Trip Report: Aegean Airlines - operated by Olympic Air Athens to Chios
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The flight was scheduled to leave Athens at 11:25am and was operated by Olympic Airlines. I had downloaded the Aegean app and 48hours prior to departure I received an email notification indicating I could check-in to my flight. Through the app I was able to easily check-in and receive mobile boarding passes. Check-in at the airport was also handled at the Aegean counters that were marked with Olympic signs.
For both the outbound and return, the flight was operated by a Dash-8 as the flight time was 1hr. Both Dash-8's had a 2-2 seat configuration, and the seats looked worn and torn. On both sectors, boarding started on time and all passengers were seated prior to scheduled push back time. Once boarding had been completed, the flight attendants came by to hand out candies and wipes. This was a nice gesture given the short duration of the flight. After manual safety demonstrations, we pushed back and climbed towards our cruising altitude.
Even though it was only 1hr flight time, drinks were served. On the outbound, the attendants started to serve drinks but then turbulence forced them to discontinue the service. On the return, there was only minimal turbulence so drink service continued. Along with drinks, cookies and crackers are also served. This is a lot of service given the short flight time.
Overall, it was a nice and quick domestic flight with Olympic Airlines. The website and app of Aegean were easy to manage and the service on board was a lot given the short flight time.