Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Thessaloniki to Athens
|May||Best time to beat the crowds with an average 8% drop in price.|
|September||Most popular time to fly with an average 12% increase in price.|
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Olympic Air, Aegean Airlines and Sky Express have all waived their change and cancellation fees on flights from Thessaloniki to Athens. Confirm policies on booking site.
Greece has restricted the entry of all travelers with the exception of residents from EU+ countries. EU+ consists of the European Union, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Norway, Lichtenstein and Iceland.
Nationals and residents of Australia, Israel, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Rwanda, Singapore, Thailand, the UAE and Uruguay may also enter the country.
Those arriving from the UAE must be traveling on a direct flight, and will need to provide proof of permanent residence in the UAE, return tickets and hotel reservations.
Foreign travelers may not arrive from other areas unless they are in an essential category such as healthcare professionals, students, government members, diplomats, military personnel, humanitarian aid workers, airline crew, seasonal workers, travelers in transit, or travelers entering Greece for reasons authorized by the Greek embassy or consulate. The list of categories can be found here.
Flights from Turkey are suspended until at least November 8, except flights to repatriate Greek nationals and residents and special government-ordered flights.
Flights from Catalonia (Spain) are suspended until at least November 8.
Flights to Thessaloniki (SKG) are suspended until at least November 17.
Travelers arriving from Albania and North Macedonia must arrive at Athens (ATH).
All travelers must present a medical certificate with a negative COVID-19 PCR test results 72 hours prior to arrival.
In addition to the mandatory pre-travel testing requirements set out above, travelers arriving from the UK will be required to undergo a rapid COVID-19 test on arrival.
All travelers except those only transiting through an airport in Greece must complete a "Passenger Locator Form (PLF)" 24 hours before check-in. A QR code generated from the completed form must be presented upon arrival.
Passengers are subject to Coronavirus (COVID-19) test upon arrival, details can be found at here.
Travelers are subject to a mandatory 7-day preventive quarantine.
Travelers arriving from the UK need to self-isolate for 7 days at the address they record on their PLF, in the event of a negative test result. If they are staying for shorter period of time, then they will need to self-isolate until their departure day. At the end of the 7-day self-isolation, travelers should undergo a fresh PCR test in order able to exit quarantine. If the result of their rapid COVID-19 test upon entry to Greece is positive, the Greek authorities will ask them to quarantine until advised otherwise.
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Starting November 9, all departing air passenger must submit a PLF prior to departure as well.
There are currently 46,113 active cases of COVID-19 diagnosed in GR and 5,302 deaths as of Jan 12 2021
Please see our Coronavirus (COVID-19) Travel Restrictions page for more information on restrictions worldwide.
An average nonstop flight takes 0h 50m, covering a distance of 186 miles.
There are 135 (nonstop) flights between Thessaloniki and Athens per week, averaging 19 per day.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest one-way tickets were found on Sky Express ($28) and Multiple Airlines ($32), and the lowest round-trip tickets have been found on Multiple Airlines ($78) and Sky Express ($79).
Olympic Air (7 times daily), Aegean Airlines (7 times daily), Sky Express (5 times daily) are the most frequent flyers on this route.
From Thessaloniki to Athens, Friday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Tuesday is the most expensive. Flying from Athens back to Thessaloniki , the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Saturday being the most expensive.
When flying out of Thessaloniki you will be using Thessaloniki Makedonia Apt., often referred to as Thessaloniki Airport. You will be landing at Athens Eleftherios V., also known as Athens Airport.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "Free drinks. Two hot meals during flight. Lots of entertainment choices. Extra storage bin under window which doubled as large armrest. Ample legroom. Live sports on TV"
Pros: "Comfortable seating, good food served by this airline"
Cons: "The woman seated next to me had the worst body odor ever and this was a 10 hour flight-nearly brought me to hurl. She was the mother of s flight attendant as well, and was constantly brought amenities from the first class cabin. Really not appropriate for the rest of us in premium economy"
Pros: "The crew was nice and efficient. There was no meal service because they had catering problems, but they tried to accommodate small children with candy cars and chips."
Cons: "There was no meal service because of catering problems. Though it was done for our safety (the crew mentioned some problems in prior flights), not having a back-up plan of sorts would be good for an airline of Lufthansa's stature."
Cons: "Not much legroom and no tv’s on a 10-hour flight"
Pros: "Great crew"
Cons: "Uncomfortable seating"
Pros: "Friendly crew, tried their best to accommodate"
Cons: "Boarding was delayed and once in the plane more delay followed. Food was pasta (again!) while entertainment was non-existent. Flight is long enough to show at least a route map."
Pros: "Crew was good overall"
Cons: "Food was overheated and bland in taste. No on board entertainement"
Pros: "It was short."
Pros: "Food was good & they served a full meal!"
Cons: "Crew appeared annoyed with everyone. No entertainment provided."
Pros: "Loved the German touches like real silverware, good wine, and German movies with English subtitles! Also appreciated lots of liquids and never had to go searching for hydration."
Cons: "Everything was great until we landed and I stood up in the aisle. A woman two rows behind opened the overhead compartment and pulled her huge backpack out, landing it right on my head! OUCH! I scolded her and she apologized, but, REALLY? Perhaps the crew needs to reiterate how dangerous this is to do! My head still hurts a little on top, almost a week later. Ugh."
Cons: "My luggage did not arrive on the flight from Frankfort to Athens. The Lost Luggage staff was very helpful, but the process took a long, long time. Then when my luggage arrived the next morning, no one was staffing the Gold kiosk, so it took another hour and a half to get my luggage. (We had received an email saying that the luggage would be available at 7:30; no one was there to provide it to us)"
Pros: "The serviice was very good enjoyed traveling with this company."
Cons: "The tv screen was outdated and difficult to use. The headphones were very outdated and did not like that there was no option to use my own headphones because of the aux option not availble."
Pros: "The engagement of the crew. The coffee and cake. The attendant offered to help me with my bag to the door of the aircraft. The same attendant remembered to give me coffee later and provided the stir stick just as I was able ask for one. I felt cared for."
