3 Links I Love: Alitalia Rescue Plan #85,083, United Takes on Cheaters, Air India Hits Wall and Keeps Flying

3 Links I Love: Alitalia Rescue Plan #85,083, United Takes on Cheaters, Air India Hits Wall and Keeps Flying

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Alitalia relaunch to include Italian state ownership – USA Today
This is excellent news for all admirers of the Worst Airline Ever.  For anyone who thought Alitalia might go under or get merged into a bigger airline, fear not.  The Italian government is here to …

3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

3 Links I Love: White House and State Dept Spar Over Open Skies, Allegiant Loses, Alitalia May Go It Alone

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Navarro clashes with State Department over UAE airline dealAssociated Press
Remember how I said there were differing views on the impact of the US agreement with the UAE? Well, that was quite the understatement. There are actually differing views between the State Department …

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

Qatar Plans to Kill Alitalia With Aggressive Growth at the Newly-Christened Air Italy

It’s on. Etihad tried to remake Alitalia from the Worst Airline Ever into something amazing. That didn’t work. Now, Qatar Airways seems to have said, to borrow an overused meme, “Oh yeah? Hold my beer.” But Qatar isn’t pouring money into the bottomless pit that is Alitalia. Instead, it is …

3 Links I Love: Berlin’s Terrible Airport Problem, Alitalia Fiddles While Rome Burns, Skytrax Shenanigans

3 Links I Love: Berlin’s Terrible Airport Problem, Alitalia Fiddles While Rome Burns, Skytrax Shenanigans

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The ongoing saga of Berlin’s unfinished airportCNN Travel
I’ve been watching with disbelief as the normally-efficient Germans find themselves completely incapable of opening the new Berlin Brandenburg Airport. I mean, it’s been years since the airport nearly opened, but now, it’s likely to be …

3 Links I Love: Ryanair’s Alitalia Mind Games, Non-Travelers Behind Security, Airport Rises From the Desert

3 Links I Love: Ryanair’s Alitalia Mind Games, Non-Travelers Behind Security, Airport Rises From the Desert

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Ryanair to bid for Alitalia’s jets: O’LearyFlightGlobal
On the surface, the idea that Ryanair would want both long and short haul aircraft to operate under the Alitalia brand is laughable. I assume this is just Ryanair playing mind games. My guess? Ryanair just wants …

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