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Friendly Planet travelers in Egypt are en route to the US

This post has been updated here.

Early this morning, every Friendly Planet traveler in Egypt arrived at the Cairo Airport and boarded a nonstop EgyptAir flight to JFK International Airport in New York.

Walaa, a Friendly Planet Travel tour guide who has been with the travelers since the protests in Egypt erupted, accompanied them to the airport.

He called me at 2:30 a.m. to tell me that everyone was on the flight and en route to New York. The flight is expected to land at 3:51 p.m. I can’t thank Walaa enough for staying with our travelers throughout this entire situation.

We’re really glad to be at this point, but we’re going to wait until the plane touches down before we exhale. Stay tuned to the blog, Twitter, and Facebook. I’ll update you as soon as our travelers arrive home.

2 Comments

  1. I am so saddened to see the violence and upheaval that is happening in Egypt right now. I traveled there with Friendly Planet in November of 2009, and had the trip of a lifetime (I remember Walaa)!

    I pray for the safe return of the Friendly Planet travelers and for peace to be restored. Hopefully, Friendly Planet tours can continue on very soon, so everyone can experience the magic of Egypt.

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  2. Anonymous

    SO HAPPY YOU HAVE GOTTEN ALL YOUR TRAVELLERS SAFELY BACK HOME!

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Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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