What’s new in flights to Greece?
United Airlines is adding three new flights to its international network, giving travelers more options for summer travel by flying direct to countries that are starting to reopen to vaccinated visitors. Starting in July, United will offer new direct flights from Washington Dulles International Airport to Athens, Greec (as well as from Neward to Croatia and from Chicago O’Hare International Airport to Reykjavik, Iceland), all subject to government approval.
United’s Travel-Ready Center enables customers to upload their COVID-19 testing and vaccine documentation, and have it certified ahead of check-in so customers can get their boarding pass before getting to the airport. United is the only airline that does this seamlessly in the airline’s mobile app.
The addition of these new routes reflects an increase in interest among United’s customers: in the last month, searches on United.com for flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland are up 61%. And customers can book travel starting today at United.com and on the United mobile app.
“As countries around the world begin the process of reopening, leisure travelers are eager to take a long-awaited getaway to new international destinations,” said Patrick Quayle, vice president of international network and alliances. “These three new routes unlock the natural beauty of the outdoors for our guests. They are also the latest example of how United is remaining nimble in rebuilding our network.”
United will expand its service to Athens with daily flights from Washington Dulles beginning July 1 and operating through October 3. This new route marks the first time daily nonstop flights have been available between Washington D.C. and Athens. The schedule is timed for connections in Washington Dulles to over 95 cities in North America and will be operated by a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner with all-aisle-access Polaris business and United Premium Plus seats. This builds on United’s existing daily summer service to Athens from Newark Liberty International Airport, which resumes on June 3.
Is it time to book flights & start planning my trip to Greece?
We learned alot during the initial months of the Covid outbreak in 2020. We helped sort out shortend trips that were in process. We made sure that not a single one of our clients lost any of their trip investment. We made sure that they did not have to spend hours on hold trying to deal with cancellations. We’re prepared to continue advocating for our clients who have planned or are considering planning trips to Greece.
Can we plan a trip to Greece without flight dates certain?
Yes, we can get started with your itinerary using your best hoped for dates. Should those dates change, we don’t charge anything extra to change your travel dates. We can plan for 2021, and adjust to 2022, we can plan for summer and adjust to fall. The options for changing your travel dates are entirely up to you.
But I like to plan & book my flights & travel for myself
We know that for people with the time, travel planning can be a big, fun part of the vacation process. We understand that – after all, that’s how we ended up being travel planners and advisors. We love this stuff!
But the travel world has changed because of the pandemic, and leading travel authorities are now doubling down on their recommendation: individual travelers really do need a travel advisor. Someone who has up to the minute info regarding your specific destination and the skills, tools & resources to pivot your plans at a moment’s notice.
We’re here to be that specialized advisor, so if you’ve already planned your trip to Greece, reach out to us for a Trip Review.