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can you not fly direct from London to Alex anymore

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can you not fly direct from London to Alex anymore

Last flew 3 years ago and used to direct british airways from Borg el arab to heathrow , but now it looks like ba no longer goes there.

are they are connecting flights now?

thanks

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1. Re: can you not fly direct from London to Alex anymore

Yes, it's true. BA no longer fly direct to Alex anymore. Since at least a year and a half.

From the UK to Alex it is now only possible to use Lufthansa or Olympic.

It may be worth your while trying for flights into Cairo and hiring a limo - or taking the train from Cairo - with a few airlines this can work out cheaper and faster.

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2. Re: can you not fly direct from London to Alex anymore

Thanks i guess that Lufthansa or Olympic are both connecting flights anyway?

Was so much easier when you could fly direct to El Nouzha from the UK

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3. Re: can you not fly direct from London to Alex anymore

You're right about them both been connecting flights. Lufthansa can be a bit pricey anyway flying into Alex - far cheaper to get the same plane into Cairo if you do use them. Olymic airways I think does fly into Nozha, not Borg el Arab - but the layover time in Athens I think is about 4 hours in one direction and an awful lot longer the other way.

BA, BMI and Egyptair all have direct flights from London to Cairo. Price somewhere around £300 return.

It is possible to do it cheaper using other airlines such as Czech airline - but then you'll have a layover in Prague and the added problem of onward travel to Alex.

It has all become a bit of a headache trying to get to Alex now that's for sure!

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