Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Bombay wrote:Daylight saving time was first adopted in Egypt in 1988 as a way to reduce electricity consumption. The energy ministry later submitted a study to the cabinet showing the move had no impact on energy consumption.
Wrong, my energy consumption is higher cos I had to clime my steps twice to change all the clocks back that I changed last night cos you told me to. :x


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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Ok - its been a long hard week and im officially confused.

Someone please explain.

Im looking at a flight from Heathrow 3/10/14 it departs 18.15 and according to Egyptair it lands at 23.59 with a flight time of 4 hours 44 minutes.

It does not add up to me.

From August Egypt will be 3 hours ahead until they put their clocks back on 25/9/14, as uk does not put its clocks back until 25/10/14 uk will be 2 hours behind Egypt so when the plane takes off on 3/10/14 at 18.15 uk time it will be 20.15 in Cairo, if the flight takes 4.44 hours then surely it will be 0.59 in Cairo when I land and not 23.59 as Egyptair are saying?

I have the same confusion on the return flight.

It leaves Luxor at 10.10am local time and takes 5 hours and 40 mins, this being the case then I should land at Heathrow at 1.50pm uk time but the egyptair website is saying 2.50pm?

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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Egypt will be 3 hours ahead of GMT but as the UK is one hour in front of GMT, Egypt is (or will be) just 2 hours in front of the UK

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Bearded Brian wrote:Egypt will be 3 hours ahead of GMT but as the UK is one hour in front of GMT, Egypt is (or will be) just 2 hours in front of the UK
doh!

still confused?

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thanks I got it now - sorry for some reason I thought the time difference now was two hours rising to 3 in August.

I had a "Pete" moment there!

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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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The girls next door just informed me that Eid is now tomorrow not today, la whaala!
I cleverly asked them the time, that foxed them both...:cool:
Ps: interesting point! Aida doesn't posses a clock......
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Re: Egypt puts clocks forward starting Thursday (24 July)

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I can tell the time by using the Sun too... :up

When the sunlight hits my watch, I can read the time... :cool:
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