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air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

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air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

We are trying to find flights from Athens to London end of September and it seems Aegean have some very good specials. As we have a connecting flight the next day LHR to Lax I would like to know how reliable they are? Has anyone got any feedback from trips on them? We have booked them to fly Rome to Athens but with the pressure to get back to London I would love to hear any info. Can't seem to find much info in NZ about them apart from internet.

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1. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

The Athens/London route is brand new and doesn't begin till May!! Aegean, in general though, is a great airline..great planes, on-time departure/arrivals, etc..wouldn't worry about it:) Enjoy!

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2. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Aegean fly to Stansted which may not be convenient as you're flying out of Heathrow. Olympic and BA both fly to Heathrow and are reliable as any other airline.

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3. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Absolutely correct :)

It is a quite good company, reliable and will be doing the route at tech edge brand new airbuses - still they are not a good choice if you fly out same day from another airport.

So, pay great attention on this one. If you just fly back to London, stay a day or some days and then fly again on an outbound, they are a very good choice on a quite good price.

Official site at:

www.aegeanair.com/aegeanen/home/index.asp

Airline review at:

www.airlinequality.com/Forum/aegean.htm

More or less they get very positive reviews. They do have nice clean aircrafts, while service is ok, friendly and with a smile. I have never had a negative experience with them.

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4. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

You may get a cheaper flight Athens to Stanstead/Luton/Gatwick London Airports with Aegean or EasyJet but you will have additional travel costs to Heathrow airport, so I would look at British Airways and Olympic, they fly to Heathrow and sometimes have reasonable offers.

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5. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

hi

Many thanks for all the replies. Good to know that

Aegean is a good airline. Will weigh up pros and cons of flying to Stanstead instead of Heathrow or Gatwick. Thanks for the link to airline reviews.

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6. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Hello!

Aegean is very reliable and offers quite cheap fares!

Since your connection is the next day, I don't see where your problem is. No matter at which airport you will arrive you will still stay for a night in London, hence travel from Stansted to a central hotel and then the next day to LHR or travel from Stansted to LHR and spend the night near-by.

Check the following links to see how you can travel between the two airports:

londontoolkit.com/travel/heathrow_stansted_b…

airwise.com/airports/europe/STN/STN-lhr.html

Check the following link on how to get from Stansted to Central London:

stanstedairport.com/portal/…

Check the following link on how to get from Central London to LHR:

heathrowairport.com/portal/…

Let me know if you need any help on finding a hotel to spend the night!

Thalia

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7. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Listen to TH, she knows what she is saying :)

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8. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Thank you Nick!!!

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9. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

We have finally decided to fly Ba direct into Heathrow and connect same day (thanks for the advice in that).

I do however now need to find accommodation in Athens for a night. Fly out of Athens 8am so would like to be within hours travelling of the airport and perhaps nearby to reliable transport (bus,train or if need be taxi).

It appears that the airport hotels are very expensive for family of four.

Since we are only going to have a day and night in Athens it would be nice not be isolated, which seems to be the comments on some hotels I have looked at. If anyone can help I would appreciate it.

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10. Re: air travel from Athens to London Aegean Airlines

Hello!

Try the following:

Athens Cypria (www.athenscypriahotel.com)

Acropolis View (www.acropolisview.gr)

Phidias Hotel (holiday-in-athens.com/athens/hotel-phidias-a…)

Amazon (www.AmazonHotelAthens.com)

Arethusa (www.arethusahotel.com)

They are all in the Syntagma/Plaka areas, very central and close to the bus/tube to the airport.

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