I stumbled across what I’d consider “super cheap” fares One Way from Cairo to Melbourne today, travelling with Emirates, Qantas or Etihad from $1650-$1950. I thought this was too good to be true but it appears to be a result of Egypt devaluing their currency. Does anyone know if this is true?
I’ve found a couple of blogs with return flights from Cairo - NYC with Qatar for around $1100 US return so I figure this is a really good option for those wanting to get to Europe or East Coast US in business without using points - added bonus of status credits + air miles.
As I’m planning on using Qantas points to get to Milan, I ended up booking a flight out of Cairo on 14/06/17 with Etihad to Mel via Abu Dhabi for $1948 all up. Will be on an a350 to Abu Dhabi and a380 to Melbourne. I believe I can get connecting flights to Rome, Barcelona etc. with Alitalia & EgyptAir respectively.
I’m not sure about the lounge aspect of things in Cairo so would appreciate some info on this - believe neither airline has their own? The other, more pressing issue would be concerns about safety if I wanted to stay a day or two and check out the city, pyramids etc. Does anyone fly here regularly?
Thanks in advance,