albertocsc wrote:Sounds like a great idea!
Will you have time in Munich to see around? If so, just take the train, and visit at least the area around Marienplatz. Also enjoy a good German beer.
conaly wrote:Staying for 8 hours at the airport would be pretty boring, believe me. It takes 45-50min by train to the City center. You have plenty of time to go there, at least for a walk from the main railwaystation to Marienplatz and back.
If you want to go spotting in Munich, you also have to go by train one station to "Besucherpark". There is a hill, from where you have a good view on the northern runway and Terminal 1 (cost: 1€). For a better view of the southern runway and Terminal 2 you'd need to go by car or taxi to the visitor hill south of the airport. But beware: it's pretty windy on both hills, it can get pretty cold real quick.
Armodeen wrote:Just go for it. I've done a few day trips with Ryanair when they have sales on (I was one of the lucky ones who grabbed the £0.02 round trip fares around 10 years ago when they were doing crazy promotions) and I've done an out and back return from LHR to DUS when I had an 8hr layover at LHR...I used BA Avios for last minute return. I literally went out and back on the same aircraft, crew thought I was slightly unhinged but moved me to an exit row on the return ).
PI4EVR wrote:I'm all for the suggestion to take the train to the city. An easy ride to the main train station which is huge and a sight to see in its own right.
A ton of food options at the station for a nice lunch and a short walk on to see the Marienplatz and return for train back to airport.
That venture into the city will make your day trip even more memorable.
P.S. And for anyone traveling to MUC to overnight, I highly recommend the Munich Hilton hotel as it's located on a stop from the airport just prior to the main station and you simply walk upstairs through a direct stairwell to the hotel lobby. An easy walk on to the main train station for any onward train travel. Or to eat great "train food."
masi1157 wrote:You will have more than enough opportunities to fly on A320/21neos in the coming years, it might even become boring. Choose a place you want to visit for a few days (München is not the worst idea). And if the flight happens to be an A320neo, fine. If not, it will be next time. But just for the flight? Don't you have better things to spend your time and money for?
PI4EVR wrote:As I'm a bit older than you john910 my wise advice will be to spend the money on the trip or a trip, but maximize your money and time and treat yourself to discovering a new city even in a short period of time. The train ticket will cost about $25E roundtrip and some money spent for a sandwich and maybe a bier, or coffee and a pastry. You'll have memories for a lifetime beyond just visiting the airport or enjoying the plane ride.
I spent 32 years in the airline industry and have a fair share of "crazy" one day trips or a fly around for a day riding new planes.
Whatever money was spent was earned back, but my memories have lasted a lifetime!
Life is short. Take the day and have a great trip whatever you decide to do!
PatrickZ80 wrote:Does it have to be Munich, or can it be any destination?
As others have said, the city of Munich is quite far from the airport. You'd be wasting too much time there. And Aegean is not exactly the cheapest airline out there.
How about flying to a city one day and back the next day? You can stay in a hostel or a cheap hotel. That way you can significantly save on fares, so much that the total including the hotel comes out lower than you would pay on your current plans.
For example you could do Vienna instead of Munich. I've looked it up. You could fly Athens to Vienna on Saturday 18th of April on Lauda, departing Athens at 11:20 and arriving in Vienna at 12:45 for € 45,04. The next day (Sunday) Wizzair has a flight to Athens that leaves Vienna at 21:15, arriving in Athens at 22:40 for € 19,99. That's a total of € 65,03.
The bus (Vienna Airport Lines) between Vienna airport and Ostbahnhof costs € 13 return. Near Ostbahnhof you find Wombats Hostel Vienna the Lounge where you can stay for € 29 a night. That would make a total of € 107,03 and you get to spend more time in Vienna than you would in Munich. I've stayed in the hostel I've mentioned, it's really good. They got a nice bar where you can have a drink with the other hostel guests and you even get a voucher for the first drink for free.
john910 wrote:Hey guys... i am new here...i love aviation and i would like to do something crazy....book tickets from athens to munich and back with aegean just to travel with the new airbus a320neo and spot some cool planes at munich airport...if i do it i will fly at 8 am from athens and leave from munich at 6 pm....for your information i have travelled abroad just once with a321.....what are your thoughts and opinions for my crazy idea??
aeromoe wrote:john910 wrote:Hey guys... i am new here...i love aviation and i would like to do something crazy....book tickets from athens to munich and back with aegean just to travel with the new airbus a320neo and spot some cool planes at munich airport...if i do it i will fly at 8 am from athens and leave from munich at 6 pm....for your information i have travelled abroad just once with a321.....what are your thoughts and opinions for my crazy idea??
Not crazy at all. You've come to the right place to talk about airline flying. I'm fortunate in that I have done a LOT of crazy trips just for the heck of it over the past few years. I'm not an airline employee so I have to pay for all my trips, too. Around the world routing over a long weekend: PHX-JFK-FRA-SIN-SFO-PHX. After I booked it I invited a coworker friend along just for the experience. B6 / SQ / SQ / SQ / AA. At least he left SIN airport for the brief bus tour of Singapore and got his passport stamped. I've been through SIN 6 or so times with nary a passport stamp.
Keep up your whimsical travels...and who cares what others think!
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