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Booking with Alitalia for the Summer

Booking with Alitalia for the Summer

  1. Aerov53

    Hey everyone! What is the current thinking regarding booking with Alitalia? I understand they have been in this position before, but I also understand there are risks with booking with them. I’m looking at trying to book an intra-Europe iteneray with them for the summer. Would you do it? How much risk do I take on if they cancel the flight and go under?

  2. rickyw

    I wouldn’t be too worried about it. The Italian government doesn’t seem to want Alitalia to fail.

    Also, if you are just looking intra-Europe… I’d consider easyjet and Vueling… both have considerable operations in Rome/Milan and are probably pretty competitive on price to Alitalia.

    If you do book with Alitalia, make sure you book with a credit card that provides travel insurance (if you have one). Something like a Chase Sapphire or AMEX Platinum would give you some extra support, if it came to that.

  3. Aerov53

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 49668, member: 1436″]I wouldn’t be too worried about it. The Italian government doesn’t seem to want Alitalia to fail.

    Also, if you are just looking intra-Europe… I’d consider easyjet and Vueling… both have considerable operations in Rome/Milan and are probably pretty competitive on price to Alitalia.

    If you do book with Alitalia, make sure you book with a credit card that provides travel insurance (if you have one). Something like a Chase Sapphire or AMEX Platinum would give you some extra support, if it came to that.[/QUOTE]

    Thanks rickyw. Unfortunately for the dates I want to travel only Wizz Air provides a direct flight like Alitalia (FCO to BUD). Wizz Air’s flight times are awful, while Alitalia is right in the sweet spot. I’m going to book.

  4. Anonymous

    In addition to [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER]’s suggestion to use a credit card with travel protections, I’d suggest booking through an Online Travel Agency, or possibly even book the codeshare on a partner carrier. That gives you one more layer of protection.

  5. Aerov53

    Thanks [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER] and [USER=1436]@rickyw[/USER] . I booked with my CSR. I didn’t realize financial insolvency was a specific situation covered by the travel insurance. All good information from y’all!

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