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Greekenomics sees me flying Business Class to Athens - bonkers

Tom Winnifrith
Saturday 15 April 2017

I always travel as cheaply as possible searching out the best bargains online although for Greece I try hard to fly Aegean as its service is fantastic even for we peasants in cattle class. For this flight from Copenhagen I briefly considered a real bargain from Air Serbia but an eight hour stop over at Belgrade did not appeal. Likewise even a mere 90 minutes in Istanbul as part of a dirt cheap Air Turkey offer was not something that grabbed me for a host of reasons. And so I went back to Aegean.

Oddly I found that its business class seat was 50 Euro cheaper than cattle class. Who was I to refuse. I had forgotten all about this but when printing out my boarding pass at the airport - having resisted the nickel and diming of Wake Up Hotels - the words business class jumped out at me. Wow!.

I strolled to the front of a non queue to check in my rucksack. The lady looked at a scruffy man in walking boots with a rucksack and backpack and I appreciate that I don't look like most business class passengers but she reminded me about the Aviator lounge where I now sit in comfort enjoying free coffees and rye bread for breakfast, away from the great unwashed on the concourse below.

Priority boarding awaits, Free whatever i want on the plane and my rucksack will be unloaded first. This is the life and I am saving money. Thanks be to the Lord for Greekenomics.

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About Tom Winnifrith
Tom Winnifrith is the editor of When he is not harvesting olives in Greece, he is (planning to) raise goats in Wales.
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