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Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

Tue Jul 11, 2006 5:02 am

With the start of the W06/07 timetable (eff 29th October 06), Egyptair will significantly boost their schedule on the Cairo (CAI) - Aswan (ASW) domestic route from 4 to 7 daily flights. This represents a whopping 75% increase in flights on the route in time for the peak winter travel season to 'Upper Egypt'. Flights will be operated with a mixture of B735s, A320s and A321s.

In addition Aswan (ASW) - Abu Simbel (ABS) flights will go up from 3 to 4 daily flights as one of the new CAI-ASW flights (MS145/146) will continue onto ABS.

The population of Aswan and the surrounding area is the 3rd largest in the country (after Cairo and Alexandria) and the southern region of the country has most of the Ancient Egyptian Pharaonic sites and relics as well as the famous Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser. The increase will mainly cater for the influx in tourist numbers expected over the 'cooler' winter months (and hence the flight times available).


W06/07 Schedule (eff 29Oct06):


  • CAI-ASW-CAI


  • MS145 CAI-ASW 1234567 04:15/05:40 1h25min EQV 0 (continues onto ABS) *
    MS245 CAI-ASW 1234567 04:30/05:55 1h25min EQV 0 (continues onto ABS)
    MS133 CAI-ASW 1234567 05:00/06:25 1h25min EQV 0
    MS135 CAI-ASW 1234567 06:15/08:35 2h20min EQV 1 LXR
    MS137 CAI-ASW 1234567 12:00/13:25 1h25min EQV 0 *
    MS201 CAI-ASW 1234567 20:00/22:15 2h15min EQV 1 LXR *
    MS139 CAI-ASW 1234567 22:00:23:25 1h25min EQV 0
    *new services

    MS134 ASW-CAI 1234567 07:00/08:30 1h30min EQV 0
    MS136 ASW-CAI 1234567 09:10/11:30 2h20min EQV 1 LXR
    MS146 ASW-CAI 1234567 10:50:12:20 1h30min EQV 0 (inbound from ABS)*
    MS138 ASW-CAI 1234567 14:00/15:30 1h30min EQV 0*
    MS250 ASW-CAI 1234567 14:30/16:00 1h30min EQV 0 (inbound from ABS)
    MS202 ASW-CAI 1234567 22:45/01:00 2h15min EQV 1 LXR*
    MS140 ASW-CAI 1234567 23:59/01:30 1h30min EQV 0
    *new services



  • ASW-ABS-ASW


  • MS145 ASW-ABS 1234567 06:15/07:00 0hr45min EQV 0*
    MS245 ASW-ABS 1234567 06:30/07:15 0hr45min EQV 0
    MS247 ASW-ABS 1234567 09:10/09:55 0hr45min EQV 0
    MS249 ASW-ABS 1234567 11:50/12:35 0hr45min EQV 0
    *new service

    MS246 ABS-ASW 1234567 07:50/08:35 0hr45min EQV 0
    MS146 ABS-ASW 1234567 09:30/10:15 0hr45min EQV 0 *
    MS248 ABS-ASW 1234567 10:30/11:15 0hr45min EQV 0
    MS250 ABS-ASW 1234567 13:10/13:55 0hr45min EQV 0
    *new service







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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Wed Jul 12, 2006 12:57 am

    hey horus azayak

    Well when i think about comes to my mind is it really worth 7 flights a day to ASW?
    I know its popular but...!!!?
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:16 am

    I'm OK. Inta 3amel eh ya Captin? You seem to disappear for weeks then reappear again  Wink

    Regarding this increase, even though Egypt is a year round destination, for the southern areas of Luxor, Aswan, Abu Simbel, Thebes, Edfu, Esna, etc the winter months are when significant tourist numbers visit the Pharaonic sites (summer temperatures easily hit 50°C+).

    Since Summer04 Egyptair have operated 4x daily CAI-ASW flights during the summer and 5x daily in the winter, so this latest increase will cater for the expected higher demand.

    In 2005 LXR handled 2.1 million passengers and ASW handled 1.1 million passengers, 7.2% and 4.1% respectively higher than 2004.

