM, we asked for any flights from FRA to Ottawa? nope all booked. Any flights from FRA to Montreal? EVEN FRA-Vancover was booked!!! We even started looking outside the LH box, the MS flight Cairo to Montreal was fully booked, we tried to see if CAI-LHR-YYZ on MS and AC, but no, the AC flight was booked.  banghead 

Now it was 3.45 AM and the flight to FRA departs at 4.25 AM, time was running out. I was thinking of any canadian city... Then it hit me, I dont know where it came from, I just said: Calgary? I didnt even know that LH flys there, the agent checked YES! there were just 4 seats reminaing! Perfect! At this point I did not even know where Calgary is located in Canada, we just booked! But we needed to get to Canada my dad had a conference and staying in Cairo wasnt an option. We would fly to Clagary, and if luck was on our side we could find a flight to Toronto or London, Ontario from there.

Only after I was on the plane to FRA, and whilst I was looking on the routemap on the inflight magazine, did I notice that Calgary was infact on the complete oposite side of Canada from Toronto!!! It was near Vancouver!  yell 

So at 3.55 AM we bought the tickets to Calgary (we did not even know if Expedia would refund us). We payed a bit over $1000 dollars (L.E. 5000) per person with a total sum of $5000 (L.E. 20,000) for our family of 4! And the ticket would give us a one hour transit in FRA only! Quickly the agents worked to process our tickets and get our 5 bulky peices of luggage onto the aircraft!

At 4.05 AM tickets and boarding passes in hand and a big thankyou to the agents (Mr.Nader and Mrs.Inam if your out there a big thankyou for your kind and tirless efforts for helping us to find a solution), we did not run, we sprinted to the gate! People stared at me as I sprinted thorugh the terminal all they way to gate F2 carrying two peices of hand luggage, and as I ran I heard 'This is the last call for LH 585 to FRA'. I arrived at the gate panting and out of breath, and soon I was on the plane.

Flight 1:

Departure: Cairo (CAI)
Arrival: Frankfurt (FRA)
Airline: Lufthansa
Flight: LH 585
Date: 23rd of August 2009
Departure Time: 4.25 AM
Arrival: 8.45 AM
Flight Duration: 4 Hours 20 Mins.
Aircraft: Airbus A330
Aircraft Reg: D-AIKE
Temp in Cairo: 25 Celsius
Temp in Frankfurt: 16 Celsius
Seat: Bulkhead Aisle Seat

LH A330, D-AIKE:


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Settled into my seat which was a bulkhead aisle seat, lots of legroom, since there was no seat infront of me, and PTV screen was pulled from under the chair, with table being in the armrest.

Captain came on the PA welcoming us on board, giving us the flight info, and we were soon pushing back from the gate. We were soon at runway 5R, and gaining speed, and I watched as we rotated and climbed higher and higher, and the lights of Cairo, my home city which I love, faded into a blur, and after a while were completely gone.

I decided to stay awake till breakfast then sleep. I needed to sleep I was dead tired, from all the hassle at the check in. So I turned on the PTV and watched a bit of Fast and the Furious, and after about half an hour, the lovely LH crew came around serving the breakfast which was a choice of Pancakes or Omlettes. I chose pancakes. As soon as I finished the food I fell into a deep sleep and woke up just before landing.

PTV:

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Enormous legroom:

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The food:

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Meal[i/]

Meal consisted of bun and butter, yoghurt, Pancakes, this was ofcourse with a choice of drinks, and the meal was followed by a tea and coffee service. The Pancakes were good, but nothing to write home about.

[i]The Aircraft & IFE


The Aircraft was very clean and in good condition. IFE was very good too, touch screen, and choice of movies, TV shows, music, airshow and interesting documentaries about LH and its history. There was one movie for each Genre it would be better if LH could introduce a few movies of each Genre.

Crew

The crew were extremely friendly and attentive and always smiling, the LH crew is definitely the best crew ive ever seen. As well as doing their job in excellence they were chatting with the pax, and creating a nice atmosphere in the cabin.

