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Athens
Melbourne
Etihad Airways
Global
27.4 total score
23 reviews
13% Recommended
22% Value for Money
1.7/5 Customer Service
Athens-Melbourne route
100 total score
1 review
100% Recommended
100% Value for Money
5/5 Customer Service
Qatar Airways
Global
46.1 total score
31 reviews
39% Recommended
42% Value for Money
2.5/5 Customer Service
Athens-Melbourne route
18.7 total score
1 review
0% Recommended
0% Value for Money
2/5 Customer Service
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Fri, 08/30/2013 01:45 PM
ATH » AUH » MEL
From Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens) to Melbourne Airport (Melbourne) via Abu Dhabi International Airport (Abu Dhabi)
5 out of 5
One of the best airlines in the world
TRAVEL DATE: August 7th ATHENS INTERNATIONAL: Very pleasant (4h) stay in Athens International. quote big airport with lots of places to eat and generally do many things. BOARDING: When it was time for boarding I founded out a law that I didn't know. I had broke my hand 3.5 weeks ago so they took me in an office and asked me when did I broke my hand. I told them 3.5 weeks ago so they said I could board. They explained to me that if I'd had broke my hand 2 weeks ago or even closer to the date I was flying they wouldn't allow me to enter the plane due to air pressure suffer. CABIN: I specially booked business class so I could be more comfy for the 14 hour long-haul flight from Abu Dhabi International to Melbourne Airport. I would definitely book business class again just for the experience. On the Athens - Abu Dhabi A320 the business class seat was a quite good angle recline seat with a personal tv and private air hostesses.I slept very easily. It was a pleasant flight. ABU DHABI INTERNATIONAL: I must say even in the 2h layover time I was given this is by far the 3rd or 4th best airport in the world. Before entering the Etihad Airways Business class Lounge I did a little walk around the airport. So many luxury places to eat, or buy souvenirs or whatever you can think!! ETIHAD AIRWAYS BUSINESS CLASS LOUNGE: Business Class?? I wonder how the First Class lounge is!! I'm going to say it simple: Big Lounge, very quiet, 6 iMacs, EXCELLENT food, great decorating and reminder for every Etihad Airways operated flight. Soooo time to board... BOARDING HUGE AND LONGEST AIRPLANE A340-600: Priority boarding and Snap! I'm inside the plane. WOW. Now, thats business class. Luxury value for money. My seat was 5K, probably the most privat business class seat. The seat pitch and bed length was 73 inches and width of the seat was 20 Inches. REALLY wide seat and very comfortable as a bed. Loads of Movies, TV programmes, Audio and games on the E-BOX ( the Etihad Airways TV system). IN LONG-HAUL FLIGHT: The food was excellent and it had many choices from Arabic spicy tastes to European to Asian. Also good taste of expensive wine and shampagne glasses FOR FREE!! Tip: in a long-haul flight make sure you drink lots of liquid (better not much alcohol) so that you don't get dehydrated. Luckily, because I follow this tip, there were many toilets so there weren't many people in a line. END OF TRIP: Really Etihad, this is total luxury flying.
Recommended: Yes
Value for money: Yes
Customer Service: Excellent
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Thu, 05/10/2012 05:35 AM
ATH » DOH » MEL
From Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (Athens) to Melbourne Airport (Melbourne) via Doha International Airport (Doha)
1 out of 5
Lots to be desired
Qatar is the first middle eastern airline I have travelled and we flew from MEL to LHR via DOHA which was because the flight to CDG was cancelled. On the return we flew ATH to MEL via DOHA. On every sector the service left a lot to be desired. Between meals you press the call button and ask for a drink and the response is to help yourself to whats in the crew galley. About 20 people at all times congregate in the galley going through the trolleys for drinks and snacks. looking at sandwiches that were unlabled and passengers opening up the cling wrap and looking in side dirty fingers and all to decide it really wasn't what they want to then re wrap and put back into the trolley for the next person. Furthermore every sector was at 100 per cent capacity and the seats recline so much that your nose is in the persons hair in front of you. In comparison other airlines really do offer a better product.
Recommended: No
Value for money: No
Customer Service: Poor