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.
After quite fast boarding procedures I found myself again on the tarmac waiting for the bus that will take us to the aircraft.
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 :)
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.
After a short taxi we are once again airborne over green Attica with the city of Athens visible in the background
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.
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
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
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.
Thanks for reading this short report, I hope you enjoyed it!
Athens - ATH
Warsaw - WAW
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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