Sorry I have no more cabin pics, I dozed off straight after breakfast! Landing was very smooth, I never even noticed that we had landed! We were bussed off to the terminal, seems there were no gates available. Here are some pics after landing:

Our bird in FRA after arriving from CAI:

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Other pics I took at FRA:

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LH 747:

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LH A340:

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AI 777

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AI 747:

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AI 747 and 777 with a tail of an LH aircraft:

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Other LH Aircraft:

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LH Vintage Livery on A321  Wink :

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SQ 747:

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UA 777 in the distance:

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More LH aircraft:

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So points for this flight are as follows:

Aircraft: 9/10
IFE: 9/10
Food: 7/10
Crew: 10/10
Flight Punctuality: 10/10

Giving an average score of 9/10 Well done LH  Smile

As soon as we reached the terminal we rushed to our gate for our flight to Calgary, as we had only one hour transit! We arrived at the gate just as boarding started, phew  Smile

We were again rushing through FRA, I only managed to snap one shot of this classic mercedes benz on display in the terminal:

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Flight 2

Departure: Frankfurt (FRA)
Arrival: Calgary (YYC)
Airline: Lufthansa
Flight: LH 494
Date: 23rd of August 2009
Departure Time: 9.45 AM
Arrival Time: 11.25 AM
Flight Duration: 9 Hours 40 Mins.
Aircraft: Airbus A340-300
Temp in Frankfurt: 16 Celsius
Temp in Calgaryt: 22 Celsius
Seat: Aisle Seat

Sorry I coudnt get the registration number of this A/C, but here are pics of what an LH A340-300 looks like:


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Settled into my seat, which was the row behind the bulkhead row. We were the first people on the aircraft, and I collapsed into my seat. Luckily, my sector of the cabin was being served by an extremely attractive young FA Big grin , she was also extremely kind, helpful and very attentive throughout the whole flight. As soon as we sat the two FAs noticed how tired we were and they actually asked us "You guys look very tied, is there something wrong? Would you like any water?" My father asked for water, and he took a panadol with it. We also told the 2 FAs about our whole situation and why we were on the Clagary flight instead of the Toronto one, and they were very surprised actually and they said they never heard anything like it. Anyways, soon the captain came on and welcomed us aboard, describing the route we would be talking and other info about our flight. Announcements were in German and English. And soon enough, we were off and climbing through the german airspace, our route would take us first over the netherlands, then skimming the tip o the UK, then over Iceland, then over Greenland, thn over Northern Canada an finally approaching Calgary from the north.

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Great legroom, not as much as on the first flight (because on my first flight because then I was in the bulkhead row) but it was stil very good, and I could extend my legs fully:

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I turned on the PTV and learnt more about t as I slept on most of the first flight. About 40 mins after take off we were served drinks and a snack:

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After the snack, I watched "How I met your mother" and listened to my Ipod a bit. Then it was meal time. Options were Chicken (which consisted of Chicken in a pineapple sauce, with rice) or Pasta with a variety of sauces. I opted for the pasta because i dont like Pineapple sauce. The pasta was very good, no complains here. My pasta dish::

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After this I watched some more PTV listened to more Ipod, and I discovered that we were now over Greenland. Since I was sitting in an aisle seat I had no window access, but I took some photos from the windows on the door of the aircraft:

Soaring above Greenland:

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The FAs did another drinks round, and made sure that the pax were ok.

I then went back to the PTV and watched a bit. And the FAs did another drinks around. After this drink round, I went into a deep sleep and woke up about 2 hours from Calgary.

One hour and half from Calgary the second meal service commenced. The option were Pasta in a olive oil andred sauce with olives or chicken in a creamy white sauce with rice. Being a pasta lover, I again opted for the, which turned out to be a great choice  Smile Here is the meal:

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This meal, was a.m.a.z.i.n.g, the pasta was extremely tasty and you could taste its fulll flavour. One of the best inflight meals I ever had.

The crew quickly collected the food trays as landing was only ne hour away.

Meal[i/]

Both meals and the second one in particular were fantastic. Absolutely no complains. And crew did 3 drink rounds during the flight. So no complains here.

[i]The Aircraft & IFE


The Aircraft was very clean and in good condition. IFE was very good too, touch screen, and choice of movies, TV shows, music, airshow and interesting documentaries about LH and its history. There was one movie for each Genre it would be better if LH could introduce a few movies of each Genre.

Crew

The crew were extremely friendly and attentive and always smiling, the LH crew is definitely the best crew I've ever seen. As well as doing their job in excellence they were chatting with the pax, and creating a nice atmosphere in the cabin.

