I hope to see AZ continue to grace our skies. It's always sad to me when an airline goes out if business. As long as AZ isn't offering bargain basement fares which hurt other airlines, I say let them continue to fly. If the Italians want to bankroll them, then good for them. At this point, I am fai...Jump to post
VCEflyboy wrote:The interest from AFKL has little to do with AZ and everything to do with LH. They’re afraid that if LH gets their hands on AZ AF will be pushed to the corner fighting with a huge airline group.
Two Italian ministers says Italy needs more time to consider expressions of interest for AZ before they decide on entering exclusive talks. Italy needs more time before starting exclusive talks on Alitalia sale Agreed as they can't quite agree as to what to say in the press--- this for two days ago...Jump to post
Sorry folks, BA did not do even the most basic of things to help themselves, most carriers publish a policy with waivers for Agencies to assist their own passengers in situations like these. Sadly, BA did not elect to add to the folks helping them that way. Agencies had no recourse but to tell their...Jump to post
hynithuchi wrote:Just noticed that all AZ flights FCO/GVA vv. today are cancelled. I haven't seen anything about a strike, does anybody know the reason ?
All I hear is a ticking clock, and this reporter in China, suggesting Chinese interest is still in play...
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 665550.htm
My take is there will still be something in the air called Alitalia, but it will be a shadow of it's former self.
Does anyone think that with Ryanair bidding on both AirBerlin and Alitalia, that if they win both bids, woould not their balance sheet be pretty stretched? While it's a long shot to win both bids, it's not out of the question.... Thoughts?Jump to post
On principle, I am OK with this. it is the lack of limits that has me slightly concerned. Some airports do cost more than others, I just don't want to be paying for gold plated baggage carousels.Jump to post
I suspect this is what the terrorists really want anyway.... Europe electronics ban will cause 'economic tsunami'
http://www.travelmole.com//news_feature ... id=2027161
With the Alitalia move, I think Ethiad will try to reinforce AB as much as they can.
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... bankruptcy
OK, I have been following this whole thing blow by blow. What is clear to me that unless there is an as yet to be discovered White Knight, Alitalia is done some time in the next 30 days (possibly less). My question now is, how does the vacuum get filled? Does AirOne get revived? Does the Italian Gov...Jump to post
For those Keeping score... Yes, Alitalia keeps flying, but my take is that they are delaying the inevitable by 12 to 18 months. Make no mistake, without these agreements it would be a bad day at Italian ticket counters. From Reuters Italy's Alitalia, unions agree preliminary deal in last-ditch talks...Jump to post
<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Sligo" class="quote" target="_blank">Sligo</a> (<a href="#13" class="quote">Reply 13</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Press Statement 7-1...Jump to post