Overview

Olympic Airlines (IATA Code =OA, ICAO Code = OAL, Callsign = Olympic), located in Athens, Greece, has a fleet consisting of 41 airliners. The airline flies to and from 36 domestic and 37 international destinations located throughout 28 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and North America. They are partnered with several different airlines, including Cyprus Airways, Kuwait Airways, British Airways, Continental Airlines and Delta Air Lines. Every class and destination flight has its own complete service experience put together by OA.

Flying Route

Olympic Airlines flies to and from several destinations located in and out of Greece. They have destinations throughout Europe, including Madrid, London, Brussels and Berlin; Africa, including Cairo; and North America, including Toronto and New York. Within Greece, they fly from Athens to Corfu, Rhodes, Chios, Kos and Chania.

Check-In

Once passengers have booked their tickets, they can check-in through the website or at the airport. Online check-ins can be done in four simple steps: enter passenger details, enter the check-in details, confirm the information and print the document. The web check-In allows passengers to check-in, choose their seats and issue and print their boarding passes on their computer. Web check-in will save passengers time at the airport. The minimum check-in time at the airport is 45 minutes for domestic flights, 45 minutes for International flights with a short or medium haul and one hour for international flights with a long haul. Special services are available for unaccompanied children.

Baggage

Checked baggage allowances vary based on destination and class. They must not exceed between one and two bags, 15-30 kg (33 - 66 lbs) each. Only one bag is allowed on board per passenger. On-board baggage must not exceed a total of 45 inches and must not exceed more than 8 kg/17 lbs. Excess baggage requests may be made when booking the reservation. A fee will be charged based on the weight and destination. Food must be packed in wooden boxes lined with absorbent material. Liquid items may be packed in a resealable, transparent plastic bag, and will be presented separately at Security Checkpoints for examination.

Traveling Infants

Infants up to the age of 24 months do not need a seat when accompanied by an adult. There are special seat belts for these infants. Infants weighing more than 18 kg/39 lbs, or if there is more than one infant per adult, will need to occupy a seat. Infants' meals are available on board, upon request during reservations.

Minors

Children between the ages of two and twelve should occupy their own seat. They must be well seated and strapped in. Children between the ages of five and 12 on domestic flights, and six to 12 on international flights must be treated as unaccompanied. They are not permitted to travel on the last flight of the day. The OA Unaccompanied Minor Service should be requested upon reservation. Information on the person escorting the minor must be given during reservation. This escort must provide adequate ID, fill out forms upon arrival at the airport, and remain until the flight has departed. Unaccompanied minors will be escorted through security checks, on to the plane, and seated first. Children's meals are available on board, upon request during reservations. Special on-board entertainment, such as music, movies and cartoons, is available for children on international flights.

Pets

Pets larger than 5 kg/11 lbs will be transported in special containers, in a well air-conditioned room of the cargo hold. Passengers must make a request to transport their pets when booking their reservation, and may use their own container if they wish. Pets may travel on board provided they and their carrier do not exceed 5 kg/11 lbs. Passengers may use their own container, or purchase one at the check-in counter. Guide dogs escorting visually impaired passengers are welcome aboard free-of-charge and should wear a muzzle. Passengers must advise OA about a guide dog upon reservation. Live animals may not be transported to or from the UK. A medical certification will need to be provided for pets being transported from Greece to abroad.

Frequent Flyer Program

ICARUS, OA's frequent flyer program, which provided a wide range of privileges, including two luxurious lounges at Athens airport that members could use, will be terminated on September 30, 2009. Members can redeem their miles on domestic and international flights until then. To request an award ticket, send an email to Olympicairlines.telephone.sales@olympicairlines.gr, or send a fax to O030-210-96-66-244. OA offers many other specials for their flights. These specials can be found on their website.

In Flight Services

All OA planes offer ample legroom and seat pitch in both Business and Economy Class. A variety of Greek and International foods are served on board to fit every passenger's dietary needs. A mix of new movie releases and exclusive videos, short features and audio programs are available for passengers'entertainment. OA also likes to make sure they take care of their passengers with medical and health needs.

Airlines Magazine

Olympic Airlines does not offer its own airline magazine.

Airlines Alliances

Olympic has a code share agreement with selected airlines, including Kuwait Airways, Egypt Air and Czech Airlines. They also have commercial partnerships with airlines such as Delta, British Airways, South African Airways and Thai Airways.

Contact Information

OA has offices located throughout the world. Booking, e-tickets, e-check-in orders and flight schedules can all be found at www.olympicairlines.com. A credit card is needed to book online. Once ticket purchase is completed, a confirmation will be sent to the provided email address. Reservations can also be made by phone at the OA Telephone Sales Department at 801 11 44444 inside Greece, or +30 210 9666666 outside Greece. Questions regarding the frequent flyer program Icarus may also be addressed at these numbers. Paper tickets can be picked up at the OA ticket offices of the departing airport before the flight.

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