    Here are some figures for LXR and ASW for 2005:


  • Luxor (LXR)

  • Domestic Non-Scheduled: 472,576
    Domestic Scheduled: 517,837
    International Charters: 894,845
    International Scheduled: 220,475


  • Aswan (ASW)

  • Domestic Non-Scheduled: 503,558
    Domestic Scheduled: 513,109
    International Charters: 88,868
    International Scheduled: 3,390



    The 'Domestic Scheduled' figures are Egyptair's figures (as they're the only domestic scheduled operator). So Egyptair handle over half a million domestic passengers out of both airports which is quite significant (especially for ASW). Egyptair's domestic destinations out of LXR are CAI, ASW and SSH, while out of ASW they serve CAI and ABS.

    However I must mention that Air Memphis controls the ASW-ABS-ASW market with their 'scheduled charter flights'. In fact Air Memphis's ASW-ABS-ASW schedule overshadows MS's 4x daily flights. They have 4 flights on a Monday, 6 on a Tuesday, 9 on a Wednesday, 12 on a Thursday and 15 on a Friday! You can actually book on these flights directly with them. http://www.air-memphis.com/

    SunAir also have a few flights to/from ASW and ABS. http://www.sunair-eg.com/


    Having said that I understand your surprise when you compare CAI-ASW flights to the traditional trunk routes of CAI-LXR and CAI-SSH.



    Glorious Upper Egypt:



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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:53 am

    Hey Horus , CaptinTuT , keif A7walkom  Smile .

    Quoting Horus (Reply 2):
    the winter months are when significant tourist numbers visit the Pharaonic sites (summer temperatures easily hit 50°C+).

    It is true that Southern Egypt is hot in the summer but if you are not under direct sunlight you don't feel the heat cause the weather is very dry in upper Egypt , on the other hand the temperature might be a lot less in Alexandria but because of its humid weather some days become unbearable in the summer ( Years back i spent 14 days in a camp in Menya in the middle of the summer and it was gorgeous )

    I hope the arrival of the new B738's will help MS to expand both domestic and international network .
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Wed Jul 12, 2006 9:55 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 2):
    I'm OK. Inta 3amel eh ya Captin? You seem to disappear for weeks then reappear again

    Tamam Elhamd LLAh, yea i got this new project with my company that keep my so busy lately but don't worry i'm still alive  Wink

    Quoting Horus (Reply 2):
    summer temperatures easily hit 50°C+).

    I remmber the last time i went there that was like 10 years ago maybe littel more and it was amazing if though it was really so hot.
    I can't forget that time because that was my first time into a B737 flight deck
    I was with my dad in the route ASW-ABS-ASW-LXR-CAI and in the leg ABS-ASW after boarding i heared my name being called and asking me to come upfront, i went there and there was the senior flight attendant who greeted me and ask me if my dad is such and such and that my dad told him that i love flying so he Asked the pilot if i can be in the flight deck for this leg, man tell you it was the most amazing moments in my life. wish i can do that again one day

    Quoting Horus (Reply 2):
    In 2005 LXR handled 2.1 million passengers and ASW handled 1.1 million passengers, 7.2% and 4.1% respectively higher than 2004.

    that's very promissing i like to hear such news

    Quoting Horus (Reply 2):
    Having said that I understand your surprise when you compare CAI-ASW flights to the traditional trunk routes of CAI-LXR and CAI-SSH.

    exactly you got my point

    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    Hey Horus , CaptinTuT , keif A7walkom

    Tamam el 7amd llah and you MSYYZ

    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    on the other hand the temperature might be a lot less in Alexandria but because of its humid weather some days become unbearable in the summer

    Can't agree more, i love Alexandria in the winter in the summer sometime you just can't take it.

    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    I hope the arrival of the new B738's will help MS to expand both domestic and international network .

    We all waitting for them, start the countdown.
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Thu Jul 13, 2006 7:33 am

    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    Hey Horus , CaptinTuT , keif A7walkom Smile

    I'm alright. How are things in YYZ?

    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    I hope the arrival of the new B738's will help MS to expand both domestic and international network .



    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    We all waitting for them, start the countdown.

    Still no sign of them in the schedules...

    I was hoping to get on the inaugural flight this September but due to commitments the earliest I can go to Egypt is December/January(!)

