Aegean Airlines is a member of Star Alliance and is the airline of Greece. They introduced a new livery earlier this year and at the moment have amended business class catering due to the pandemic.
It is always interesting to see what airlines are doing right now with on board service. For example, Swiss offer the full inflight catering experience for business class. Others have adapted a different approach.
Aegean Airlines Business Class Meal
The airline is up front about its amended catering, with a notice on the web site. It says, “All passengers are offered an individual water bottle and a packaged snack. Soon, there will be a differentiation in service for the Business Class, but for the given period of time, a cold snack is offered on both classes on board. Service on board with hot and cold beverages is reinstated in Business Class. Alcohol drinks are offered only in the international flights.”
A friend of mine flew from Amsterdam to Athens in business class, having taken an upgrade offer during check-in. Since it was so cheap, it made total sense to do this. The on board meal is, as it says on the web site, “a packaged snack”.
I’m not entirely sure what is in the sandwich, but it is a sandwich, juice box, water and a bag of something. It is perfectly adequate, but it is a far cry from the usual business class service.
As the web site says, “Soon, there will be a differentiation in service for the Business Class”, so let’s hope it happens soon. At least it is edible, and I guess that’s the main point.
Aegean Airlines is not alone with changes to catering during Corona. British Airways serve cold meals in a box or paper bag for example, while Aer Lingus have suspended on board meals completely. Each carrier has a different take on things.
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