What Do You think of Egypt Air in Economy?

Dec 25th, 2006, 11:51 AM
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What Do You think of Egypt Air in Economy?

We are considering taking Egypt Air from NYC to Cairo because it is the only non-stop. Also, the fare is only $850. Are we in for a "cattle car" seating configuration in ECONOMY. Business Class is $3300 and it is only a 9 hour flight? Thanks. Please be open.
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Dec 25th, 2006, 02:36 PM
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We flew EgyptAir in economy from Rome to Cairo earlier this month. Although much shorter, it was fine. We were served a nice meal, got drinks refreshed several times and had a great crew. Coach wasn't bad at all.
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Dec 25th, 2006, 06:30 PM
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We took Grand Circle tour to Egypt in May 05. They used Egypt Air in Economy.
The seating was real good as the plane is widebody 777. They served us 3 meals. I would take it again. We also flew to Luxor from Cairo and they even served breakfast. Our total pkg was only $1700 including air.
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Dec 25th, 2006, 11:15 PM
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FYI, I think that they do not serve alcohol on the intercontinental Egypt Air flights.
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Dec 26th, 2006, 04:02 AM
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I don't recall Egypt Air serving alcohol, either. Great fruit juices though!

Economy is economy. Not always the most pleasant on any carrier, but doable. If you can get aisle seats, it's a bit more comfy as you can stretch out the legs and easy enough to get up and walk around.

9-hours is a short trip... could be the 16/hrs JFK/Johannesburg or Sydney/Johannesburg. or 12-hrs to Narita. You're going to Egypt - won't matter much when you see what's waiting for you.

Dec 27th, 2006, 08:27 AM
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That is a great fare for that flight. Do you mind if I ask when you are going and where you found that price?
Thanks, Lee
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Dec 27th, 2006, 01:34 PM
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Lee; I found it on their official website for a departure 4/7/07-4/20. We are going to Egypt and Israel with 9 days/10 nights in Egypt and the remainder in Israel.
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Dec 28th, 2006, 03:15 AM
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Thanks for your quick reply! Besides being non stop, that flight seems to have the best departure times (especially on the way home) available.

Thanks again, Lee
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Dec 29th, 2006, 10:46 AM
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I've flown Egypt Air a few times and have never had any issues. They may not always be on time ;-) but the planes have always been just as comfortable as any western airline, and at times more modern. Go for it!

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Dec 30th, 2006, 11:59 AM
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Stan - I was just reading about your latest trip plans. Sounds fantastic! Have a wondeful time.
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Dec 30th, 2006, 01:35 PM
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In general, Egypt Air was as good as any other airline in coach, but, if you're a nonsmoker, stay away from the back seats, near the galley, as, on our flight, the crew and some passengers went back there to smoke. Of course, if you're a smoker, this would be an advantage.

Jack and Ann
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Dec 30th, 2006, 03:07 PM
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Thanks. We are non-smokers so our seat assignment will be over the wings, it is often more stable.
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