Airfare to Athens - is this normal?

Aug 17th, 2007, 06:16 AM
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Airfare to Athens - is this normal?

I just played on expedia with airfare for my trip to Greece next summer, and it's showing $1,200/per person for a non stop flight to Athens. Is that a normal price from PHL to Athens?

I've been to Italy and other places in Europe and have never paid that much (I think it cost 750 or so when I went to Italy 2 yrs ago), so I'm wondering if it's because I'm trying to book so early... Or is it just b/c of outrageous fuel prices? Tia!
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:19 AM
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Don't forget the exchange rate.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:31 AM
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I would grab those cheap tickets while you can. We just flew to Athens from JFK and an Economy ticket on Olympic was $1300. We decided to upgrade and paid $3500 for Business Class seats.

You may get cheaper if you do a stop-over, but then you are wasting time that could be spent on holiday.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:43 AM
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Wow didnt realize that was considered cheap! I better book soon. Thx
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:48 AM
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I'm checking Continental for next April and it's a little over $1000.00 per person. Maybe it's cheaper because it's April and not summer?
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:49 AM
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Shortcake,

The lowest fare I've ever seen from Philly to Athens (on US Airways, since it's direct) is $800 -- but I've seen it go as high as $1950, too. So for the peace of mind of booking well in advance, the $1200 fare sounds pretty reasonable. Not the cheapest you might get, but not nearly the worst either.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 06:53 AM
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Hmmmmmmm. It's for my honeymoon and FI's parents are paying ... sounds like we better hit them up for a check soon then!
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Aug 17th, 2007, 07:08 AM
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I booked our tx's from PHL to ATH in February..for travel this September and paid 650 on US Air.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 07:24 AM
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Take it shortcake, I paid $1,650.00 for my grandaughter ticket , luckily mine was free because I used my FFMiles.

Two years ago I purchased 3 tickets and paid only $2,100..Times are changed, the gasoline is more expensive now..
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Aug 17th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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I am paying 1300.00 for the end of Sept. About 300.00 of it is the fees and taxes which makes all the prices seem very high compared to what I paid to go to Europe a few years ago.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 07:40 AM
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$1200 is definitely a good price for summer.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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Go to hotelclub.net
Book Air France via Paris to Athens and for two persons you pay in April all together 1592.22 USD
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Aug 17th, 2007, 12:52 PM
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We used FF miles but the paid ticket was $1755 from Denver to Athens. I watched for awhile so $1200 is pretty normal.
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Aug 17th, 2007, 03:06 PM
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I would rather swim to Greece than fly USAir out of Philly. They are the only airline to lose my luggage---and they did it 3x in a two-year period.

The airfare is probably cheap because they don't feed you and charge you for a drink.
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