Cons: "They ran out of the protein meal selections.e.g. Chicken I think. Pasta with sauce and one small cube of cheese with a little salad does not qualify as a balanced mealThe attendant tried to make up for it by giving me more cheese blocks."
Pros: "The crew was really good. The food was much better than my cross the Atlantic flight. There wasn’t any entertainment so I am not sure how to rate it."
Cons: "Frankfurt airport is not very good. Why does a passenger who has cleared security in the US have to do it again in Frankfurt? It is an unnecessary requirement that causes some passengers to miss their connecting flight. I will give them a pass on clearing immigration But going thru security....no."
Pros: "Polite crew"
Cons: "1 hour delay again"
Cons: "Had to run thru airport to catch plane, thn long wait to board."
Pros: "Same as above."
Cons: "Air was stuffy."
Cons: "Still in Munich."
Pros: "They even filled my water bottle a couple of times in addition to numerous glasses at my seat."
Pros: "Equipment, crew"
Cons: "The boarding of the plane was disorganized."
Pros: "Reliability, usual Lufthansa service"
Cons: "Delay due to technical problem with the aircraft, however better that than any consequences of that. Food is rudimentary, and there is no vegetarian version of the sandwich any more."
Pros: "NEVER AGAIN"
Pros: "A male flight attendance made me feel uncomfortable. I sat in empty sit with number 3 instead of 4 and he asked me to check my number on my boarding pass. WIth an extremely directive and dictating tone in his voice he told me YOU SHOULD GO AND SIT to what your ticket says. It is VERY important to be sited, although the seats are available you should be sited where your boarding pass directs you to be."
Cons: "I realized that some people of their crew are extremely insane! I have never had an issue like this, with DELTA or AIR FRANCE, or KLM, or NORWEGIAN, or SAS If it was only one persona that I had to deal with, which it was on my flight from NY to Munich I would say , it was coincidence . One person is not a statistical point and accuse the whole Company. But this was repeated on my second flight from Munich to Athens. Then I said, this is not coincidence, it is a pattern that is repeated and not professional . NEVER AGAIN WITH LUFTHANSA is my decision and my recommendation."
Cons: "Wheelchair assistance did not arrive at gate."
Cons: "My flight schedule changed after I bought the ticket, which resulted in paying for the hotel for the extra night and using one more PTO day."
Cons: "They don’t have order while boarding No space for the carry on- they didn’t ask to check them for free."
Cons: "All flights in Frankfurt boarded via jet bridge. Flight to Greece boarded via a bus. Freezing weather in Frankfurt. Are Germans prejudiced to Greek passengers?"
Pros: "The crew was more helpful than the transatlantic flight."
Cons: "My seat. It was right behind the first class and as the crew rushed to serve them, they threw the separating curtain at my face as I was sitting on the corridor. It was so frequent I couldn't sleep and the passanger did the same."
Cons: "Missed my connection due to airline delay and was put on a flight 12 hours later"
Pros: "On all my flights everything was on time and ready to go. Crew was super helpful and friendly. Ready great service and constant visual of crew for us if we needed them. Was not expecting to be fed sooo much on my flights which was awesome! Seats were comfortable, pillow and blanket were a nice accommodation as well! The entertainment was awesome - made 8 hours quickly disappear! Will definitely fly with Lufthansa again when I go overseas!"
Pros: "Professionalism of the crew"
Cons: "tight sits"
Pros: "Crew helped us with connections"
Cons: "Choice of seat came with a cost. Very uncomfortable seating. Not enough room."
Pros: "Flight attendants we good"
Cons: "Business class seats were just regular seats without a 3rd person. Legroom bad and seats narrow. Not good value b"
Pros: "This is the first time I actually enjoyed a meal on a flight. It was ravioli in tomato sauce, just perfect! Superfriendly cabin crew"
Pros: "Crew was great and helpful. Flight was half empty so it was comfortable."
Cons: "The plane was not very clean."
Cons: "Vegetarian meal choice not offered"
Pros: "Again, nice staff. Clean plane. The flight was on time."
Cons: "The games and the book for the teens did not interest my kids. Not sure how popular those items are. Food-not good at all."
Pros: "Comortable seats, great service, combined with good food and entertainment made for an enjoyable flight"
Cons: "The boarding process was poorly executed"
Cons: "A man next to me took a picture of me when he thought I was asleep."
Pros: "Food was better than American or Delta."
Cons: "Had a screaming baby during the whole flight. Not Lufthansa's fault though."
Pros: "Comfortable seats."
Cons: "Boarding was like a "free-for-all", the gate agents exerted NO control at all. The departure was delayed about 15 minutes (no big thing" but then we sat in our seats for an additional 45-50 minutes for a total of more than an hour!. This after an 11+ hour first leg."
Pros: "Very comfortable flight."
Pros: "everything excellent overall"
Cons: "I didn't like the service in the moroccan airport form the security and also the crew at the check in, they are very bad"
Pros: "New airplane A380-800. Staff was nice but no nonsense. Entertainment had good selections, although interface was a bit clunky and slow to respond."
Cons: "Almost no legroom to speak of so very cramped for a long flight."
Pros: "Extra leg room in the emergency exit area was great for a tall person. Good food."
Cons: "Boarding was chaotic and they switched the gates. The flight was overbooked. No entertainment offered."
Pros: "Food and service were excellent. I received instant upgrade as I went to board the aircraft. This was a first for me. A little ticket was printed out when I scanned my initial boarding pass at the automated entrance to the jetway. The ticket said I was reassigned a seat in premium economy (for free)!"
Cons: "There was nothing to not like about this flight!"
Pros: "It departed and arrived on time. The boarding process was very efficient thanks to Frankfurt's automated ticked checking gates."
Cons: "No in flight entertainment."
Pros: "Flight was ok. It was short but loud. Service was good but seats were tight and no in flight entertainment."
Pros: "- Flight schedule was kept on time - Smooth flight - e-info nice provided"
Cons: "Lunch offered shouldn’t be a joke. Small quantities like we had to just say our opinion about the menu."
Cons: "Maybe quick check in for all travelers when booking an early morning or a too late/night flight.."
Pros: "All good!! No complaints."
