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EgyptAir operates flights from Johannesburg to most destinations in the world via Cairo, and sometimes has some really cheap flight specials. It also has one of the most generous baggage allowances. To book a cheap flight with EygptAir :
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On its flights from Johannesburg, EgyptAir allows a maximum checked-in luggage of 2 pieces, weighing a maximum of 23kg each.
Phone South African Airways, who handle Egyptair's lost & damaged luggage claims, at 011 978 3733
EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared on Wednesday, 18 May 2016, on route from Paris' Charled de Gaulle Airport to Cairo, Egypt. Greek air traffic control failed to make contact with the pilot shortly before leaving Greek airspace and two minutes later the plane dropped off all radars. The aircraft was carrying 66 passengers and crew members of various nationalities, but no South Africans were on board. Reports of floating debris around the Greek island of Karpathos has meant that international search efforts have been focused around the Greek islands. They are hoping to recover the two black boxes and plane's fuselage. There is no apparant reason for the crash and terrorism can't be ruled out, although no one has claimed responsibility yet.
2014-03-06: JNB - Abu Dhabi from R6229*, JNB - Aleppo from R6402*, JNB - Amsterdam from R6588*, JNB to Bahrain City from R6156*. * Limited availability, prices are subject to change.
31 July 2013. Rating 1/5 : My husband booked me a ticket from Phoenix Arizona USA, back to Port Elizabeth South Africa last year in May. The itinerary was Phoenix, New York, Cairo, Johannesburg & Port Elizabeth. When I landed in New York, I had to actually run to the terminals to be checked in as there was so little time, the check in lady at Air Egypt said, where is my luggage, so I informed her it was checked in at Phoenix already. She gave me my ticket and again I had to run to get to the plane. Being the last person to board, I could not find a place for my carry on bag, and standing next to my seat there were 2 very elderly couples dressed in traditional black cloths or clothing and one sitting in my seat. I spoke to the gentleman in English, saying that I need to sit in the window seat. He simply ignored me. I asked again and he then just waved his arms about saying something in an Arabic language. I was already feeling rather stressed out from having to rush and run to get on the plane and finding no space to find for my hand luggage. I then started to get quite frustrated and anxious, and rather stressed out too, as nobody understood me. Next the flight cabin attendant came to help, and since she was very short, she could not lift my bag into an open spot she found much further down from where I was sitting. I then managed to put the bag in or trying to stuff it in myself. Back to my seat, the flight cabin attendant asked the couple to move out of their seats so I could get in. Both people were BIG (overweight) and the lady frail and sickly. The plane took off and the elderly lady was sick and coughed and spluttered and snorted and made strange grunting noises, and let off smellies, all the way. Then she fell asleep and snored loudly. When she woke up, I tried hand signals and pointed at the toilet, as I desperately need to go, she simply signalled for me to climb over her..... Well, that was strange and rather difficult, trying to squeeze over her, back and forth, trying not to lose my balance and fall on her. About half an hour before landing, she started to vomited all over, then grabbed a plastic bag for all to see vomitus. I felt quite nauseas by now after all this going on. Thank goodness when we landed and I could get off the plane. At the airport officials arranged for all the people flying to Johannesburg to spend the rest of the day and early evening in a nearby hotel to eat and freshen up. So I was booked into a room and had a lovely bath and really excellent dinner and the very best ever kataifi dessert. All my troubles on the flight were quickly forgotten and I relaxed and also had a short sleep. Air Egypt certainly made it special. All at the cost of Air Egypt. Later that evening at almost 12pm we boarded for Johannesburg. Relieved to be back in SA, for sure, the next day. But only to find NO luggage. At the lost baggage for Air Egypt passengers, I was told my luggage is still in New York, which luckily arrived 4 days later, with suitcases bashed up and broken. Elizabeth Waters
2013. Anna reminisces over past flights from JNB via Cairo, and gives the nod to Egyptair as her favourite airline.
EgyptAir is rated 1/5 based on 1 customer review
EgyptAir offers daily flights to Egypt (Cairo) from Johannesburg, and onwards to the rest of the world). They form part of a group of middle-eastern airlines, which often offer the cheapest 1-stop flights from South Africa (the others being Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad).
EgyptAir flight MS181 was on its way from Alexandria to Cairo when it was hijacked on 29 March 2016. The pilot reportedly phoned in that a passenger had a bomb strapped to him and requested that the plane be redirected to Larnaca, Cyprus. Although some passengers have been released, negotiations are still underway. In the meanwhile, Larnaca airport has been closed and all flights to the airport have been redirected. This incident reportedly involving a bomb also raises concerns of airport security in Egypt, which has been a major issue since a Russain jet crashed shortly after departing Egypt last year.
