Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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I checked my booking online and noticed that Egyptair have cancelled the direct Luxor-London (and thus I assume London-Luxor) flight this Monday July 8th, routing is now via Cairo. My existing reservation was automatically changed (although I was not notified).

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Re: Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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It is a rule rather than an exception that Egyptair will cancel the domestic flight and put me on a later one, which is usually delayed, when I am supposed to leave Luxor early morning to catch my Egyptair Cairo-Copenhagen flight 10 AM.

I have often sat biting my nails at Luxor departure hall along with passengers for the Cairo-Heathrow flight, but we (not the luggage) always make it - unless, of course, they have cancelled the domestic and notified you at least the night before :lol2: .

One afternoon I received an e-mail telling me to leave the same evening and spend ten hours at Cairo Airport as they had cancelled the morning flight and the 7 AM was full. After several mails, I had to turn on caps Lock and spend an extra four days in Luxor, fly with Austrian via Vienna and miss my frequent flyer miles. :witch:

Five years ago, just as I was about to call a taxi, a friendly man from Egyptair phoned to inform me that my flight was delayed, I think one hour, and I could take it easy. I was only going to Cairo. :lol2:
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Re: Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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When my luxor-cairo flight departure time had changed I did not know until I got to the airport as I ignored calls on my egyptian mobile as I did not know the number, I also have panic modes when I have a connection in Cairo but it is so quick going through the transfer hall and you arrive in the departure lounge and also time for duty free. :D
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Re: Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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There are no Egyptair Monday direct LHR-LXR flights for the foreseeable future.
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I am booked on a flight but not until end of September so hopefully they will be up and running by then.
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Bombay wrote:There are no Egyptair Monday direct LHR-LXR flights for the foreseeable future.
Ours still show the same for 5th August at the moment but will presumably change nearer the time :( I hope we still get the 2 x 23kg bags on the domestic part as that is what our tickets show :urm:
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I only checked until the end of the month as the internet is slow and Egyptair website slower :!:
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FABlux wrote:
Bombay wrote:There are no Egyptair Monday direct LHR-LXR flights for the foreseeable future.
Ours still show the same for 5th August at the moment but will presumably change nearer the time :( I hope we still get the 2 x 23kg bags on the domestic part as that is what our tickets show :urm:
I just check they are still selling 5/8 if the FCO advice changes it should be ok as it relies on seats going to package companies like VJV, Kuoni who cannot operate with the travel ban.
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FABlux wrote:
Bombay wrote:There are no Egyptair Monday direct LHR-LXR flights for the foreseeable future.
Ours still show the same for 5th August at the moment but will presumably change nearer the time :( I hope we still get the 2 x 23kg bags on the domestic part as that is what our tickets show :urm:
You will if it is checked all the way.
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Re: Egyptair direct to LHR not running this Monday

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I did later this morning actually get a new e-ticket from Egyptair and it does confirm I still have two bags.

I'm also booked to come back 5Aug and I checked in My Bookings and can confirm that seems to be still operating (directly) for now. Easyjet will I heard have stopped for the summer by then so hopefully Egyptair will have more people.
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Egyptair woke me up at 10am to tell me I was now on a flight at 7am to cairo then on to London, so I am to be at the airport at 5am. Not too thrilled with the earlier start! At the office, when I went to collect the new tickets, they said the cairo flight was not busy, and they were not sending 2 planes to London for both to come back virtually empty, so they were simply combining the 2 flights into 1 and bring one back virtually empty instead.
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Robbo70 wrote:Egyptair woke me up at 10am to tell me I was now on a flight at 7am to cairo then on to London, so I am to be at the airport at 5am. Not too thrilled with the earlier start! At the office, when I went to collect the new tickets, they said the cairo flight was not busy, and they were not sending 2 planes to London for both to come back virtually empty, so they were simply combining the 2 flights into 1 and bring one back virtually empty instead.
If you don't want the early start there is a flight that leaves Luxor at 2.20pm connecting in Cairo arriving London at 2105, I'm on that and it seems much better if you don't have a long onward journey
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Easyjet (Gatwick) still showing and still selling tickets for 10th July there should a return flight from Luxor if it's not cancelled
It is what it is.
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Wills wrote:I am booked on a flight but not until end of September so hopefully they will be up and running by then.
Did you hear any thing from Egypt air regarding your flight? I am booked on flight on 7th October from London to Luxor- hopefully they will not cancel it.
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Adam wrote:
Wills wrote:I am booked on a flight but not until end of September so hopefully they will be up and running by then.
Did you hear any thing from Egypt air regarding your flight? I am booked on flight on 7th October from London to Luxor- hopefully they will not cancel it.[/quote

Sorry Adam for late reply, I had to go via Cairo from Heathrow and coming back it was Luxor - Cairo all went well. :)
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There is no direct flight being sold for 7th October and people I know flying on the 14th have been advised that they will go via Cairo I understand that the direct flight is not operating during October and its not onsale for November either.
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my flight on 30 sept from heathrow to luxor is via cairo and iv now had a phone call from egyptair saying my return flight on 28 oct is luxor via cairo to heathrow.
they have put me on the 7am flight from luxor do I need to get to luxor airport for 5am or 6am thanks anyone
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Kim wrote:my flight on 30 sept from heathrow to luxor is via cairo and iv now had a phone call from egyptair saying my return flight on 28 oct is luxor via cairo to heathrow.
they have put me on the 7am flight from luxor do I need to get to luxor airport for 5am or 6am thanks anyone
One hour is enough as it is a domestic departure.
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Kim wrote:my flight on 30 sept from heathrow to luxor is via cairo and iv now had a phone call from egyptair saying my return flight on 28 oct is luxor via cairo to heathrow.
they have put me on the 7am flight from luxor do I need to get to luxor airport for 5am or 6am thanks anyone
I just arrive back yesterday and I got to the airport at about 5.45.
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thanks bennu and wills, the hour must have been enough time between flights as you said you had no problem so that's good
did someone say in an earlier post that luggage is not collected at domestic arrivals in luxor?
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