Review of Alitalia flight Rome Tel Aviv in Economy

Airline Alitalia
Flight AZ812
Class Economy
Seat 12A
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 03:25
Take-off 20 Dec 19, 14:30
Arrival at 20 Dec 19, 18:55
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PapaSierraGolf91
Published on 3rd March 2020

 Hi everyone
Happy new year to all !

Being in X-mas Hollidays since Friday December 20th and needing to go to Cannes on Wednesday December 25th and wishing to go in Israel during this period, I created an alarm on Kayak 3 weeks before.
I found nothing interesting before Wednesday December 18th where Kayak made me an offer with Alitalia at 500€ on Expedia, with an extra 50€ offered by Expedia once on their website.

The routing will be : 


Routing


I let you when I had only 20min left to bard.
I passed the security cheks very fast 
The FIDS :


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Compulsory passage through the duty-free :


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The Casa Alitalia. The lounge I want the most to try 


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After running in all the terminal, I arrive at my boarding gate where the boarding had just started.
THE BOARDING GATE IS THE NEAREST ONE FROM THE GATE I ARRIVED 


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Our A320
EI-EID (9.1 years old)


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The doar instant :


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Fuselage shot :


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My seat in the emergency exit row 12A :


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The pitch is very good and the seat very confortable :


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The seat is very strange.
There is a place for a former IFE. Someone has an explanation ?


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The PSU shows a more younger airplane than the one on the former flight


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I love the wing with the logo Alitalia


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The time all the passengers in connection from my flight arrives, we wait.
I really had the time to make the connection actually.
We will push-back with a 20 min delay.

No neighbour, the flight is going to be confortable.


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When pushig-back, we cross an E-jet BA for LCY


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Then, an A321 W6
FCO seems to be very open for the LCC (FR,W6, Vueling…)


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Many middle and long haul flights
B777 EK
A321 RJ
B787 Norwegian
A350 QT
A321 TK in StarAlliance livery 


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We are going to take off  :


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Take-off, and seen on the Mediterranean sea :


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In cruise :


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The cold meal is served :


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This meal does not correspond to what I eat but is common to all these destinations as this paper explains


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I will eat everything I can.
Everything is tasty (rare for this altitude) 


The cruise continues under this wonderful sunset :


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We arrive on the Israelian coasts.


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We land on time.
Small local spotting.
A320 Israir :


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B787-900 El Al (sorry for the quality of the photos)


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The airport is empty
I landed whereas shabbat had already strated in Israël. 


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I will pass the controls in less than 5 min.
The luggage will arrive shortly.
Mine has followed despite the short transfer time in FCO

Thanks for reading

See you soon for the flights back.
Papa Sierra Golf 91

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Verdict

Alitalia

7.8/10
Cabin9.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.0

Rome - FCO

9.2/10
Efficiency9.0
Access9.0
Services9.0
Cleanliness10.0

Tel Aviv - TLV

9.8/10
Efficiency10.0
Access9.5
Services9.5
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

A very good flight with Alitalia. The catering mark is decreased for the lack of special meals on board (couldn't ordered it before on AZ website)
But, I really think in terms of taste, it is one of the best meal I had on board an airplane.
FCO is a beautiful airport but the management of the transfer seems to be laborious.
TLV is as usual fonctionnal and the date and the time of arrival let me pass all the checks very fast.

Information on the route Rome (FCO) Tel Aviv (TLV)

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3 Comments

  • Comment 544921 by
    Aigle_voyageur 427 Comments

    Thank you for sharing this FR in English.

    I love the aisle with the logo Alitalia

    I think you mean the wing. Because you're seated on a window seat, two seats before the aisle seat.

    The cruise continues under this wonderful sunset :

    True. Very beautiful picture.

    The catering seems good despite the flight's time. That said, as long as you can eat it, that's the most important. :)

  • Comment 544985 by
    Manbou 33 Comments

    Hi,
    thanks for sharing your experience on that flight. Alitalia seem to offer a solid product; and I agree with you on the logo on the wing, that's definitely a cool thing. I hope you had a great time in Israel. Looking forward to the return flight.

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