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    Tamam Elhamd LLAh, yea i got this new project with my company that keep my so busy lately but don't worry i'm still alive Wink

    Rabina Yewafa2ak.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    I remmber the last time i went there that was like 10 years ago maybe littel more and it was amazing if though it was really so hot.
    I can't forget that time because that was my first time into a B737 flight deck
    I was with my dad in the route ASW-ABS-ASW-LXR-CAI and in the leg ABS-ASW after boarding i heared my name being called and asking me to come upfront, i went there and there was the senior flight attendant who greeted me and ask me if my dad is such and such and that my dad told him that i love flying so he Asked the pilot if i can be in the flight deck for this leg, man tell you it was the most amazing moments in my life. wish i can do that again one day

    O the good old days of cockpit visits at MS...

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    that's very promissing i like to hear such news

    Don't we all. I just hope tourist numbers continue to grow in 2006.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    exactly you got my point

    Well they might surprise us with more flights to SSH and LXR.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 4):
    Quoting MSYYZ (Reply 3):
    on the other hand the temperature might be a lot less in Alexandria but because of its humid weather some days become unbearable in the summer

    Can't agree more, i love Alexandria in the winter in the summer sometime you just can't take it.

    I much prefer Alex in the summer. The atmosphere is great even if it does get a tad hot. In the winter it's a bit too quiet, cold and not as lively.


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:23 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 5):
    Rabina Yewafa2ak

    Rebna ye7'lik we yewf2na game3an isa

    Quoting Horus (Reply 5):
    O the good old days of cockpit visits at MS...

    don't you miss those days

    Quoting Horus (Reply 5):
    Don't we all. I just hope tourist numbers continue to grow in 2006

    hope for more and more, even though i don't see it that much because what's going these days in the middle east.

    Quoting Horus (Reply 5):
    Well they might surprise us with more flights to SSH and LXR.

    MS can surprise me anytime with diffrent routs and destination and planes.
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:38 am

    Was there recently. Went CAI-ASW-ABS-ASW
    Full all the way.

    Beautiful day of course.

    Great service from Egyptair!
     
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    Thu Jul 20, 2006 10:49 am

    Quoting Outlier (Reply 7):
    Was there recently. Went CAI-ASW-ABS-ASW
    Full all the way.

    this route is busy all year long that's why they adding more flights into it.

    Quoting Outlier (Reply 7):
    Beautiful day of course.



    Quoting Outlier (Reply 7):
    Great service from Egyptair!

    I'm Glad you like it, Egyptair have a decent service in the domestic.
    so what was your airline in the international flight to CAI?
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Thu Jul 20, 2006 1:19 pm

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 8):
    Quoting Outlier (Reply 7):Great service from Egyptair!
    I'm Glad you like it, Egyptair have a decent service in the domestic.
    so what was your airline in the international flight to CAI?

    We went in and out on BA (from LHR).

    Great trip. Very interesting country.
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:23 pm

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 6):
    Rebna ye7'lik we yewf2na game3an isa

    Very nice words there Big grin

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 6):
    hope for more and more, even though i don't see it that much because what's going these days in the middle east.

    True. It's difficult to predict how the latest escalation will impact the Egyptian tourism industry. Egypt's far enough from the 'problem area' to allow for a safe holiday but it might be seen as too close for comfort for European tourists. Having said that most tourists visiting Egypt in the summer are Arabs from the Gulf region. Traditionally Egypt and Beirut have been the summer holiday hot spots for Gulf Arabs, but with the situation in Lebanon (which I hope is resolved a.s.a.p) Egypt is expected to get more tourists. Airline wise, for example, Air Arabia are offering passengers booked on flights to Beirut, to change their destinations to Egypt (ALY, SSH, LXR, ATZ) and Turkey (SAW) - Source. And by the way I know it's awful to benefit from other people's misfortune, so I'm not thrilled at all at the reason behind this expected increase.

    Just to add, regarding the current problem, Egyptair have cancelled BEY flights (obviously) as well as TLV flights (operated by Air Sinai). Egyptair's daily CAI-DAM flights (MS721/722) have been upgraded from the normal mixture of A320/B735 flights to the B777 to aid the evacuation and compensate for the cancellation of BEY services.


    Quoting Outlier (Reply 7):
    Was there recently. Went CAI-ASW-ABS-ASW
    Full all the way.

    Beautiful day of course.