We were soon landing, and I could see the green fields and the towers of downtown Calgary, through a window on the left side of the A/C. A smooth l anding was followed by an announcement from the Cockpit welcoming us to Calgary and the temperature and local time etc. We made our way to the gate, and we made sure to thank the crew before we disembarked, and they wished us good luck in making it to our destination.

Our bird after arrival in Calgary:

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So points for this flight are as follows:

Aircraft: 9/10
IFE: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Crew: 10/10
Flight Punctuality: 10/10

Giving an average score of 9.6/10 Well done LH  Smile

So now we where in Clagary with no connecting flight. We made our way through immigration and collected our baggage, and exited the airport, and went upstairs to teh departure lounge, to try and book a flight. I knew WS and AC had flights to London (Ontario) (YXU) straight from Calgary, so we decided that this would be a better option than flying to YYZ and having to take a 2 hour car ride to London. We went to the WS ticket sales and discovered that there was a flight to YXU in just under two hours (it cost $600 per person) and that the next flight would be tomorrow morning (which cost $200 per person!). There was a huge difference in the price of these flights but we had to be in YXU today, so we booked 4 tickets with a sum of $2400! All because of expedia's mess up! We had asked about AC, and they said they had one flight leaving late at night and it cost $800, so the WS option was definitely better.


Flight 3

Departure: Calgary (YYC)
Arrival: London (Ontario) (YXU)
Airline: WestJet
Flight: WS 562
Date: 23rd of August 2009
Departure Time: 2.15 PM
Arrival Time: 7.40 PM
Flight Duration: 3 Hours 25 Mins.
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Aircraft Reg. : C-FMWJ
Temp in Calgary: 18 Celsius
Temp in London: 15 Celsius
Seat: 3rd seat from left window

C-FMWJ:


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Here are some pics of Calgary (YYC) airport:

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Virgin MegaStore:

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We got the gate, just as boarding started and we were the first people on the plane.

The WS Boeing 737-700 is a sinlge aisle A/C with a 3-3 layout, and its an all economy. I was seated on the left side of the aircraft, second row from the back. There was an elderly woman on the window seat, my borther was next to her, and I was on the 3rd seat from the window, on the aisle. So I only managed to take window photos before the woman boarded and when she was in the bathroom. I'll leave you with the photos:

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Captain came on the PA and welcomed us aboard, giving us the usual flight info. It was a mexican pilot, and he was a very funny guy. For example when he was saying the Safety info, he was like: "Make sure you place your oxygen masks on yourselfs, before placing it on your child, and if you have more than one child just chose your favouite one first!"  rotfl  This and many other similar jokes which he said sent roars of laughter through the aircraft, and I though it was a very nice touch to the usual PA announcements  Smile

Some more picks I took:

AeroMexico B737:

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The catering truck:



We reached cruising altitude, and I went to the bathroom which was very clean. Since WS is a low cost carrier there was a menu and you had to purchase meals, and drinks. You even had to purchase your own cover and pillow for $7! I dont like airlines which do this, but since it was a low cost carrier I let it pass. Again, just like the LH FAs, the WS FAs noticed how tired we were and asked us what was wrong, and we explained the whole story and how we had come all the way from Egypt, and they were very sympathetic as well as shcoked at the story. They gave us the pillows and blankets for free  Smile So I turned on my PTV, you had to pay for movies, but there were live Canadian TV channels for free, so I watched the Simpsons and Family Guy.

Even though the sandwiches, biscuits and alcoholic drinks were not free, the crew came around and offered free soft drinks and "bits and bites" nuts and snacks, three times (yes three times) throughout the flight! It was just a 3 hour and a half flight. Impressive for a low cost airline. The elderly woman next to me bought abought 6 cans of beers during the whole flight, and she was quite tipsy after them all! Here are some pics taken over central Canada:

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Meal[i/]

I never purchased any meals, so I wouldnt know. I just had drinks and the bits and bites. Which were good.

[i]The Aircraft & IFE


The seats were leather which looked a tad bit old fashioned, but they were somewhat comfy. Regarding the IFE, you had to purchase the movies to watch them, but there many live canadian TV channels for free, so depending on whats on, you can be entertained.

