Condor to Egypt

We flew from Hamburg to Hurghada to stay at Steigenberger Makadi Bay. We eventually switched over to the Kempinski Soma Bay, but that’s another story.

The flight takes 4 1/2 hours and me being 6 ft 2 we opted for exit row seats. On their 757-300 they have 8 good exit row seats. The window exit row seats have a huge portion of the door in their legroom.

On the inbound flight we reserved 11E & 11D, as there are only 2 seats in this row. At check-in we received 11E & 12A but we were able to switch with the guy who got our original seat, despite it being an inferior option.

On our outbound flight we got 40D & 40E. Both options provide more than enough legroom. In total we paid an additional 107.96 EUR for the return flight.

Condor 757-300 Seatmap
Condor 757-300 Seatmap

As you can see in this pictures I can stretch out to my whole length. If I had brought an carry-on or my inflatable travel pillow I could have put my feet up. On the return flight I asked the flight attendent if I could put me feet on the crew seats, but my request was denied despite my extra clean feet :D.

Legroom on Condor 757-300 Exit Row

You can see the door reaching into legroom on seat 12A. You still have plenty of space, but have to tilt to the side a little.

Condor 757-300 Exit Row Door
Condor 757-300 Exit Row Door

The only downside of 11E & 11D is the non-existent window. You get a fish-eye view through the mini bull’s eye.

Condor 757-300 Exit Row Window
Condor 757-300 Exit Row Window

You get served a sandwich and coffee for free. Everything else is for sale only. The sandwich is edible, but nothing special. On our outbound flight we ordered a pasta meal, but only took one bite, as it didn’t taste that great.

All in all it was a pleasant flight to the closet sun destination from Germany in January. You notice that it’s a tourist flight. We were delayed about an hour, because of lost or expired passports. And during the flight it felt like in a city tour bus, as the pilot made constant announcements about the landscape below. On our return flight we had a delay of about 3 hours ( not enough for compensation though) and nearly couldn’t land in Hamburg, as the airport closes at 11 PM.