i just wanted to let you know the strange experience we had at cairo airport on a flight to sharm. firstly, the flight was delayed for ages, but thats nothing strange. then, there was this big black abandonded handbag, just lying in the corner with no one around it so we said to the (many) men with guns about and they were like 'yea yea we know we'll get it later' and left it. obviously i was freaking out a little being from northern ireland. then the plane eventually landed and they needed to get us on quickly so they just handed out random boarding cards to everyone (my name was mr paterson) and hustled us on the plane. no one checked passports, i was blatantly not mr paterson, and there was one too many people for the flight and someone had to sit on an air hostess seat!!
having said that , the views were amazing.
Its bad, very bad...
Our trip started with an interesting time in the Cairo airport. The best way to describe the luggage retrieval process at the Cairo airport is to imagine 400 kids diving for 100 pieces of candy when a piñata breaks open!! Even though we had the tour agency “meet and assist” person, it was chaos!! Surprise - one of our bags was missing. Someone mistakenly walked off with a bag that looked like his or hers. We thought for sure that it would not be found. We did some shopping for that night, purchased some new clothes, prayed about our lost luggage and it was returned to us two days later…A great lesson of God’s goodness for us.
Danger is putting it a little harshly, but I must convey this story in the hopes that nobody else has this happen to them.
My husband and I were standing out front of the Cairo Airport waiting for ground transportation. We had changed carriers and were bringing our luggage to our hotel. My husband's suitcase was stolen from right in front of us. It was mostly jeans and t-shirts. We kept waiting to see people walking around Cairo wearing his clothes. Anyway, the bag was never recovered and we couldn't receive any damages from the airline since they weren't the ones who lost it. He was just SOL!!!
Moral of the story: Don't take your hands off your bags!