Do you wish to join us but you are uncertain about booking due to the effect COVID 19 has on travel?
Here we will do our best to share some tips and information to help you plan a safe journey with minimal risk. The goal of this page is to provide information to plan a journey for when restrictions will hopefully be more relaxed.
As of today (3 may 2020) we are still officially closed but it seems like Egypt is considering relieving safety measures and allow businesses to open their doors again. Also talks about resuming international flights is being discussed, as the situation in Egypt is stable and there are no recorded COVID19 cases in Dahab.
Currently some of the most frequently asked questions we receive are related to the uncertainty of flights and travel.
While many countries have indeed suspended flights or cancelled routes, it is important to note that some airlines are offering unprecedented booking options to help travellers book flights several months in advance with reduced risk for when more normal flights and routes resume. Listed below are some options to assist guests with travel options.
1. When booking flights, consider Alliances instead of airlines.
Booking with an alliance which has many large carriers (airlines), means that you have more flexibility when it comes to changing routes / options in an emergency. This is now more important than ever as uncertainty with routes means that if a carrier cancels a route you will have no workaround to get to your final destination (short of buying a new ticket!).
Many of us choose budget airlines because (lets face it), they are cheap and they get us there, but if you book a combination of flights with low cost carriers (for example Pegasus airlines) that is not part of a big alliance and one of your flights get cancelled, the airline will not be able to assist you in getting between the two points by offering you a flight with a different airline. You might get refunded, but now you might not be able to afford (or find place) with a different airline, especially if it is last minute.
If instead you choose to fly with an airline which is part of a big alliance (one of the world best is Star Alliance, especially to travel from Europe to Egypt), and the same thing happens the odds of having your flight changed and still getting you from point A to point B is almost guaranteed.
Star Alliance includes some of the biggest airlines in the world and for travelling from Europe to Egypt the best ones are Turkish Airlines, Lufthansa, SWISS, Egyptair and SAS. If you are a Star Alliance Member and your flight with i.e. Lufthansa get cancelled, they will be able to book you at no extra cost on a Turkish or Swiss flight for example, and you will arrive on the same day as originally planned.
2- How to become a member of Star Alliance?
Check for flights on one of the Star Alliance airlines that have Egypt as a destination (among our guests Turkish Airlines is the most popular). Subscribe for their Frequent Flyer Program and you are done!
This LINK will take you directly to TURKISH AIRLINES Frequent Flyer Program page.
This LINK will take you directly to SAS Frequent Flyer Program page..
This LINK will take you directly to LUFTHANSA and SWISS Frequent Flyer Program page.
This LINK will take you directly to EGYPTAIR Frequent Flyer Program page.
Below the list of all airlines part of Star Alliance.