Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by A-Four » Sun Sep 06, 2015 10:38 pm

Wills wrote:On my return I went business class.
Oh that must have been dreadful for you Wills, I remember once going business class on Egyptair, when the riff-raff in economy class went by me, most of them broke wind as they went past, as though to show their utter contempt for their betters, and fellow travellers. It was dreadful, the cucumber sandwiches went all curderly, i never went business class again.

The last time I came back from Luxor, I noticed a dear friend and her Egyptian husband sat in business class, she swore blind I was one of the many who created such a powerful aroma, which I explained to her on arrival at Heathrow, could not possibly be Produced by myself alone.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Robbo70 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 8:13 am

And I still have 49000 miles to use up so another few upgrades will be the order of the day on the 5th October when we do our next visit :D

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:12 am

Chris wrote: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?
Its currently over Greece on its way to London

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by BBLUX » Mon Sep 07, 2015 1:45 pm

http://www.flightstats.com/go/FlightTra ... Number=761

It would seem some people who should know what is going on.....don't!
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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:39 pm

MS 762 departed 17.36 (late due taxiing) for Luxor. The arrivals board at Luxor have it arriving on time.

http://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/M ... /EGLL/HELX

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by carrie » Mon Sep 07, 2015 5:47 pm

Just had a message from a friend who was on the flight this morning, she arrived safely at Heathrow on time and able to catch her connection up to Scotland, where she is now.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Chris » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:01 pm

I am so angry. I telephoned the call centre three times over two days and spoke to three different agents and each agent told me the flight had been rescheduled via Cairo. In addition the website was showing as being available to book online with one stop at Cairo. I was hoping to fly back to UK today but not via Cairo!! So Egyptair missed out on a paying passenger!

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:08 pm

It may yet go direct to Cairo. Flight plans are computerised and are churned out as per the flight hence MS762 always goes to Luxor. The Captain could divert to Cairo if told to do so by the Company en route.

I will monitor the flight to see where it ends up.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:27 pm

crewmeal wrote:It may yet go direct to Cairo. Flight plans are computerised and are churned out as per the flight hence MS762 always goes to Luxor. The Captain could divert to Cairo if told to do so by the Company en route.

I will monitor the flight to see where it ends up.
It took of from Luxor flew over Greece and landed in London it will fly over Greece on the way back over Alex land in Luxor and fly to Cairo afterwards same as it always does it was over Greece when I posted at NOON!

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:30 pm

Why would it go direct to Cairo there are already 2 flights from Cairo to London returning to Cairo today.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by crewmeal » Mon Sep 07, 2015 6:42 pm

Look back at Chris's comments hence his posts. Why are personal in Reservations or whoever saying that the flight is cancelled? May be there aren't many passengers disembarking at Luxor? Lets hope it completes its schedule.

Having worked in aviation for 28 years I know a little of what goes on.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:23 pm

Being a pilot, working for Stellio's and studying the flights to Luxor for years because of my business I have an understanding of how Egyptair and others work, how there websites work and based on previous seasons what flights show up on timetables but I know fairly certainly won't operate.
I think the flight was probably fully booked so the only available flight was via Cairo perhaps Carrie's friend can tell us how busy it was.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Who2 » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:52 pm

One very good reason Egypt Air is a loss making company, don't know their arse from their elbow obviously!.... :cool:
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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by carrie » Mon Sep 07, 2015 7:54 pm

As soon as she gets back Bombay in two weeks I will let you know but she caught the flight this morning flew directly to Heathrow and is booked to come back the same way, direct Heathrow/Luxor.
When I informed her of what had been previously written on here she was concerned and contacted Egypt Air office in Luxor the staff there assured her that the flight had not been cancelled not been routed via Cairo and they couldn't understand where the information came from that there was any change to the flight.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Busybee65 » Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:05 pm

I flew back from Luxor direct to Heathrow yesterday morning at 10.00am so can confirm it definitely took off!!!!

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Wills » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:26 pm

Flew out on 7th from Heathrow to Luxor and I arrived back yesterday both direct. :)

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Brian Yare » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:06 am

Wills wrote:Flew out on 7th from Heathrow to Luxor and I arrived back yesterday both direct. :)
Do you mean "non-stop"? In airline-speak "direct" only means that no change of plane is required.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Robbo70 » Wed Sep 23, 2015 3:36 pm

I fly out on the 5th October and when I rang egyptair yesterday to book a bigger seat a bit closer to the front door with my airmiles, they assured me it was still direct. As I cant get to heathrow any earlier, they will get me to cairo on another flight and hotel me if they cant get me there same day. As long as I am not in work, I don't mind being shunted round on a surprise trip round heathrow or cairo airport hotels

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by carrie » Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:02 pm

Well my friend is back her flight flew directly from Luxor to Heathrow, non stop it was half full arrived and departed on time. Came back two weeks later the same story.

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Re: Egyptair - LXR to LHR 7 Sept

Post by Bombay » Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:27 am

That's good glad to hear it's half full and not half empty! :br

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