Review of Aegean Airlines flight Athens Warsaw in Economy

Airline Aegean Airlines
Flight A3 870
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:35
Take-off 12 Dec 18, 08:50
Arrival at 12 Dec 18, 10:25
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loukas
By SILVER 583
Published on 29th January 2019
Hi,

Welcome to the fourth and last flight from the following series:

FLIGHT A3 873 - WAW-ATH - A320 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/38121/aegean-airlines-a3-873-warsaw-waw-athens-ath
FLIGHT OA 910 - ATH-LCA - A320 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/38214/olympic-air-oa-910-athens-ath-larnaca-lca
FLIGHT OA 901 - LCA-ATH - A320 - https://flight-report.com/en/report/38454/olympic-air-oa-901-larnaca-lca-athens-ath
FLIGHT A3 870 - ATH-WAW - A320 - you are here

After an early morning flight from Cyprus, we arrived about 7:30 to Athens having not more than an hour and 20 minutes before our departure to Warsaw. As I wrote before, it's not very easy to change from a non-Schengen to Schengen flight in ATH as there is no special path and all you can do is exit the airside zone and enter it again passing passport and security control. Having 1:20 between the flight you can do with with ease, however you won't have much time for anything else. I hardly made it to my favourite olive oil shop in Schengen zone.

THE FLIGHT



After quite fast boarding procedures I found myself again on the tarmac waiting for the bus that will take us to the aircraft.

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I love special liveries, retro-jets and anything that makes a jet look special. Today is my lucky day as I'm going to fly an A320 with special "Acropolis Museum" sticker :)

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In this case a bus boarding is a great idea



I always choose a window seat but unfortunately not this time: my colleague says she wants to sleep and as I had a window seat for the last 3 flights, now it's her turn… What can I do? I take some pictures as she tries to sleep leaning on the tray table.

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After a short taxi we are once again airborne over green Attica with the city of Athens visible in the background

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This A320 is equipped with the overhead screens showing our route map so at least this is going to be my inflight entertainment as I can look out of the window from time to time only.

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Legroom

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Some fleet facts and route map from the "Blue" magazine



Aegean is once more the best regional european airline and it really deserves this title

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Breakfast service arrives when we are already airborne for about 40 mintues. It conists of a warm pastry with feta cheese and sundried tomatoes, greek yoghurt with honey, jam, bread and butter. The pastry is ok but nothing special. I would say that the best part of this meal is the very fresh and tasty yoghurt with honey, one of the best things you can have for breakfast in Greece.



Some views when my colleague sleeps and I can finally see what's going on outside

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Despite having a middle seat, time runs fast on this flight and soon we are back to grey and rainy in this part of the year Warsaw. A guy sitting next to me comes from Beirut and flies to Poland for the very first time hoping to see some snow. I explain to him that he should come in January or February as December has become lately a rather rainy than snowy month in this part of Europe.

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Thanks for reading this short report, I hope you enjoyed it!
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Verdict

Aegean Airlines

7.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Meal/catering8.0

Athens - ATH

7.4/10
Efficiency5.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Warsaw - WAW

8.8/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.5
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

It was a very nice flight with a good hot breakfast service on a 2:30 hours flight inside Europe. The CC was much nicer than on the Cyprus - Athens flight, maybe it was because they managed to have enough rest before the flight that wasn't a very early one.

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6 Comments

  • Comment 486281 by
    KL651 TEAM 4416 Comments

    Thanks for this FR.
    I agree the yoghurt is the best past part of the breakfast, I even asked if they had one left when flying back from HER.
    Funny transfers aren't easier in ATH, A3 tries to become a connecting airline, mostly to the middle east.

  • Comment 486322 by
    Benoit75008 GOLD 6598 Comments

    Dziekuje Łukasz!

    Very good pics and interesting report.
    I 'm a bit disappointed about breakfast as i was expecting something better from Aegean.

    Dobranoc !

  • Comment 486481 by
    Shisdu SILVER 654 Comments

    Hi there!

    Glad to know you made it back home safe and sound.

    she tries to sleep leaning on the tray table.

    She must be either very flexible or very short! How on earth do you lean on a tray table in such a cramped space?!

    greek yoghurt with honey

    Sounds delicious. I wonder why I haven't tried it before.

    Aegean is once more the best regional european airline and it really deserves this title

    I have no doubt after seeing that meal service on a 40-minute flight!

    flies to Poland for the very first time hoping to see some snow

    So sorry for him! He sould have asked first! (And so should I before going to Argentina last week. The heat was unbearable!)

    Thanks for sharing, Loukas! :)

    • Comment 486494 by
      AK SILVER 510 Comments

      You know, I am neither short nor flexible, but I do lean on tray tables of aircrafts ^^. With a small cushion of course.... The only problem occurs if the passenger of the preceding row decides to recline his/her seat.

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