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
A3   #20 out of 67 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 166 reviews
Esteban
By GOLD 369
Published on 19th November 2021

Routing


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 :)


photo img_2296_resultat-copiephoto img_2297_resultat-copie

FRAPORT is the airport operator:


photo img_2298_resultatphoto img_2299_resultatphoto img_2300_resultat

The airport looks brand new and is really nice:


photo img_2303_resultatphoto img_2304_resultatphoto img_2305_resultat

FIDS:


photo img_2301_resultat

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.


photo img_2307_resultat

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


photo img_2308_resultat

My Embraer is still there:


photo img_2309_resultat

Wizz boards to VNO:


photo img_2310_resultatphoto img_2311_resultat

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


photo img_2312_resultat

Again the E2:


photo img_2313_resultat

Volotea A319:


photo img_2314_resultat

Ryanair:


photo img_2315_resultat

My E2 heads back to Basel:


photo img_2316_resultatphoto img_2317_resultatphoto img_2318_resultat

TO from ORY:


photo img_2319_resultatphoto img_2320_resultat

Aer Lingus:


photo img_2321_resultat

Air France:


photo img_2322_resultat

321neo Easy:


photo img_2323_resultatphoto img_2324_resultat

My A320 arrives:


photo img_2325_resultatphoto img_2326_resultatphoto img_2327_resultat

While AF boards next door:


photo img_2328_resultatphoto img_2329_resultatphoto img_2330_resultat

the flight


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


photo img_2331_resultat

It was down to the appron:


photo img_2332_resultat

And waited here:


photo img_2333_resultat

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


photo img_2334_resultat

IAE V2500 engines:


photo img_2335_resultat

Boarding the bird:


photo img_2336_resultat

Aircraft Door:


photo img_2337_resultat

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


photo img_2338_resultatphoto img_2339_resultat

The tray table:


photo img_2340_resultat

A very genereous recline:


photo img_2341_resultat

Side view:


photo img_2342_resultat

The seat pitch is perfect:


photo img_2343_resultat

They even have an onboard magazine:


photo img_2344_resultat

That is really big!


photo img_2345_resultat

Safety card:



The genereous leg room of the first row:


photo img_2350_resultat

The neo is still here:


photo img_2352_resultatphoto img_2353_resultat

LX A220-100:


photo img_2354_resultatphoto img_2355_resultat

We pushed back same time as the neo:


photo img_2356_resultatphoto img_2357_resultat

SkyExpress:


photo img_2358_resultatphoto img_2359_resultat

Line up:


photo img_2360_resultat

The neo starts first:


photo img_2361_resultat

Our turn:


photo img_2364_resultatphoto img_2365_resultat

V1:


photo img_2367_resultat

Rotate:


photo img_2368_resultatphoto img_2369_resultatphoto img_2370_resultat

The views are amazing:


photo img_2372_resultatphoto img_2373_resultatphoto img_2375_resultat

The Santorini Caldera:


photo img_2376_resultatphoto img_2377_resultat

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


photo img_2379_resultat

Apple juice:


photo img_2380_resultat

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


photo img_2381_resultatphoto img_2382_resultat

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


photo img_2383_resultat

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


photo img_2384_resultat

Over Greece:


photo img_2385_resultatphoto img_2386_resultatphoto img_2387_resultat

Touch down soon:


photo img_2388_resultatphoto img_2389_resultatphoto img_2391_resultat

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


photo img_2392_resultatphoto img_2393_resultatphoto img_2394_resultat

Soviet Air Force:


photo img_2395_resultatphoto img_2396_resultat

We parked on a remote stand:


photo img_2397_resultatphoto img_2398_resultat

Last fuselage shoot before leaving the plane:


photo img_2399_resultat

Transfer to the terminal via pax bus:


photo img_2400_resultatphoto img_2402_resultat

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


photo img_2401_resultat

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


photo img_2403_resultatphoto img_2404_resultat

Ok, here it was a bit easier:


photo img_2405_resultat

This way out:


photo img_2406_resultatphoto img_2407_resultatphoto img_2408_resultat

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


photo img_2409_resultat
See more

Verdict

Aegean Airlines

9.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering10.0

Santorini Island - JTR

9.2/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Athens - ATH

9.0/10
Efficiency10.0
Access8.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness9.0

Conclusion

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)

3 Comments

If you liked this review or if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to post a comment below !
  • 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!

Login to post a comment.