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British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:08 pm

In case anyone is interested British Airways have return flights London to Cairo from 300GBP Inc Taxes this winter.



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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by carrie » Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:29 pm

Great news, just a pity they don't fly to Gatwick.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Major Thom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:58 am

Plus your airfare to Cairo.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:24 am

It should be good to have an alternative airline flying the London -Cairo route. Let's hope it's a success all round and renews a bit of confidence in travellers.
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Dusak » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:33 am

... or, as all the other 'returning to Egypt flights,' this will probably turn out to be just another flight of fancy. :cg
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by carrie » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:21 am

I hope not Dusak.
Cheapest I could find though is 4,600 EP and like MT says still got to add the flight up to Cairo not exactly cheap.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:59 am

At the moment, as far as I'm aware the only other flight going going from London to Cairo is Egyptair, and they don't come cheap either. If there is another company flying that route, it may help bring the prices down at least a little.

Either way, you still have to add on the costs to get to Luxor so the earlier comment by MajorThom is fairly irrelevant.

Gone are the days of £200 return flights from the UK to Luxor. (I'm just even more thankful that when £200 was the normal price I was able to take advantage of a few £99 return flights from London to Luxor. Those were incredibly good value, even then!)
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:02 pm

HEPZIBAH wrote:It should be good to have an alternative airline flying the London -Cairo route. Let's hope it's a success all round and renews a bit of confidence in travellers.
This is not a new flight it flies EVERYDAY.
BA have been flying to Cairo since the dawn of time ie Imperial Airways, Boac its just gone from a 747 to an Airbus a321 over recent years nothing new.
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:03 pm

Dusak wrote:... or, as all the other 'returning to Egypt flights,' this will probably turn out to be just another flight of fancy. :cg
This is not a new flight it flies EVERYDAY.
BA have been flying to Cairo since the dawn of time ie Imperial Airways, Boac its just gone from a 747 to an Airbus a321 over recent years nothing new.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:07 pm

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Major Thom wrote:Plus your airfare to Cairo.
I assumed everyone would walk. :a53:

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Major Thom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:43 pm

I am not too sure but a few years ago there was a budget division of BA called British Airtours, they woulld get chartered alot by tour companies, if this was still going it may make it cheaper.

When you consider 300 GBP for 4-5 hours flying time, and you oly pay 800 GBP for 25 hours to Australia, hour by hour does not make sense because at the prices quoted Australia should cost 1500 GBP. Just an observation... :( Or you caould also say London to Cairo should cost less tan 100 GBP!!!!! Now that is more like it. :lol:

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:45 pm

Bombay wrote:
HEPZIBAH wrote:It should be good to have an alternative airline flying the London -Cairo route. Let's hope it's a success all round and renews a bit of confidence in travellers.
This is not a new flight it flies EVERYDAY.
BA have been flying to Cairo since the dawn of time ie Imperial Airways, Boac its just gone from a 747 to an Airbus a321 over recent years nothing new.
:o I don't know why but I thought that BA had stopped the Cairo route. It didn't come up when I was searching a while back for Cairo flights. I live and learn!
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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Major Thom » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:43 pm

The other problem to look at is the exchange rate between the £ and the $, today has seen the lowest exchange rate since BREXIT. So this may also effect a lot of tourists and where they go, in fact if they go too. The £300 offer may not be around long.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:59 pm

Major Thom wrote:The other problem to look at is the exchange rate between the £ and the $, today has seen the lowest exchange rate since BREXIT. So this may also effect a lot of tourists and where they go, in fact if they go too. The £300 offer may not be around long.
What are you on apart from an irrelevant rant?

All I said was BA are selling tickets from 300gbp to Cairo and you have made 4 posts about nothing apart from "statin the bleedin obvious"

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by A-Four » Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:21 pm

Major Thom wrote:I am not too sure but a few years ago there was a budget division of BA called British Airtours, they woulld get chartered alot by tour companies, if this was still going it may make it cheaper.:
No MT, you are thinking of BMI, they had a shop\office off one of those small square up from the Museum, dirt cheap, the booze was handed out like no tomorrow, and then a pocket full for the onward journeys.

I understand it got sold on to Luftansa, or what ever they call it. :wi .

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:56 pm

A-Four wrote:
Major Thom wrote:I am not too sure but a few years ago there was a budget division of BA called British Airtours, they woulld get chartered alot by tour companies, if this was still going it may make it cheaper.:
No MT, you are thinking of BMI, they had a shop\office off one of those small square up from the Museum, dirt cheap, the booze was handed out like no tomorrow, and then a pocket full for the onward journeys.

I understand it got sold on to Luftansa, or what ever they call it. :wi .
They call it British Airways they had to give up the BM Cairo slot and Heathrow slot, easyJet were awarded rites to fly UK (Gatwick) to Cairo before Hosni left office but they are waiting for low cost airlines to be allowed into Cairo Airport and possibly demand.

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by carrie » Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:38 pm

Bombay you say that Easy Jet were given a slot Gatwick/Cairo have you any idea why they never took it up?

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Bombay » Thu Aug 11, 2016 12:12 am

carrie wrote:Bombay you say that Easy Jet were given a slot Gatwick/Cairo have you any idea why they never took it up?
they are waiting for low cost airlines to be allowed into Cairo Airport

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

Post by Major Thom » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:25 am

Knowing Cairo it will get rejected due to competition for Egypt Air

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Re: British Airways from 300 return To Cairo.

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