The Homeric Charters to Greece were discontinued after
2005... we're hoping that they come back....but so
far, no sign.....
A charter flight,
for those of you who don't know what they are, is an airliner
that is leased by a private company and offers low cost
fares to select destinations. Charters are usually no frill(but
commercial Airlines are not fare behind and getting closer!)
and have limited schedules with set days that you can leave
I've flown charters
a few times(the now defunct Homeric Charter to Greece as
well as a charter from London to Athens). The charters can
be inconvenient(sometimes they have horrible departure or
arrival times), disorganized and crowded(sometimes they
add extra seats to the plane which makes your space very
cramped!). I use fly charters if I want to save money and
that's about it. I don't fly them because they are a wonderful
alternative to the commercial airlines.
When I flew Homeric
charters from NY to Athens I saved about $500 on the air
fare, so it was worth it. When I flew the charter from London
to Athens the round trip( I threw away the return ticket
since it required me to return in a week) I saved about
is not much in the way of charter flights to Greece from
the US there are plenty of other charter flights
from select US cities to European cities. Eurofly
has some great fares starting as low as $739 round trip
from JFK to a number of places in Italy including Rome,
Naples, Palermo, Pescara, Bologna and they've added flights
to Delhi India. The will undoubtedly be adding new destinations
to their schedule so you're going to want to keep an eye
an them. The flights are not year round so you'll want to
take a look and see what time of the year they fly.
You can do a
Google Search for European Charter Flights, or something
similar to find all the possibilities.
Try a Search!