Airport security has been tightened following the discovery of two explosive devices at Cairo International Airport on 3 February 2015. The devices were found at the arrivals hall and near a police patrol area. Whilst no flights are currently delayed although the increase in security could cause some delays when going through customs and security. Guests should also be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
On 1 July 2013, EgyptAir started offering a service where from 1.5 to 24 hours before flight time pax can check-in online for flights from certain airports, including OR Tambo International Airport (JNB). If you have check-in baggage you'll have to proceed to an EgyptAir baggage drop counter at least an hour before flying, otherwise go straight to the boarding gate.
On its new B777-300ERs EgyptAir offers laptop power in its business class.
2014-01-25 One day sale with 25% off. Book today & start your journey 30 April. Specials to Abu Dhabi, Aleppo, Amman, Amsterdam, Athens, Bahrain, Jeddah, Paris, Rome
2013-07-01 Johannesburg to London from R7817*, Johannesburg to Dubai from R6229 & Johannesburg to New York from R11069*
7 May 2012 Egyptair offers 20% off selected flights as part of celebrating its 80th birthday
24 Apr 2012 EgyptAir offers from South Africa - specials from Joburg to international destinations like New York & London.
On 1 July 2013, EgyptAir commences flights from Cairo to Abidjan, creating 1-stop flights from Johannesburg to Abidjan via Cairo.
1 June 2013. EgyptAir increases its Johannesburg - Cairo flights to a daily service.
On 1 June 2013 Egyptair commenced flights from Harare, offering 20% off flights booked by the 30th April, for travel by the 21st June 2013. "In the past, you had to go to Europe first and then connect to Cairo or spend two days in East Africa before you can get to Cairo. The coming back of a direct connection to Cairo is very welcome and it will connect the Great Pyramids of Egypt with the Mighty Victoria Falls. Egypt is linked with other countries so a connection with Egypt is a connection with the whole of North Africa across all sectors. The biggest challenge ZTA has is to increase the movement of people between Zimbabwe and Egypt but they have been given the tools and the link. What is left is for them to create specific tour packages that will help them get the tourists from all over the world to proceed to Zimbabwe from Egypt. If tourism doesn't play its part, all other sectors will not grow," said Munesu Munodawafa (Zimbabwe's Permanent Secretary at its Ministry of Transport, Communications & Infrastructure).
Flights to Egypt: Abu Simbel, Alexandria, Assiut, Aswan, Cairo, El Minya, Hurghada, Luxor, Marsa Alam, Marsa Matruh, Port Said, Sharm el-Sheikh, Sharq Al-Owainat
International Flights: Abha, Abidjan, Abu Dhabi, Accra, Addis Ababa, Aden, Aleppo, Algiers, Almaty, Amman, Amsterdam, Ashgabad, Arbil, Asmara, Athens, Baghdad, Bahrain, Bangkok, Barcelona, Belgrade, Beijing, Beirut, Benghazi, Berlin, Brussels, Cape Town, Casablanca, Copenhagen, Dammam, Damascus, Dar Es Salaam, Doha, Dubai, Dusseldorf, Entebbe, Frankfurt, Freetown, Fujairah, Gaza, Geneva, Guangzhou, Haifa, Hamburg, Harare, Helsinki, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Jeddah, Jerusalem, Johannesburg, Juba, Kamishly, Kano, Karachi, Khartoum, Kiev, Kuala Lumpur, Kuwait, Lagos, Larnaca, Latakia, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Manchester, Manila, Medina, Milan, Mogadishu, Montreal, Moscow, Mumbai, Munich, Muscat, Nairobi, New York, Nice, Nicosia, Osaka, Paris, Prague, Ras al Khaima, Riyadh, Rome, Sana'a, Sharjah, Singapore, Sohag, Stockholm, Sydney, Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Tripoli, Tunis, Zurich.
South African and EU citizens who are in the country for less than 24 hous do not require transit visas for Egypt:
if you've got a transit time of less than 6 hours you may not leave the airport, but you can leave the transit area
if you've got a transit time of 6 to 12 hours, you may leave the airport
011 537 7640 (Johannesburg)
EgyptAir's physical address in South Africa is on the 2nd Floor, Rosebank Corner, 191 Jan Smuts Avenue (Corner of 7th Avenue), Parktown North
Contact details at O.R. Tambo International Airport : Phone EgyptAir at 011 390 2202/3