Cons: "Agent (Leonids) RAC Rental, told me, “We’ll get you to Airport, doing it for 30 years, never a problem.” Return day, 9:40am flight to Athens, agency didn’t open till 9:15 (no a’port drop) Another renter(who was told same story by agent) was dropping off. We used his rental car to get to Airport (suddenly, a’port drop off). Get to a’port at 9:23, and was told flight was closed, go ask RAC for flight ticket refund. Much pleading to get on flight. Will NOT rent from Leonids again."
Pros: "Perfectly on time, friendly staff, refreshments delicious."
Cons: "They need to have jet service not turboprop airplanes for this international route. The plane was too small. It felt crowded and the carry on luggage did not fit in the overhead compartment."
Cons: "On time."
Pros: "Seat definitely NOT super comfortable, but standard."
Pros: "Accomdating crew, free snack warer"
Cons: "Luggage allowance not clear, online check-in didn't work, did not know it was a propeller plane until I boarded."
Pros: "On time"
Pros: "Crew was very efficient and safety focused. Plane was clean, service was good."
Cons: "Delayed by an hour and 40 minutes with zero explanation. No updates provided, our group was stuck in Split airport for hours with little ventilation and not much in the way of food."
Cons: "Better boarding time.."
Cons: "I’d like that the personnel that check the boarding before to go to the plane, make respect the row to pass. there were Asian people who did not respect the line and they passed first before many of those we had been waiting for a while"
Pros: "Everything was on-time, easy, and fairly quick."
Cons: "The legroom."
Cons: "Website wouldn't work, so I couldn't prebuy my luggage. At the airport they told me they didn't care and charged me double the internet price"
Cons: "The flight was delayed for more than 1 hour without having any announcement nor a reps to tell you what was going on or when is the new departure time. The boarding procedure was awful and we had to wait too long outside terminal, too small terminal and very crowded, electricity went off twice, staff was too rude."
Pros: "Was not informed that the ticket was not issued. Showed up at the airport and there was no seat and no other options."
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "The boarding from that airport was the most inefficient and longest operation I’ve ever experienced."
Cons: "Poor sign indications in the boarding area."
Pros: "Genuine friendliness of staff"
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "Passengers were allowed large bags as carry on. Not enough space in overhead lockers and not fair to place other people’s luggage at my feet. Food was quite bland"
Pros: "Accurate and on time flights Very nice team to make the boarding and the flight very pleasant ones Comfort chairs"
Cons: "At the checking counter I was told that I did not prepay my checked-in luggage. I was not aware this was necessary on this airline and there was no way to prepay it when I did the on-line booking. This resulted in an unexpected extra charge of Euro 70 for two checked bags."
Pros: "No surprises. Good flight."
Cons: "Boarding time was a mess, there were no lines, the staff was a bit rude for no reason yelling in Greek when I do not know the language."
Pros: "The flight itself was fine and what would be expected. When we received our luggage the wheel and a huge piece of the bottom of my luggage was missing. We were in a rush to catch our next mode of transportation and were told to report it within 7 days. We took images and made the report a day later. We then received an email saying there was no responsibility on their part due to not reporting it immediately, we were told another and read it on their site. What little regard they had for our personal property left us with an incredibly bad taste and their lack of communication topped it off.. we are currently seeking compensation and will be speaking with our lawyer and using media outlets."
Cons: "Inability to communicate properly on procedures and lack of Integrity with dealing on personal properties (I.e. suitcase)"
Pros: "The view of the caldera from the plane was just amazing!"
Cons: "The airport in Thessaloniki was a bit warm, but maybe that's just part of being in Greece."
Pros: "The plane was nice once we boarded. It was nice of them to provide a breakfast croissant to everyone."
Cons: "The girl at the counter in Santorini was horrible. The flight got delayed 2 hours due to weather and she never once explained what the issue was or when we might be leaving. There were tons of people with connecting flights and when we asked her about it all she said to everyone was "it's fine." Never in my life have I been SO frustrated with a gate agent. She should be fired."
Pros: "The flight attendants were nice"
Cons: "Flight was delayed, missed our connection in Athens, had to change to Turkish airlines, didn't get our bags. Pretty much a disaster."
Pros: "I loved how even though the flight was short they still put on all the bells and whistles. From wet towels to little snacks to just being kind and polite to everyone."
Pros: "Lots of leg room and space"
Cons: "Late boarding and delayed process"
Cons: "We paid for our bags in advance. We did not have the receipt, but the ticket agent was able tofu d it on the trip from Athens to Corfu. In Corfu, they didn't find it, so charged us double for the Checked bags."
Pros: "Really liked the representatives who helped us check in (there were two who helped us). I also liked the prompt service on the plane and the shuttle to/from the plane."
Cons: "The ladies at the sales counter were not able to help us with anything. We had arrived well over an hour and a half before our domestic flight and they kept telling us they werent able to solve a simple baggage payment issue. Could not get through to the helpdesk either, and the site would not let us check-in early. Absolute mess and rude customer service."
Cons: "Terrible airport. So small, disorganized and late for checking in and boarding."
Pros: "Thy charged us 200 Euro for luggage. When we were checking in, they said we don't have any baggage allowance. And we shows them the itinerary , and they said sorry , we have to pay 59 Euro for each bag. This is not fair ."
Pros: "The flight was short. The"
Cons: "The ground crew failed to update passengers in the boarding area regarding the multiple delays. The actual boarding process was also quite disorganized as passengers were forced to wait in the hot sun & extremely windy conditions outside for nearly 10 minutes before being allowed to board the actual aircraft."
Pros: "Quick flight, on time and nice crew"
Pros: "A quick flight with a standard airline experience."
Pros: "Comfortable seat and snack and refreshment"
Cons: "They have a hidden fee of $35 for each suitcase!"
Pros: "The people working for Aegean and Olympic are outstanding professionals.they are very eager to help and serve the passengers in any way."
Cons: "There was a delay in the arrival.of our flight, but the airport crew caught up with the delay in an amazing way. I have never seen such a fast turn over of a plane flight."
Pros: "Late incoming flight caused delay so we almost missed the connection."
