There was an article (I believe it might have been on
Yahoo! Airlines/Aviation news) but I don't remember.
Anyway, it was about Alitalia and its alliance plans,
now that the KLM link up is over (or will be, effective August 31st). The report said Delta has approached Alitalia about a possible alliance, perhaps bringing AZ into SKYTEAM, but that Alitalia brushed it off. I guess that was sort of silly, since Alitalia could have access to the Atlanta super-hub via Delta's daily MD11 service from Rome and at New York/JFK, through Delta's two daily FCO-JFK and one MXP-JFK flight, not to mention AZ's own flights and Delta's Venice-JFK route.
Alitalia has a code-share in place with Continental, for Rome/Milan to Newark flights (all operated by Continental), and with Northwest on the FCO-DTW route (the MXP-DTW route will be dropped in October). So, my question is this....what should Alitalia do? Join Skyteam or remain with CO/NW and hope some sort of "Wings" works out??