Crew

The crew were very friendly, attentive and helpful, and always smiling and joyful. The free pillow and cover gesture was very nice of them too. They were also always answering and attending to the calls of passengers, and managed to do it all efficiently despite the fact that there were only 2 FAs serving the whole A/C. I was very impressed.

Soon we were landing. I wasnt sitting next to the window, but I could still see outside, and landing in YXU is beautiful! First of all its a very small airport, the runway could barely take our B737, and during landing you pass VERY low over dazzling green fields, a golf course and a river, and this during sunset so adds more to the beauty of it all. We flew so low that I could clearly see a man inside his golf car driving, and I could see a duck in the river!! We touched down smoothly, and we parked next to the terminal and disembarked via the stairs and walked to the terminal. As we left the FAs cheered "Finally your home!"  Smile I'll leave you with the pics after arrival in YXU:

YXU:

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Our Aircraft:

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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 15168 times:

So points for this flight are as follows, this is considering its a low cost airline:

Aircraft: 8/10
IFE: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Crew: 10/10
Flight Punctuality: 10/10

Average Score: 8.6/10 Good Job WS  Smile

I would definitely recommend WS to anyone, their fares are good (with the exception of ours ofcourse) since they are low cost, thier crew is super friendly, they have a decent IFE system that will definitely keep you entertained and they cover many routes in Canada between Canada, the US, the Caribean abd Hawaii.

So after roughly 17 hours of travelling, and after paying in total over $7400 in addition to our original ticket, we were finally in London, Ontario. There are only two baggage carousels in the whole airport and luggage took some time to process. Eventually we got out and waited infront of the terminal for a cab, whilst I over heard a couple of university students deciding if they "Wanted to go to Jack's or the Strip Club first" lol I couldnt help but laugh as they were speaking so loud in public and going into very explicit details of waht they planned to do once they got there LOL everyone could hear them. Finally a cab arrived and we were on our way to our hotel.  Smile The next few days would be spent touring the cities of Niagra Falls and Toronto.

Here are come pics of my time in Canada:

London Ontario

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Niagra Falls

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We stayed at the Sheraton on the Falls, its a great hotel, I totally recommend it..if you do go make sure you book a room on the corner of the hotel which overlooks the falls. When we initally arrive we were assigned a room with no view at all, so we figured out it wouldnt be worht the stay unless we could see atleast a BIT of the falls. So we upgraded to a presedential suite on the 20th floor on the corner which overlooks the falls! it was great! here are the pics:

Our Hotel:



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Hotel Room:

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The best thing about the room, was the jacuzzi in the bathroo, which was surrounded by glass, overlookin the falls, the best felling is being in the jacuzzi and watchin the fireworks show on the falls  cool  It was really breathtaking, here is the jacuzzi and its view:

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Other views from the hotel room:

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In this photo the land in the foreground is Canada and the land in the backgroud is the US&A  Smile and that bridge is what connects them together. :
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Other sights in Niagra:

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This is an actual guy in an Elvis suit when you give him 2 bucks he puts a necklace on you, and moves and you can take a pic with him:


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Hersheys Store in Niagra:



HUGE herhseys chocolate bar for $49.99! it weighs 2.26KG (5 lb)! :

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So thats it for the photos  Smile

As of today, Expedia have not issued us any refund whatsoever, and they have been "Investingating our Case" for quite some time now. We have already contacted our lawyer, and we will be seeking legal action if they fail to refund us.

THAKYOU VERY MUCH for reading my TR  Smile I really hope you enjoyed it, and please any feedback/comments and especially any suggestion or ways I can improve my TRs are highly appreciated.

Previous TRs

Jeddah To Cairo On EgyptAir (lots Of Pics) (by Egyptair269 Jul 21 2009 in Trip Reports)

(yes I know its not much from a resume but im getting there  optimist  )


User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15134 times:

Oh forgot to mention, can someone tell me if any of the pics in my TR are good enough to be uploaded on the A.net photo database

Thanks in advance  Smile


User currently offlineSANAV8R From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15115 times:

Nice trip report, great photos too. Thanks, shukran.

I kind of laughed, the pasta on the LH FRA-YYC flight is the same they serve in J! I flew LH FRA-DFW and it was the same just on a fancy plate, but good.

I find LH to be a good carrier too, really friendly cabin crews too.