Cons: "Staff in Athens were outstanding. They contacted all those with tight connections and escorted us around Athens airport through expedited security and from one terminal to another. Without her I doubt we'd have made it."
Pros: "friendly staff, clean airplane, and on time"
Pros: "Quick check in."
Cons: "Santorini airport needs a makeover. It looks old and the bathrooms stink. Not enough room to sit while waiting to board."
Pros: "the service, food and punctuality"
Cons: "lack of entertaiment"
Pros: "Very good"
Pros: "Fast and efficient."
Cons: "Hidden bag fee. Did not have option to pre pay on kayak. Cost an extra 35 euro per bag:("
Cons: "All the hidden surcharges. Most unprofessional and misleading of all parties involved, including Kayak. I would suggest booking with a proper travel agent to help avoid these issues. This will be the first, last and only time I use Kayak to book services seeing as what was advertised/promised was not honoured."
Pros: "Great crew, they were very nice. Food was good enough, could use more variety but i never had good food on any flight."
Pros: "Great food, great movies. Great pilot and crew"
Cons: "Lots of children running in isle. But they did give them tools to help occupy them. Maybe a children play area."
Cons: "Too many cabin luggage"
Cons: "We missed our connection because they did not have a jetway to a gate. By the time they bussed us from the tarmac to the terminal, many missed the plane, though it was still at the gate"
Cons: "Descent and landing were not pleasant while the weather was fine"
Pros: "Service, food"
Cons: "Luggage is coming soon))(tomorrow)"
Pros: "Everything was great."
Cons: "JFK line for plane departure was very long. Is it political?"
Pros: "The crew was very friendly. Flight was on time, luggage were given on time as well. Well organized flugjt and nice crew!"
Cons: "There are no entertainment screens or outlets to charge phones. Food wasn’t good"
Pros: "Lost my luggage"
Cons: "Lost my luggage"
Pros: "Crew was friendly and efficient. The plane was in good shape but there was no entertainment. Departure gate was changed fairly late and the information given was incomplete."
Cons: "My luggage was delayed and delivered only 3 days after the flight. Moreover, messages sent to the airline seeking information about the missing luggage were never answered"
Cons: "Flight got delayed got new boarding pass of next day."
Cons: "There are no screens and the entertainment app needs a lot of work, it’s not smooth. Add screens or make a better app. also improve the movie selection available."
Pros: "good landing on windy day"
Pros: "Snack was good and crew was friendly on this short flight"
Cons: "Security and check in at Moscow took a very long time."
Pros: "Got to my final destination"
Cons: "Luggage was not put into plane evenothought it was 4 hours in between my flights"
Pros: "Plane was comfortable; drink and food service was frequent and good."
Cons: "Even though the flight was booked all the way from Tokyo to Barcelona and their website says they allow two checked bags on intercontinental flights, I was slapped with a $100 baggage fee at the airport. They are also very strict with weight limits. Aeroflot is NEVER on time."
Pros: "Food was great! Flight attendants were pleasant, polite and professional."
Cons: "After an uncomfortable (plane was very hot) 4-hour flight from Kemerovo to Moscow I decided to purchase an upgrade to business class for my second flight from Moscow to Washington but received a sharp no, stating that it’s impossible. No explanation of why, or what I should do next time Im interested to get an upgrade. After all it’s additional revenue for the company. I primarily use Aeroflot when travel and recently signed up for its bonus program. Hope I’ll get better service in the future."
Cons: "They forgot about our luggage in Moscow."
Pros: "Good crew."
Cons: "My earphones did not work. Food was not very good. The plane was noisy."
Pros: "thank you"
Pros: "The crew were nice and welcoming. Had a lot of movies to watch"
Cons: "The boarding gate was a bit chaotic. But I guess this the airport blame"
Pros: "the flight was delay for 6 hours and I didn't get any of notice about this. You have my phone number and email and information about a flight was renew at 3:30am, and it almost a 12hr before a flight. You have a huge team of workers and you didn't inform customers about a delays with a flight."
Cons: "i dont like food"
Pros: "Boarding was smooth and the crew did a wonderful job."
Cons: "The TV screen froze often and was hard to navigate because it responded so slowly."
Pros: "Boarding was good. Plain looks well kept"
Cons: "Waiting for someone to take the plate took almost the all flight. Food was terrible"
Cons: "Boarding procedure took two hours"
Cons: "Terrible service, extra fees, delayed for 6 hours, zero customer service. Luggage was lost. Arived 3 days late having been opened with jewelery stolen."
Pros: "The fish menu"
Cons: "Crew members are far from being polite."
Pros: "The entertainment, the crew was more pleasant then the one before. The plane was comfortable."
Cons: "The food could have had better options."
Pros: "Good entertainment system."
Cons: "Never saw any alcohol on flight except wine with dinner. Did I miss something? Also - boarding bus to take passengers to second leg of trip to Warsaw was an ordeal. We stood 20-30 minutes before the 10-15 bus trip on a bumpy road to the plane. Thought I was headed to the gulag!"
Pros: "Food was ok. No alcohol ((("
Cons: "No alcohol. No tv no wifi"
Pros: "Food Ana service"
Pros: "Food was fresh Crew very frendly"
Cons: "Boarding, very much time in cold tube No entertainment in general"
Cons: "the hostesses were beyond rude and disrespectful, even pushing my seat up while i was sleeping without waking me or asking me. They do not speak English, even though they are hosting international flights. The planes are very old and overloaded with hand luggage to the point that i had to keep my trolley under my feet. Very poor service."
Cons: "This was a Finnair flight operated by Aeroflot, which was delayed by at least 3 hours and caused me to miss my next flight."
Pros: "food, plain, crew"
Pros: "Food and drinks were completely free (red and white wine was the only alcoholic beverage unfortunately). They had a surprisingly good selection of movies (new and old), which update frequently. Gets the job done perfectly well and at a fraction of the cost. Will fly again."
Cons: "Seat size/spacing was tight; rather uncomfortable if you're 6 ft 2 in or taller. I imagine this is always true for economy class on any 12+ hour flight. English on intercom for in-flight announcements was passable to poor at times, but attendants were extremely nice."
