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I flew 7 hours in EgyptAir economy class and it showed me even the most basic flag carrier can be better than most American airlines

Posted On: Jan 19, 2019   |   Posted By: Business Insider

I flew 7 hours in EgyptAir economy class and it showed me even the most basic flag carrier can be better than most American airlines

EgyptAir is the flag carrier of Egypt and a member of Star Alliance, operating in 75 cities around the world.
While EgyptAir isn't known for winning awards and has a spotty history of accidents, I decided to take a chance on the international flag carrier for a recent long-haul flight from Cairo to Morocco. I wanted to test my theory that any flag carrier is better than most US-owned airlines.
EgyptAir can't compete with top flag carriers like Etihad , Emirates , or Singapore Air for luxury, but it was certainly in the same class as second-tier flag carriers like Turkish Airlines or Air Astana. The service was excellent, the food was good, free newspapers were distributed, and the plane was clean and new.
EgyptAir wasn't my first choice of airline.
Usually, when looking for airlines to fly, I'm searching up and down the list of consumer-aviation website Skytrax's list of the world's top airlines and cross-referencing that with the best deals.
These days, that list is dominated by international flag...

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