We finally received the details on our forthcoming trip to Egypt. By the way, I highly encourage people to watch NatGeo TV - that is how trips like this are born.
The big honker is a direct JFK - Cairo flight on an EgyptAir Triple 7, just as I suspected. It's 11 hours on the way there and about 13 on the way back. We have, to my great delight and to ADB's great indifference, a series of domestic EgyptAir flights. We are flying from Cairo to Aswan on a ERJ, from Aswan to Abu Simbel and back on an A320 and B737 respectively, and from Hurghada to Cairo on an ERJ. We are going to be pretty airplaned out by the end of this, I suppose.
Needless to say, we are both very excited about the trip. We spend a total of three days in Cairo. We then head South, to Abu Simbel, and then to Aswan to begin a cruise of the Nile with stops in Edfu, Valley of the Kings, Valley of the Queens, and Luxor. From there, we head to the Red Sea town of Hurghada for two days before heading back to Cairo for the return trip home.
I will have pictures posted of all our airplanes, as well as the pyramids probably, right here. I should note, for the record, that EgyptAir is sporting a new color scheme since the African regional in the Color Scheme Tournament. But I am sure you had all figured that out on your own already. That's what I like about you - your attention to detail.