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Is It Not Time For The Media To Report Properly?  
User currently offlineCumulus From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2006, 1402 posts, RR: 1
Posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2823 times:

From the BBC website you get this article about Alitalia cancelling flights:-

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/7625146.stm

Yet the Airline says this:-

http://corporate.alitalia.com/en/Images/pr_19_09_2008e_tcm7-29755.pdf

This can only harm a fragile situation surely?


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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2811 times:

Why would the media want to ruin their perfect record?  sarcastic 


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User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2772 times:

I'm certainly no fan of media coverage of airlines, but based on everything that has been going on with AZ, I'm not so certain the BBC is being unfair here. Numerous sources, including various airline news sites, have basically reported what the BBC story did. The one sentence blurb from Alitalia was not exactly reassuring from my perspective. They have been teetering on collapse for years now. It would be at all surprising if they just stop flying tomorrow. On this one, I'd have to say AZ's version of the story is circumspect.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2224 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2603 times:
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Methinks we need to check the wording. The news says a number of flights were cancelled for "unknown" reasons. This includes this story in a different paper.

http://www.mathaba.net/rss/?x=606713

The Alitalia news PDF states flights are operating normally. It's simple. Flights get cancelled normally. Precious few companies can say they had a 100% full operation in day but it does happen. My point is cancellations are normal if the Alitalia press blurb is interpreted from Corporateze and is and attemp to stem any tide of passengers from making reservations.

Now these flights that obviously DID cancel are from causes unknown or rather untold. Could they perhaps be simple technical reasons or just maybe were they crews that no-showed to express their displeasure with corporate reality or both?

Perhaps the crews were out looking for future job prospects.



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