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Alitalia Buys Back Frequent Flyer Program From Etihad

As we know, for a long time Etihad was on a money spending spree, as they tried to develop their "Etihad Airways Partners" concept. This was basically their way of trying to create a fourth global alliance by buying stakes in all kinds of struggling…

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Alitalia Launching Flights To Washington Dulles

Alitalia has just announced that they'll be launching a new flight to Washington Dulles as of May 2, 2019. Alitalia will launch 5x weekly flights between Rome and Washington Dulles as of next spring. The flight will have the following schedule (the flight…

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Delta Reportedly Submits Offer For Alitalia

Alitalia has been on the verge of liquidation since early 2017. Last March Alitalia announced a restructuring plan, given how much money the airline was losing. Employees voted against this plan, given that they didn’t want lay-offs or pay cuts. While…

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Milan’s Linate Airport Closing For Three Months In 2019

The city of Milan has two airports -- Malpensa and Linate. Malpensa is the larger airport, with all longhaul flights departing from there, though it's also quite a distance from the city. Meanwhile Linate Airport is smaller, and handles a lot of regional…

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Bankrupt Alitalia Introduces New Employee Uniforms… Again

Alitalia might be in bankruptcy and on perpetual life support, but that won't stop them from looking fashionable. In-mid 2016, Alitalia rolled out new uniforms for their employees, which were inspired by Etihad. This was part of a larger rebranding for…

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Alitalia Is Pulling Out Of Abu Dhabi

This doesn't have huge practical implications, though symbolically this is a big move. For years, Etihad was focused on "Etihad Airways Partners," which was the group of airline partners they invested in, including airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles,…

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What Happens To Your Ticket If Alitalia Goes Out Of Business?

It was announced earlier today that Alitalia is beginning the process of filing for bankruptcy, which shouldn't come as a surprise, given what has been happening at the airline so far this year. I've been receiving lots of questions from readers regarding…

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Alitalia Is Beginning The Process Of Filing For Bankruptcy

This shouldn't come as a surprise. Alitalia has been in a terrible financial situation for a long time, though it has been especially bad lately. They’ve been on the verge of liquidation, but for political reasons got a new business plan approved by…

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Alitalia Is Adding Flights Between Rome & The Maldives

The Maldives can be a tricky place to get to using miles & points, so it’s great to see that there’s soon going to be yet another option for getting there. Alitalia will be launching 3x weekly flights between Rome and Male as of October 31, 2017. The…

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Review: Alitalia Lounge New York JFK

After flying Singapore Suites from Frankfurt to New York (a flight I've reviewed before, though won't be reviewing this time around), I flew Philippine Airlines from New York to Vancouver. I arrived in New York from Frankfurt shortly before noon, went…

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Alitalia Will Shrink Fleet, Cut Free Food & Drinks, And More

In late February I wrote about how Alitalia is on the verge of running out of cash. Without a new investment or business plan, they were expected to run out of cash by the end of March. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise, given that they’ve been…

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