Pros: "Movies Not as tight as other airlines"
Cons: "Need more games like trivia Food was very bad crew did not come to pick up trash"
Pros: "On the way to Moscow there was no "kids kit" awailable on the flight, but the crew apologized, and it was ok."
Pros: "The entertainment was great keeping recent movies."
Cons: "We were 4 hours late and it was not very well communicated while we were at the gate. Once I arrived in Moscow my gate was changed with out being advised either and I almost missed my connecting flight."
Cons: "The blanket had hair, dust, and peanuts from previous passengers, flight attendant insisted that they had no new blankets. I was suffering for a cold and I noticed that one flight attendant has the new blanket on her hands, but she told me that is for business class only. That's ridiculous. I had to buy some cold medicine in New York to get my health back together for the stuff I need to do. The process of boarding was extremely unorganized, there is no sky priority either. I will not continue to pay for that membership for this lame service. The food is the worst."
Pros: "I liked everything, food, service, clean aircraft, Stuarts were very helpful and nice, love this company."
Cons: "No entertainment. VERY ROUGH turbulence, for well over an hour made for a VERY stressful flight."
Pros: "The flight from tel aviv left on time"
Cons: "Had no vegetarian food for me although I ordered it, the food I got as a replacement was bad."
Cons: "Kiwi booking through kayak was deceptive and I had to pay for a ticket at check after learning Ryanair does not do business with kiwi. Price was more than double and kiwi also billed me. Thanks!"
Pros: "Attendants on the planes were VERY friendly. Excellent"
Cons: "We purchased priority tickets and were last on the plane. There was no organization at all. Everyone rushed the plane because we were hoarded onto a bus and told to walk to the plane. I'm small so all of the rude people rushed the plane and I had to wait in the back or get trampled. Why did I pay extra for priority? Even at the gate. People just moved the barrier and sat in the priority section. No enforcement of rules at all. So everyone got priority treatment - or you could say no one got priority treatment, just some of us paid extra to be treated like cattle."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that I had no access to my email until an hour and forty minutes before my flight and then saw I had to check in online witch I tried doing once I saw the email and because I was late by 10 minutes they charged me more than what I paid for my tickets! So wrong! And they were so rude about it at the airport! I will never fly with them again."
Cons: "Boarding was stressful, took a long time and people started pushing in line as they were worried the would miss flight. There were no staff stopping this so people that pushed in boarded first which was frustrating"
Pros: "The plane didn't crash."
Cons: "If you don't check in two hours before your flight, they will charge you €50 per person to essentially print your boarding pass. We were backpacking in Europe and unable to get access to email reliably, so never got the big warning email they send 1 day prior to check in or be fined. So we had to pay up. Employees were terribly rude, probably due to dealing with pissed of passengers all day. We had a second Ryanair flight and luckily were able to print our passes ahead of time... Though in our situation that is rarely a possibility. It's a straight up racket."
Pros: "Cheap in every way"
Cons: "Cheap in every way"
Pros: "There is nothing that I like about this trip. It was a horrible experience and probably it will be my last time booking with Kayak. And I will make sure to let friends and co workers know to not use this website, unless you do something about this issue."
Cons: "Our flight was at 6:35am from Rome to Greece. We took an Uber to get to Ciampino Airport cause the trains don't work until 4:30 or 5am. So we get to this crappy airport and it was closed. We see people sitting outside in the stairs, sleeping on the few benches that was there and on the ground. Finally around 4am the airport opens and have to be in line waiting another half an hour for the people of Ryanair to come to the counter. When is our turn they told us that we have to go to another counter around the corner to pay for the laugagge and because we didn't print our ticket I tried to print my ticket all day the day I bought it and the website didn't allow me. I kept requesting for a code over and over again thinking I was doing something wrong but the bottom to click just didn't process anything. So I thought with my confirmation number for the booking I will be fine at the airport to get my boarding pass. Well no. They charged us 50 euros per laugagge,, that didn't have any extra weight (11 kilos each laugagge and 50 euros for not printing the ticket. So we paid 300 euros for the 3 of us Now I know why the website didn't accept the request to print the tickets on line cause they wanted to charge ppl extra. And I was not the only one with this issue there were other people in line with the same problem. This is one of the worse airlines ever! Totally scam. They don't give you nothing on the flight not even water. Cause they try to sell it to you. Food, water, snacks. Beware this company is a scam and provide a horrible costumer service."
Cons: "the fact that the lady who checked my boarding pass said my suitcase was alright for a carry on. just to stand in line for another lady to just walk by me and say my suitcase is to big. this was my first and LAST time flying Ryanair. I had to pay $40 to check my bag. my bag wasn't even weighed, I was automatically charged the $40. I want a refund, you guys suck"
Cons: "It took way too long for us to get into our flight, then one of my friends was told she was okay to bring her luggage on the airplane as a carry on but then when we got in line to board she had to go back and pay the €30 fee. This made the situation a lot more stressful. Also, there is just way too many fees for an only hour long flight from Santorini to Athens. I will not fly ryanair ever again."
Pros: "The plane took off and landed"
Cons: "The airline appears to understaff or not train their check in counter staff very well. It took nearly one hour to go through a 30-40 meter baggage check line. If there hadn't been a delay boarding the flight I may not have been allowed on. I arrived 90 minutes before this in-country flight as well."
Cons: "Was told we would be charged 62 euros per checked bag at the gate because they seemed to big even though a flight to Crete on exact same plane the bags fit easily in the overhead compartment just four days earlier. Then even with priority check in the Santorini airport just let everyone do whatever. Why pay for priority if you are just one big group? Terrible experience this time."
Pros: "Boarding for small lower priced airline went well on return from Santori i to Athens. Seats comfortable . My daughter travelled with me also. To check bsg in waz little expensive over 25 Euro. First flight 2 days prior when we flew from Athens to Santorini was almost a heart attack. I did not know that once you check in that you cannot view boarding pass and tried at vomputer diwnstairs and people at desk upstairs at Athens airport says common with Ryanair."
