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    I didn't forget you; just busy with stuff today--Boss heads off for a short one in the AM--I will explore some of my sources and take a peek tomorrow
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    I didn't forget you; just busy with stuff today--Boss heads off for a short one in the AM--I will explore some of my sources and take a peek tomorrow
    No worries, we have 22 days !

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    Look at Interline travel links on travelnet and plug in your LXR/ CAI choices--there are plenty of flights all day long--we bought individual one way tkts (easier to refund but stinkers to book--mention to tkt agent it's min fare and may it will save them some time) ID95's take alot of time compared to zeds.
    There is a trial offer on the ASU guide site but you can get a month sub to try the new flgith check (I haven't yet because I used Iddeals)
    We also called Egyptair local offices and asked about pass seating. They were quite helpful--particualrly in Luxor.
    Lxuor:
    Genesis Pub!!! We loved it--run by Julie (she has a pool, a camel and a horse on premises) Great food--near the Hilton--north Luxor--maybe you can get the travel deal??
    REsx has oodles of hotel deals too
    Luxor Temple and Luxor Museum are outstanding--you don't need a guide but eh temple is better appreciated w/one
    I'd skip Sound and Light Shows--I thinkt hey are major hokey and tres French on production/drama and $$
    There are some restaurants on the water--you juts hvae to root around below the Corniche to find them
    If you can do a cruise, skip the felucca line-up and hire one on your own.
    What else did you want to know? I'm sure the questions change from day to day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    I personally would never go to Sharm--partly that I'm not diver/snorkler (he's PADI) but I understand it's gotten so horribly touristy and cheap. Some people refer to it as the land of black socks and sandals, referring to the tourist population.
    Sharm has become a tourist Mecca for package holiday makers from Europe.
    In fact, some of the hotels are geared towards certain markets : Italians one brigade, German another, Brits etc. It is known in airline speak as ' Poor Mans Dubai '. We're snobs, but isn't any part of the world sacred from second hand car salesmen
    By North American standards, I guess the easiest comparison would be Cancun. Beach, cheap drinks and historical sites close by, if you're that way inclined.

    In a way, a shame. It was, for many many years, the area where Egyptians from Metropolitan cities took their vacation. Clearly, some folk recognised it's potential and voila' .... so popular is it now, once the domain of charter flights, BA now have a scheduled non stop.

    St Catherine's Monestary would be the main attraction you would miss - a shame.

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    What a great description! Poor Man's Dubai! what a chuckle! and it is a shame to see what was once a class act, drop to popular attraction
    Some places you have to visit before they get polluted by yahoos!
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    Hi Mrs767er
    I have been trying to watch the loads on Travel Net. It looks like the JFK to CAI flight last night left with no non revs and had 37 seats open. Am I reading the Travel Net sight correctly?
    Travel Net confuses me a little becuase the seats available on the first screen are usually very different from the seat showing on the airport standby list screen.

    We can't decide whether to try and go through AMM or CDG as a backup plan. I think I should purchase ZED tickets on RJ and MS and AF to go through AMM or CDG if we need to. Should I purchase them in SLC before we leave or can I purchase them in AMM or CDG?

    It looks like their rules for carry ons include weight restrictions. Have you flown on RJ or MS and had any issues with your carryon. We weren't going to check any bags if we can help it?

    Thanks for all your help.

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    tbrown, I believe M767 is off paragliding *wink* in Peru, hopefully someone else from Delta will step up and help with loads.
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    I just got back and can gelp sort out #s

    exact date choices?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs767er View Post
    I just got back and can gelp sort out #s

    exact date choices?
    I hope you had a fantastic time.

    We can leave JFK anytime starting Thursday June 24. We want to arive in Cairo by Saturday June 26.
    We are flying SLC - JFK.

    I wasn't too worried until they canceled last nights flight and the night before it looks like they had a bunch of seats open but left without any non revs. No I'm thinking we may have a big problem getting to Cairo.

    Any suggestions would as always be greatly appreciated.
    Last edited by tbrown801; 20-Jun-2010 at 06:19 PM.

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    no idea why canceled
    I would opt for 23rd to CAI
    AMM flight on 23rd has nothing but buddy pass riders
    travelnet has had some major issues last few days
    Last edited by mrs767er; 20-Jun-2010 at 07:13 PM.
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