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Flight Change

Post by Zooropa »

Egyptair have changed my Cairo 7am to Luxor flight to the 6am departure.

This now only gives me 45 mins from when my Heathrow flight arrives in Cairo (5.15) to make the connection.

Is this enough time to get through checks, get my visa and get to the departure gate?

I would have thought the last call would be around 5.30?

Do they make allowances for people who are connecting?

That's before I even think about my luggage making the connection!

Any advice/previous experience appreciated.

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Re: Flight Change

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When are you travelling Zooropa? Don't forget that the times are due to change again here at the end of Ramadan. I know this is on the wronf thread but never mind, I think the Gaddis does a very inexpensive breakfast don't know what it's like.
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Re: Flight Change

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Make sure you tell the crew on the Heathrow flight about your connection. It may however be related to the clock changes here in Egypt the Heathrow flight lands in Cairo at 4.15am at the moment what date are you traveling?

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Bombay wrote:Make sure you tell the crew on the Heathrow flight about your connection. It may however be related to the clock changes here in Egypt the Heathrow flight lands in Cairo at 4.15am at the moment what date are you traveling?
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Re: Flight Change

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Ramadan finishes on the 27th of this month, then we have Eid I don't think the clocks will change until the night of the 31st but what ever they will have changed again before you return here. We will then be a further two hours in front of you. Gosh I can't work it out.
Do like Bombay has said make sure that they know you have a connecting flight and remind them about your luggage.

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Re: Flight Change

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Hi, Its got nothing to do with the time changes, my actual flight have been changed

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It's not impossible. Have you selected your seat yet for the UK to Cairo part? Try to get one as near to the main exit as possible. When you check your bags in, for peace of mind state that you want to be sure they are checked through to Luxor direct. As soon as you are clear to exit the plane head direct to Visa post - when I did it I had to walk on a bit further than the corridor that was to take me on to the next departure gate. You may actually be asked at this juncture if you are going to Luxor, in which case they will possibly inform the gate.

Don't forget, you are not likely to be the only person trying to make this transfer and the staff will know how many transfers from the UK flight they are expecting.

Don't panic - save your breath for moving along the corridor to the Visa kiosk (and getting ahead of any families)!
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Re: Flight Change

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You clear customs in Luxor can you clear immigration and get a visa in Luxor anyone?

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At the gate in Cairo they were checking for visas and those that didn't have one were sent away to get the stamp.

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Re: Flight Change

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Are you flying into the same terminal you're flying out of?

And - can you get your Visa before you arrive at the airport cause having to go and buy one once you land will slow you down.

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Zooropa can you not contact Egypt Air say you have had a slight accident and require assistance at the airport,then they will take you on their little truck and put you to the front of the queue?

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Bearded Brian wrote:At the gate in Cairo they were checking for visas and those that didn't have one were sent away to get the stamp.
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LovelyLadyLux wrote:Are you flying into the same terminal you're flying out of?

And - can you get your Visa before you arrive at the airport cause having to go and buy one once you land will slow you down.

Good points.

When I used Egypt air last time - London/Cairo/Luxor and return it was all the same terminal but I have had to change terminals in the past (can't remember if that was before the new Cairo terminal was open though).

It is possible to get a visa in advance so that may well be an option - even if a bit more costly.
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Re: Flight Change

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Egyptair site aren't offering the 22:30 flight with the 6am Luxor flight - so it is possible that they don't think there is enough time - their first connecting flight shown for the 22:30 flight is 09:30 flight to Luxor. You might want to ask Egyptair to move you to the later flight or confirm that if you miss the earlier flight they will put you on the 9:30.

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Re: Flight Change

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All Egyptair flights are now from one terminal.

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Bearded Brian wrote:Egyptair site aren't offering the 22:30 flight with the 6am Luxor flight - so it is possible that they don't think there is enough time - their first connecting flight shown for the 22:30 flight is 09:30 flight to Luxor. You might want to ask Egyptair to move you to the later flight or confirm that if you miss the earlier flight they will put you on the 9:30.
Thanks Brian - they have just emailed me to say that the 6am flight is not enough time to make the connection - I quite agree, but then why offer it as an alternative to my 7am?!

Anyway they have now put me on the 9.30 flight. which is much better even if it means a 4.5 hour wait between flights.

Of course it also means that as well as not getting the benefit of my "first night" at the hotel which I had to pay for I now will also lose my 1st breakfast as it will be around 11.30 when I get to the hotel and the breakfast will be finished!


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Re: Flight Change

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There is no 7am its the flight time thats changed not the flight. Contact the hotel I am sure they will help.

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Bombay wrote:There is no 7am its the flight time thats changed not the flight. Contact the hotel I am sure they will help.
Same difference!

Contact the hotel lol, I have emailed them EIGHT times to get them to confirm my booking.

Had nothing back.

It seems to be the way with a lot of entities in Luxor, they just don't respond to emails.

Is there a superstition about emails with Egyptians?

As long as my room is ready when I arrive I don't care - im sure there are some restaurants around.

Aren't there? :eat 8) :) :lol:
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Re: Flight Change

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Thanks all for your input.

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Bombay wrote:You clear customs in Luxor can you clear immigration and get a visa in Luxor anyone?
No Bombay you have to get it at Cairo as when you are transfering into the domestic lounge they stamp your passport.

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