Hello all. First, I'd like to say that I'm sorry for those of you who commented my last report (AV248 flight) and I did not answered. It was a lack of attention from my part.
So here we go! This flight report is about flight ALITALIA 675 from São Paulo, Brazil to Rome, Italy. That's the first of 5 flights I made last July, but that's the only one I'm going to report, 'cause I did not took pictures of other flights. If anyone of you is interested, I flew GRU-FCO-BRI-FCO-FLR and then FCO-GRU as the Florenca to Rome leg was made by train! The reason to go to Bari (BRI) was to take a cruise ship, MSC Fantasia around Greek Islands, Venice and Dubrovnik.
So, around 11:30AM I left my home at São Paulo to Guarulhos Airport (GRU/SBGR) via cab. As Guarulhos is very far (it is not exactly at São Paulo city but at Guarulhos City), the ride took us about 45 minutes. Check-in took 30 minutes, what is not bad considering 777's size. After going through security, I walked into terminal 1 to wait for our plane! Few minutes later, that's what I spot! YES! I am flying SKYTEAM livery today! Very nice.
FA is calling home a minute before crew board the plane.
Now onboard (sorry for the photo effect, i accidentally switched the camera knob to EFFECTS). You might see that IFE is older generation, still is AVOD (on-demand).
Take a look at the SeatGuru map for Alitalia 772. My seat is 26L. About the seat, I know it has been retrofitted a few years ago and i must say it is not that uncomfortable.
Parked next to AFR 777-300ER.
We pushed back, and the engines GE90-94B made a beautiful well-known noise that excites any aviation geek!
I recommend you to watch the takeoff video (sorry it was unfocused, and please subscribe if you want, hehe) here:
You can see the path: we took off from Guarulhos 09L and flew until CXI VOR (which is over Rio de Janeiro) and then a small turn to the left to fly bound to VTR VOR (Vitória City).
Pitch, but consider the IFE BOX below and I am not very tall: only 172 centimeters.
As we started our long cross over Atlantic Ocean, the meal service started. Options were pasta and meat and you might say I asked for the meat. It wasn't that bad but not as a home-made meal. My biggest problem about plane food is the size: it is too small! For a flight of 11 hours, being satisfied with that portion is hard. But you get what you paid for. What can I say..
Starting our Atlantic crossing!
Sun starts to set. Simply gorgeous.
INFORMAZIONI SUL VOLO. 6543 km left!
I will use this photo to talk about the IFE. It had a great collection of movies, not like Emirates, but about 50 films were available and the selection was pretty good. Some of the movies were kind of recent, like the Secret Life of Walter Mitty (not sure if title is correct). The main problem for me is the image quality: not because it doesn't look as good as a new LED TV, but because the image looked like black, it was very hard to see (even with brightness maxed out) but I might guess my IFE was bugged. I honestly did not looked for musics, I am not interested in that at all as long as I have my spotify ready! hehe. So, you can see in that picture HOMELAND dvd playing out at my laptop!
Thats Carrie, hahaha.
About the flight crew, they made their job. Some smiling, some not, I'd have to say that I experienced more attentive FA's at American Airlines then at Alitalia. At least all of them could speak english!
Now in Portuguese
Over Africa. We entered Africa Continent via DAKAR.
Sun starts to rise just before we fly over Sardinia.
The seat control.
EI-DDH + Lots of effects haha
24.000 feet! Yeah! Descent to Rome FCO.
Getting ready to meet one of the greatest city on earth!
FMC message: Drag Required
Please, watch the landing video at Rome RWY 16L here:
Delta A333 arriving from Atlanta - helped to make immigration a lot more crowded.
And here it comes the end of my first leg of the trip. I stayed one night at Rome and then left to Bari to take cruise ship, as said before.
Please if you have any question or any critic, comment below :)
Good day folks
Sao Paulo - GRU
Rome - FCO
Overall a good flight with Alitalia, that didn't disappointed. I confess I was expecting worse. Guarulhos immigration was very fast - something like 5 minutes including lines, but FCO's one was crowded, and it took about 40 minutes. Meal was good - better then average I'd say - and the aircraft pushed back exactly at the published time and landed some few minutes before. Well done, Alitalia!
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