Review of Aegean Airlines flight Santorini Island Athens in Business

Airline Aegean Airlines
Flight OA367
Class Business
Seat 02A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 00:55
Take-off 28 Aug 21, 14:55
Arrival at 28 Aug 21, 15:50
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By GOLD 369
Published on 19th November 2021


santorini airport

My transit time was only 2H50, it was something like 32° outside meaning no real time to go downtown and to hot just to stay outside the terminal building. As you can see shadow is somewhat limited. I decided to go immediately back to the air conditionned building :)

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FRAPORT is the airport operator:

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The airport looks brand new and is really nice:

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I already had my mobile boarding pass, no need to wait at the counter, I head straight to controls, no wait there, followed by the duty free. I can't buy anything since I  have a domestic flight.

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Airside, not that much people and …really nicely air conditionned :)

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My Embraer is still there:

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Wizz boards to VNO:

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Downstairs there are boarding gates that can be used as non Schengen gates:

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Again the E2:

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Volotea A319:

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My E2 heads back to Basel:

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TO from ORY:

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Aer Lingus:

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Air France:

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321neo Easy:

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My A320 arrives:

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While AF boards next door:

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the flight

Our boarding started as the inbound passengers were still leaving the plane:

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It was down to the appron:

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And waited here:

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We had to take a bus to the plane, that was parked barely 100 meters away from the gate.

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IAE V2500 engines:

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Boarding the bird:

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Aircraft Door:

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We were warmly greated by the purser, the Aegean uniform looks really smart. The cabin is in a good shape with neutralized middle seats:

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The tray table:

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A very genereous recline:

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Side view:

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The seat pitch is perfect:

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They even have an onboard magazine:

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That is really big!

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Safety card:

The genereous leg room of the first row:

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The neo is still here:

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LX A220-100:

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We pushed back same time as the neo:

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Line up:

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The neo starts first:

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Our turn:

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The views are amazing:

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The Santorini Caldera:

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The service starts very quickly, the beverage range is impressive.

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Apple juice:

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We were handed out a bag with what I thought would be snacks only:

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But look at this huge sandwich! It was really big and super tasty! For a 25 minutes flight!

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I had barely the time to finish the sandwich and we had already levelled of to ATH:

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Over Greece:

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Touch down soon:

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The 732 is a fire trainer, the IL76 were here on a stop to Kabul to pick up refugees.

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Soviet Air Force:

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We parked on a remote stand:

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Last fuselage shoot before leaving the plane:

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Transfer to the terminal via pax bus:

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I was impressed since the bus was only for business passengers. This is really time saving for the J passengers.

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And driven to the terminal. The signage is not clear enough, I found it hard to make my way to the exit.

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Ok, here it was a bit easier:

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This way out:

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Taxi have a flat rate to ATH, I will then take the taxi:

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Aegean Airlines

Cabin crew10.0

Santorini Island - JTR


Athens - ATH



The flight was perfect: 25 minutes in the air and a full snack service. With a big and delicious sandwich, no one else in Europe does as good.

The cabin was adequate, ok its Eurobusiness but the legroom and seat recline are really improved compared to coach.

The cabin crew was a delight to fly with, charming and attentive.

JTR is a small airport but very efficient.

ATH a bit hard to navigate but still ok.

Last part on a less glamorous flight is to come soon :)

As usual a big thank you for reading!

Information on the route Santorini Island (JTR) Athens (ATH)


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  • Comment 586949 by
    lbfortress 68 Comments

    Really cool review. The airport is beautiful next to the water. I'm amazed you got a snack and drink on such a short flight. I don't think we would be offered anything like that on a US airline no matter the class.

  • Comment 587139 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5589 Comments

    JTR can get a little chaotic in the summer since it's so tiny, but there are such awesome views from the terrace upstairs!

    The seat pitch is perfect:

    It really is. Aegean list pitch in J rows as 33+ inches, which is unheard of there days with most carriers (BA, LH, OS, SN etc barely giving 30" in J...which isn't even a great seat pitch for Y!)

    But look at this huge sandwich! It was really big and super tasty! For a 25 minutes flight!

    Now that's true short-haul Business class service! Extra space, fresh food, and a wide selection of drinks!

    Aegean consistently offer good service in both cabins no matter the flight time. Having flown this route on A3 but in Y, I remember it fondly as an impressively good experience for being such a short flight.

    Thanks for sharing!

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