Category Archives for Alitalia.

Redeem 58,000 MR Points for Roundtrip Business Class to Italy

American Express is offering a 40% bonus when you transfer points to Alitalia

Last month there was quite a scare when Alitalia appeared to have devalued their award chart overnight, with some award prices going up by over 100%. I considered it especially bad timing, because American Express was offering a 25% bonus for Membership Rewards transfers to Alitalia at the time. It turns out Alitalia was only increasing award pricing…

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More Details on the Alitalia Devaluation, and the New Partner Award Chart


Earlier today I wrote about Alitalia devaluing their award chart overnight, and in some cases awards now cost more than double. Well, more details have now surfaced. It’s not as devastating as it seems initially, and there are still good redemption options (phew). However, you now have far less flexibility in terms of carrier options, and much…

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Alitalia More Than Doubled Their Europe-US Award Cost Unannounced in Latest Devaluation


Alitalia MilleMiglia just made a huge devaluation to their award chart with no explicit announcement. In some cases, the awards now cost more than double. Previously, you could fly roundtrip between Europe and the US for the following prices. One-way tickets were available at 60% the cost of roundtrip. Economy: 50,000 miles + Taxes/Fuel Surcharges…

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“New Alitalia” Revealed – Updated Livery, Business & Economy Class

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Alitalia has officially unveiled their new livery…and it’s pretty similar to their previous design sans the green stripe. They’ve maintained the A on the tail, gone for “eurowhite”, and updated the size and placement of Alitalia. Those who attended the reveal were able to tour the new business and economy class cabin layouts. Check out Flight-Report for…

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Alitalia Dumping Air France-KLM Partnership

This morning, Alitalia announced that it will not be renewing its partnership with Air France-KLM which is set to expire in January 2017. CEO Silvano Cassano had this to say: These agreements are no longer beneficial, either commercially or strategically, to the new Alitalia and its ambitious turnaround plan. They were negotiated when Alitalia was in…

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Alitalia & Etihad Major Announcements – New Routes, Partners, Livery, Uniforms, Fleet Sharing

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Etihad had a press conference in Abu Dhabi today to discuss the “strategy for the new Alitalia”.  Rumors on a potential SkyTeam exit flew this weekend as Etihad and Alitalia representatives met with Air France-KLM and Delta in secret. Well, it appears the JV and  SkyTeam membership are in-tact for now, both specifically called out during…

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