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AZ To South America - What To Expect?  
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 5443 times:

For our upcoming trip to South America, we decided to try Alitalia. Fare was attractive being travel agent and we have never flown them longhaul. Even shorthaul was on 'old Alitalia'.

So what can we be expecting with regard to seats, comfort, catering, IFE,...
Going is on 772 to EZE, back is on 332 from GIG.

I have read this trip report AZ 777 LAX-FCO in Y with pics (by The777Man Jun 10 2012 in Trip Reports), but found no other.

Thanks for info/experiences.

[Edited 2012-08-13 08:11:39]


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User currently offlineTurkishWings From United States of America, joined May 2006, 1436 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 5431 times:

Last summer I flew FCO-LAX on AZ. I was very sceptical at first particularly because the flight was going to be re3ally long (over 12 hours) but I must say I was positively impressed by them. Food was pretty good, service was solid, the seat was relatively comfortable and the IFE was just OK. To give you a better idea, this flight passed faster and was somehow more enjoyable than my return flight between SFO and CDG on AF A380. I would not hesitate to use AZ again...


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User currently offlineAR385 From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 5946 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5286 times:
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Crew: Hit and Miss. You might get an excellent crew, or you might get a crappy one.
IFE: Nothing extraordinary
Seating: Average
Food: Excellent, definitely a plus

In short, it´s not LH, but it´s not AR either.



MGGS
User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5273 times:

Thanks for the answers.

Anyone experienced Premium Economy on AZ as well? How is that?



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User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6403 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (1 year 8 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 5245 times:

Quoting 330lover (Reply 3):
Anyone experienced Premium Economy on AZ as well? How is that?

Hi !

Thanks for the link to my report !

I did see the seats in Premium Y when I flew and they looked very comfortable almost like an old business class seat. They are in a cabin of their own and should have nice meals as well. I think configuration may be 2-3-2 or possibly 2-4-2.

You should have a great trip; both Buenos Aires and Rio De Janeiro will be great cities to visit. Flights should be nice.

Always good to not have to high expectations and be positively surprised  

The777Man



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 8 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5100 times:

Other question.

On the GIG-FCO route, it's a 330. I read in another topic that AZ has 2 different configs on this type: the old Air One (ex Etihad) birds and the newly delivered ones.
Which one is mainly used for Rio?

Thanks for the info.



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4634 times:

Ok, decided.
In the end, we opted for Air France after all as we had the opportunity to use Flying Blue miles on these flights.

Thanks for your answers



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 4584 times:

Quoting 330lover (Thread starter):
For our upcoming trip to South America, we decided to try Alitalia. Fare was attractive being travel agent and we have never flown them longhaul.
Quoting 330lover (Reply 6):
Ok, decided.
In the end, we opted for Air France

So you're quite undecided it seems...   I posted a recent tripreport including the A330-200 to give you a bit over a view but there is no need. Though I would fee that AZ Y on the A330 is more comfortable then on any AF longhaul.



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User currently offline330lover From Belgium, joined Jul 2008, 562 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 7 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4560 times:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 7):
So you're quite undecided it seems...

That's true (a bit)  

But then again, if I was paying for the tickets, it would be AZ. But getting free tix with miles (unavailable on AZ) was the final reason for choosing AF.

Thanks anyway!



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User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2917 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (1 year 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 4454 times:

Quoting AR385 (Reply 2):
Crew: Hit and Miss. You might get an excellent crew, or you might get a crappy one.
IFE: Nothing extraordinary
Seating: Average
Food: Excellent, definitely a plus

   IFE was ok, seating was fine, and the food was great. Crew have been okay in my experience.



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