Cx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 3 Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2091 times:
Thanks everyone. I don't necessarily need to fly from LHR, I am somewhat flexible on the airport of choice and I was thinking of trying a new airline (have flown on BA before), so anything else? I just want to have as many options as possible.
FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
I checked out expedia and Alitalia offers a pretty good deal on flights to Athens from London Heathrow. That would obviously mean flying through Rome or Milan but if you don't care about stopping in Italy that would be a nice option. I haven't flown Alitalia so if it was my decision I would give them a try.
FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
Expedia offers 244$ rountrip on Alitalia LHR-ATH via Rome for May-June period. If you book now for flights on EasyJet in May-June period (I guess that's when you are looking to travel to Athens) you could probably get a roundtrip between 100-120 pounds (roughly 160-190$) depending on the day you fly and the time.
I would go for a full service airline though. On a longer flight some pretty Italian flight attendants and good food is a nice option
Alespesl From Czech Republic, joined Jan 2004, 582 posts, RR: 2 Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2004 times:
If you would like to try Czech Airlines CSA you an fly LHR-PRG-ATH and same way back during the May-June period for about 190 pounds including the taxes. Prague is a nice airport, if you have never been there, try it, you will like it.
Have a good flight
Next Flight: Oct 10: PRG-MUC-KIV EMB 195/CRJ 900, Oct 12: KIV-MUC-PRG CRJ900/EMB 195 wiht Lufthansa
SXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 14 Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1956 times:
From a frequent route's flyer (ME)
The best is T4 Hellasjet esp. the LGW-ATH-LGW route because it is cheaper than the LHR option.
Enjoy the seaside part of Athens is great (Better than Cannes).
Adriaticflight From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2004, 511 posts, RR: 3 Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 1878 times:
If I where you I would avoid Czech Airlines. They are a great airline but I seem to remember that all the flights they operate to Greece land at about 3:00am. Because of the time difference, many airlines try to fly overnight on these routes.
Avoid the Olympic night departure from Heathrow (I think at 10:45 or there abouts) it gets in at 4:00am GMT+2. Also the crew left the lights on last time.
But Olympic is a good airline from my experience, try and fly on the A340 or on the A300, it is better than anything else flying that route.
TFJamie From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 122 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 1856 times:
Last Feb/mar I did LHR-ATH (transiting to CAI in ATH) on OA and I have nothing but good things to say about these flights. F/As were maybe not quite up to the job, but the following things made this an above average flight:
1. Food, excellent in my opinion, one of the best airline dishes I've had on a short route.
2. The A300, although a little dated has very good legroom, among the best in Europe with a whopping 33" seat pitch
3. The times were good an the flight was on time.
4. The ride was smooth and on such a short flight the lack of IFE was not felt.
5. The cheapest direct flight I found on travelocity, cheaper than Hellas Jet
Cx340 From Mexico, joined Sep 2000, 609 posts, RR: 3 Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1698 times:
Thanks everyone. I think I will try the Hellasjet option from Gatwick. As I'm almost sure I will fly from DFW to London so flying Hellasjet avoids the need for airport change. I have flown BA before and I'm not too sure about Olympic anyway. I did check Easyjet but their Gatwick flight doesn't suit my schedule, even though it i certainly a cheaper option.
Alespesl, I have not flown CSA but I have been to Prague airport (flew on the late Swissair in '99) and it is for sure one of the nicest airports I've been too. . .not too big, not too crowded, nice views from the terminals.
SXFAN From Greece, joined Jan 2004, 371 posts, RR: 14 Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
If you finally choose Hellasjet take a preview of the company and a browse on the fares at
And something crucial: If you are planning to visit Athens during the Olympics book your flight now because during that period the fares will be at least 50% up.