User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15086 times:



Quoting SANAV8R (Reply 3):
Nice trip report, great photos too. Thanks, shukran.

I kind of laughed, the pasta on the LH FRA-YYC flight is the same they serve in J! I flew LH FRA-DFW and it was the same just on a fancy plate, but good.

I find LH to be a good carrier too, really friendly cabin crews too.

Thankyou  Smile Yeah the pasta was great, and the crews are really friendly.

Salam,
EgyptAir269


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15072 times:

Nice report!

Too bad about the hassles you had to go through. I frequently use Expedia and as long as everything goes as planned, it's ok. Other than that...well. I once missed a LH euro flight where taxes are refundable (Base fare 9 eur non ref, 90eur taxes refundable), Expedia just refused...and get this... referred me to the IRS for LH tax refund! Pathetic.

Regards,

Lufthansa747



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User currently offlineSOBHI51 From Saudi Arabia, joined Jun 2003, 3474 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15041 times:
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Excellent trip report.
Sorry about the problems with your reservations. Expedia is not a company i trust very much for my trip, other companies give you a much better service.
Good luck getting your refund but stay on there backs till you get the money.
You should also ask for damages as you paid much more money than the original tickets.

Egypt is a great country i spent over 15 years there.

The pictures are good.



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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 15043 times:



Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 5):
Nice report!

Too bad about the hassles you had to go through. I frequently use Expedia and as long as everything goes as planned, it's ok. Other than that...well. I once missed a LH euro flight where taxes are refundable (Base fare 9 eur non ref, 90eur taxes refundable), Expedia just refused...and get this... referred me to the IRS for LH tax refund! Pathetic.

Regards,

Lufthansa747

Thanks  Smile

wow sorry to hear that, anyways the morale of story (for us at least) : Never book through expedia again!

Salam,
EgyptAir269


User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 15007 times:



Quoting SOBHI51 (Reply 6):
Excellent trip report.
Sorry about the problems with your reservations. Expedia is not a company i trust very much for my trip, other companies give you a much better service.
Good luck getting your refund but stay on there backs till you get the money.
You should also ask for damages as you paid much more money than the original tickets.

Egypt is a great country i spent over 15 years there.

The pictures are good.

Thankyou for your kind words  Smile

Regarding the expedia problem, yes we will definitely stay on thier back and most probably sue them if they fail to respond fairly. And yes, above our ticekts we also asked for compensation due to the whole troublesome and tiresome experience.

Salam,
EgyptAir 269


User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 42
Reply 9, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14948 times:



Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 7):
wow sorry to hear that, anyways the morale of story (for us at least) : Never book through expedia again!

Wish I could say that. Unfortunately travel agencies here in Finland have steep booking fees and thy.com is not giving me the correct fares for my trips (HEL-HKG, HEL-CGK). On top of that, many online agencies here don't take Amex or Diners. So I have 4x TK longhaul booked via Expedia. Fingers crossed for no problems, TK ETKT # usually shows up within a minute on expedia.com.

Good luck getting your money back, I think Expedia should simply keep what you paid to them *and* just pay for all your new flights. Throw in some hotel voucher to make you whole. But I hardly see that happening given their customer service.

Regards,

Lufthansa747



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User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 14945 times:

Nice TR!

Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 7):
Never book through expedia again!

Oh dear, I just booked my flight to DXB (AMS-ZRH-DXB-CPH-AMS) with them!

My question: when I'm not mistaken, seatselection is done when checking in on-line. Why didn't you do so?



Never ask somebody if he's a pilot. If he is, he will let you know soon enough!
User currently offlineC8fromONT From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14597 times:

I never knew Niagara Falls would look so fun - hmm....I have vacation ideas flowing now!

Nice to see a WestJet TR on here too!


User currently offlineFlyingFinn76 From Finland, joined Jun 2009, 1706 posts, RR: 30
Reply 12, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14560 times:



Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 10):
My question: when I'm not mistaken, seatselection is done when checking in on-line. Why didn't you do so?

The OP did write that OLCI wouldn't work with with these reservations.

But this is not an issue of just seat selection, it looks like Expedia did not properly forward the reservation details to the LH systems, probably due to the codeshares and what not.


