Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Elmira to Athens
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 18h 50m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on Delta ($704)
When flying out of Elmira you will be using Elmira Corning-Elmira, often referred to as Elmira Airport. You will be landing at Athens Eleftherios V., also known as Athens Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "Turn on the lights before landing graduallyb- noone likes bright fast - too nasty;"
Pros: "crew was fine"
Cons: "terrible space/legroom. Very cramped tray table, couldn't fit laptop on it. Made me check my carry on bag. not even gate check, checked to baggage claim. Yet there was still overhead space once I got on. Lots of . overbooking - should never happen in this day and age. Delta does not deserve its "#1" rating. The rating system seems biased. Probably paid off by delta. Southwest is way better for economy class."
Pros: "Yes crew was amazing"
Cons: "May be more frequent hydration"
Cons: "Remain awesome!"
Pros: "The where very helpful"
Pros: "They were late and and tried to blame weather"
Cons: "Explain that we will get hotel and else... Cheep asses."
Cons: "Hour late and no wifi!"
Pros: "Yes, . Amazing crew Seat was comfortable."
Pros: "good flight, inflight menu and movie library"
Cons: "rude bag drop off kiosk"
Pros: "you were on time !!"
Cons: "space between seats !!!"
Cons: "We sat for an hour on the tarmac with the plane at about 80-85 degrees and everyone sweating. Once we took off the flight attendants kept turning the cabin lights on and off and serving dinner (on an overnight flight is that really necessary?!) and waking us up. Also plane was old and uncomfortable."
Pros: "Movies and snacks on board. Friendly staff"
Cons: "They should provide free headphones"
Pros: "Crew was very fast but not enough during boarding and people had brought oversized carry on luggage to the gate requiring stowing. We had checked a carry-on at check in and paid $30 while several people got theirs stowed for free which seemed unfair."
Cons: "The charging for checked luggage has created a situation that was unfair for all travellers and ultimately made the plane’s departure late. This policy drives people to bring too much luggage into the cabin, putting at risk the safety of others and delays."
Pros: "Crew was great seats comfortable but quite near back my connecting flight I had to get my seat when I got to the airport I was second from the back but close to washrooms"
Cons: "There was no entertainment on second flight but I didn’t use it anyway On second flight washroom was not very good my scarfe dropped on the floor and was wet and yuckie"
Cons: "No in flight entertainment"
Cons: "Even the comfort seats are crammed together too close. One can barely move. Dreadful"
Pros: "Everyone was great!"
Pros: "Excelent flight excelent service.."
Cons: "The entrance in the gate to the plane always disorganized"
Pros: "All the movie choices. Wish TVs came in all aircraft and/or flights 2+ hours. :-)"
Pros: "The movies kept my daughter busy."
Cons: "They ran out of overhead space we had to check a carry on bag. My video monitor didn't work so that was disappointing."
Pros: "Crew was good, plane was clean. We left on time and got in a bit early."
Cons: "Don't like the Comfort plus seats that have the dividers vs basic arm rests. TSA is a JOKE, got the random strip search where they pulled apart every nook and cranny of my personal bag and carry on item. Relieved me of my PLASTIC corkscrew that I've traveled with for 15 years. Almost missed the flight and I was there plenty early."
Pros: "Very nice stewardess on this plane. Seating was excellent."
Cons: "Crew was not apologetic after we missed connecting flight due to technical difficulties with their plane. I was re-routed to Barcelona and then a very budgetary Airlines to Athens which was ridiculously tight again with seating and flight was almost an hour late. Luggage didn't come until following day. And to top it off, I thought I would be flying with KLM on both legs!"
Cons: "Crew did not offer me/ another passenger the complimentary drink/ snack. And made a face when I asked for a drink later."
Pros: "On time, clean cabin, attentive and professional flight attendants, plenty of overhead storage."
Cons: "Nothing. No complaints."
Pros: "Late, crowded, bumpy"
Pros: "Free movies"
Pros: "The workers."
Cons: "The selection on an incorrect plane that didn't fit the docking port"
Pros: "I liked the movies and overall entertainment available to the passengers."
Cons: "The food selection needs a poultry option."
Pros: "Delta personel were wonderful and helpful both flights"
Cons: "Flights were continually changed both on route to Cancun and on the way back"
Cons: "Flight was delayed"
Pros: "Service was great. Regular drinks and snacks."
Pros: "The staff was wonderful and the flight was smooth"
Pros: "Great service, free movies, nice crew."
Pros: "SLC ground gate crew was awesome."
Pros: "Got me where I needed to go at the price I wanted to pay. - The gals at the ticketing desk were extremely helpful and cheerful."
Cons: "Not my typical Delta experience: -Boarding for special needs was a joke. A literal ‘run-on-sentence’. No more did I get up and they went to the next group. I was almost knocked over in the rush. -The onboard staff was nice enough. However, between the two of them, one of them had a thick accent. Maybe that one shouldn’t be the one making all on board announcements… and please fix the horrendous crackles too!!! -It seemed our pilot was in training… during our short flight a series of right and left turns were made, no effort to avoid turbulence, and the landing was surprisingly hard. It felt as if my spine took a quick jab to my brain as a result! What’s up?"
Pros: "All the staff are sincere in serving. It must be a direct result of the great management at the top. If the employees were unhappy and rude that also would be a direct reflection of the management. I use the same flight often and let the staff know I appreciate them."
Cons: "Snacks are small, but delicious cookies."
Pros: "Crew was good. Flight was early."
Cons: "Poor booking experience."
Pros: "The food was good. The entertainment choices were plentiful."
Cons: "I missed having a personal vent by the individual lights above the seats."
Pros: "So many movies to watch. Keep it up!"
Cons: "The food was too sweet and salty."
Pros: "The staff and crew were so helpful and friendly! Stress free flight."
Pros: "consistently good"
Cons: "no problems... a little late because of uncontrollable factor... WEATHER"
Pros: "Short eas6 trio"
Cons: "Lack if parking at airport"
Pros: "The courtesy of the staff and the seats in the "delta comfort" section."
Cons: "Too many interruptions. i'm not sure if there is a way but there should be a way to only serve only those who are requesting service."
Pros: "Overall the service was good. Boarding was very organized"
Cons: "There was a disturbance among 3 other passengers. A member of the crew was in the process of making arrangements to move my husband and myself to put some physical distance between these passengers. I issue is that at no time did he discuss this option with us. He was instituting the move when the male passenger stated he did not want to move"
Pros: "Love Delta...plenty of legroom. Nearly always on time"
Cons: "Seats had no leg room."
Pros: "We liked the personalized tv screens on the back of each chair that allowed us to watch free movies. The flight crew was very nice as well."
Cons: "We arrived at the gate early only to find out that they had changed our flight without telling us so we were almost an hour extra wait before leaving Vegas. Then that flight was delayed by about 30 minutes with no warning, just late!"
Pros: "Satellite TV on this flight was perfect! I got to watch a football game live that I really wanted to watch, but conflicted with this flight. It was great! The leg room was good and the seat was comfortable on this short flight. The lighting was appropriate for an 8pm-12am flight. Crew was nice"
Cons: "nothing to note here on this one."
Airlines flying from Elmira to Athens have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Elmira to Athens
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Elmira to Athens
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Elmira to Athens
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Elmira to Athens
Waiving of change fees. Search flexible flights from Elmira to Athens