Now, time to fly to Cairo! My flight plan featured a long afternoon layover in Athens, which didn’t bother me one bit- it gave me time to see the Parthenon and grab dinner in Athens city proper. This review will show what it’s like to fly Aegean in economy. Spoiler alert: it’s great!
I boarded the A320 from a bus gate (how I hate these bus rides). One positive is that you get a great view of the plane you’re about to fly on.
Since this was a Star Alliance partner, I decided to credit my flights to United. That way, I got 75% of my miles flown credited as United MileagePlus miles. In the end, I received 1,169 miles for my flights.
Once on board, it was evident this would be a good flight. The flight attendants had awesome uniforms- definitely harkened back to the Golden Age of travel. Before we were off the ground, they passed around a hard candy from a basket.
Once airborne, we had a choice of beverages, including beer and wine, complimentary. I chose the wine, it being the Mediterranean and all.
My in flight meal was a pasta for this leg, delivered in a box with some Greek crackers and a lemony bread dessert. All were delicious! The pasta was surprisingly tasty.
I landed in Athens without incident, and after taking out some Euros from my bank account to buy a metro ticket (18 Euros round trip), I was on my way to Athens. It took about 50 minutes to get into the city center near the Parthenon. There, I decided to check out the awesome (and air-conditioned) Parthenon museum.
After returning to the airport’s Priority Pass lounges, I boarded my flight to Cairo. Again, a bus to the plane.
Despite being late at night, everyone in economy got a full meal again. This leg, I got a nice chicken dish, with a really good sesame seed and honey dessert. I was tired, so orange juice did the trick for me on this leg.
Overall, I love Aegean Airlines. This was my third economy flight on them, and they’re still one of the best out there. I’d recommend any readers or clients to fly them if visiting a Greek island during their travels.