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Air Italy to cease operation - 11 February 2020

Air Italy to cease operation - 11 February 2020

Old Feb 11, 20, 7:42 am
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Air Italy to cease operation - 11 February 2020

Special board meeting today to discuss the future of Air Italy, with some suggestions in the press that a lack of any new financial commitment by the owners could see the airline close sooner rather than later.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:56 am
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It has just been officially liquidated. R.I.P. Air Italy
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:09 am
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More details available at Loyalty Lobby - https://loyaltylobby.com/2020/02/11/...s/?omhide=true
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Old Feb 11, 20, 9:58 am
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Final info for those who booked their flights with Air Italy: https://www.airitaly.com/it-it/
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Old Feb 11, 20, 10:39 am
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It's so bad, the smaller airlines are just dropping one after another. I wonder what Italy would be like without both Air Italy and Alitalia and whether such a thing could happen.
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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:23 pm
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Air Italy will cease operations.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ai...136683.article

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Old Feb 11, 20, 12:37 pm
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Italy
Air Italy (registered as AIR ITALY S.p.A.)[4] was[2] a privately owned Italian airline, head quartered in Olbia, Sardinia. The company was the second largest airline in Italy, following Italy's flag carrier Alitalia, and the 40th largest airline in Europe by number of passengers as of 2019. The airline was a subsidiary of AQA Holding, owned by Alisarda (51%) and Qatar Airways (49%). The airline operated a fleet of Boeing 737 Next Generation, Boeing 737 MAX 8 and Airbus A330 aircraft to over 34 scheduled domestic, European and intercontinental destinations. The airlines operated with its main hub at Milan Malpensa Airport.

On 11 February 2020, Air Italy ceased all own operations and went into liquidation[2][1] with few routes to be served until 25 February 2020 by third-party carriers.[2]
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Old Feb 11, 20, 1:30 pm
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I have a family member who has a flight scheduled on this airline. She has requested a refund, but does anyone know if these types of refunds are ever successful?
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Old Feb 11, 20, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by cazmom6 View Post
I have a family member who has a flight scheduled on this airline. She has requested a refund, but does anyone know if these types of refunds are ever successful?
Paid with a credit card? May be able to get from the cc company
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Old Feb 11, 20, 3:16 pm
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There is no general answer to the question. The instructions suggest that full refunds will be made. The carrier has not declared insolvency (bankruptcy) so there is no reason to believe that it won't pay up. As noted above, if indeed the carrier can't pay up, depending on how the ticket was purchased, there may be protection through credit card or even bank account.

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Old Feb 12, 20, 3:06 am
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Alisarda had to change its name to Meridiana many years ago, then Meridiana changed its name to Air Italy a few years ago and Aga Khan IV finally realized that a new name will not help this time.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 5:34 am
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If the airline hasn't actually declared insolvency, then could a ticket still be purchased? Anyone up for doing a last flight from Milan to one of the Sardinian destinations and back? I don't have any flights with Air Italy in my log!
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Old Feb 12, 20, 7:27 am
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I read the statement and it indicated that if you had a ticket in process it would be cancelled, so I'm not sure it will let you make a purchase before they close shop. Not sure I'd risk it.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by Often1 View Post
There is no general answer to the question. The instructions suggest that full refunds will be made. The carrier has not declared insolvency (bankruptcy) so there is no reason to believe that it won't pay up. As noted above, if indeed the carrier can't pay up, depending on how the ticket was purchased, there may be protection through credit card or even bank account.
Be mindful of the timing requirement for a charge back. If I was inside the 60 day window now, I might go ahead and contest the charge, rather than wait for things to get sorted out after that time has passed.
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Old Feb 12, 20, 7:58 am
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Originally Posted by xooz View Post
Be mindful of the timing requirement for a charge back. If I was inside the 60 day window now, I might go ahead and contest the charge, rather than wait for things to get sorted out after that time has passed.
If your credit card issuer still has a 60-day limit it is time to change issuers. Almost all of the larger issuers are at 6-12 months even though the statute only requires 60 days.

Beyond that, a chargeback at this point will almost certainly be denied, leaving one out in the cold later should that come to pass.
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