Review of Alitalia flight Rome Venice in Economy

Airline Alitalia
Flight AZ1475
Class Economy
Seat 6F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:05
Take-off 12 Aug 16, 14:30
Arrival at 12 Aug 16, 15:35
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Carlotherocks
Published on 1st December 2016
Hello everyone!
A few days after I came back from London my parents decided to make a family trip to Amsterdam and spend there a week enjoying the city and the nearby towns like Edam, Volendam, Delft and The Hague (Den Haag).
We booked the flights with Alitalia, which seemed to have a good prices and comfortable departing times.
That's the itinerary

12nd August Rome-Fiumicino FCO - Venice VCE-Marco Polo (you are here)
12nd August Venice-Marco Polo VCE - Amsterdam-Schiphol AMS (here)
19th August Amsterdam-Schiphol AMS - Rome-Fiumicino FCO (here)

In the late morning of Friday 12nd August we left home heading to long-term parking of FCO which is owned by AeroportidiRoma. Usually we use another parking service but it was full
From this parking there is a free shuttle service to the Terminals which passes through Alitalia's Maintenance Area
I was only able to spot two AZ A330s in the main hangar (very beautiful in its design)
Maybe those planes were receiving new livery or new interiors
On the right there's also the huge painting hangar
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The shuttle left us in front of Terminal 1, former Domestic Terminal, which hosts AZ and SkyTeam short and medium haul flights
All the signages had been rebranded by AZ after the aquisition by Etihad
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The check-in hall is huge and bright
In the next future this Terminal will be expanded in order to process all Alitalia and SkyTeam's operations
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The aim of the expansion of FCO was to offer a European-standar hub for Rome 2024 Olympic Games but unfortunately Rome Mayor withdrawn the candidature in October '16
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We tried to obtain our BPs by self-check-in kiosks but we discovered that we needed to pay our baggage and therefore my father and me went to a traditional desk
The lady was quite slow in processing the ten passengers in front of us and we had to wait a bit more
After obtaining BPs we went straight to the security checkpoint that had been recently improved with eGates and new screening lines
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In less than 5 minutes we were airside
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The shopping mezzaning called Terrazza Roma (Rome Terrace) with many Italian and international brands
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Definition of hub: large airport with Victoria's Secret shop XD
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Down to Pier B, only used by AZ domestic and Schenghen flights


Our gate, B6, with people already queuing
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As soon as our BPs didn't have seats assigned we asked for them at the desk and they printed us new ones
It was the first time I saw new design for AZ BPs and I really like it
However all the infos are in abit of mess
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The only pic of my plane
I HATE those spotter-unfriendly glass walls used in FCO :/
Our bird will be an AZ A320 with old livery but, as I will discover a few minutes later, equipped with new interiors
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Going down the jetbridge
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Twin A320 snapped from the jetbridge…
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…and our bird
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The view from my seat
Next to us an E190 and A320 behind both in old livery
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I love "Alitalia" written on the wing
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AZ A320 with new livery in front of maintenance hangar while taxiing to the RWY
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Meridiana 737 and in the background Etihad Regional (former Darwin Airline) Saab2000 and some AZ birds
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The newest and the oldest
A320 with new livery and the last A321 (I-BIXQ) in Landor 1969 livery
Even if I really like new livery, Landor's one will be always the best ever for me


A320's reign
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Vueling A320 before us for T/O
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And AZ A321
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We took-off from RWY 25, usually used for T/O at FCO, in perfect time
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Tirrean Sea and RWY 16R/34L
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Heading to North-East while passing by Tirrean Coast
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Bracciano's lake, quite close to my home north of Rome
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Viterbo and its airport (LIRV) which was part of a now-abandoned Masterplan to become new low-fare airport for Rome
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Crossing Italian peninsula
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Maybe Florence but I'm not sure
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About 20 minutes after T/O a light snack was served
There was a choice between chips and biscuits and hot and cold drinks
I went for chips and orange juice
During the meal the Purser made a short announcement saying that Alitalia and Etihad were proud supporters of Rome 2024 Candidature for the Olympics
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Meanwhile we reached Adriatic Coast
Underneath us Commachio's lagoons
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Po's river mouth
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We started our descent over Venetian Lagoon
The city in the background is Chioggia, connected to mainland through a bridge
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The lagoon
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MOSE Project in the background
When completed it will protect Venice from floods


And finally…La Serenissima, Venice
In the foreground the Tronchetto Ship Terminal and the Canal of Giudecca
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From near to far Liberty Bridge, Santa Lucia Railway Station, Saint Marco Square and Basilica and Ducale's Palace
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Crossing Liberty Bridge on the approach to VCE


Last moments in air…
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….and we finally landed in Venice "Marco Polo" International Airport
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Volotea B717
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Desembarking through the glass jetbridge
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Last shot of our bird with a Brussels Airlines Avro RJ100 behind
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Quite anonymous arrivals mezzanine painted with Venice's sights
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Heading to Connecting Flights area
As soon as we came from Rome we didn't need to pass through security checkpoint
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The baggage hall behind us
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TO BE CONTINUED
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Verdict

Alitalia

7.0/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Rome - FCO

7.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.5
Services8.0
Cleanliness7.0

Venice - VCE

6.5/10
Efficiency7.0
Access5.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

It has been an amazing flight
FCO has been improved so much as AZ service
It was my first time in VCE and I really like this airport
Thinking about landing there makes me feel breathless

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