User currently offlineGlenP From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2009, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 14538 times:

Thanks for the TR, & for the many familliar sights of Cairo; & some more photos of T3 (only ever used the domestic facilities of the new terminal but, as you say, it's a real improvement).

Good to see LH is still providing as good a service on the CAI - FRA route .

Sorry to hear about your Expedia problems. One of the reasons I refuse to use them is because of their "special fares", which often are only special due to the additional conditions they apply to them (which are very favourable to Expedia, but not the travellers). Hopefully, you'll manage to get at least a refund of your original itinerary out of them.


User currently offlineDebonair From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2428 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14489 times:



Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 10):
My question: when I'm not mistaken, seatselection is done when checking in on-line. Why didn't you do so?



Quoting Egyptair269 (Thread starter):
despite the fact that Lufthansa had printed our reservation History, which showed that Expedia had failed to reserve the seats from lufthansa.

It's the classic way of misunderstanding...
Well, if you book a flight, the travel agent (e.g. expedia) will do a request for "seats"- if space is available. Then, the travel agent will be given a date, until when the reservation has to be confirmed/completed and paid and the ticket have to been issued (this is done today all electronically). It seems, Expedia did the reservation request, but forgot to issue the tickets...


User currently offlineSlimcarner From Ireland, joined Aug 2009, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 14485 times:

Wow.....i really liked this TR....It was almost as though i was par-taking in your journey.  Smile

I have to say it was a well written report & amid all the hassle u had to endure, u still managed to control your frustration & wtite a positive report.  thumbsup 

Hope u get ur refund  crossfingers 

Quoting Egyptair269 (Thread starter):
and the land in the backgroud is the US&A  

Borat fan??? Big grin

Well u should definitely upload those Niagara Falls pics onto ur database.

Cheers,

Justin



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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (5 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 14201 times:



Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 9):
Wish I could say that. Unfortunately travel agencies here in Finland have steep booking fees and thy.com is not giving me the correct fares for my trips (HEL-HKG, HEL-CGK). On top of that, many online agencies here don't take Amex or Diners. So I have 4x TK longhaul booked via Expedia. Fingers crossed for no problems, TK ETKT # usually shows up within a minute on expedia.com.

Good luck getting your money back, I think Expedia should simply keep what you paid to them *and* just pay for all your new flights. Throw in some hotel voucher to make you whole. But I hardly see that happening given their customer service.

Regards,

Lufthansa747

Thankyou and hopefully you will get to your destination with no problems at all  Smile just make sure you confirm confirm and confirm several times before the flight.

Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 10):
Oh dear, I just booked my flight to DXB (AMS-ZRH-DXB-CPH-AMS) with them!

My question: when I'm not mistaken, seatselection is done when checking in on-line. Why didn't you do so?

I tried checking in online, so I went to the LH website, and entered the reservation number which Expedia gave me, and the website said it did not exist. This was a sign that something was wrong and I shouldve looked into it, but I just thought it was something wrong with the website.

Quoting C8fromONT (Reply 11):
I never knew Niagara Falls would look so fun - hmm....I have vacation ideas flowing now!

Nice to see a WestJet TR on here too!

Thanks, Niagra is magical, one of my favourite cities now.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 12):
The OP did write that OLCI wouldn't work with with these reservations.

But this is not an issue of just seat selection, it looks like Expedia did not properly forward the reservation details to the LH systems, probably due to the codeshares and what not.



Quoting Debonair (Reply 14):
It's the classic way of misunderstanding...
Well, if you book a flight, the travel agent (e.g. expedia) will do a request for "seats"- if space is available. Then, the travel agent will be given a date, until when the reservation has to be confirmed/completed and paid and the ticket have to been issued (this is done today all electronically). It seems, Expedia did the reservation request, but forgot to issue the tickets...

 yes  FlyingFin and Debonair That is exactly 100% what happened. And the codeshares complicated the whole issue. For those who have to book expedia, try not to book codeshare flights, like i did.

Quoting GlenP (Reply 13):
Thanks for the TR, & for the many familliar sights of Cairo; & some more photos of T3 (only ever used the domestic facilities of the new terminal but, as you say, it's a real improvement).

Good to see LH is still providing as good a service on the CAI - FRA route .

Sorry to hear about your Expedia problems. One of the reasons I refuse to use them is because of their "special fares", which often are only special due to the additional conditions they apply to them (which are very favourable to Expedia, but not the travellers). Hopefully, you'll manage to get at least a refund of your original itinerary out of them.

