Olympic Airlines?

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1. Posted by Kimberley1 (Budding Member 15 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hi All,
Just wondering if anyone reading this has ever flown Olympic airlines? Cause i'm looking for cheap flights to Athens from London, and they seem to be the cheapest I can find at the moment, so considering buying a ticket for July.
I've never really heard of them before, so was wondering if anyone has any pros and/or cons about the airline they want to share? :)
Also, it seems they dont have etickets, so have to post out the tickets in the mail (!?) seems a bit old fashioned to me......

Anyway, thanks in advance if you can help! :)



2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1388 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Did you check with Easyjet, I think they fly to Athens from Gatwick and Luton?

Another option would be to take flight to Germany, and take flight to Greece from there (Air Berlin, GermanWings, Aegean Airlines). I know it will take more time, and you would have to find flights that connect, but it might save you some money.

And no never flown with them, so I don't know how, they sell their tickets.

3. Posted by adri1961 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

try to check on site www.volagratis.it , you should subscribe (but it s free) and you can find most of cheapest flight. I just gave a look for a flight out from London to Athens and back on th 9th of july and they offered many cheap flight, like with Swiss, Males.... try it..


4. Posted by SairinLote (Budding Member 9 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hello i am from greece and i'm flying with Olympic nearly 10 times a year. They are very safe but they seem to have a problem with delays (about 1hour) which i don't mind.
If you found the cheapest ticket in OA then i suggest u take it.

I do not know the plane type. In my flights (in-country) OA uses boeing 737-400.

Also if in any need about info for Athens, do not hesitate :)

5. Posted by dwalker66 (Full Member 210 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I flew them a few years back from DXB-ATH-FCO and return. No delays, basic stuff but what from LHR-ATH it cannot be more than 4 hours, take a good book eat before you fly and you will be fine! Oh it was business class too and the only difference from Y class was that no one sat in the middle seat!


[ Edit: Edited on Apr 28, 2007, at 9:41 PM by dwalker66 ]