Since the national airline went bust just after Christmas last year, air travel in and out of Vilnius has been quite difficult.
A travel agent in Vilnius has offered me a flight by Eurolines (I thought they only did buses), maybe operating (or maybe not) from December 11. The only direct flight from Vilnius to Tbilisi.
The good news is that it's only 351 Euros. The same flight on Air Baltic costs over 400 Euros and sometimes over 500 Euros.
But the bad news is ........ it's on a YAK-40.
My office manager (he's young) assumed I didn't know what that was, and warned me it was the most dangerous plane of Soviet times, propellor, noisy, bad pressurisation, all the old jokes about Aeroflot. Having done my time flying to Murmansk and internally in the Ukraine, I know exactly how awful they were 15 years ago, and they won't have got any better.
So I don't think I shall be travelling on Eurolines. Even Air Baltic looks better.