Several airlines are currently offering one-stop Houston-Athens itineraries later in the year for little more than $1,000 in premium economy! As well as extra seat space, this class of travel also generally offers more in terms of baggage allowance and onboard catering. All in all, it represents an ideal compromise between luxury and value.
Various airlines operate these great-value premium economy itineraries. This means that you can pick a carrier based on factors like when you would like to have the stopover. Maybe you want to get the bulk of the flying done first? In which case, you’ll want to explore airlines such as Air France and United. With changes at Paris CDG and Frankfurt International (FRA) respectively, by the time you touch down from Houston Intercontinental (IAH), you’ll already nearly be there.
If you’d rather end your journey to Athens International (ATH) with a long-haul, transatlantic stint, then Air Canada is where you should look. The Canadian flag carrier serves Athens directly from its hub at Toronto Pearson (YYZ), which you can reach directly on its regional partner Air Canada Express operated by Sky Regional Airlines’ Embraer 175s.
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These high-value premium economy itineraries apply to various dates and durations throughout October and November. You can find and book them at the links below.
- Monday, October 4th – Monday, October 18th. $1,116 with Air Canada via Toronto.
- Thursday, October 7th – Thursday, October 14th. $1,116 with Air Canada via Toronto.
- Tuesday, October 12th – Tuesday, October 19th. $1,116 with Air Canada via Toronto.
- Tuesday, November 2nd – Friday, November 12th. $1,126 with United and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
- Friday, November 12th – Wednesday, November 24th. $1,059 with Air France via Paris.
- Saturday, November 13th – Tuesday, November 30th. $1,126 with United and Lufthansa via Frankfurt.
With so many dates and airlines to choose from, it’s just a matter of deciding which to pick! In any case, they all represent an enjoyable way to cross the Atlantic in relative luxury without shelling out for full business class fares.