Cambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 617 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2476 times:
I love Olympic! I expect that those kind of sentiments are not seen very often on these boards.
Ok, so their cabin crew is trained by the KGB.
Ok, so their idea of customer service is "sit down and be quiet".
Ok, so they are not the most punctual carrier.
They have never played around with their colour scheme (which looks great)
They have a great safety record
Olympic Airways actually reflects the greek national character, and is not some bland Euro airline that could be from any country.
The food is good and plentiful, and flights ex-Athens have nice baklava.
They fly A300's which gives excellent room in business class compared to a BA 757 or 737
I fly LHR-ATH regularly and I would always choose Olympic over BA. Mostly my business class ticket costs around £460 return.
So I hope that Olympic does survive, especially with the Olympic Games coming up soon in Athens.
Canuckpaxguy From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 1510 posts, RR: 56 Reply 3, posted (9 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2278 times:
Didn't Olympic recently reinstate its regularly scheduled flights to Australia? I thought they were re-expanding.
If you check out the OA website, there is some dated information regarding a court case that is investigating if the Hellenic Republic (Greece) gave unlawful state aid to Olympic Airways. Maybe the rumours you've heard have something to do with that.
Where did you hear about cancelled flights and the rumours of "Olympic Airlines"?