To Hong Kong and Back: Flying Aegean Airlines In Economy

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!

PART I: DELTA AIRLINES PHX-JFK-LHR IN ECONOMY
PART II: ESCAPE LOUNGE STANSTED AIRPORT, LONDON
PART III: RYANAIR STN-KRK
PART IV: SHERATON GRAND KRAKOW
PART V: BUSINESS LOUNGE SCHENGEN – KRAKOW
PART VI: FLYING AEGEAN AIRLINES IN ECONOMY
PART VII: THE PRIORITY PASS LOUNGES OF ATHENS AIRPORT
PART VIII: LE MÉRIDIEN CAIRO AIRPORT
PART IX: FIRST CLASS LOUNGE CAIRO AIRPORT
PART X: EMIRATES AIRLINES CAI-DXB IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XI: ST. REGIS DUBAI
PART XII: EMIRATES FIRST CLASS LOUNGE, DXB
PART XIII: EMIRATES AIRLINES DXB-HKG IN FIRST CLASS
PART XIV: OVOLO SOUTHSIDE HOTEL, HONG KONG
PART XV: EMIRATES AIRLINES LOUNGE, HKG
PART XVI: EMIRATES AIRLINES HKG-BKK IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XVII: ALOFT BANGKOK SUKHUMVIT 13
PART XVIII: EMIRATES AIRLINES LOUNGE, BKK
PART XIX: EMIRATES AIRLINES BKK-DXB IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XX: PARK HYATT DUBAI
PART XXI: EMIRATES AIRLINES BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE, DUBAI
PART XXII: EMIRATES AIRLINES DXB-CAI IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XXIII: ROYAL JORDANIAN CAI-AMM IN BUSINESS CLASS
PART XXIV: TRANSITING AMMAN AIRPORT
PART XXV: BRITISH AIRWAYS CLUB WORLD AMM-LHR
PART XXVI: BRITISH AIRWAYS ARRIVALS LOUNGE, LHR AND CLUB ASPIRE LOUNGE, LHR

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.

 

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