    Great service from Egyptair!

    Great to hear you enjoyed Egypt and Egyptair.

    What aircraft did you fly on? I assume it was a mixture of A320s, A321s or B735s.


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:00 am

    This is the winter schedule.

    I recall last year trying to book seats in Feb and being unable to obtain the flights that I wanted. I did get flights on a different day, but they were pretty full.

    IMO the key point here is that there is little internal competition.

    Given the choice between a 1 hr flight, and 3 hrs drive across the desert in a convoy, then the smart money flies.
     
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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:16 am

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
    I recall last year trying to book seats in Feb and being unable to obtain the flights that I wanted. I did get flights on a different day, but they were pretty full.

    I remember you said you flew on the AB6. Was it on the CAI-ASW route or another route?

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
    IMO the key point here is that there is little internal competition.

    The Egyptian government wants/wanted Egyptair to have a strong hold on the domestic and Middle Eastern market ex-CAI. Things are changing though. Both http://www.sunair-eg.com/ and http://www.air-memphis.com/ operate regular, internal, bookable flights (i.e. not the normal package tour flight previously allowed). Full liberalisation is predicted in late 2007 / early 2008.

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
    Given the choice between a 1 hr flight, and 3 hrs drive across the desert in a convoy, then the smart money flies.

    True. Taking a coach, IMO, can be difficult when travelling through the desert even if air conditioned. On the other hand the internal train system in Egypt is a very good (and cheaper) alternative (albeit some trains are a tad old).


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 21, 2006 1:38 am

    It was on CAI to ASW, unfortuneately I do not have full details to hand.

    I will send tomorrow.
     
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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 2:16 am

    Quoting Outlier (Reply 9):
    We went in and out on BA (from LHR).
    Great trip. Very interesting country.

    Again i'm Glad you enjoyed that Trip and hope you will do it again.

    Quoting Horus (Reply 10):
    Egyptair have cancelled BEY flights (obviously)

    they posted that the flight to BEY was transferred to DAMASCUS airport.

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 11):
    Given the choice between a 1 hr flight, and 3 hrs drive across the desert in a convoy, then the smart money flies

    the problem in the 1 hour flight is what it would take to get to and from the airport and the waiting time and if there is delays, don't get me wrong i would definitely take the flight not just because of the time but because like most of us I love Flying Big grin

    Quoting Horus (Reply 12):
    On the other hand the internal train system in Egypt is a very good (and cheaper) alternative (albeit some trains are a tad old).

    that's true the train system is getting better in Egypt, cheaper (Yes), Clean i would say depend on the train you traveling on.

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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 4:21 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 10):
    What aircraft did you fly on?

    A320

    There were a couple of 737s in the row when we came back to CAI.
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:09 am

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 13):
    It was on CAI to ASW, unfortuneately I do not have full details to hand.

    I will send tomorrow.

    Will eagerly await your answer.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 14):
    they posted that the flight to BEY was transferred to DAMASCUS airport.

    Yes, the website notice is a little inaccurate (typical). Rather than operate the usual DAM B735/A320 service plus the BEY A320 service, they've upgraded the DAM flight to the B777 (F class seats are reserved for C class passengers with full fare tickets). The twice weekly CAI-ALP-CAI B735 flights remain unchanged but are heavily overbooked until 03Aug06.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 14):
    that's true the train system is getting better in Egypt, cheaper (Yes), Clean i would say depend on the train you traveling on.

    I've only tried the Cairo-Alexandria train service and was really impressed by the spot on puntuality and onboard service.

    Quoting Outlier (Reply 15):
    A320

    There were a couple of 737s in the row when we came back to CAI.

    Thanks. I thought so as the A320 and B735 seem to operate the vast majority of CAI-ASW and ASW-ABS flights.

    Do you mind if I ask when you visited?


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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:32 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 16):
    Quoting Outlier (Reply 15):A320

    There were a couple of 737s in the row when we came back to CAI.
    Thanks. I thought so as the A320 and B735 seem to operate the vast majority of CAI-ASW and ASW-ABS flights.

    Do you mind if I ask when you visited?

    I'll send you a note.
     
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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 6:01 pm

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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:29 pm

    Great news after trying to get LXR/ABS/LXR without any luck they need all the flights they can muster on these routes. No doubt after my next trip to Egypt in October, (love the history) maybe in 2007 I'll get to at last visit ABS.