Cons: "I woukd like you to mention to encorage people to print out boarding passes the same time you check on on your email. Otherwise 2 hrs prior yo boarding everything locks up on you and we had to go to 2 lines to write up reservation flight info and then stand in another line to psy for the cost of printong out boarding pass which was over 30 Euro for 2 people."
Cons: "Couldn't get to flight because of national strike. Lost my money, not fair."
Pros: "The plan is clean, the crew are welcoming"
Cons: "It's my first time i travel with Ryanair...and maybe it will be the last one... i bought the tickets and i paid for it.. because i didn't print it hard copy.. I PAID FOR ANOTHER TWO TICKETS... it's not logical.. maybe this is your policy but take a small extra charge not 100%"
Pros: "We may be able to find cheap tickets with Ryanair but this also comes with horrible service. They charge 3 euros for water ( in flight) and if for some reason your phone stops working and you have not printed your passes they charge 45 euros to print your tickets. We may be able to find cheap tickets with Ryanair but this also comes with horrible service."
Pros: "They were cheap and on time."
Cons: "This is my first and hopefully last flight with Ryan air. Cost savings has reached its limit. Never have I been on such an uncomfortable plane. The seats are so cramped: tilted at an impossible angle to squeeze in more chairs. Horrible experience."
Pros: "The flight was inexpensive, the leg room was adequate, and the flight crew generally acted professionally."
Cons: "The www.ryanair.com site was not functioning for many hours. I wasted a couple hours trying to check in. The website is also poorly designed with conflicting information."
Cons: "Online check in or you are charged 45 euros, boarding passes must be printed or downloaded on phones or an additional 18 euro charge per ticket. Check in baggage very expensive."
Pros: "Dificultan el trámite del check in . Deberían de cobrar total y no por parte y exagerado . Ej maleta , carryon . Check in , asientos , al final es una mentira lo de compañía Low Cost ."
Cons: "Muchos problemas en el aeropuerto ."
Cons: "I checked in on-line, as prompted by Ryan. At the gate, I got a big hassle from an employee who said that I had to check in at the desk, presumably because of my USA passport. I thought she was going to send me back out through security, in which case I would have missed the flight, but she printed out something and let me go forward. SHe was just unpleasant and did not communicate well."
Cons: "Bad customer service."
Pros: "I liked that the plane was boarded from the front and the back. I liked that you could check in weeks in advance. I had no issues pre-paying for luggage - just had to figure out what I was taking."
Pros: "Flight was on time, crew friendly and the price was very low."
Cons: "Little leg room, everything requires additional charges, if you don't check in online in advance there is a 40 euro check in fee (more than the ticket's cost)."
Cons: "There was no food... literally felt like a store on wheels. They just went up and down aisle to sell their wares."
Pros: "Crew was nice"
Cons: "Carry on restriction was much smaller than on US flight so our normal carry-on had to be checked in at $40 apiece making the overall ticket price not a great deal. Online check in system very dated. No electronic boarding passes available and you had to print your boarding pass yourself (tough to do while traveling ) or face a $50 fee for checking in at airport"
Pros: "Flight was on time and comfortable."
Cons: "Standing in line before boarding."
Pros: "Did not take flight as it was canceled with no reason given. Could not reach an agent over the phone to rebook."
Cons: "Refused to refund us for prepaid luggage when we decided we were going to travel with less bags. Flights canceled with no reason given."
Pros: "Prices UNTIL the small print and extra charges set in"
Cons: "We hadn't used Ryan Air before. A friend had warned us against them. Once in Athens we had no Internet and missed an email to check in online. We arrived at the airport 1 hr 50 minutes ahead og the flight to be told that since we were checking in less than two hours without printed boarding passes all 5 family members would have to pay $60 each as a penalty for not doing so. $300 dollars extra for not knowing the unethical biz practices. Read all of the policies before booking! We will blog and try for a refund but WHAT AIRLINE TREATS CLIENTS LIKE THIS??? Charley and Laura Santa Cruz California"
Cons: "This airline sent an email indicating that security at the Santorini airport would take 2.5 hours when in reality it was Ryan Air's inefficiency that took that long. I've never had a boarding process take so long, be so inefficient, and the crew be so lacking in customer service. They also were on the PA for almost the entire 50 minute flight trying to sell products which was irritating at best on an 0825 flight. Fly another airline out of Santorini...Ryan air was terrible and the hidden costs for check in and bagggage are ridiculous."
Pros: "Very good nothing bad"
Cons: "Nothing bad to say"
Cons: "I was late 2 min to my flight from Athens to Thessaloniki and they did not board me very rood staff at the ck in, I had to buy one way ticket with agean airline"
Pros: "The plane didn't seem too old."
Cons: "My checked bag price was more than the cost of my ticket. I didn't realize that there was no checked bag included in the price. Then when I went to the counter to check-in, I had to go to a separate window to pay for the bag, which took about 15min just to process. I have been on other airlines that have had upcharges, but these were taken care of by the same agent that checks you in, 1) I had a charge that I thought was included the price 2) II had to step out of line to a separate line in order to pay and then take the receipt of payment back to the gate agent. Really annoying, especially if you are pressed for time for your flight. It reminded me of Spirit airlines in the US, nickel and diming you all along, where you end up paying almost as much - or more - for a lot less. I had heard stories about the cheap ways of the airline. They have been confirmed and I won't fly them again."
Cons: "Very small print: if you don't check in, you get fined"
Cons: "More than 2 hours delay, damage in my bagage"
Pros: "Cheap ticket prices. Left on time and landed on time."
Cons: "They have fees for absolutely everything. They don't transfer checked luggage, so basically just don't check luggage if you're using Ryanair. Also be sure to print off your tickets, otherwise you get charged a lot extra. And they can't do any of the billing at the bag check desk - you have to go to a separate line for a separate desk. In summary, RyanAir is okay IF you print off your tickets and IF you don't have any checked bags and IF you have zero questions or concerns for them and IF you don't want anything from them at any point. Their tickets aren't cheap enough to warrant such terrible service."
Pros: "Smooth ride, good service!"
Pros: "I lost my boArding pass in the line to the gate, and the ladies at the desk helped me sooo much! I was almost having a panic attack!"
