steveinbc wrote:Theres no doubt that Aegean hs the better service. Its also a Star Alliance member so you can earn points and if you have the atatus use the lounges and select preferred seats. KLM is solid but nothing special in my view.
Jshank83 wrote:I saw they have 2 fare classes. light and flex. I was surprised the difference between the two isn't bigger since it makes change fees free and you get a checked bag. How do advanced seat assignments work? I am guessing there is a fee. I have a UA frequent flyer account but I only flew one flight on it last year, so I don't have status.
It also acted like there was a meal on the flight when I did a dummy booking. It is only a 3.5 hour flight. That seems weird, but maybe that is how it is in Europe?
CyBeRino wrote:Jshank83 wrote:I saw they have 2 fare classes. light and flex. I was surprised the difference between the two isn't bigger since it makes change fees free and you get a checked bag. How do advanced seat assignments work? I am guessing there is a fee. I have a UA frequent flyer account but I only flew one flight on it last year, so I don't have status.
(Assuming you're referring to KL here) Flex also gives you priority baggage, security and boarding. Advance seat assignments involve a fee for non-status pax. If you do not wish to pay the fee, seat selection is free at OLCI which opens exactly 30 hours before departure.It also acted like there was a meal on the flight when I did a dummy booking. It is only a 3.5 hour flight. That seems weird, but maybe that is how it is in Europe?
KL, being a full-service European carrier, does provide a complimentary meal and drinks on every flight. Of course, since these are short flights, the meal is not a replacement for dinner but more snack-size.
debonair wrote:Well, even flying from Greek islands, I would choose Aegean (if the price is reasonable) for comfort and service - even if this means transit in ATH!
Beside Transaavia, their a LOTS more choices to fly from the islands to AMS, like
Corendon Dutch: http://www.corendon.com/en-EN/
Jshank83 wrote:So, I am currently on this trip. Waiting on my AMS-ATH on Aegean.
Anyway, do they not check IDs on flights in Europe? All we needed was our boarding pass to get through security.
EDIT: nevermind. It sounds like they check it before you get on the plane
P1aneMad wrote:Keep in mind that Aegean allows you to check in on line 48hours before your flight.
About getting around in the islands better and cheaper option is to use the local buses.
The same tour company who arranges your excursion to Delphi also has a very nice day cruise that takes you to three different islands and it includes food. Costs roughly the same as the Delphi trip.
Enjoy your trip!
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