Worst Airline Ever

This section began merely a month into the blog's existence when Alitalia won the award. It became a regular series as Alitalia continued to dig itself into a deeper and deeper hole over the years.

On occasion, other airlines have contended for this award. Aerolineas Argentinas, Air India, and Mexicana have all made a run in the past, but it keeps coming back to Alitalia. This is just a way to document the mess. And maybe some day, another airline will claim the crown for good.

Delta and Others Try to Fix Alitalia, But They’ll Fail

After years of delays and failures, the Worst Airline Ever, Alitalia, has a shiny new reorganization plan which will thrust it into the pantheon of the world’s great airlines. I almost wrote that without laughing.

Perhaps I’m overstating things. There is no actual “plan,” or at least none that has …

(Even More) Storm Clouds on the Horizon for Alitalia

You’ve probably been wondering when there would be a new post on Alitalia. After all, the airline was supposed to have been sold by now, but alas, that hasn’t happened. Instead, the process continues to drag on and on. In the meantime, how is the airline still flying? Ah, well, …

The Vultures Are Circling Alitalia as It Looks for a Savior

The worst airline ever, Alitalia, has had a busy few months. After continuing to bleed money thanks to Etihad’s failed turnaround plan for the airline, Alitalia went bankrupt and the Italians went looking for someone — anyone — to step in to save the day, just as Etihad had done …

Alitalia’s Turnaround Plan Looks Very Familiar

On January 1st of this year, Alitalia officially became a “new” Alitalia with partial ownership by Etihad. Does this mean Alitalia is no longer the worst airline in the world? Oh please. Sure, Etihad was quick to bring some of its own people to work on the Alitalia project, and …

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