Fabio Scaccia, My Hero

Fabio Scaccia, My Hero

alitaliaAs the bids for Alitalia came in yesterday, I must admit I didn’t pay as much attention as I should have. In the middle of the group of private equity investors and a lone airline was buried an individual named Fabio Scaccia.

Fabio is a high school teacher in a …

Alitalia Plays the Dating Game

Alitalia Plays the Dating Game

Today was the deadline for showing interest in buying a share of my favorite whipping boy Alitalia from the Italian government. We had heard a lot of people object in the past to the onerous terms – no layoffs or real route restructuring – but there was still interest from …

Worst Airline in the World 2006

Worst Airline in the World 2006

worstairlineintheworld

I must admit that I’m a big fan of Countdown with Keith Olbermann. So, I’ve decided to take a page from his playbook for my final post of 2006. Without any further delay, I present this year’s Worst Airline in the World.


worsergThe bronze goes to Varig, an airline which…
Alitalia Strikes Again

Alitalia Strikes Again

alitaliaYou’d think I’d be over this whole “Alitalia sucks” thing by now, but I just can’t get beyond it. It’s been at least a few weeks since Alitalia’s last strike, so you knew that it would be time for another one, especially with the holidays coming up.

According to their …

Alitalia: Worst Airline Ever?

Alitalia: Worst Airline Ever?

alitaliaIt’s entirely possible, nay probable, that Alitalia is the worst airline ever.

I’m not talking about being bad from a passenger perspective . . . there are probably far worse in the third world somewhere. But from a business perspective, Alitalia has to take the cake.

What prompted this outcry? …

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