Journeys by air are subject to the general conditions of carriage of passengers and baggage.
Passengers must comply with the police, health and customs formalities of the countries of departure, destination and transit.
On most international journeys it is necessary for you to have a valid passport containing endorsements, visas and permits for the countries you visit. Also, to comply with regulations in these countries, you may need valid health certificate indicating that you have been inoculated against certain disease within a stipulated period before arrival. We shall be glad to advise you fully of the requirements for your trip, and assist in completing these formalities. These documents should be kept available so that they can be readily produced when required.
Most Governments restrict the amount of currency which may be taken into or out of their countries. The carriage of notes or coinage is particularly restricted. You are, therefore, recommended to carry your main funds in the form of travelers cheques or letters of credit.
For information about Greek currency and currency conversions please see our Currency page.
Passengers are advised to present themselves at the airport check-in desk, well ahead of the latest check in time. Beyond this time, passengers cannot be embarked on the imminent planned flight.
All passengers on international flights and passengers traveling Business class on domestic flights may pre-select a particular seat. Please do so upon your reservation. For more information about seat plans please see our Olympic Airways' Fleet page and our Olympic Aviation's Fleet page.
From April 15, 2001 all Olympic Airways' and Olympic Aviation's flights are non smoking.
The validity o tickets is limited and is shown on the flights coupons.
Certain countries will levy taxes on the purchase of tickets, which are not included in the air taxes. Likewise, airport service charges, which are due at many departure points must be borne by the passenger separately, unless they are included in the applicable air taxes.
The price of the ticket may include taxes and fees which are imposed on air transportation by government authorities. These taxes and fees, which may represent a significant portion of the cost of air travel, are either included in the fare, or shown separately in the "TAX" box(es) of the ticket. You may also be required to pay taxes and fees not already collected.
Cots for infants and baby food are available on every OA aircraft. However passengers should request such items at the time of booking since normally, only limited quantities are stored on board.
One infant under two (2) years of age accompanied by an adult, and not occupying a separate seat, is usually carried at 10% of the adult fare. More than one infant under two (2) years of age, and children of two (2) years but under twelve (12) years of age, are usually carried at 60% of the adult fare. For unaccompanied children special arrangements have to be made at the time of booking.
The carriage of live animals as height or pets carried by passengers in the cabin of any OA flight, must meet the requirements and the restrictions of the company. The carriage of live animals to/via the United Kingdom is not allowed as freight or as baggage.
On most of OA's international flights, passengers may view full-length feature films, short films, documentaries, Air Show (A340 aircraft only) or choose a musical program of their particular preference. Headsets (earphones) are provided free of charge for use on board. For more information please see our Inflight Entertainment page.
On OA scheduled flights all meals, drinks and beverages, except champagne, are served free of charge. Champagne is served free of charge to passengers on Olympian and Business class.
If you should have special dietary requirements, please make this known at the time of booking so that the necessary arrangements may be made for your meals.
If you have any illness or physical disability, you should first consult your physician about your plans to fly. In any case, please advise us of your condition when you book your flight.
Civil Aviation Authorities security regulations require that all carry-on baggage/articles be inspected. All passengers will be processed through metal detecting devices.
All schedules and other information are subject to change without notice and to government approval. Therefore, please check these data when you make your reservation. No responsibility can be assumed for any delay or cancellation of a flight, nor for missed connections.
Reservations must be made in advance through an OA office or an approved travel agent. Alterations of dates or cancellations must also be made through these offices and validated by an authorized staff of OA.
If you break your journey for more than 72 hours at any point on the route (not applicable to journeys effected wholly within Europe), you must RECONFIRM your reservations for the continuation of your journey or for your return journey. Notify the local OA office at least 72 hours before the departure of your flight. Failure to reconfirm may result in the CANCELLATION of your reservations.
For safety reasons, passenger
baggage may not contain articles or materials which are dangerous, or which are
transported ONLY subject to special conditions, unless their transport as
separate registered baggage items has been agreed upon with Olympic Airways in
accordance with the safety regulations.
The above regulations do not apply to : medicines and medical devices, toiletries, smoking utensils (except gasoline cigarette lighters), alcoholic drinks, dry ice, provided these are carried in small quantities for personal use.
It is forbidden to use transistor radios and other electronic appliances during flight, with the exception of hearing aids, cardiac pacemakers, electronic clocks, watches and calculators.
is not a complete list of hazardous materials. Carrying dangerous goods aboard
an aircraft is offence and may be subject to penalty. In case of eventual doubt,
ask airline for clarifications.
Sporting and hunting weapons can be accepted ONLY as registered baggage for transport in the cargo hold. Ammunition for such weapons (excluding explosive or incendiary projectiles) is acceptable as checked baggage ONLY (or as cargo). The passenger must make a written statement confirming that the ammunition is suitably packed - e.g., in a strong outside container of wood, metal or fiberboard, protected against shock and secured against movement.
This is to advise you that carriage of security items such as scissors, knives, nail files etc., are strictly forbidden in carry-on luggage. The above items may be transported only in checked luggage.
If such items are found in carry-on luggage by the relevant airport authorities, they will be confiscated and destroyed. Olympic Airways, in any such event, will not be liable for the loss of these items.
All passengers must be advised of the above, at the ticketing desks, reservation offices and check-in points.
If you have been waitlisted by any of our Agencies, this waiting list does not apply at the airport where a new waiting list starts two (2) hours prior to departure for Domestic flights and three (3) hours for International flights.