Following a few nights at the spectacular Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam, it was time to fly to Athens, the very last halt on our 5 place European journey. While I had frequented Greece previously this summer time, in this situation we were being just briefly returning for a marriage.
How I redeemed miles for Aegean Airways organization class
We essential to fly from Amsterdam to Athens, and fortunately Aegean Airlines had plenty of award availability on the next flight:
07/22 A3625 Amsterdam to Athens departing 12:05PM arriving 4:20PM
Aegean Airways is part of the Star Alliance, so we have been ready to redeem Air Canada Aeroplan details (transfered from Amex Membership Rewards) for this reservation. The ticket charge 25,000 Aeroplan details moreover $73 in taxes & charges for each person. Although not my very best award redemption ever, it was easy, and an financial state ticket would have value in excess of $300 for each particular person.
Aegean Airlines examine-in & boarding
We arrived at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at about 10:30AM, just in excess of 90 minutes right before departure. The airport was quite busy, but we swiftly uncovered Aegean Airlines’ check out-in desk. There was no queue in the organization class and Star Alliance Gold line, so we were helped inside a minute.
We were being issued boarding passes for an 11:25AM boarding. Our flight was departing from gate B23, and we were being also invited to use the Aspire Lounge, however we did not finish up employing it, but somewhat resolved to head straight to the gate and get some do the job completed on our laptops.
Our Aegean Airways A321 was already parked at the gate, and the gate location was incredibly crowded.
Boarding ended up commencing at 11:10AM — 15 minutes forward of agenda — and was a mess. Group 1 and Group 4 have been invited to board initial. The major issue was that there was no way to essentially get up to the gate. There have been limitations alongside the side of the gate, so there was possibly an area a several toes large where by you could wander to the gate agent, but fundamentally absolutely everyone for the flight was lined up, even however they weren’t identified as to…