Thanks  Smile LH is great, i want to fly them more now. We asked for a refund for the flighs we had to pay for, even the YYC-YXU ones.

Quoting Slimcarner (Reply 15):
Wow.....i really liked this TR....It was almost as though i was par-taking in your journey.

I have to say it was a well written report & amid all the hassle u had to endure, u still managed to control your frustration & wtite a positive report.

Hope u get ur refund

Quoting Egyptair269 (Thread starter):
and the land in the backgroud is the US&A

Borat fan???

Well u should definitely upload those Niagara Falls pics onto ur database.

Cheers,

Justin

Thnkyou very much  Smile Yes I was determined to make this TR. If my original flights went well I would've had a 4 hour transit in FRA, and I was planning to write a Live TR, updating it along the journey, ufortunately I couldnt do so. An yes I am a big Borat fan  bigthumbsup 

Salam,
EgyptAir 269


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13771 times:

What a nightmare. I am a "pessimist by nature" so when I book a flight or a hotel through Expedia etc, I call the airline and the hotel directly to see that everything is in order in their computer.

After reading your story that is the first thing I will do.
I hope Expedia refunds you every penny.


User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (5 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 13745 times:



Quoting Semsem (Reply 17):
What a nightmare. I am a "pessimist by nature" so when I book a flight or a hotel through Expedia etc, I call the airline and the hotel directly to see that everything is in order in their computer.

After reading your story that is the first thing I will do.
I hope Expedia refunds you every penny.

Thankyou  Smile yes make sure you confirm alot before you travel

Guys Im sorry my bandwith limit just exceeded  Sad Does anyone know a way I can get my photos back, without having to upgrade to Pro? (I.e deleting other photos or something like that?)

Salam,
EgyptAir 269


User currently offlineBrouAviation From Netherlands, joined Jun 2009, 985 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13659 times:



Quoting Egyptair269 (Reply 16):

I tried checking in online, so I went to the LH website, and entered the reservation number which Expedia gave me, and the website said it did not exist. This was a sign that something was wrong and I shouldve looked into it, but I just thought it was something wrong with the website.

Okey, when I enter my booking numbers at the SK and LX websites, they show the correct flights and names of the persons I'm flying with. I hope that indicates everything will be all right.

I'll keep you informed and will write my own TR of the trip and the Dubai Air Show afterwards!

Have a nice evening!



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User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (5 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 13638 times:



Quoting BrouAviation (Reply 19):
Okey, when I enter my booking numbers at the SK and LX websites, they show the correct flights and names of the persons I'm flying with. I hope that indicates everything will be all right.

I'll keep you informed and will write my own TR of the trip and the Dubai Air Show afterwards!

Have a nice evening!

Yep, so your tickets are good to go  Smile

Lookin forward to your TR, and have nice trip  Smile

Salam,
Egypt

ATTENTION EVERYONE:

The photos of my TR are not being displayed, as I have exceeded my bandwidth limit, BUT they should be back to normal by the 12th of September. Sorry for the inconvinience.


User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 21, posted (5 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 13320 times:

I may be wrong but I think that before you download on Photobucket you have to reduce the size of the picture to about 800 pictels.

Even without the pictures it was very interesting reading your experience. No need to apologise.

Ramadan Karim

[Edited 2009-09-03 21:43:33]

User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 13012 times:



Quoting Semsem (Reply 21):
I may be wrong but I think that before you download on Photobucket you have to reduce the size of the picture to about 800 pictels.

Even without the pictures it was very interesting reading your experience. No need to apologise.

Ramadan Karim

Thanks for your kind words  Smile Ramadan Kareem to you too!  Smile

I think this article is half as good without the pics  Sad But I figured out why, I exceeded my bandwidth limit on photobucket, and it will be reset on the 12th of every month. So other will have to wait until then. Sorry!


