Cairo - Post Report Question and Answers

What is your home city/country? How long is the trip to post from there, with what connections? How easy/difficult is it to travel to this city/country?

~18 hours to Washington, DC connecting through Frankfurt, Vienna, or Heathrow - the direct EgyptAir flight which runs a couple times of week to DC and New York is not Fly America compliant - Mar 2023

East Coast of the U.S. Around 12 hours' flight if direct, or 16-ish with layovers in Frankfurt or elsewhere in Europe. There are regular flights. - Aug 2022

United States. There are direct flights on EgyptAir to locations in the U.S., including Washington, DC. The Cairo to DC direct is about 11 hours. For those with the U.S. government, the official route is usually through Europe (Frankfurt, Paris, or London). - Aug 2022

From the USA. Easy travel from East Coast with direct flights from Washington, DC and New York City. Options to layover in London, Paris, Frankfurt, or Munich en route to Cairo. - Mar 2022

US - traveling through Europe would take 18 hours with layovers but direct flight from Cairo to DC is 11 hours - Dec 2021

USA. Two flights to get there, usually Cairo to Europe, then on to the US. We use expeditors at the airport, makes getting in and out less of a hassle, but doable even without one. - Feb 2021

Long flights back to the States, mostly routed through Frankfurt. - Nov 2020

To the US, it's a 4-5 hour flight to Frankfurt, and then 8-10 hours to most places in the states. It's a full-day affair, but the Cairo international airport isn't a difficult endeavor. - Jan 2020

Washington, DC is home base. Flight takes about 18 hours with one stop-over in Europe. - Jun 2018

Washington, DC. Most of the time you connect through Europe. There are a variety of flights from Cairo to most major European cities (Paris, London, Frankfurt, etc) and then you fly on from there. Expect about 16 hrs+ travel time depending on how long your connection is. - Jan 2018

Washington, DC. It takes anywhere from 18 - 24 hours of travel time to get from Cairo to Washington, depending on connections. The U.S. government contract fare currently is with Delta/Air France and connects in Paris. - Sep 2017

Washington, DC. - May 2017

UK. Connections via Heathrow, Frankfurt, Istanbul. It takes four hours to get to Heathrow direct. - May 2017

East Coast US; it took three flights until they added in some direct flights from Europe to my home city toward the end of our posting. While we were there, there was one direct flight from Cairo to New York on Egypt Air (US Gov't wouldn't pay for it, but we took it when paying on our own) and otherwise we had to connect in Europe. There were usually multiple options daily on several different airlines; about a 5 hour flight to Europe and then an 8 hour flight to the US. - Jan 2016

Homebase is U.S. Various carriers fly from Cairo to US with one connection in Europe (Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris, etc...) - Jan 2016

East coast of the USA. Most flights connect through Frankfurt or Paris. - Jan 2016

Vermont, USA. From DC, the connection is in Germany to go to Cairo. 24 hours door-to-door for us. - Oct 2014

Our home base is the southwest United States. We fly through Europe on our way home. - Aug 2014

East Coast...must connect through Frankfurt. Total trip= 20 hours. - Aug 2014

Oregon - not sure, haven't gone yet! guessing very long! - May 2014

Washington, DC: 12-16 hours flight; connection in Europe. - Apr 2014

Washington DC; about 12 to 15 hours door-to-door. - Mar 2014

Washington, D.C. About a 18-20 hours depending on your connecting flight. - Jul 2013

Washington DC. About 16-18 hours via a connection in Frankfurt or London. - Jul 2013

Washington, DC. About 12-14 hours, depending on connections through Europe. - Jun 2013

Washington, D.C. The trip is between 14 and 16 hours with 1 connection. - Jun 2013

California is home base and it is a minimum of a 17-hour trip. You have to connect in, Frankfurt, Amsterdam or London. Egypt Air operates one (mostly daily) direct flight to New York. - May 2013

DC is a 12 to 14 hour flight. - May 2013

We still live overseas, but home base would be New York, I guess. - May 2013

US East Coast. Trip is typically 4 hours to Germany, 8 to the east coast, then a short hop (1 hour) to my family's area. Husband's side is in Texas, which ends up being about 30 hours of travel. - Feb 2013

Cairo to London is about 4.5 hours; I think NYC is about 12 hours. - Feb 2013

D.C., 14 hours via Frankfurt - Mar 2013

USA. 12 hours, transiting Frankfurt - Feb 2013

Woodbridge, VA - 13 hours - Nov 2012

Richmond, VA, US16 hours or so.12 1/2 hour direct flight Cairo to NYC, then a commuter flight to Richmond. Or, Cairo to Frankfurt. Overnight in Frankfurt, then Frankfurt to DC and drive to Richmond. - Sep 2011

From Washington, DC, 14 hours, connect in Frankfurt, or non-stop from NY - Aug 2011

Washington, DC to Cairo is about 14 hours with an intermittent stop in either New York or Europe. - Aug 2011

Washington or New York. You have to connect in Europe, so about 4 hours to the connection (Rome, Paris, Frankfurt) and seven or eight to the US East coast. Since the revolution in January 2011 there are no direct flights, but once demand picks up it is likely that airlines will return to their former schedules, which included direct flights to New York and DC. The direct flights took about 12 hours from Cairo and about 10.5 to Cairo. - Jul 2011

We were based in Washington, D.C. before arrival at post. We took United Airlines to London for a layover which is required by Government policy. The flight was 9 hours and enjoyable. We then took an British Midlands to Cairo which was a four hour flight and decent. - Jun 2011

From U.S. east coast, expect about 14 hours of travel time. I recommend a rest stop in Europe, like Frankfurt, Paris, or Amsterdam. U.S. Airways also flies to Athens from Philadelphia. - Sep 2010

Tulsa, OK.27 hours. Cairo to JFK. JFK to Atlanta. Atlanta to Tulsa. - Jun 2010

There are frequent flights to Washington, DC via Frankfurt and Paris with a travel time of approximately 15 hours, including layovers. In addition, there are direct flights on Delta and Egypt Air between Cairo and New York, although they are not recommended because tnhe planes used are not comfortable for a long trans-Atlantic flight. - Dec 2009

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