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Old Aug 20, 11, 12:43 pm   #1
 
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FCO-WAW (Business Class) Info

Has anybody recently flown AZ on the above route? If so, could you please throw a light on the following:

- Lounge: which one would I use at FCO? Moreover, is there an AZ or Sky Team lounge at WAW?
- Aircraft: any idea of the plane normally in use on this particular route? I've heard that it is usually a former AP's A320?
- Catering: 'rumors' suggest that AZ recently upgraded their European business class product - is that correct and what am I likely to get in terms of food?

Any tips in relation to the above would be highly appreciated.

With thanks in advance,

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Old Aug 20, 11, 2:24 pm   #2
 
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- Lounge: which one would I use at FCO?
Once you clear security, the Borromini at T3, gate area 'D'.
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Old Aug 21, 11, 11:59 am   #3
 
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Once you clear security, the Borromini at T3, gate area 'D'.
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Old Aug 22, 11, 12:14 pm   #4
 
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There is also the lounge on the crowd floor just near the check in...it was Skyteam was memory but was closed, so they directed people to the Freccia Alata lounge a few metres down.
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Old Aug 30, 11, 5:55 am   #5
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Moreover, is there an AZ or Sky Team lounge at WAW?
NO - only quite mediocre Airport Authority Lounge. It is small, but quite deserted these days (since when LO and Star Alliance opened their dedicated lounge upstairs).
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Old Aug 30, 11, 7:57 am   #6
 
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NO - only quite mediocre Airport Authority Lounge. It is small, but quite deserted these days (since when LO and Star Alliance opened their dedicated lounge upstairs).
Oh well, let's hope for some munchies at least...

Cheers anyway...

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Old Sep 2, 11, 11:44 am   #7
 
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Oh well, let's hope for some munchies at least...
I was in the WAW lounge a few weeks ago. All I remember is packages of chips, cookies, a small self-service bar and some very dry cake. This was morning, so maybe there will be more in the afternoon. At least the wifi worked.
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Just flown IEV-ROM. The food is same sh.. (sorry) as it was, though to some extent better than AF shorthaul premium food.

The only and quite a significant improvement from last year is new silverware - it is now quite heavy and more genuine for a business class.

On the downside is the prosecco being served from a big bottle (0.75l) rather than having a small bottle given to passengers, but this could be one flight problem rather than a new policy.

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Just flown IEV-ROM. The food is same sh.. (sorry) as it was, though to some extent better than AF shorthaul premium food.

The only and quite a significant improvement from last year is new silverware - it is now quite heavy and more genuine for a business class.

On the downside is the prosecco being served from a big bottle (0.75l) rather than having a small bottle given to passengers, but this could be one flight problem rather than a new policy.
Thanks very much. The funny thing is that they even re-branded their business class promising a brand new product in terms of catering

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The food is same sh.. (sorry) as it was
Do you mean the lovely prawn salad? Out of interest, what did you get [in terms of food] on your flight?

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though to some extent better than AF shorthaul premium food.
Well, it doesn't take much to beat the awful AF's plastic box
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Do you mean the lovely prawn salad? Out of interest, what did you get [in terms of food] on your flight?
Have never seen this salad. I normally get sliced meat and piece of spinach pizza or something of a kind. The only piece of rebranding is new silverware. I will try to put a picture to airlinemeals soon.

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Well, it doesn't take much to beat the awful AF's plastic box
AF's shorthaul food is a real shame, happy to see the support
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Old Sep 12, 11, 4:50 am   #11
 
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Have never seen this salad. I normally get sliced meat and piece of spinach pizza or something of a kind.
Perhaps because it was a longer flight (yours). I used to fly mainly CDG/AMS-FCO (connecting from MAN), which are relatively short segments.
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Perhaps because it was a longer flight (yours). I used to fly mainly CDG/AMS-FCO (connecting from MAN), which are relatively short segments.
Last year I got the same pizza/ pan on ROM-FCO and back.
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Last year I got the same pizza/ pan on ROM-FCO and back.
mmm... New AZ service: flight from Ciampino to Fiumicino to avoid traffic, perhaps?
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mmm... New AZ service: flight from Ciampino to Fiumicino to avoid traffic, perhaps?
Sorry, was meant to be ROM-PAR
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