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Best Way To Get From Calgary, Canada To Athens....  
User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

Greece, Does anyone have any idea what is the best way to get from Calgary to Athens. Any help would be apperated. Money is a major factor, same with number of connects and layover times (short is better) Thanks alot.

Canadian. RIP 1999
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User currently offlineSetjet From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Mar 2002, 1163 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

I would take a plane. Saves you a lot of time...  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 11 hours ago) and read 3435 times:

Easiest & Lowest Number of Connections: YYC-FRA-ATH AC/LH total time: 14:05, and I really bet you it will be cheapest.

America's chickens are coming home to rooooost!
User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 3436 times:

The most seamless way would be to go with the Star Alliance carriers, most likely by traveling via Frankfurt.

The cheapest routing depends on when you plan to travel. Searching Expedia's 'Lowest Fares' utility might help you find good deals, but they might also require interlining (e.g., flying Air Canada to London, then Olympic from there to Athens.)

User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 3412 times:

Another option could be Delta if you find it is cheaper than Star Alliance. Of course, you would have to transfer at SLC and JFK, and the trip takes 18 hours, but if it is cheaper, go for it.


User currently offlineKdonohue From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 417 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 3401 times:

What about flying on Olympic out of Toronto?


User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3804 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3384 times:

I would research YYC-YYZ via westjet, and then YYZ-ATH via Olympic

"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineRai From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 3383 times:

My parents still live in Edmonton and my mother is from Greece. When I was living there, we used to fly AC to LHR and then either BA or OA to ATH. Now, of course, AC doesn't offer flights from YEG-LHR. When they fly to Europe nowadays, they usually get a ticket to New York (because I live here), and then a seperate ticket from JFK-Europe. It's actually cheaper this way, but most travel agents in Canada won't do it because they have the "fly Canada first" motto.

You'll have more choices out of YYC, obviously. You could go by FRA too. I bet you could probably find a "cheap" flight going through ORD. In general, flying from Alberta to Europe is expensive. My mom doesn't go to Greece as much as she used to anymore. Oh yeah, Olympic is expensive as well, so if cost is a major factor, avoid them. Service isn't thart great either.

User currently offlineWestjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 3351 times:

Thanks alot for all the help. I think the best deals right now are going YYC-FRA-ATH or the longer but possibly cheaper YYC-ORD-FRA-ATH

Canadian. RIP 1999
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