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Aegean/Olympic Airlines Baggage Rules

I'm booked with Olympic for a domestic flight in Greece on a DC8, a small prop plane with room for around 35-40 passengers. Their website is confusing regarding baggage and carry-ons. One rule said allowance up to 23 kilos, another 8 kilos. I was under the assumption you could take a carry-on free of charge with a weight of under 23 kilos. In addition it appears you have to pay extra for any checked luggage. I've emailed their customer service but have not gotten any response.

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693 posts

Their website section on luggage allowance is quite clear. If you have a Go light ticket you can purchase 23kg of luggage in advance for £13 or at the airport for £22. If you have a flex ticket or business ticket you get 1 x 23kg (flex) or 2 x 32kg pieces (business) of checked luggage included in your ticket but you can purchase more.

Hand luggage is 8kg.

Also, you will be flying on a Bombardier Dash 8. A DC8 is an almost obsolete jet aircraft produced in the 1960s and early 70s.

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30961 posts

tommy,

Paying for checked luggage is quite common these days, so nothing unusual there. I wasn't aware anyone was still operating DC-8's (which were a jet aircraft I believe). You may be flying on smaller variant of the Bombardier Dash 8, as they handle about 50 passengers....

http://www.aircanada.com/en/about/fleet/dash8-300.html

The overhead bins on those are really small, so be prepared to place carry-on items under the seat (not a lot of room there either).

Their website seems to be clear on the limits.....

https://www.olympicair.com/en/Info/Baggage/Limits

Click the tab for "Hand Baggage" for the limits on that.

Posted by
747 posts

I purchased the ticket through Expedia which didn't tell me whether it was FLEX, GoLight or anything about luggage. I just did a test booking through Olympic for the same flight and date and it came up with it being a FLEX ticket with 1 free 23 kilo bag. I assume the carry-on will have to be in the 8 kilo range to avoid any extra cost. I mixed up the type of plane and you are correct about it, especially if it's obsolete!

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30961 posts

tommy,

In future you might want to book directly with the airline and avoid the middleman.

Posted by
747 posts

I agree . . . in the future I will deal directly with Aegean or Olympic Airlines. They provide more information on the flight unlike Expedia and some of the other booking websites.