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cairo to Istanbul

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cairo to Istanbul

Hi,

Can someone please help. We are planning a trip to Cairo in Feb 2010 (yes I know it will be cold, but this is the only time we can get hols). We would like to travel up to Istanbul, but need to get back to Cairo to fly home - any suggestions in how we can go about this. We are in our 50's, and will only have 3 weeks from when we leave Perth (Australia) to when we arrive back in Perth.

Help would be appreciated.

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1. Re: cairo to Istanbul

You could try looking at Egyptair's site (put in Egypt as the country where the tickets are to be purchased):

www.egyptair.com/English/Pages/default.aspx

The only problem is that the"Check Availablilty" button isn't working today (possibly too far ahead of the intended travel period).

An alternative is THY Turkish Airlines:

http://www.thy.com/en-UK/index.aspx

A quick check, with dates of 01 - 03 February 2010 gives a round trip economy fare of 681.64 euros, for two adults.

Hope this is of use to you.

Glen

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2. Re: cairo to Istanbul

Also you can try lastminute.com for best deals,it is better than Egyptair because it shows you many offers of several air companies.

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3. Re: cairo to Istanbul

www.kayak.com is also a good flight search site.

It doesnt allow bookings, but it is a pretty comprehensive search tool

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4. Re: cairo to Istanbul

Thank you for your help Glen.

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5. Re: cairo to Istanbul

Managed to do a check for the same dates as was done for THY, with Egyptair, & they are quoting LE4790 or Euro 605.85, economy return; if you choose Egypt as the country of origin.

The aircraft both carriers are showing is a 737-800, which, even with the 3 + 3 arrangement is fine for a 2hr 15 min flight.

As for the airlines themselves, I've always found Egyptair to be a perfectly adequate full service sheduled carrier (they are not a "low cost carrier" as some people seem to think), but don't serve alcohol.

I've never flown with THY, but they do receive regular good reviews from such sites as:

http://www.airlinequality.com/index.htm

or the frequent flyer program forums.

Glen

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