Luxor off the map

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Bullet Magnet » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:42 am

You are right about that Choccy.

Unless you are minted, then a quick dash back to your homeland is going to be quite expensive and not quick.

While some may not like the package tourists in Luxor. Those same people never complained about the ease of access of getting back to their homeland on those same planes that brought the tourists in and out of the country.. :br

Moving to Luxor is going to need a lot more commitment than it did before...


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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by pdmlynek » Sat Sep 07, 2013 6:45 am

Chocolate Eclair wrote:...
If they have stopped its bound to hit people that have second homes here.
Well, to be perfectly truthful, I was kind of shocked when I discovered this website, and found that there is such a sizable British expat community in Luxor. I would not have expected it. I know that many people go to the Caribbean, New Zealand, Spain, Canada, USA, Greece, and like, but Egypt? And Luxor at that?
I am an experienced traveler, but a newbie to the Middle East.

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Dusak » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:02 am

We [yes that is the collective one ST] miscreants more commonly known, [with emphasis on the common] as expats get where muck wouldn't. Most of us [me being the exception :lol: ] are on the run due to our associations with the criminal fraternity [like train robbers and people with big noses] unwanted ex [but expensive] partners. People that are suffering from a one stitch too many sex change operations. Also a collection of unwanted split personalities from various corners of the planet. Unusually so for a relatively small city, we also have a large collection of folk that don't know why they are here in the first place as they constantly attempt to criticize the point of living here, but adamantly refuse to return to their own plot of land. They would like to get others houses and lives in order, while totally ignoring their own. This place, Luxor, would make for a wonderful TV sitcom. :up
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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by LivinginLuxor » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:47 am

Here's an article about the inaugural train journey from Kharga to Safaga in 1998

http://www.egy.com/community/98-03-05.php
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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Brian Yare » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:27 am

LivinginLuxor wrote:Here's an article about the inaugural train journey from Kharga to Safaga in 1998

http://www.egy.com/community/98-03-05.php
Thanks, Stan. I knew that article was around somewhere.

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Chocolate Eclair » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:54 pm

pdmlynek. You will be suprised at the ex pat community in Luxor, on top of the ones that live here permanently there are those that live here 6 months of the year, (During the Winter, many cannot stand the daily heat of Summer that can average 40-45C") There are also some that have holiday homes here too, I know of 6 such people in my Village.

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by carrie » Sun Sep 08, 2013 8:41 pm

Sit Com or book Dusak, problem is no one would believe it.

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Post by Dusak » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:19 am

carrie wrote:Sit Com or book Dusak, problem is no one would believe it.
You do not have to accept that something is true to shed rivers of tearful laughter. :)))
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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Kaiserbernese » Tue Sep 10, 2013 5:35 pm

This may be of interest, especially to me as I'm aiming to fly with Egyptair so any discounts would be most welcome!

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cf ... 0909179796

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Brian Yare » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:47 pm

Kb

The article is of interest, but the previously announced discounts from EgyptAir were only off the full 'rack rate'. Travelling from London the discount appeared to me to be worthless as I can usually get more than 20% off that rack-rate.

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Post by Kaiserbernese » Wed Sep 11, 2013 4:03 pm

How do you manage that?

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:09 pm

EgyptAir have raised the lowest fare from London to Luxor to £420, and this appears to include only one piece of hold baggage on the domestic leg from Cairo. The non-stop flight seems to be completely discontinued. But the rack-rate (full price) for this return ticket is nearly £1200. I cannot see any discounts lower than that £420.

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by A-Four » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:22 pm

Brian Yare wrote:EgyptAir have raised the lowest fare from London to Luxor to £420, and this appears to include only one piece of hold baggage on the domestic leg from Cairo. The non-stop flight seems to be completely discontinued. But the rack-rate (full price) for this return ticket is nearly £1200. I cannot see any discounts lower than that £420.
Seems you were not quick enough Brian, I got in at £380 return, pity they are not football tickets, could make a mint :wi .

Please remember Brian, they have a class system even in standard, which has more to do with the size of the plane they are sending over to London, on any set date.

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Post by BENNU » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:36 pm

Brian Yare wrote:EgyptAir have raised the lowest fare from London to Luxor to £420, and this appears to include only one piece of hold baggage on the domestic leg from Cairo.
Unless it is booked as two different tickets or a multi destination, two pieces will be allowed all the way. You just made me check my ticket Copenhagen - Luxor via Cairo, it is considered one journey, for each leg it is clearly printed: 2PC.

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Post by Bearded Brian » Wed Sep 11, 2013 8:18 pm

Just checked egyptair for xmas and feb still showing as £383 and 46 kg of luggage.

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Post by Brian Yare » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:03 pm

Bearded Brian wrote:Just checked egyptair for xmas and feb still showing as £383 and 46 kg of luggage.
It looks like they have reinstated the non-stop flight in December.

I will as usual book at short notice, and look for the best price then.

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:21 pm

Brian Yare wrote:
It looks like they have reinstated the non-stop flight in December.

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Brian, where have you got that information from please?
To be honest, I've not seen anything so far about Dec Luxor direct flights being changed, but I have been expecting them to based on the fact that it has recently changed to a via Cairo flight.
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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:42 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:
Brian Yare wrote:
It looks like they have reinstated the non-stop flight in December.

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Brian, where have you got that information from please?
To be honest, I've not seen anything so far about Dec Luxor direct flights being changed, but I have been expecting them to based on the fact that it has recently changed to a via Cairo flight.
I was checking Egyptair prices in Dec-Jan on Mondays and found the non-stop flight was at that lower price. The flights via Cairo were about £40 more expensive.

But these things change very quickly.

The URL I used was https://wftc2.e-travel.com/plnext/egypt ... 1861628305

Obviously you need to mind the wrap, ... I think L4u gets rid of that problem.

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Re: Luxor off the map

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:28 pm

Brian Yare wrote:
HEPZIBAH wrote:
Brian Yare wrote:
It looks like they have reinstated the non-stop flight in December.

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Brian, where have you got that information from please?
To be honest, I've not seen anything so far about Dec Luxor direct flights being changed, but I have been expecting them to based on the fact that it has recently changed to a via Cairo flight.
I was checking Egyptair prices in Dec-Jan on Mondays and found the non-stop flight was at that lower price. The flights via Cairo were about £40 more expensive.

But these things change very quickly.

The URL I used was https://wftc2.e-travel.com/plnext/egypt ... 1861628305

Obviously you need to mind the wrap, ... I think L4u gets rid of that problem.
Unless things change drastically over the winter I can't imagine they'd put the direct flight back into action. However, I guess over Christmas and New Year it may well be a busier time so possibly viable. Very much a case of 'Watch this space' I think!
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Re: Luxor off the map

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