Hi all - I need some insight
My group and I are flying into Athens from Santorini on Aegean Air in September, 2014. We hacked the airfare, meaning all of our tickets were purchased as separate trips:
Ticket 1 - LAX-GVA // ATH-LAX (via MUC)
Ticket 2 - GVA-ATH
Ticket 3 - ATH-JTR-ATH
Total cost for the tickets was $1385pp - almost $1000 less than booking the flight as one trip on Kayak.com - no longer than a 3hr layover either - booking with a flight consolidator required anywhere from 12-20hrs in layover time.
However, what worries me is baggage limits on the return leg, Aegean JTR to ATH.
Because we bought separate tickets, all baggage needs to be carried-on. If not that baggage will need to be collected at the luggage kiosk and we will be forced to reenter Athens airport and go through security. If that happens when we fly into Athens from Geneva it won't be a problem because we have three hours between flights.
However, on the home-bound flight, we arrive in Athens from Thira at 7:15, and our outbound flight from Athens to Munich leaves at 8:35, (both flights are on Aegean).
Unless I am over-thinking it, 1h20min is too little time to: collect bags, reenter the airport, check-in, go through security, find the gate, and board the plane.
So here's the question:
**Am I wrong about 1h20min being to little time to reenter the airport in Athens? Or is there some mechanism in Athens to accommodate this sort of thing?
If not, I will need to enforce a strict, 18lb, one bag policy for our travel group. A challenge considering we will be away for 17days.
Thanks in advance for your insights!
MjSEdited: 07 January 2014, 00:56