MSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6386 posts, RR: 50
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2853 times:
EWR-ATH with a 762ER would probably be a very good year-round route for Continental, perhaps a thrice-weekly service.
Over the years we haven't seen an abundance of U.S-Greece direct service. Pan Am used to fly it from JFK with a 747, TWA flight #880/881 operated JFK-ATH with a 747, and that's pretty much it I think...besides the current DL 763ER flights. Let's not forget about the old Olympic 742's which flew to JFK and BOS.
I'm sure the abundance of alliances between U.S/European carriers have something to do with this lack of nonstop service...might as well have the passengers connect from NW to KL in AMS to catch a flight down to ATH.
Stephen in New Orleans
Next trip 6/12 - 6/15: MSY-SEA on AS, SEA-LAX on VX, LAX-N.O on Amtrak