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In Luxor Now

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Swansea, United...
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In Luxor Now

Arrived on Monday from Heathrow with Egyptair: the 737 was just about full - several empty seats in Business and only one empty in Economy.

Weather is very pleasant, but town seems quite quiet. We are staying in Karnak village.

So far I have worked on my R&R skills, but will attempt to answer any questions.

Should add, my face hurts from smiling so much! Two long years finally finished!

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Edinburgh, United...
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for Luxor, Nile River Valley, Egypt
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11. Re: In Luxor Now

OK - It's a Muslim country. Therefore the national airline does not dispense alcohol, if that is important to you.

You thus also get announcements in Arabic 1st then English. But I've flown so often I just take my Kindle and read and don't think about the flights which were little different to the US Airways ones I used at the beginning of the year. (I've been on 12 planes since 28/12.)

Dinner & drinks dispensed as normal and seats are to 'scheduled' pitch so fairly decent.

The fleet is not that old - see www.airfleets.net/ageflotte/Egyptair.htm LHR-LXR uses either B737-NewGen, A330 or B777

Luggage allowances are 2 x 23kg per person!!!

Edited: 1:44 pm, March 06, 2014
Hurghada, Egypt
posts: 1,263
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12. Re: In Luxor Now

eLaReF I had my own supply for a change and have been forbidden from eating the restaurant empty! ( You just cannot get the staff lol) Did I miss someone dissing Egyptair one of Africas best airlines.

Sorry Divadarling if I missed you I am trying to get the new restaurant open as I was when eLaRef was here for a month!!!!!!

R

Edinburgh, United...
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13. Re: In Luxor Now

No dissing - someone just asked how I found the flight.

I had a long reply written saying to use the Egyptair website....................

THEN, I realised what they were really asking.

Swansea, United...
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14. Re: In Luxor Now

The flight out was fine except they assured us we had legroom for Mr DD, then they gave it to somebody else. Eventually he was moved into the Business class, whilst I had to stay in the designated seats. Fortunately people around me were kind enough to help me do the things I can't .

For those who don't know, he is extremely tall and I have rheumatoid arthritis which affects my mobility and hands.

Edinburgh, United...
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15. Re: In Luxor Now

I am so glad that you finally made it back to Luxor DD - it's been a long time coming, so I would expect that you'll be taking full advantage of everything! I hope you have a fantastic time and will keep my eye on this thread for any updates.

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