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Old Oct 7, 17, 1:06 pm   #1
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$1242 (£950) Alitalia Business- LON- DEL Round Trip

Been kicking around for a while, but seems perhaps even a tad bit lower. In either case- seemed worth reminding. If this is a duplicate- apologies.

Swiss is coming in at $1500.

Alitalia have $1242-$1342.

Dates: Nov 2017- June 2018. blackouts likely over holiday.

Link: https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...8,-DE,-PS;so=p
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Old Oct 7, 17, 1:16 pm   #2
  
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Good if you want to make a donation to a bankrupt airline... I'm still waiting to be refunded for 1 of the 3 tickets I bought in last December "sale"....
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Old Oct 7, 17, 1:19 pm   #3
  
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It might be better to submit the case to a ECC office instead of just waiting for the time someone decides to refund you. ECC is definitely a good fast-track for getting a refund.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 1:22 pm   #4
  
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Been kicking around for a while, but seems perhaps even a tad bit lower. In either case- seemed worth reminding. If this is a duplicate- apologies.

Swiss is coming in at $1500.

Alitalia have $1242-$1342.

Dates: Nov 2017- June 2018. blackouts likely over holiday.

Link: https://www.google.com/flights/#sear...8,-DE,-PS;so=p
Seems like a good price, but many people have posted horrendous experiences with this airline. People will be booking at their own risk, especially given that they are filing for bankruptcy. I would not take the risk.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 2:11 pm   #5
  
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Loved my business class flights with them.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:23 pm   #6
  
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FYI I got my last AZ refund immediately as i can see in the credit card statement - dated 29 September, posted 3 October.
The previous one was unexpectedly fast too.
Do not know why is that...
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Old Oct 7, 17, 3:24 pm   #7
  
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True that they filed for bankruptcy, but they have been in this state for a long time, so I wouldn't worry about buying a ticket with them; especially given their long-haul routes apparently are among the most profitable assets and would most likely be taken over by another carrier in case Alitalia decides to shut up shop.

Also, as @olouie points out, I've heard good things about their business class, so I think this deal is quite attractive and would definitely be buying if I needed to go to India (with bankruptcy protection just in case).
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:14 pm   #8
  
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Admittedly it has been a couple of years since I flew AZ in Business class, but that experience was very good. Far better than LX, LH from their respective hubs.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 5:23 pm   #9
  
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I booked an EF earlier this year and got refunded within a week. Friendly agents on the phone, no problems at all. But yes, I read many stories here... I don't get it.

I am flying them regularly. Despite a sometimes weak service intra-Europe, their A330 longhaul product is great with experienced (older) crews and also they address me always by name and recognize my status and usually say thank you for being a loyal customer (well, I am not so to AZ, but I am to ST).

So far, Italian style. Mixed bag but usually very nice experience. Just a shame that the bar on intra-Europe flights is limited to beer, some wine and limoncello only nowadays.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 8:08 pm   #10
  
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Iíve never flow Alitalia or Etihad for that matter so looking forward to my trip from BKK to AMS in a few days from this expired deal https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mile...ares-ey-2.html

Any suggestions for best seats on EY 777 and AZ 330?

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Old Oct 7, 17, 8:27 pm   #11
  
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Iíve never flow Alitalia or Etihad for that matter so looking forward to my trip from BKK to AMS in a few days from this expired deal https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mile...ares-ey-2.html

Any suggestions for best seats on EY 777 and AZ 330?

Cheers.
You've left it until a few days before you fly to ask for best seats? In my experience the best seats are selected first, on an EY 777 I always had a window seat with aisle access for privacy. I've never been on an AZ 330.
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Old Oct 7, 17, 8:47 pm   #12
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I’ve never flow Alitalia or Etihad for that matter so looking forward to my trip from BKK to AMS in a few days from this expired deal https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/mile...ares-ey-2.html

Any suggestions for best seats on EY 777 and AZ 330?

Cheers.
Have you looked at the seat maps?
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Old Oct 7, 17, 10:15 pm   #13
  
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Have you looked at the seat maps?
Only when first selecting seats, I usually google best seats on particular airline/aircraft for ideas. www.ausbt.com.au usually gets good comments on their reviews which usually helps me select the best seats and have used it for MH and TG but I can’t much comments for these flights.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/the-best-se...business-class

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You've left it until a few days before you fly to ask for best seats? In my experience the best seats are selected first, on an EY 777 I always had a window seat with aisle access for privacy. I've never been on an AZ 330.
Half the seats on AZ 330 are still open and 1/4 on EY 777 so was many able to improve my selection!

Depending on what I’m after, sleep relaxation, it can make quite a difference. Last time on MH 330 overnight the throne seats in row A were great, they have a massive foot well so sleeping was extra comfy, I’ve been in another throne seat in same configuration 330 and could barely turn when lying.

I think I’ll roll with what I originally selected, 8A, 777 and 3A on the 330.

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Old Oct 7, 17, 10:19 pm   #14
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Only when selecting seats, I usually google best seats on particular airline/aircraft for ideas. www.ausbt.com.au usually gets good comments on their reviews which usually helps me select the best seats and have used it for MH and TG but I canít much comments for these flights.

https://www.ausbt.com.au/the-best-se...business-class
Why not start by checking the seat configuration as some seats (such as middles in 2-3-2) are obviously undesirable. Also, if seats aren't available, it doesn't matter how good they are, so why not focus on those seats that you can actually reserve for yourself?
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