747OrDie From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 63 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 888 times:
Are you serious? That's a pretty old statement. Before I do this I would like someone to confirm your sentiments, you know, like a second opinion...Does anyone out there agree that I should cancel my Olympic Airways A340-300 Business Class Trip in October in favor of a Delta 767 coach cleass trip?
Marco From United Arab Emirates, joined Jul 2000, 4161 posts, RR: 17 Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 881 times:
I would stick to OA, DL sucks so does AA , NW , UA ; all american airliners are really bad i dont know how you people like these airlines!!I've had bad experiences on every airline!!!! I'm not prejudice I really like americans but all their airlines are horrible, not in terms of safety but service and comfort....OA has new A340-300s....try it...thats my advice anyway...
Alitis From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 254 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 874 times:
Go with OA. When you arrive in ATH you will arrive at the OA terminal where all OA domestic flights operate from. If you fly any other airline to ATH, you will go to the other terminal where all other international airlines go to which is across the runway from the OA terminal and a hassle to get to if your travels involve an OA domestic flight. Also, a little known fact about OA: if you arrive in ATH with OA on one of their long haul international flights (all A340-300 flights), eg from JFK,BOS,YYZ,SYD or Melbourne, a free round trip from ATH to SKG (Thessaloniki) is yours for the asking at the time of booking (based on availability of course).
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 866 times:
Just to correct my last reply, if the airline is in good financial status at the time of your trip then stay with OA. Like Alitis said, the terminal where you will be has all of OA's domestic flights to other Greek destinations.
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7713 posts, RR: 55 Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 852 times:
God almighty, fly Olympic! Their J-class on the brand new A340 has huge seats, state of the art ergonomic stuff, with personal TVs and reading lights on stalks. Their economy class food is excellent on long haul, yummy main meals with smoked salmon on the side, it's a huge tray, lots of salad too. J-class is even better! Printed menu etc, full amenity kit, leather folder full of stationery, baggage priority, good lounges both ends with free food, bar, fax, newspapers and magazines etc (Athens one is big and plush). You can visit the cockpit and chat with the flight crew for an hour (on every OA flight I've ever been on it's seemed like there's eight uniformed pilots up front). True about the smoking but I also consider that a major plus - anyway there won't be that much smoking in business class, and the few that are there will be dispersed due to the generous seating.
And you're considering giving all this up and flying in Economy on a US airline where you'll be treated like dirt and either starved or poisoned instead? No footrest? No second / third / forth drinks service (and nothing before take-off, not even an orange juice)? Tiny seats surrounded by noisy idiots? In a ten year old 767? With call buttons that may as well be disconnected? And no IFE?
If only all life's decisions were this easy.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
TEDSKI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 849 times:
Delta's 767s are not that old, in fact they are soon going to use their new powerful RR Trent 892 powered (192,000lbs total thrust), 777-200ERs vs the underpowered CFM56 powered (136,000lbs total thrust), A340-300 on some European routes hopefully ATH!