Good travel agent, fligths in the Middle East

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Mar 14th, 2009, 02:43 PM
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Good travel agent, fligths in the Middle East

I am planning a trip to the following countries:- Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

I will need short haul flight between some cities and I have looked at prices online, which are very expensive. For example, a flight from Cairo to Damascus or Amman is approximately $320, the flying time of the flight is a little over an hour each way. I am aware that there isn't much competion on these routes.

I am not sure if I it is better to buy these flights from a travel agency in the Middle East, or if discounted airfares simply do not exist.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Mar 14th, 2009, 10:04 PM
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I don't know what the answer is to the price question, but if you want to try an agency in Cairo that should be responsive, go to http://eptours.com/ or email [email protected]

Hope it helps.
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Mar 16th, 2009, 06:38 AM
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RJames -
I had the same problem back in 2006 - ended up flying Ethiopian from Cairo to Damascus, but I just checked and EA is no longer flying into Damascus.
Did you try Egypt Air? Just out of curiosity I plugged in random dates for Cairo-Damascus and I was getting prices about $100 less than you for one way.
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Mar 16th, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Also check Royal Jordanian.
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Mar 16th, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Thanks for the feedback.

Casual_Cairo, I will check with prices with eptours.

maxwell and sandi, I checked both Egypt Air and Royal Jordanian, for a return ticket Cairo to Damascus/Amman, and got quotes of $320. I did check one ways too, these cost about $230.

I know sometimes local travel agents have access to fare that international agencts don't. If these flights are not discounted, then it really doesn't matter where I buy the ticket.
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