Cons: "I had previously checked in on line, but went to the wrong airport and couldn't change my flight at all because I had already checked in"
Cons: "Sooooo many hidden fees that when you add them up tyhey match the price of the flight which was priced high as it was. This airline gauges its passengers and it's unfortunate that they do it at the time of check in when you have no other choice but to pay the fees or miss your flight and your money. One word to describe - RACKETEERS!"
Pros: "nothing really. the price was ok."
Cons: "the service, the seating, all the added fees"
Pros: "The cheap price"
Cons: "Nothing , I travel with Ryanair because of the Cheap price"
Cons: "Bad service, bad use of technology, complicated baggage systems. Overall a terrible experience and not worth flying with them"
Pros: "cheap, easy, simple, cordial"
Cons: "i don't like my knees touching the seat in front of me. i don't like loud announcements selling me things, especially when i'm trying to sleep. it's fine to sell food and whatever else but please don't turn crew announcements into adverts."
Pros: "the crew , arriving on time , good boarding speed"
Cons: "the landing :)"
Pros: "The only positive point in this flight is that we arrived to Athens 10 minutes ahead of time"
Cons: "Boarding is too crowded and only one crew member was available at the start They didn't allow me to take my carry on bag on board although it is within specifications and although I explained to the crew member that I can't wait for my bag in Athens because I have a connection flight, crew member insisted and was not helpful at all saying that the plane is full. They charged me 115 euro on airport check in counter because I was not aware that I should have check in online and not in the airport. This is really ridicilous to pay a fee which is equal to ticket price to check in on the airport although I explained to her that I was not aware that the check in should be made online They asked me by email, which was sent 24 hr before flight date, to be in the airport 3 hours before departure time, but no one from the crew members was available in the check in desk before 2 hours. So I had to wake up earlier and wait for 1 hr for no reason. In brief, my experience was really bad and I won't recommend this airline to anyone."
Pros: "So called "cheap" price"
Cons: "They charge everything from water to snacks to hot food, and extremely pricy! Attendants rude and indifferent; charge 100 dollars for baggage check-in--good! More expensive than intercontinental flights!"
Pros: "Punctual, smooth flight, slept like a baby"
Cons: "Why do they check your passport twice? Could cut down on time if they just do it once then let you board"
Cons: "once we were all at the gate, the ground crew forced us to leave and we had to present boarding cards and IDs all over again"
Cons: "Terrible seats, extremely uncomfortable. The airplane was freezing inside. Worst airline l, no way to get upgraded seats."
Pros: "We arrive on time, safe."
Cons: "We have requested the empty exit seats and the stewart behave by ignoring us."
Pros: "Not a lot of anything."
Cons: "Everything. Just a really bad flight I’m general."
Pros: "Never again"
Cons: "I had to pay extra for baggage, I had baggage on the booking, but upon booking it was only for 8 KG, and need to purchase more, The baggage cost was almost equal to the ticket, needs to be addressed on the home page, I pick with baggage and then booked the ticket, needs to show that it is not the same baggage as other flights, comparison is wrong."
Cons: "Only allowed 15kgs even though we had booked for 23 on the way to Santorini. Not sure where this discrepancy occurred but had to pay for extra weight."
Pros: "Crew and flight attendants were highly professional. Arrived early; short boarding time. Airport was clean and easy to navigate. Good places to dine."
Cons: "The web site is difficult to navigate, including the determination of luggage pricing and seat assignments only available at check-in."
Cons: "Three hours of delay for no apparent reason."
Pros: "Fast flight. Nice staff onboard aircraft."
Cons: "The boarding process at Milos airport is a bit slow but I guess that is to be expected in the islands."
Cons: "I have never been treated so horribly by another human as I was by the boarding gate agent. My luggage was a roller board that was approved by the check-in counter to go aboard. Upon boarding the woman refused to let me board stating my bag was too large. I was charged 60 euros."
Cons: "The repeatedly delayed our flight without further information, leaving us in the dark as to what was goin going on, the reason for the delay, and when the expected new time of take off is. Disappointing service. Could have been better handled by sky express staff."
Cons: "Delayed and slow"
Cons: "Flight delayed with no notice / flight attendant rude , very bad experience"
Cons: "Sent the passengers but not your bags without telling us. Caused a great deal of trouble, time and anxiety as we had another international flight to catch. Would not fly them again."
Cons: "After years of checking in online well before a flight with other airlines an inability to do so for this sky express flight made me nervous that something was wrong or that I would be charged a fee to check in at the airport. Ultimately everything worked out once we arrived at the counter."
Pros: "Delayed 90 min and missed our connection"
Pros: "Quick boarding"
Cons: "It was terribly hot - everyone on the flight was fanning themselves with the emergency instructions and looking miserable. The individual air didn't work either. Felt like I was going to passout."
Cons: "20 min delay Crew doesn’t smile"
Pros: "The cabin crew was professional and helpful"
Cons: "If buying through Kayak, it isn't clear that SkyExpress has severe weight restrictions on luggage. You are allowed a small carry-on, but at the discounted fare, any checked baggage over 8kg is charged at 8 Euros per kg (around $4.25 per lb), which can add up to a large surcharge quickly."
Cons: "Great flight, great people"
Cons: "Long wait and crowded Santorini airport"
Cons: "Paying $600 for the next leg of our flight because of airline delay."
Cons: "My name was listed twice on the iten. Didn’t bord."
Pros: "Once on plane rest was quick"
Pros: "Fast check-in at counter, no line. Was invited to Sky Express lounge prior to boarding. Small plane meant a quick boarding with no issues."
Cons: "Flight was 20 min late."
Pros: "No pros. Will never travel with them again."
Cons: "The flight was an hour late and there was NO air conditioning on the flight. It was 87 degrees on the flight and we spent almost 2 hours in that heat on the plane between the actual flight time and just sitting on the runway for an hour. Nothing was done to accommodate for the heat. I’m 5 months pregnant and felt unsafe. Everyone on the flight was suffering. It was inhumane conditions. I will NEVER fly with this company again."
Pros: "I mean the flight gets you to and from..."
