Skyteam10001
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Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:03 am

Hi,
Does anyone know if this airline has a good safety record ? I am considering flying them from DOL (Deauville, France) to HEK this summer, the prices are really good, but I am always concerned when it comes to small airlines I don't know.

If someone could tell me more or tell me where I could dig more info on Aegean Airlines, that would be very appreciated.
Best,

A.
 
diesel1
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 7:53 am

They're fine.

Steadily expanded over the last few years.
Have 8 A320 on order to replace their B737/Bae146 fleet

Awarded 'Airline of the Year' by ERA for 2004/05 which is a pretty good commendation.

www.aegeanair.com is their website
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WesternA318
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 3:48 pm

I flew them FCO-ATH in October, right after connecting from a CO 764 from EWR. Probably the beast coach class for a European airline that I have flown in a quite a while. Really great service, and a cold meal enroute! Comfy as hell too...
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:57 pm

We flew with them to Crete last August and found them to be really good.
I like you, was wondering about the Airline before we went, but there was no need, the Airline was excellent and I have never been in such clean A/C !

Enjoy your trip

Claire
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FRACO7X
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:24 pm

Have flown them several times on FRA/ATH route. Very good on time performance, acceptable on board service and also very good on the ground passenger handling. Much better then OA service.
 
kaneporta1
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Mon Mar 06, 2006 8:29 pm

They are a very good and safe airline that have slowly and carefully expanded during the years. They have a fleet of 733s/734s for their international and some high density domestic routes and RJ-100s for the rest of the domestic routes. All the aircraft are equiped with leather seats, pitch in economy is 33-34" (I think) and excellent service. Not sure about IFE though. Probably better than most European Airlines.
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WesternA318
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:45 am

There is no IFE on the 733/734 fleet, but I can't say about the lovely little avro's.
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:35 am

Last summer I helped a Greek fellow teacher at my school book her trip to visit family in Athens. She would call Delta and use her miles, but she always liked to have an itinerary, as she said, "I always get better service when I know the flight numbers ahead of time".

She asked for Olympic's domestic schedule  tapedshut  for Athens - Channia, Channia - Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki - Athens. I provided them for her, as she preferred to buy her plane tickets in Greece.

When she got back, she gave me a trip report. She told me, "NOBODY in Greece flies Olympic domestically - it's the most nightmarishly run operation in all of Greece! My family wouldn't let me fly them under any circumstances. Instead they brought me to Aegean Airlines, and the service was just incredible! Just on domestic flights, I got a snack and a VERY comfortable seat on the plane!!"

Yes, I will be helping her again for her travels for this summer...nice that she can go SAN-ATL-ATH rather than adding another stop at JFK...and of course, she will be flying Aegean again!
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LINATHJNX
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Tue Mar 07, 2006 8:34 pm

Hi to all

Last summer I flew both OA (july) and A3 (september).

I have to say that both airlines service (Y class) was medium, with cold/hot decent meals on intl flights, with complimentary wine and drinks. The service was only slightly better on A3 and I was expecting something more from a prized airline.
The ticket to Crete was much more convenient with A3, with OA raising its fare from july to september in an incredible way.
But...
On A3 733 I was seated on 15D and my seat (and many others more in the near rows) was broken and reclined "automatically" during take off.
Punctuality was average and the Avro from ATH to CHQ was very nice.

At the end, a good experience but not so good!

Ciao
Paolo
 
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:27 pm

I'd echo the above and add the following:

Since late 2005, they have been partners with Lufthansa on all their routes and from what I gather LH now places its code on all (or at least most) A3 flights. That too me is the best commendation as I am pretty sure that LH would only cooperate with a safe and reliable airline.

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WesternA318
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RE: Aegean Airlines Info Request

Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:39 am

I just booked my parents from SLC to IOA in Greece, the itinerary is follows:

SLC-IAH CO 733
IAH-EWR CO 762
EWR-CDG CO 777
CDG-ATH OA AB6
ATH-IOA A3 ARJ
IOA-ATH A3 ARJ
ATH-FCO A3 734
FCO-EWR CO 764
EWR-CLE CO 757
CLE-IAH CO 738
IAH-SLC CO 738

As I posted above, the flights I took with my mom last year were phenomenal compared to OA. And they are as addicted to adding flights on CO as I am!
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