A continuation of my trip to Rome, on a codeshare flight.
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Alitalia AZ 107 Amsterdam (AMS) - Rome (FCO) A320-200 EI-DSL in Air One Livery Economy Class Gate C15
After a couple of hours layover in Amsterdam, I connected to my Alitalia flight to Rome. One of the many daily flights operated by Air France-KLM & Alitalia between the two cities I believe. After crossing immigration into Amsterdam, I found a nice food court from which you could do a nice spot of planespotting. The sea of blue KLM planes were refreshing compared to the bland white scheme of a lot of airlines.
Short-haul terminal and all the tails sticking out.
KLM 747-400 PH-BFU City of Beijing
KLM 777-200 PH-BQA Albert Plesman
Boarding pass for the journey so far. This would get me on two flights with one boarding pass so there was less to lose but compared to the regular boarding passes, its a bit ugly.
Boarding commenced shortly after a quick turnaround by the ground crew. Seemed like it was going to be a full flight with the queues which formed as soon as boarding was announced.
Priority boarding for Skyteam Elite Members and also Sky Priority passengers but boarding was still sufficiently brisk with little to no delay. Top notch service by the staff of Schiphol.
Very small and old-fashioned sky bridge although I liked its quaint charm.
First look inside the cabin. The first three or four rows were for Ottima passengers. It was basically the same three seats as Classica but the middle seat was folded down to form a mini table/cup holder and the seats were marginally wider.
View from the rear.
My family of four was seated at the last row of the aircraft and we managed to get all six seats to ourselves, what a wonderful surprise. Legroom was pretty good I must say and the seats were very comfortable although recline was non-existent(The button for recline had been pushed into the armrest anyway). The IFE wasn't on/working so it was pretty redundant and also no footrest. Reading material was in italian so I didn't take a look at it.
Pushback! On time, on target to a clearing Amsterdam sky.
Obligatory shot of the safety card while the crew were demonstrating the safety procedures.
Lift-off over Amsterdam. I'll be back to visit next time.
iPad for entertainment and the only service on the flight. A packet of bread snacks and a drink. Other than that, the crew were nowhere to be seen. Which was okay on this short flight.
Obligatory toilet shot! Nothing special to mention as there was nothing except toilet paper and soap.
Landing in Rome, which seemed to have stolen Amsterdam's gloomy weather.
Final shot of the plane. Didn't notice it was in a different livery till now.
Waited for luggages which surprisingly, the forgot to load onto the plane. It wasn't just me but a few other passengers as well so we were all stuck at the help desk. Alitalia offered to deliver the missing luggage to us but since my family were moving from city to city in Italy, they told us the luggage would come in on the next flight three hours later. This really was the only damper of the trip, failing to load the passengers baggage. It wasn't a short connection either, but was in Amsterdam for several hours which makes it frankly disappointing.
Amsterdam - AMS
Rome - FCO
My experience aboard Alitalia was decent although nothing to shout about. Seats were comfortable and the journey smooth. Only negative was the baggage incident which might have been unfortunate.
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