    This trip I'm just going back to Al Moudria hotel in Luxor and continue my history lessions.

    Great country wonderful people.

    Cheers
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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 7:58 pm

    Quoting Horus (Reply 16):
    I've only tried the Cairo-Alexandria train service and was really impressed by the spot on puntuality and onboard service.

    Me too.
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    Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:25 pm

    Quoting Horus (Reply 16):
    I've only tried the Cairo-Alexandria train service and was really impressed by the spot on puntuality and onboard service.



    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 20):
    Me too

    that's good to hear but actually the train that goes to Upper Egypt is even better if you took the one that have beds on.

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 18):
    CAI to LXR MS261 A300-600 SU-GAY 18/2

    I miss those old days on A300, I'm glad you had a chance to be on one.

    Quoting Toptravel (Reply 19):
    CAI to LXR MS261 A300-600 SU-GAY 18/2

    I'm Glad you liked it, and wish you can go to ABS next time you will really love it.
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    Sat Jul 22, 2006 4:57 am

    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 18):
    CAI to LHR MS777 B777 SU-GBR 27/2

    Cheers Bennett123. I remember our little chat in the MS AB6 retirement thread.

    BTW was LHR-CAI also on an Egyptair B777?

    Quoting Toptravel (Reply 19):
    Great news after trying to get LXR/ABS/LXR without any luck they need all the flights they can muster on these routes. No doubt after my next trip to Egypt in October, (love the history) maybe in 2007 I'll get to at last visit ABS.

    This trip I'm just going back to Al Moudria hotel in Luxor and continue my history lessions.

    Great country wonderful people.

    It really is music to my ears when I hear people, like yourself, who've enjoyed their time in Egypt. Where abouts are you going in October? Red Sea? Cairo? Luxor?

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 20):
    Me too.

    Hey Pe@rson, how's it going lad? When are you going back to Cairo?

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 21):
    that's good to hear but actually the train that goes to Upper Egypt is even better if you took the one that have beds on.

    Do they have PTVs in each seat (or should I say bed)?  Wink

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 21):
    I miss those old days on A300

    It's been just over 4 months now...
    Egyptair Retires Last A300-600R (by Horus Mar 18 2006 in Civil Aviation)

    But at least Egyptair Cargo still operates 4 A300s.

    Quoting CaptinTuT (Reply 21):
    I'm Glad you liked it, and wish you can go to ABS next time you will really love it.

    Jeez, I should take your advice and visit ABS too. I really really need to get myself booked on a proper trip around Upper Egypt. I also want to visit Siwa Oasis.



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    Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:01 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 22):
    Hey Pe@rson, how's it going lad? When are you going back to Cairo?

    I'm fine, but hot. How are you?

    Not sure when I'm returning, but perhaps sometime next year. I'd like to live there again and probably do an indepth Arabic course.

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    Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:24 am

    Horus

    No, I flew in on British Med A320 G-MEDE on 10/2. BA6565.

    LHR to Alexandria, (Bourg El Arab).

    It was African Cup night, (quite a party).
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 5:54 am

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 23):
    I'm fine, but hot.

    Good to hear you're doing well. Whether you're hot or not is debatable (sorry I couldn't resist). Seriously though an ex-Cairo resident should find our dear old British weather a walk in the park (even if it is 36°C)

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 23):
    How are you?

    I'm alright but it's way too hot here Big grin

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 23):
    Not sure when I'm returning, but perhaps sometime next year.

    Make sure you tell me when you do. I'll invite you to a sheesha or two?


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:02 am

    Bennett123.

    That was it. I remember you telling me. How did you get from HBE to Alex city centre? Regarding your LHR-HBE flight did most passengers disembark in HBE or in ADD?

    Thanks a lot


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:04 am

    I will, Mr Suroh.

    I keenly await our sheesha. Incidentally, I once had one (a sheesha, that is) with a Zamalek football player.
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:08 am

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 27):
    I will, Mr Suroh.

    I keenly await our sheesha. Incidentally, I once had one (a sheesha, that is) with a Zamalek football player.

    Hahaha! You're Egyptian through and through...but a Zamalek fan...shame on you. Even though I'm a rugby guy myself I know Ahli are much better.