User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1683 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (5 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 12992 times:



Quoting Egyptair269 (Thread starter):
First of all I could like to say Happy Ramadan or Ramadan Kareem, since my flights took place on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan

Ramadon't Karim to you to :p

Quoting Egyptair269 (Thread starter):
We had booked a one way Cairo - Frankfurt - Toronto for the 23rd of August through Expedia on MS and AC, but they were both codershare flights operated by LH. So from now on i'll just say we booked on LH. Our final destination was actually London, Ontario, and we had arranged for a chauffer to pick us up from YYZ and drive us for the 1 and a half hour journey to London, Ontario. There would 4 of us travelling, my parnets, myself and my little borther. Normally you receive your reference number within 24 hours of booking, after days we didnt have one. We called expedia they assured us everything was fine. We called again, and again at least 5 times, and they kept insisting everything was fine, and on the 6th time they gave us a reference number. Then a week before the flight, only my fathers ticket was confirmed, we called they insisted everything was fine and complained that "We called them too much" Can you beleive it? The nerve of some people This would be part of the sequence of events which leads to the Check in dilemna.

Hmm....interesting story. I booked me and my parents CAI-DXB-CAI last June using Expedia and what I did was this-I went down to the nearest Egyptair office to validate the booking, and make sure everythng was alright. I was worried sick we would have our own Check In Dilemma and I kept praying nothing would go wrong. Thankfully, all was smooth sailing (or flying). So I understand completely your fear (you were proven right) regarding booking with Expedia. Close call!

TR looks great, I'll def. come back and post when the photos are up again. Great effort  Smile
Regards,
Omar


User currently offlineEgyptair269 From Egypt, joined Mar 2007, 198 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 12703 times:



Quoting Directorguy (Reply 23):
Hmm....interesting story. I booked me and my parents CAI-DXB-CAI last June using Expedia and what I did was this-I went down to the nearest Egyptair office to validate the booking, and make sure everythng was alright. I was worried sick we would have our own Check In Dilemma and I kept praying nothing would go wrong. Thankfully, all was smooth sailing (or flying). So I understand completely your fear (you were proven right) regarding booking with Expedia. Close call!

TR looks great, I'll def. come back and post when the photos are up again. Great effort
Regards,
Omar

Thanks  Smile Close call indeed, its a good thing oyu reconfirmed, something I will do next tieme, oh but it doesnt mae a difference anymore im never booking through Expedia again! They still havent refunded us!!

Everytime I think of the fact that the photos are gone, I get disappointed, it took so much effort to write it, and less than 24 hours after I did, theyre gone!  Sad

Guys Please make sure you come back on the 12th!

Salam,
EgyptAir 269


25 Jambo : nice one! waiting for the pics 2 load on the 12th.
26 Egyptair269 : Thanks make sure you come back!
27 MSYYZ : Ramadan Kareem and welcome to Canada
28 Egyptair269 : Thanks Same to you, make sure you pop back on the 12th to see the report.
29 JAGflyer : I have read the written portion of the report but have still not been able to see the pictures after 4 separate attempts.
30 Egyptair269 : Try now, the pics are back, I even see them. Ok guys the piccs are back!!! Enjoy!! And sorry for the inconvinience!
31 B707forever : Great trip report and yes, Expedia better reimburse you plus expenses. Perhaps the lesson is to always contact the airline to verify the reservations
32 Egyptair269 : Thankyou very much Yes Niagra Falls was stunning actually, not only the falls themselves but the actual city itself. And the best thing was waking up
33 Flyboy_se : Thanks for an amazing TR. What a trip. The best thing is to always book directly with the airline, then if something goes wrong they can help you bett
34 Egyptair269 : Thanks Yeah it was a great hotel, and it was on the Canadian Side, if your gonna visit I strongly suggest visiting the Canadian side as the US side r
35 Akhmad : Hi Egyptair269, What an enjoyable TR! Thank you for that. I especially like your pics of CAI. I will be there myself within couple days, so it is nice
36 Directorguy : Great TR-those pics of Cairo look amazing, as always. In the first few pics the weather doesn't seem to be too good-or is the pollution that bad xD ?
37 Flyboy_se : Thanks for the tip.Its good to know, also more human to deal with Canadian immigration. Shokran
38 Egyptair269 : Thanks very much Yes really, the fact the LH and WS crew were great, releived us alot of the problem we had. Hope you have a great time in Egypt, and
39 Scuddy123 : Nice report! I hope you're able to get Expedia to refund you the cost of your tickets. Let us know how it goes!
40 Egyptair269 : Thanks! Will keep you updated. Salam, EgyptAir269
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