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Would You Fly Alitalia To The Olympics?  
User currently offlineBicoastal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5592 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??

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User currently offlinePtrjong From Netherlands, joined Mar 2005, 4225 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5581 times:

Yes, I love to get stuck at an airport due to a strike!  silly 

(What answers do you expect?)  Yeah sure

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad (Salvador Dali)
User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 5564 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."
User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5563 times:

Umm...I don't think that most any American would. Not when you can fly SkyTeam there anyway via DL, NW/KL, AF. Plus you are going to have AA and UA as well.

Simple answer....NO

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User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5534 times:

I booked a flight to Rome in the last few days and decided to fly Virgin Atlantic, New York- London instead and then another connecting flight to Rome... didn't want to mess with Alitalia.

User currently offlineAfconcorde1 From France, joined Jan 2006, 139 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5533 times:

Would prefer AF to NCE (as opposed to CDG) and then transfer there for TRN or a destination close to there.


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User currently offlineIDISA From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 268 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 5500 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.


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 5467 times:

Well I have no choice.

I booked my flight to Turin frmo LHR a few months ago on Alitalia.

Now with all the strikes I am getting worried.

I was going to go direct with BA but they suddenly TRIPLED their fares overnight. So I had to go with AZ.

Wish me luck!!!

User currently offlineDesiguy2447 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 96 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

I would not fly Alitalia any where mainly because one never knows when the airline will go on strike.

User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 3 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5410 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.

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