Review of easyJet flight Athens Mulhouse / Bâle in Economy

Airline easyJet
Flight U21156
Class Economy
Seat 13C
Aircraft Airbus A319
Flight time 02:55
Take-off 29 Aug 21, 11:55
Arrival at 29 Aug 21, 13:50
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Esteban
By GOLD 126
Published on 19th November 2021

athens airport


I was dropped off by my taxi, flat rate 35€, I like when airport taxis have flat rates, that avoids bad surprises.


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Busy terminal:


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I had no bags to check in and already had my BP I went straight to the security:


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The agents were friendly and despite the crowds, it was fast and efficient.


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The duty free zone was endless.


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I could have tried the Skyserv lounge with my Priority Pass card but decided to try another one:


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Not the LH lounge:


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Nor the Aegean lounge:


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But the Goldair lounge:


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They also welcome AF/KL.


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The welcome was friendly and my PP was quickly scanned together with my BP. The lounge was pretty quiet when I arrived.


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There are windows but the view isn't that impressive.


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The "cold" offer:


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Hot sandwiches:


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Cold sandwiches:


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Cakes and croissants:


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Drinks:


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I just had a cappuccino and some fruits:


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The toilets were clean:


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back in the terminal


An hour before the flight, I leave to the gate.


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As it is a paxbus that will bring us to the gate, I needed to go down:


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Our gate:


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Aegean A320:


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They boarded Speedy Boarding and family in one bus, that is a really nice touch.


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the flight


Our plane was docked at Terminal A:


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We had to go up the stairs to the plane jetway:


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In the jetway:


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The door:


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The crew was friendly in welcoming us, it was a long time since my last EasyJet flight A319 with the old seats:


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I had an emergency exit seat and had an aisle seat, so no inflight pictures :(


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Side view:


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The boarding takes ages …


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In the meantime I went to the toilets:


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The safety card:


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Wing view:


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The other side:


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Front view to the cockpit:


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The boarding sequence started at 11:15, I was in the plane at 11:30 and the boarding ended at 12:30… At the end we pushed back 40'' late.
We took off and I decided to have a coffee and a muffin inflight:


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And I slept a bit until arrival:


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LZ-BOO for GP Aviation an old  737-300 from PRN:


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I was surprised to get a passport check since our flight was a Schengen flight. On the other side of the windows is the non Schengen arrival with much more people.


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It took a good 20' to clear the checks, not a big deal but this shouldn't happen on a Schengen flight.

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Verdict

easyJet

6.8/10
Cabin6.0
Cabin crew9.0
Entertainment/wifi6.0
Buy-on-board menu6.0

Goldair Handling Lounge - Main

8.0/10
Comfort8.0
Meal/catering8.0
Entertainment/wifi8.0
Services8.0

Athens - ATH

9.4/10
Efficiency8.5
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness9.0

Mulhouse / Bâle - EAP

9.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access10.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

The flight did its job, at the end we landed only 15' late. The crew was really nice as usual on EasyJet.
The BOB was limited but hot ham/cheese toasts and pizzas were available.

ATH was efficient, EAP wasn't so efficient with this stupid passport control.

The lounge was nice, a good place to wait.

Thank you for reading and following this series!

Information on the route Athens (ATH) Mulhouse / Bâle (EAP)

2 Comments

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  • Comment 587454 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5589 Comments

    Wow from A3 J to EZY, that’s a rough transition, haha. At least you had a good seat! The older seats are so ugly though.

    I wish EZY would try to do a row or two of J with neutralised middle seat and just give an item from BOB for free simile to what Vueling tried a few years ago.

    It took a good 20' to clear the checks, not a big deal but this shouldn't happen on a Schengen flight.

    Yikes, thanks Covid! I’ve previously has similarly long waits at TLS from Schengen flight to check test or vaccination even though it was already checked several times before boarding. You would think it would go faster now with EU Digital Covid Certificate/Pass Sanitaire

    Thanks for sharing !

    • Comment 587489 by
      Esteban TEAM GOLD AUTHOR 14287 Comments

      Thanks Kévin for the comment !

      Indeed the transition wasn't great, but at least, an aisle seat, emergency exit covered for most of the pain :)

      I also wish Easy would add some Y+ rows with perks like middle seat blocked but I think this is something that will never happen :(

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