Alitalia Plane

The “New” Alitalia Launches In June 2020

While all airlines are struggling at this point, the airlines that were most financially vulnerable going into this are also the ones in the worst positions now. Just look at South African Airways and Virgin Australia, for example. Well, at least that's…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia 777

Italian Government Takes Full Control Of Alitalia

While many airlines are at risk of going out of business as a result of the current global situation, Alitalia is one of the few airlines that may actually be kept alive because of it. The Italian government has today announced a variety of ways in which…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia 777

Alitalia Requiring Passengers To Wear Face Masks

At this point Italy is among the hardest hit by coronavirus, and not surprisingly, this has had a huge impact on aviation there. While Air Italy ceased operations in early February (seemingly unrelated to the coronavirus situation), Alitalia continues…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia 777

Alitalia Launching San Francisco Flights

Oh, Alitalia. The airline might be on the brink of liquidation for over a year now, but that's not stopping them from expanding. Alitalia has just announced an interesting new seasonal route launching in the summer of 2020. Alitalia will operate 3x weekly…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia 777

Excellent Alitalia Business Class Fares From Paris To Tokyo

As I've written about before, discounted premium fares between major cities in, say, Europe and Asia are less common than premium fares between more obscure cities. You may be flying on a good carrier between two continents, but neither origin or destination…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia, Flight Deals
Alitalia 777

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia, Etihad
Alitalia A330

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia 777

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia, Delta
Alitalia Plane

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia A330

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,…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia, Etihad
St Regis Maldives – 4

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia
Alitalia Lounge New York Jfk – 11

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…

Continue Reading »

Filed Under: Alitalia