Bicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5091 times:
Given that the irrational Alitalia unions are intent on committing professional suicide, would you risk traveling to Italy on Alitalia for the Winter Olympics? For many athletes, family members and spectators, this is a once in a lifetime event. Is it worth the risk of missing out because of yet another Alitalia union strike??
DeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5063 times:
Quoting Bicoastal (Thread starter): For many athletes, family members and spectators, this is a once in a lifetime event.
I'm sure the delegations from the various countries have this problem under consideration and most likely aren't using Alitalia to get there anyways. As for the spectators...that's the risk you tae with air travel. If you are coming from overseas or even in Europe you shouldn't be flying in the day of the event you want to see. If so, and you miss your event, that's your fault for poor planning.
"If you can't delight in the misery of others then you don't deserve to be a college football fan."
IDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 265 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 4999 times:
I really regret to say that I'd rather like not to fly Alitalia and you can't imagine how low do I feel as I write down these words...
Winter Olympics in Turin are a great chance for my country and could have been a great chance for AZ too. Unfortunately there is a great risk that Alitalia won't take this chance and let other airliners take all.
SkyTeam (DL, AF) may offer an alternative to AZ.
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4909 times:
I lived in Rome for a year in the 90's. The Italians like to call wild cat strikes. Public transit was their favorite. Often, there would be a one hour late afternoon strike. This also happened at the airport by various union groups. I would hesitate to book them for this reason. A wild cat strike by one union group could throw the entire airline schedule into a tail spin.