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    Only eight planes to leave Sharm today.

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    Only eight planes to leave Sharm today.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 1:08 pm

    Only eight planes to depart today for UK

    News agency AFP report that only eight planes will be taking off from Sharm today for the UK.

    Only eight out of 29 planned flights to Britain will leave Sharm el-Sheikh on Friday to repatriate stranded tourists, Egypt's civil aviation minister said, blaming luggage restrictions for the reduction.

    Hossam Kamal said that a requirement that passengers take only their hand luggage with them on the resumed flights had forced the move as Sharm el-Sheikh airport could not accommodate more than 120 tonnes of check-in baggage left behind.

    Read the full story from The Telegraph HERE




    I have to ask, what then will happen to the luggage that is left behind when it piles up to amounts that cannot be dealt with ?

    I would not be one bit surprised if a lot of European clothes and accessories left behind in this luggage, appears in the local Egyption markets.


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    Re: Only eight planes to leave Sharm today.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Nov 2015, 1:37 pm

    Why only "eight" I wonder when the Sharm el Sheikh airport handles thousands of passengers an hour in normal times.

    Of course these are not "normal times" as the Egyption authorities have been blamed for not having secure enough checking procedures in place, and now they are tossing the dummy by screwing down the security checks so hard.
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    Re: Only eight planes to leave Sharm today.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 12:39 pm

    A further nine Easyjet planes were to leave the Sharm airport today as restrictions are still being imposed on the numbers of people getting checked through for departure.

    Read THIS from The Mail online.

    It was said that it will take ten days before all of the backlog of tourist will get back to Britain.

    The Russian holiday-makers are another story completely.


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    UPDATE....

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 13 Nov 2015, 12:17 pm

    And HERE is proof of this Russian exodus from The online Daily Mail.


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