Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

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Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Chris » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:42 pm

Looks like Egyptair have again cancelled the direct flight to LHR from LXR as no direct flight is available for Monday 7 September. An incoming fllight is available on that date and a direct flight is, at the moment available from LXR to LHR on Monday 14 Sept



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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Who2 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 1:54 pm

Now that the last CEO has been sacked, perhaps they should try larger planes and lower their prices, like a lot of successful airlines!... :cool:
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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Fri Sep 04, 2015 3:20 pm

So if there is an inbound flight that day what happens to the aircraft when it gets to Heathrow? Operates direct to Cairo instead of going via Luxor? What happens to the Luxor passengers (If there are any) go via Cairo and catch the next plane down I guess.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by A-Four » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:17 pm

crewmeal wrote:So if there is an inbound flight that day what happens to the aircraft when it gets to Heathrow? Operates direct to Cairo instead of going via Luxor? What happens to the Luxor passengers (If there are any) go via Cairo and catch the next plane down I guess.
I might be wrong here Crewmeal, but Egyptair might be going back to what it did in the old days where the flight starts off in Luxor, calls in to pick up the Cairo lot, then direct to London, then those poor sods who hope to get from London to Luxor, get pushed off at Cairo.

At least back then you could easily pick up the late internal flight down to Luxor, which these days no longer operates.

Now be kind here Bombay if I'm wrong.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Robbo70 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:39 pm

As its a smaller plane, they may well fly it up to Manchester for the cairo flight. That's a crappy little plane too. I guess the Monday people will be put on the Cairo flight and then shuttled to Luxor, as they have done to us in the past

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:43 pm

Lets hope clients (if there are any) don't miss their boat. Most will miss the Tuesday morning visit to the Valleys if they shuttle down from Cairo.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by HEPZIBAH » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:21 pm

I do know that someone who bought tickets a few months ago for this coming winter direct LHR - LXR have alre
ady received notification of changes. I think it is still a direct flight, but I don't know the details.
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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by BBLUX » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:42 pm

Maybe the plane is already full for 7th Sept(only 3 days away). They will not offer it if it is already full.
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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:55 pm

Many passengers choose this routing because it's up to 1000LE cheaper than going direct to Cairo. For those not sure it goes:

CAI - LXR - LHR then the reverse from LHR. Passengers clear security and passport control at LXR during the 1 hour it's on the ground on the way to LHR.

Presumably it won't call at LXR if the loads are really low.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Robbo70 » Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:14 pm

There are still late connections to Luxor. I was on one last visit at about 11.35pm from Cairo. I would think if there was a large number of tourists being diverted they would be put on a late connection

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Brian Yare » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:04 pm

Chris wrote:Looks like Egyptair have again cancelled the direct flight to LHR from LXR as no direct flight is available for Monday 7 September. An incoming fllight is available on that date and a direct flight is, at the moment available from LXR to LHR on Monday 14 Sept
It could just be full. With only 160 seats and at the beginning of a new term it is entirely possible.

But I just checked at EgyptAir. The direct flight is available at least with return on 14th Sept. Price for round trip is £401.26.

But when I try to book as a one-way then it is not available.

I would phone the EgyptAir office if you want a one-way ticket.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Chris » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:53 am

I checked again today. There is NO direct flight to LHR from LXR on 7 September! There has been a schedule change and passengers will have to travel to Cairo on the 06:30 flight and transfer to the 09:40 from Cairo to LHR

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:56 pm

crewmeal wrote:Many passengers choose this routing because it's up to 1000LE cheaper than going direct to Cairo. For those not sure it goes:

CAI - LXR - LHR then the reverse from LHR. Passengers clear security and passport control at LXR during the 1 hour it's on the ground on the way to LHR.

Presumably it won't call at LXR if the loads are really low.
It won't fly if loads are low its primarily the LXR-LHR-LXR flight which operates an internal flight before and after to position the aircraft it has to fly for an hour in the wrong direction to call at Luxor, if the LXR-LHR flight is cancelled so are the 2 internal flights. I remember the day you could fly Luxor from/to Cairo on the 747 that used to operate the London flights from Luxor in the good old days!!

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Sat Sep 05, 2015 11:45 pm

The return flight London to Luxor is on sale and operating on the 7th so the outbound from Luxor will be operating it may be full and not showing if there's no tickets to sell.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Chris » Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:32 am

The out bound flight from LXR to LHR on 7 September is definitely not taking off. This has been confirmed three times to me by the Cairo call centre which each Agent has told me that the flight has been rescheduled and now be two separate flights. LXR to CAI and then CAI to LHR. Five people I have spoken to,who are supposed to be on the direct flight, have received no notification from Egyptair for the flight. I wonder how many will be turning up at LXR airport expecting to catch the 10am direct flight to LHR only to find it cancelled and they have missed the 6.30am flight to CAI for the connecting flight to LHR?

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by BENNU » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:14 pm

Chris wrote:Five people I have spoken to,who are supposed to be on the direct flight, have received no notification from Egyptair for the flight.
They do not always send an e-mail :x . Passengers are expected to check "My Bookings" online and confirm changes. :roll:

I once had a phone call from a very friendly gentleman, telling me that my flight all the way from Luxor to Cairo was delayed one or two hours, so I could take it easy. More than once have I had the domestic connection for my Copenhagen flight cancelled, meaning that I was supposed to leave earlier or one or two days later without the usual e-mail notification. When I have checked online, they have been waiting for me to confirm. :xx2

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by A-Four » Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:43 pm

Years ago, when ever I booked a flight to London from Egyptair in Luxor, you was always told to contact the office 24hrs before my flight date, that's when phones were in short supply, now I imagine it's either phone call, or on line.

I recently learnt that there are no longer 'stand-by' available on any airline.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Wills » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:14 pm

I am due to fly out tomorrow Monday Heathrow to Luxor and have had no notification of any changes.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by A-Four » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:48 pm

Wills wrote:I am due to fly out tomorrow Monday Heathrow to Luxor and have had no notification of any changes.
Well, I for one, would certainly be most grateful Wills if you would please give us a report here. Perhaps unlike you, I may not be as young as you, and with a cost of £500 round trip with Egyptair in November, I certainly would want a direct flight, or I can certainly find a much cheaper flight through an Italian airline, or even Turkish airlines who are both almost £200 cheaper.

Myself, I have the money to pay, but when a company take the p*ss, then that's a different matter. I hope all goes well for you, many thanks in anticipation of your findings.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Wills » Sun Sep 06, 2015 7:52 pm

On my return I went business class as I did not want to get up at stupid o'clock for the 06.30 flight via cairo.

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