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Mar 4th, 2006, 04:56 AM
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Getting from Italy to Egypt in August - any ideas for cheap flights?

My husband and I are combining a trip to Egypt with a trip to Italy (we couldn't agree on a summer destination so we decided to do both). We need to fly from Venice to Cairo on 8/17 and from Cairo to Rome on 8/24. On Orbitz we are finding $612 for a flight on Lufthansa/EgyptAir that we can't even book because we don't have access to an EgyptAir booking outlet. The next best is about $650 on Alitalia. Any advice you may have would be great. Thanks.
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Mar 4th, 2006, 12:29 PM
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Hello,

Take a look at Alitalia -- they have relatively cheap flights from Milan or Rome to Cairo. I booked a flight from London via Milan for about $400, but it would have been closer to $200 if I hadn't needed the London-Milan leg.

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Mar 4th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Oops...I see you already took a look at Alitalia.

It might be less expensive to take the train to Milan or Rome and get a flight out of there rather than one out of Venice, as flights out of Venice (to any destination) tend to be more expensive in my experience. A return flight Rome-Cairo-Rome will probably be your least expensive option.

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Julian
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Mar 5th, 2006, 05:11 AM
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Thanks Julian! We will look at Milan.
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Mar 5th, 2006, 09:41 AM
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We flew Alitalia from Rome-Cairo return in November of last year. Cost $600 Canadian pp and it worked out great. I would suggest Alitalia. By far they were the cheapest flights we could find.
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