Air Italy has been growing at a rapid pace this year. Ben flew them from New York to Milan and was extremely impressed, noting the service was almost too good for the relatively short flight length.
With Qatar Airways’ investment they have been growing their route network and one of their long haul destinations is to Bangkok, which their main competitor Alitalia does not fly to.
I’ve been meaning to write about these fares for a few days now, but I’m currently travelling through some remote parts of Morocco, with very unreliable wifi, but haven’t had a chance to yet.
Right now Air Italy has incredible business class fares from various Italian cities to Bangkok for under EUR1000 return (USD$1,150).
They are available from multiple Air Italy Italian destinations like Rome and Catania, routing via Milan, but as they are also available as a direct flight from Milan for the same place, and Milan is a very easy and cheap European city to position to, so I’ll focus on the direct flights as I think they offer the best value.
The fares are available on AirItaly.com for travel from November 2018 to March 2019, with departures on Sundays, Mondays and Saturdays having the best prices. Google Flights shows higher prices but click through to AirItaly.com for the lower price.
The flights are operated by Air Italy’s A330s which feature 2-2-2 seating on a slight angle.
You can earn Avios for these flights (at least 8,000 in each direction).
Ben noted that he slept well on the fairly short overnight flight from New York in these same seats and as someone sensitive to angled flat seats, didn’t find the angle a problem.
I’m actually very tempted to book this as its almost unheard of to see business class fares between Europe and Asia at under EUR1000 per person, and I’m very curious to see what the Air Italy soft product is like, as I love the Qatar business class service.
What I’m hesitating about is the seat. I know Air Italy will get newer planes with better seats but a 2-2-2 seating with angled flat seats in 2018 really isn’t acceptable.
But having a direct flight sure if tempting. These fares are available until October 30 if you are interesting in booking.
Are you keen to try Air Italy business class?
(Tip of the hat to volazz on Flyertalk)