Cox: Arrivederci Alitalia, you won't be missed
Cox: Arrivederci Alitalia, you won’t be missed
ROME, Oct 14 (Reuters Breakingviews) - In a taxi in Rome on Sunday night, I decided to check in for my flight back to Zurich the next morning. Weirdly, the Alitalia app showed no upcoming reservation. Then I remembered a not-particularly urgent email from Alitalia a couple of days earlier. Searching my inbox, I found it under the subject: “About your booking reference”.
Well, about that booking reference: It was a note confirming that my Monday 8:45 a.m. flight would be leaving, um, on Sunday. Not the following day.
So, forgive me for not shedding a tear as Alitalia flies its last route this evening after 74 years, with a flight from Cagliari in Sardinia to Rome. I am not alone in …
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