Alitalia7e7 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 185 posts, RR: 3 Posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5471 times:
Alitalia has now grounded their MD-11's, previous postes advise that they have converted their MD-11's into freighters to replace their 747-200F's.
Can some one advise how many MD-11's they will retain and how many they will sell off?
(PS: I am new to this chat room, Alitalia is my favourite Airline adn hoping to meet other Alitalia enthusiasts). Cheers from an Italian - Down Under!
Alitalia7e7 From Australia, joined Mar 2004, 185 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5433 times:
Thanks ContinentalEWR, for your information.
When was the last time you flew AZ? I last flew then from Australia and Italy just after the KLM divorce and AZ returned to Australia. Their 747's (now stored) were old, however the staff have really improved they are not rude as they were in the 70's/80's and 90's. Their staff are polite and caring. I always fly Alitalia with in Europe and Domestic in Italy, and I find that their planes are clean, plenty of leg room (largest I have seen in Economy), Great IFE and food is better than some airlines. Cannot wait to see them return to Australia, does anyone know if they will? and when they will commence cargo services on their MD-11's?
Paxromana From Italy, joined Mar 2004, 36 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5259 times:
MD11 going to be converted are 3, as on Alitalia web site was clearly reported on " till the restyling.
Alitalia cannot afford overcosts on australian routes at the moment, the same as for Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong.
Only a brand new flight MXP-Shangai was scheduled for spring new timetable if SARS allows it.
If you are an Alitalia fan follows topics AZ dedicated, exp. VCE and Matt777 threads....
AlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5095 times:
as my name AlitaliaMD11 i think i must say something. Alitalia is retireing there 747s and turing the MD-11s into MD-11F. Most of there MD-11s are going to there cargo facility. I sure miss seeing them i saw one at JFK a week ago opperating cargo great to see them again.
Parisien From France, joined Dec 2000, 846 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 4987 times:
I like flying AZ within europe...their planes are clean and service pretty decent, though they did lose my luggage once from rome to paris. the said bag turned up a day later and AZ kept me informed throughout (it was a blessing in disguise as I live on a 6th floor without lift and the suitcase was extremely heavy, the poor delivery person).
I once flew their longhaul from australia to rome, a while back. service then was not that great since the FAs seem to disappear after meal service, though you could get whatever you want by going to the galleys yourself. I flew their md11 from rome to milan to los angeles and loved it.
Horus From Egypt, joined Feb 2004, 5230 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4875 times:
A few winters ago, Alitalia were using their MD-11s on charter flights to Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada every weekend. Since they stopped using them, the 767 is the largest type they use (Livingston and Volare among others use A330s). Is there any chance they might use their 777s on these services?