Cons: "Sky charges for every KG over 15kilos unless you have a special ticket. This option is not listed on kayak and the suggest you book thru sky. Problem is NOBODY BOOKS VIA SKY AND THEIR WEBSITE IS GARBAGE. YOU CANT EVEN CHECK IN ONLINE. The result is many rude, dismissive folks charging an extra 100 euros for something you will have no control over."
Pros: "Thankfully no extra fee for baggage, although what constitutes as carry on for another airline, they require you to check."
Cons: "We were very delayed on the way leaving Mykonos and there wasn’t a single notification, update or apology. The plane had no air, was extremely hot and muggy, almost unbearable. On the other end, luggage delivery extremely delayed. Completely incompetent airline and staff. Never again."
Cons: "20 minute delay with nobody at the gate and no communication about why we were leaving late"
Pros: "Good service"
Cons: "I realize we’ve all heard the required announcements a hundred times but, if you are going to bother saying it, please speak more slowly and clearly."
Cons: "Very late and hot. Unorganized."
Pros: "Short flight"
Cons: "The tickets I purchased through Kayak stated we were allotted 23 kilo/bag, the standard for most airlines. We flew Sky Express to Santorini with no issues. It wasn’t until we were boarding to go back to Athens when the attendants for Sky Express told us the limit per bag was only 15 kilo, not 23. I spoke with someone in their management office at the Santorini airport and apparently they have different levels of tickets you can purchase, the highest allows the most amount of baggage weight. I explained to them that we had no issues flying into Santorini and showed them my e-ticket from Kayak that clearly showed 23 kilo/bag limit and they would not honor that. We wound up having to pay over $80 in baggage fees because we were lied to by Kayak. Thank you Kayak."
Pros: "Easy checkin, no issues"
Cons: "Skyexpress is extremely disorganized and the flight was very old. The flight is very small and in a poor condition. The baggage policy is very unreasonable and I had to pay extra even though my kayak confirmation says 23 kg per passenger clearly! I showed the representative and they said to deal with it from the "vendor" I used to book! Very disappointed with sky express!"
Pros: "Nice crew"
Cons: "Ridiculous wait to get a boarding pass--standing and standing in line before they opened the desk. Santorini airport a nightmare. Old plane.... the letters of the airline's name were peeling off the plane. Flight was fine"
Cons: "Flight Delayed"
Cons: "Trip cancelled due to high winds. I was forced to keep my luggage on the plane for an hour after the cancellation then another hour to get out of baggage claim. Don't take those small planes, fly Aegean or Olympic who have bigger planes and the best pilots."
Pros: "Short time for boarding"
Cons: "I had to pay extra charge due to lack of communication between the KAYAK and the S.A Then the KAYAK blamed me for paying this money even though I emailed them telling what happens exactly. I don't recommend using KAYAK for booking flights again"
Pros: "Flight attendant was nice. Flight time was short."
Cons: "Flight was an hour delayed, I almost missed my ferry connection"
Pros: "It was a very fast fight"
Cons: "No air conditioning on a very hot day"
Cons: "The airline closed the gates 30 minutes prior to boarding and wouldn't let us get in the plane. We missed our flight and had to find another way there. No refunds or credit"
Cons: "I purchased 3 tickets through Hahn Air for a special trip for my daughters. I rechecked reservations before to make sure had everything in place, since I named my daughter Santorini afte the island. The day of the flight, we spent 2 hours waiting in line for this flight. The service was exceptionally slow and they kept letting other passengers who were on another flight ahead of us. When I got to the check-out counter we were told that our flight didn't exist and it was like we were ghosts in the system. Even after showing proof of our e-ticket confirmation, it didn't matter. We had to repurchase new tickets at high prices and wait the whole day at the airport to get to Santorini. My friends who were traveling with us had to go on without us and the expensive hotel I purchased for the trip was a waste. We didn't get off the island until 8 and arrived late in Santorini. The whole experience was a disaster."
Cons: "They charged us 6 euro per kilo for every kilo over the bad weight limit, but our ticket only allowed for a very small bag which we didn't know until we were at the ticket counter and it was too late. No one tried to help us or have any sort of customer service so we ended up paying a lot of money so that we didn't make other passengers wait on us to transfer weight."
Pros: "Flight attendants on the plane"
Cons: "The check in agent was one of the meanest people I have ever met."
Cons: "The ticket explicitely says luggage allowance is 23kg(50 lb). When we arrived to check-in the airline refused to honor it and said allowance is only 15kg. They made everyone pay €3 per each kg "overweight""
Cons: "I did not board my return flight to Athens with Sky Express because the flight never showed up. I had to pay out of pocket for another flight with a different airline to get back to Athens. While I was waiting to hear any updates regarding the flight status, the company provided minimal details about the status of our flight and spoke in a condescending manner to concerned passengers that had flight connections in Athens. I was told my flight would be reimbursed but I have no confidence in this company's management to expect reimbursement. I will warn other customers that this airline can cause great grievances and inconveniences. The company's service was atrocious and frankly unbelievable. If one pays for a plane ticket, one should be provided adequate service in a timely manner. I'm forgiving about delays but the plane never came."
Cons: "Booked the flight with Hahn Air two months in advance to make sure everything went smoothly as it was a special trip for my 12 year old son and I. When we got to the check in counter we were told our reservation could not be found!! Even after I spent over $400USD for our tickets to Santorini. Thankfully, Olympic air had a flight later in the day and we were able to salvage our vacation. I had to spend a lot more money for the new tickets probably because it was last minute. Do not use Hahn Air systems to book your flight-you'll be left in the lurch with added stress and possibly a spoiled vacation."
Cons: "If you arrive in Athens on an international flight and are heading to Santorini, you must collect your bags, proceed through customs and then journey to a different area of the airport for domestic check-in. . Hahn's service was exceptionally slow, with only one window. if possible pay for your bags online. I wasn't able to find the option to do so. Airport fee to check 2 average size bags was 70 euro and required us to wait in another line just to make the payment. We gave ourselves 2.5 hours between flights and barely made the boarding for Santorini. Flight is approx 35 minutes. Service was good and seats were comfortable."
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