Aegean Sale: 70% Discount on Airfares in the Entire Network *ONLY TODAY*

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Star Alliance member Aegean Airlines celebrates the end of autumn, discounting numerous flights all across their entire network. These fares can be found on their homepage. This offer is especially great for Aegean Miles+Bonus members, who need four Aegean segments a year to keep their status. As the 70% discount does not apply to taxes, the realistic saving lies at roughly 30%.

Here are some examples of the discounted prices:

These fares include board service, but no checked bags. In most cases, you can get add a checked bag for just €16 per flight on Aegean’s website, which is why we recommend booking there.

The discount depends on your travel period:

  • 70% discount: January 16 through February 22, 2023
  • 40% discount: March 1 through June 30, 2023
  • 30% discount: February 23-28 and July 1 through October 28, 2023
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Aegean Airlines is a network carrier that has based all its operations around Athens. Due to the city’s geographical location, it is an ideal gateway between Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. That aside, Athens itself is a highly attractive destination.

The airline uses a fleet of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft to serve its network. A fleet of ATR 72 aircraft operated by subsidiary Olympic Airways provides flights to smaller airports.

Search & Book

This offer is valid until November 25, 2022 22:59 CET. It is applicable with the highest discount to flights between January 16, and February 22, 2023. You can try to search Google Flights or the Airfare Matrix as the quickest way to find available flight dates. However, not all fares are displayed accurately. Aegean’s own low-fare search does the trick as well:

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Afterwards, you can book those flights at Aegean or slightly cheaper through online travel agencies. The discount applies to one-way flights as well.

Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?

More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:

  1. The Covid-19 Pandemic
    During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.

    Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
  2. Better Customer Service
    In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.

    If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.

    This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
  3. Baggage Fees
    Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.

Mileage

Aegean issues most of these tickets in booking class P, T, or U. For most Star Alliance frequent flyers (especially Miles+Bonus members), the segments they gather with these tickets are much more attractive than the mileage. The following example covers the cheapest tickets from Budapest:

  • 1,122 Kilometers on Air China PhoenixMiles
  • 1,046 Miles on EgyptAir Plus
  • 1,000 Miles on Asiana Club
  • 978 Miles on Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles
  • 698 Miles on Thai Royal Orchid Plus
  • 698 Miles on South African Voyager
  • 698 Miles on ANA Mileage Club
  • 698 Miles on Singapore KrisFlyer
  • 524 Extra Points + 523 Basic Points on SAS EuroBonus
  • 418 Miles on Aegean Miles+Bonus
  • 350 Award Miles + 58 PQP on United MileagePlus
  • 348 Miles on Air Canada Aeroplan
  • 250 Miles on Miles&More
  • 250 Miles on LX
Data provided by wheretocredit.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

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