The airline with the best average rating is Aegean Airlines with 7.6/10.
The average flight time is 3 hours and 28 minutes.More information
I travelled 12 to 18 times a year in most years between 2005 and 2019. Then came covid and I went only on three trips in 2020 and no international trips in until August 2021 but I was finally fully vaccinated so I could travel. First I flew from Iceland to Milan with Wizzair (no flight report), took the train to Geneva (no train report), flew from Geneva to Athens with Aegean (here), then flew from Athens to Paris also with Aegean (here) and flew home to Iceland with the new Icelandic low-cost airline Play (flight report to be published soon).
I stayed at a beach resort not far from the airport. My taxi failed to show up on time. I quickly arranged an airport transfer but got to the airport about half an hour later than planned. I had already checked in on-line, only had hand luggage and priority security was available so I was airside less than 10 minutes after I got to the airport. The airport was crowded but the staff were experienced enough to manage the flow.
I went to the Aegean lounge - but it was full and no more passengers were let in.
The Lufthansa Business Lounge was also very crowded but was not full so I could get in.
It was difficult to enjoy the lounge as it was really crowded. There was a serviced bar with quite few people waiting in line. The best part of the lounge was that good quality snacks were available. I also noticed that the staff were doing their best to manage the crowd.
Vaccination certificates were checked in the boarding area in a pretty chaotic way. Priority boarding was not available.
Aegean has the typical intra-European business class cabin with the middle seat blocked.
Legroom was good at seat 1F.
Push-back was at 08.15 for a scheduled departure time of 08.20.We took off at 08.30.
We had some beautiful views over Athens and the nearby riviera.
Here's the breakfast menu.
Aegean branded napkin.
Oven Baked Omelet Sfougato served with Cherry Tomato and Spilia Graviera Cheese.
Greek yogurt with honey.
Coke and tomato juice.
Gastronomics by Stalios Parliaros chocolate.
Breakfast was very good. Service was perfect - this was my third flight in Aegean business class and service was of consistently high level on all three flights.
Covid-related registration form for France was distributed after breakfast and collected before landing.
We had some nice views during the flight: here is the east coast of Italy.
We landed at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle on time.
Welcome to Paris!
Athens airport was crowded and the Aegean lounge was full. The Lufthansa lounge was also crowded but at least some tasty snacks were available. Aegean's business class was comfortable, breakfast was very good and the cabin crew was very professional.