Review of Alitalia flight Toronto Rome in Economy

Airline Alitalia
Flight AZ651
Class Economy
Seat 37A
Flight time 08:35
Take-off 19 Dec 11, 16:40
Arrival at 20 Dec 11, 07:15
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whitelight44
Published on 17th December 2014
Hi all,

I was flying from Toronto to Athens with a stopover in Rome back in December 2011. Since I did not take many pix from Toronto to Rome I'm also including the pictures of Rome to Athens in this FR.

Back then Toronto was served with Alitalia's Boeing 767, which was not popular at all by people and most people tried to avoid connecting through Rome. You can see the cabin in pix below, which was very old and ugly. Nowadays they are serving Toronto with their A330, which is great and very nice and I have a trip report about it if you look under my profile.

Below are pix from Toronto airport

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Our plane

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Very old Cabin- we got lucky and got the emergency exit seats as they had more leg room

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The meal was ok

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Map of the Rome's satelllite terminal

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Dome plane spotting till our flight to Athens

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We were bussed to the plane

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Nice and comfortable cabin

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Take off

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Beautiful scenery on approach to Athens

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Some pictures of the beautiful city of Athens

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Monasteraki Square- The city's main square

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Views from Mount Lycabettus- Very beautiful and organized

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Athen's Ermou- Main Pedestrian area

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Olympic Stadium

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Acropolis Area

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The new Acropolis Museum

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The Parthenon (Main structure)

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Views over central Athens

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A very cute sales person :)

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Hope you enjoyed this FR :)




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Verdict

Alitalia

6.8/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew8.0
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering7.0

Toronto - YYZ

8.2/10
Efficiency8.0
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness9.0

Rome - FCO

7.9/10
Efficiency7.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

The plane cabin from Toronto to Rome was very old and cramped and we were lucky to have emergency exit seats, that's why it was more comfortable. I like Rome's airport. It has nice stores and I like its ambiance. The plane cabin from Rome to Athens was much more comfortable.

Information on the route Toronto (YYZ) Rome (FCO)

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The average flight time is 8 hours and 37 minutes.

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4 Comments

  • Comment 124782 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5273 Comments

    Wow, I had almost forgotten Alitalia had 767s...that cabin is ancient! LOL. Good thing you had exit row seats! The meal looks pretty decent--better than what you would get on a US airline anyway. It's crazy when the short haul flight has more comfortable seats than the long-haul. That happened to me before when I got stuck with an AF 77W in 3-4-3, it was terrible. I was connecting to an A320 to IST and it was such a relief to get out of those seats and on the wider A320 seats. You would think it should be the other way around!
    Thanks for sharing this report. Nice pics of Athens.

    • Comment 307065 by
      whitelight44 AUTHOR 346 Comments

      Thanks so much Kevin, yes I wonder why the long haul seats are more cramped than the short haul. I wish they did something about it as they are getting more narrow each day. Yes, the AZ catering was good and besides the ancient looking interior it was overall a good flight :)

  • Comment 124797 by
    jetsetpanda 2294 Comments

    Beautiful report with great images as usual. The bonus feels like a personal tour.

    Thanks for sharing.

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