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GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by claverley » Wed Aug 24, 2016 1:56 pm

8) DIRECT FLIGHT FROM HEATHROW TO LUXOR NOVEMBER BOOKED AND PAID £371 Return :wi



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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Glyphdoctor » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:23 pm

So why when you go to the BA website Luxor is not even listed as a destination?

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Post by HEPZIBAH » Wed Aug 24, 2016 5:29 pm

I just assumed this was an Egyptair flight.
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Post by Bombay » Wed Aug 24, 2016 11:45 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:So why when you go to the BA website Luxor is not even listed as a destination?
Because BA have not flown to Luxor since the last century.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by crewmeal » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:59 am

DIRECT FLIGHT FROM HEATHROW TO LUXOR NOVEMBER BOOKED AND PAID £371 Return
I guess this is Egyptair's revamped direct flight. I doubt BA have any interest in flying to Luxor except on an odd charter.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by BBLUX » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:34 am

Egyptair are scheduled to resume direct Heathrow to Luxor flights from 3rd October.
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Post by Bombay » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:39 am

crewmeal wrote:
DIRECT FLIGHT FROM HEATHROW TO LUXOR NOVEMBER BOOKED AND PAID £371 Return
I guess this is Egyptair's revamped direct flight. I doubt BA have any interest in flying to Luxor except on an odd charter.
What is a revamped flight.

FYI BA flew scheduled flights to Luxor in the 80's and late 90's

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Post by Ruby Slippers » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:36 pm

Indeed they did, Bombay! I was on a 3 centre tour with BA in 1996. We flew first to Luxor; then overland to Aswan; we flew from Aswan to Cairo, and then back to Luxor for the BA flight back to Gatwick.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Dusak » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:59 am

Bombay wrote:
crewmeal wrote:
DIRECT FLIGHT FROM HEATHROW TO LUXOR NOVEMBER BOOKED AND PAID £371 Return
I guess this is Egyptair's revamped direct flight. I doubt BA have any interest in flying to Luxor except on an odd charter.
What is a revamped flight.

FYI BA flew scheduled flights to Luxor in the 80's and late 90's
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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by claverley » Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:18 pm

YES this is with EGYPT AIR but only one direct flight scheduled per week and that is a MONDAY. When I booked this it said only 2 seats remaining yet when I chose my seat only 20 or so seats were booked! so unless the flight fills up by November there will be no chance of other days being added. The more flights that come direct to Luxor the more confidence tourists will have, as many are still reluctant about Egypt.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Bombay » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:14 pm

There is only one direct flight per week on Mondays with Egyptair always been the case (when operating!)it unfortunately seems to be seasonal at the moment.
2 seats at that price probably once they are sold it becomes the next price level bit like easyJet.

I very much doubt adding more flights will boost confidence.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Brian Yare » Mon Sep 05, 2016 11:00 pm

Glyphdoctor wrote:So why when you go to the BA website Luxor is not even listed as a destination?
Because BA does not fly to Luxor. Not even on a code-share. :a23:

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Kaiserbernese » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:24 pm

I booked my ticket two weeks ago and paid £353 for a direct flight, LHR-LUX on a Monday in February. I'm really pleased with that because if I had gone as I'd planned, via Cairo, then it would have cost me another £100+.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:32 pm

The direct flight or the via Cairo option are both worth checking out when considering flying to Luxor from Heathrow. Sometimes it's cheaper on one route than the other, but it does vary. Of course, being able to fly direct must be a huge bonus, but sometimes the cost of that route can outweigh the convenience.

I assume as always it is down to when you want to fly, how flexible you can be in your own arrangements, and what seat availability the airline have released in any given price bracket.
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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:34 pm

Kaiserbernese wrote:I booked my ticket two weeks ago and paid £353 for a direct flight, LHR-LUX on a Monday in February. I'm really pleased with that because if I had gone as I'd planned, via Cairo, then it would have cost me another £100+.
I'd be really interested to know the following.

From the details given I'm assuming this is just one way.
Did you book direct with Egyptair or through a third party?
What hold baggage have they allowed you for this flight?
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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Kaiserbernese » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:53 pm

Not at all.
This is a return ticket with 23kg hold luggage and I booked it direct with Egyptair. There are three of us travelling together too.

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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by HEPZIBAH » Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:59 pm

Kaiserbernese, thanks for that information.
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Re: GOOD NEWS! AT LAST.

Post by Kaiserbernese » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:34 pm

You're very welcome!

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