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:33 am

    Horus

    I was on a coach tour with Kuoni.

    On passing the airport a few days later, I noticed MIG21 8 71, which I had not noticed before.

    I think that the majority, (80%) got off at HBE.
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 6:54 am

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 27):
    I once had one (a sheesha

    A sheesha !!!! Shame on you !!!

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 27):
    with a Zamalek football player.

    With a Zamalek football player !!! More shame on you !!! ( Just kidding )  Smile Smile Smile
    So you succesfully played your role in harming your lungs and polluting Cairo environment more than it already is  Wink
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Sat Jul 22, 2006 10:56 am

    Quoting Horus (Reply 22):
    Do they have PTVs in each seat (or should I say bed)?

    I will let you Guess the answer  Wink

    Quoting Horus (Reply 22):
    It's been just over 4 months now...

    Its been more than 2 years for me since i have been on one  Sad

    Quoting Horus (Reply 22):
    Jeez, I should take your advice and visit ABS too. I really really need to get myself booked on a proper trip around Upper Egypt. I also want to visit Siwa Oasis

    Trust me you will love it, its a short trip but you will enjoy it.
    about the oasis i wish i can go there i never been there yet

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 27):
    keenly await our sheesha. Incidentally, I once had one (a sheesha, that is) with a Zamalek football player.

    Zamalek... mmm i think i heared that word before :P :P :P

    Quoting Horus (Reply 28):
    Even though I'm a rugby guy myself I know Ahli are much better

    Now you deserve to be on my respect list :P:P
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:33 am

    It really is music to my ears when I hear people, like yourself, who've enjoyed their time in Egypt. Where abouts are you going in October? Red Sea? Cairo? Luxor?

    Horus,

    Just going back to Luxor and then back to Cairo for a few days on the way home, however rather than taking the train between the two I'm taking my first MS flight between CAI/LXR/CAI. As usual I'm looking forward to coming back. I'm in DUbai at the moment on my way to Sydney.

    Take care.
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:00 am

    Quoting Toptravel (Reply 32):
    Just going back to Luxor and then back to Cairo for a few days on the way home, however rather than taking the train between the two I'm taking my first MS flight between CAI/LXR/CAI. As usual I'm looking forward to coming back. I'm in DUbai at the moment on my way to Sydney.

    Take care.

    Remember on the CAI-LXR-CAI Egyptair use the A330 and (sometimes) the B777. If you need any help finding flights or aircraft type feel free to contact me (via my profile). Have a great time in Oz!





    Quoting Bennett123 (Reply 29):
    Horus

    I was on a coach tour with Kuoni.

    On passing the airport a few days later, I noticed MIG21 8 71, which I had not noticed before.

    I think that the majority, (80%) got off at HBE.

    Kuoni, eh? Ooh, suit you sir!  Wink

    As for the Migs, HBE is also a military base.


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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:14 am

    I thought that it was unlikely that I would be in Egypt again soon, so do it right.

    It cost a bit more, but not a time to skimp.
     
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 28, 2006 4:27 am

    Incidentally, I've found some cheap one-way tickets to Egypt, e.g. £145 incl tax etc with OA via ATH to CAI; £84 incl tax to LXR; etc.

    Outside Egypt, I can get £153 incl tax routing LHR-ATH-KWI-DXB.

    Horus - any suggestions for getting even cheaper? I'm just curious at this stage.
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    RE: Egyptair Add 3 New Daily Flights To ASW

    Fri Jul 28, 2006 9:03 am

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 35):
    Incidentally, I've found some cheap one-way tickets to Egypt

    that's what i find from Europe there are many charter flights to Egypt which give you the option to fly on one and ignore the legacy airlines.

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 35):
    Outside Egypt, I can get £153 incl tax routing LHR-ATH-KWI-DXB.

    wow sounds like a good price to me, sometimes i wish if we had such option in the states, i know some people would fly to London since there is man flights to London and then fly on a charter flight to either Europe or to Egypt ( i'm positive about Europe since Ryanair Give those cheap prices to fly over most of Europe)

    Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 35):
    Horus - any suggestions for getting even cheaper? I'm just curious at this stage.

    I was curious about the same where can you get cheap charter flights from London to Egypt?

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