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Alitalia - Short Haul On Board Catering  
User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 782 posts, RR: 0
Posted (1 year 10 months 1 day ago) and read 5247 times:

I am travelling with Alitalia for the first time this coming week. Does anyone know what level of refreshment I can expect on lunch time flights on the Heathrow/Rome and Milan/Heathrow routes?

Given the level of intra-European catering you get on most airlines these days I am probably wildly optimistic in thinking we might get lunch - maybe I should just buy a sandwich at the airport. Would be good to know if anyone has any insight.

I will be doing a couple of domestic flights too but have no expectations beyond a cup of coffee that I have to pay for.

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User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2264 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 5241 times:

In my experience with AZ:

Longer Euro flights get sweet or salty snacks and a choice of beverage (not sure if alcohol is available).

Domestic flights (short ones) get either coffee or tea... but it's free.

No lunch, sorry!


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 5240 times:

Quoting dc9northwest (Reply 1):
but it's free.

ah well that's something anyway! Sounds like a stop at 'Pret a Manger' for a sandwich [at least at LHR] is called for.


User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 683 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 5234 times:

the answer.......'
'
is a Boots "Meal Deal"

or a visit to Yo Sushi.......

Enjoy


User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4250 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (1 year 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5164 times:

Maybe you should start reading tripreports to get more detailed info about carriers, routes and services given:

Al(l) Italia: 4 Flights + "Magnifica" On The A330 (by airbuseric Aug 28 2012 in Trip Reports)

Domestic and European AZ product for you.  



"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5011 times:

I would recommend a toasted sandwich at Costa or whichever coffee place it was in T4 (they're all much the same), the seating area looks out over the runway....don't forget a pot of tea too.....a pot lasts longer than a cup of coffee!

AZ will give you a coffee/tea/soft drinks and a choice of sweet biscuits or savory biscuits, I've flown the first flight to Rome twice this year, and the last flight of the day back and you get much the same in both directions.

In theory these would be a breakfast / evening meal flights, and this is what you get, so I would be surprised if the lunchtime flight was any different to be honest.

I quite like Alitalia actually, so hopefully you'll have some nice flights. My last flight from Rome-LHR was the Retrojet so that was a nice bonus! Enjoy your trip


User currently offlinejumpjets From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2012, 782 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (1 year 9 months 3 weeks ago) and read 4855 times:

Just in case you were intrested:

LHR - FCO: glass of wine and savoury biscuit [A321]
FCO-NAP - absolutely nothing! [A320 ]
NAP-LIN - water or coffee [E190]
LIN-LHR glass of wine and savoury biscuit. [A320].

I saw the retrojet mentioned by n729pa at FCO and our A320 from FCO to NAP was also one of their special colour schemes [EI-DSA] - has a pale grey colour scheme and carries the titles "Muoviamo chi muove l'Italia". There is a nice picture of it at http://www.flickr.com/photos/caribb/5918668040/

I think it is or was an AirOne machine as on the side wall of the seats there were 'medalions' featuring the Heron Logo.


User currently offlinen729pa From UK - England, joined Jan 2011, 385 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4791 times:

Quoting jumpjets (Reply 6):
our A320 from FCO to NAP was also one of their special colour schemes [EI-DSA] - has a pale grey colour scheme and carries the titles "Muoviamo chi muove l'Italia".

Funny coincidence....because I saw that one at FCO when I arrived that day.


User currently offlineBraniff747SP From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 2958 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4328 times:

FCO-MAD and return had free drinks with a small biscuit.

At least it was free...



The 747 will always be the TRUE queen of the skies!
User currently onlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3185 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (1 year 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4193 times:

I did a report recently of PMO-LIN-LHR

Air One and Alitalia to Sicily – LGW-MXP-PMO-LIN-LHR

Domestics get a glass of water, and if you're lucky tea/coffee as well.
LHR-Italy gets a choice of sweet or salty biscuits + a drink or two (wine/beer/soft drinks/tea/coffee/water/juice)

Buy a sandwich.



http://my.flightmemory.com/shefgab Upcoming flights: LHR-GVA-LHR-TXL-LHR-VE-PRN,SPU-OSL-LHR, LGW-DXB-BKK-DXB-LHR
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