Review of Austrian Airlines flight Athens Vienna in Economy

Airline Austrian Airlines
Flight OS 804
Class Economy
Seat --
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:20
Take-off 31 Aug 19, 06:40
Arrival at 31 Aug 19, 08:00
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loukas
By SILVER 563
Published on 19th November 2019
Hi everyone,

Welcome to the 3rd report from my latest series covering a holiday trip to Greece. Here is the full flight plan:

23.08.2019 - WAW-ZRH - LO 411, E-195
23.08.2019 - ZRH-ATH - A3 851, A-320
31.08.2019 - ATH-VIE - OS 804, A-320
31.08.2019 - VIE-WAW - OS 631, DH4

Before the main report, I would like to share with you some photos from my stay in Athens, Tinos and Mykonos Island.

We spent just a couple of hours in Athens before heading to the islands, it was nice to be there again after 2 years break.



The next day we took a ferry to Tinos Island that stopped for a while in the beautiful island of Syros



Tinos is known for its Holy Virgin sanctuary, strong winds, beautiful landscapes and calm. Unlike Mykonos, it's a perfect day to escape from crowds.



We made a one day trip to Mykonos that is no doubt a very beautiful place but it is so crowded, noisy, busy and expensive, that I was happy to be back to Tinos in the evening.



After a great week in Cyclades, it was time to go back to Athens and fly back home. Our flight was supposed to depart at 06:40 a.m. so we spent the night close to the airport.

As always in case of early morning flights I was not in mood to take pictures, anyway there was nothing really intersting in ATH.

Check-in

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Current departures

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Our gate

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Sun was slowly rising over the airport

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Bus boarding! I didn't expect that from Austrian, even if it's quite common in Vienna, in ATH I always saw their planes connected to a jetbridge. Anyway, a good oportunity to take some photos, as always.

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First impressions from the cabin: it looks neat, very LH group style: slim Recaro seats and quite good legroom

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Whole cabin look later in the flight

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View from my seat as we slowly begin to taxi for departure



Western Attica (with Athens in the background) and Euboea island. Flying over Greece is always a pleasure for the eyes



After not more than 20 minutes we pass the Chalkidiki Peninsula

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Austrian's service in Y this morning consists of a piece of cake and choice of cold and hot beverages

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Even though it is not the best one could expect, the crew that is in general very helpful and attentive, offers a second piece of cake and also another turn of beverages.
Time for the seat pocket. Safety card

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Fleet and destinations map

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As soon as we reach Serbia, we start to fly along Danube river that we will cross several times and will stay with us for the rest of the flight

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Passing Danube again while approaching Vienna. VIE can be seen on the left

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After a deep turn left we are on the short finals

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Danube again, this time very close

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and landing

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It's a beutiful day in Vienna today, with full sunshine and teperature above 30 degrees Celsius

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This flight has remote stands on both ends

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The cabin once again

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Vienna airport arrivals hall as we make our way to the train to spend a day long stopover in the city

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Thanks fo reading, to be continued soon.
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Verdict

Austrian Airlines

7.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew9.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.5

Athens - ATH

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access6.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.5

Vienna - VIE

8.9/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.5
Services8.5
Cleanliness8.5

Conclusion

My genaral conlcusion is that OS keeps the LH style standard very well, you know you can always expect from them a small snack, decent cabin and very polite crew and that's how it was this time.

Information on the route Athens (ATH) Vienna (VIE)

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5 Comments

  • Comment 530756 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5100 Comments

    Nice report as always Loukas! A pretty standard flight with OS, which is pretty decent and above average by EU standards. The cabin looks nice with the grey and red, and looks modern and clean--nicer than LH, despite the same seats.

    Lovely photos of the Greek Isles. Too bad you could only spend one day in Mykonos, but you're right that it's way too crowded at the end of August. I see you went to Elias Beach, which is my Favourite. I also like Super Paradise Beach and Jackie O Beach Club there.

    Thanks for sharing!

    • Comment 530974 by
      loukas SILVER AUTHOR 315 Comments

      Hi Kevin, Many thanks for your comment! In the end of August I was happy it was just one day, it was so tiring! I agree that Mykonos has great beaches, but believe me, there are many Greek islands that are much less popular but the same or even more beautiful.

      • Comment 530975 by
        KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5100 Comments

        Unfortunately, the only islands I've been to are Santorini and Mykonos, but next time I go to Greece I want to explore several new islands. Which would you recommend?

        • Comment 531287 by
          loukas SILVER AUTHOR 315 Comments

          I recommend Serifos, so you can explore the real Cyclades without mass tourism. Milos is also very nice, quite popular but still less than Santorini or Mykonos. I love Corfu (Kerkira) - it is big and quite popular in mid summer but it has a lot of calm places and beautiful nature. To be honest, I still have so many island to visit myself that I'm pretty sure I won't make it in a lifetime :)

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