I have just booked some flights to Egypt for end of October. The plan was to fly into Cairo and out of Sharm.
Oneway flights to Cairo seemed to be really expensive though, particulalry direct. I thought i'd been clever and found a way around it and actually booked a BMI flight to Sharm that stops at Cairo. This flight was £230. Leg 1 is handled by BMI, leg 2 by Air Egypt BMI to Cairo direct (exactly the same flight as leg 1) was over £100 more. I've just rang BMI to ask if we can transfer the AirEgypt flight to another flight from Luxor- Sharm later on the trip. They said we couldn't move or cancel leg 2 as it was a through flight we'd booked.
Bearing in mind the above, would we be able to request Cairo tags on our bags at the airport and just skip the 2nd flight? My thinking is we've paid for both flights ergo it's our choice whether we take them or not.
Has anyone got any experience or thoughts on this? I hope my 'clever' plan hasnt horrifically backfired.