Flew in August 2011 from Tel Aviv to Athens to catch a cruise, after having visited family in Israel. Had 5 extra bags of luggage, and was charged nearly $1300 for these bags. Was told to either pay this amount, or I should ship these bags to Athens by postal service, which was absurd and impractical since our cruise was leaving the next day. The Aegean website is not clear on excess luggage charges. The same 5 extra bags of luggage on Aer Lingus, traveling back from Venice to JFK cost $300 total. What a ripoff by Aegean Airlines for a 2 hour flight, and what incredibly mean personnel we encountered at Ben Gurion Airport.