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Re: Plane full

Post by Yildez » Tue Oct 13, 2015 9:03 am

Kaiserbernese wrote:Not all prospective visitors are scared of travelling to Luxor, some of them just can't get there from where they live.

I'm currently having difficulty booking from Manchester for next February. Even though the Egyptair has a rolling advert stating there are five weekly flight from Manchester, they are at vastly inflated prices and using other airlines.

It looks like I'm stuck with MAN- LHR and getting the luggage over to the other terminal for the Egyptair flight to Luxor!!
I just looked at Turkish Airlines (using ebookers) and Manchester-Istanbul-Hurghada is £335 in February. Even with the Hurghada/Luxor transfer costs added, that sounds reasonable to me. Or look at a cheap flight to Istanbul into Sabiha Gocen airport, and Pegasus for a cheap Hurghada flight.

I usually fly Egypt Air Istanbul-Cairo-Luxor, but they've changed/cancelled my flights so many times that this year I'm using Turkish Airlines; Izmir-Istanbul-Hurghada £185 return. Better airline, better service and the added benefit of a much cheaper flight!



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Re: Plane full

Post by Robbo70 » Tue Oct 13, 2015 11:19 am

Kaiserbernese wrote:Not all prospective visitors are scared of travelling to Luxor, some of them just can't get there from where they live.

I'm currently having difficulty booking from Manchester for next February. Even though the Egyptair has a rolling advert stating there are five weekly flight from Manchester, they are at vastly inflated prices and using other airlines.

It looks like I'm stuck with MAN- LHR and getting the luggage over to the other terminal for the Egyptair flight to Luxor!!
Look at the virgin little red shuttles. They land in t2 at heathrow so you grt your luggage on the trolley, get in the lift to departures and get them off the trolley. Its a lot less faffing than using ba to terminal5 and lugging bags about

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Re: Plane full

Post by Bombay » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:12 pm

Virgin little red has stopped flying iirc

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Re: Plane full

Post by A-Four » Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:57 pm

Have been checking Thomson's holidays for two weeks at good hotels in Luxor, seems although the season has only just started they are already slashing their prices, which is good news in a way for this year, though rather telling what will happen in the future.

Sorry but the offers are only from Gatwick.

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Re: Plane full

Post by Kaiserbernese » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:55 pm

I've checked all the viable routes out and have decided on what I said in my earlier post.

I am flying down to LHR with BA, so can't check luggage right through to Luxor. It was fine this year, as I used the Virgin flight, but that stopped in April.

I can't do the Hurghada route, as I have two older companions with me and to be honest, I couldn't be bothered with the hassle of the journey by road to Luxor.

Although using Luxor as our base, we are off to Cairo and Aswan for a few days, so lots of travelling about. All the more reason to keep it simple when getting there in the first place!

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Re: Plane full

Post by carrie » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:38 pm

Hope you enjoy your time and it's worth all the hassle of getting here. :)

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Re: Plane full

Post by Kaiserbernese » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:29 pm

Too true and I can't wait!

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Re: Plane full

Post by Robbo70 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:49 pm

The manchester to cairo to luxor is a very easy trip. Bags go right thru, only a few hours to kill in cairo and lots of helpfull airport staff to help if needed

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