I need help figuring out the best way to get to Greece at the end of this June. Wanted a direct from an NYC airport to Athens, but Delta is the only direct and the dates I was looking at are up to almost $2700! That leaves me with connecting flights. Turkish Air has too small of a connection time (about 1 hour). So, that leaves me with the following 2 options:
1. Swiss Air ($1476) , with connection times of about 3 hours, arriving in Athens about 4pm.
2. US Air (1658). It goes direct from Philadelphia to Athens, arriving around 9:30am. HOWEVER, I have to get to Philadelphia, which is a 3 hour drive with no hitches, OR, take a flight from Bradley with the connection in Philadelphia of only 1 hr. 25 minutes outbound, and 2 hrs 9 minutes inbound.
I would prefer to take the US Air flight, but I don't know that I'm comfortable with the 85 minute connection time.