Review of Alitalia flight Rome Paris in Business

Airline Alitalia
Flight AZ 332
Class Business
Seat 2F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 01:41
Take-off 29 Jul 14, 20:31
Arrival at 29 Jul 14, 22:12
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manureva744
By 3778
Published on 23rd March 2015
Following my arrival from NRT from AZ 785 Flight-report to be found here : http://flight-report.com/fr/report-9287.html I made my way to my next flight to Paris CDG.

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I then looked for the closest Alitalia lounge to my boarding gate, Alitalia Borromini was the one I had to go to.
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I was welcomed in by a nice young attendant but he seemed uninterested after I walked-in.
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The lounge was very empty and rather small.
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I dropped of my things in a corner, plugged in my computer to charge it as well as my phone and went on to discover what the bar and buffet had to offer.
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From the lounge I took a couple of pictures and found out what my plane would. I scored on the trip with Alitalia and had another special livery for my flight to Paris. EI-DSA in the Muoviamo chi muove l'Italia silver colours.
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Next to our chariot was another ship in its regular colours.
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After a few drinks an a rather small snack, I made my way to the boarding gate where people were queueing to board the aircraft.
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Boarding for Skypriority customers started and I was soon onboard the plane. and it was full in Economy and empty in Business .
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Legroom at seat 2F
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Handlers are loading the last few bags on the plane.
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Cabin Crew were waiting for the last couple of passengers before we could close the doors and make our way to Paris.
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And we are going, taxiing by an array of Alitalia and European narrowbodies.
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We turn, line up and start our take off roll.
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Leaving the italian coastline
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Above the clouds.
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I am getting tired and I can hear the purser getting our meals ready, there is only 2 of us in Optima. While I am dozing off I think to myself, please no octopus on the tray, I hate the animal, I hate the dish, I hate the whole idea of eating it etc… I don't know why I was thinking that, now, or even ever on a plane… guess what… Yup, that's right, my subconscious knew there would be octopus salad on the tray…
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Thank Heavens for the vegetarian lasagna !

I had finished my food in no time as I wasn't too hungry and getting a little tired after the long journey from NRT.

The flight was uneventful and we made our way to France in a very smooth cruise.
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I was half asleep when we started to descend towards Paris and was woken up for landing.

We touched down on time and taxied to Terminal 2F and parked near a SKYTeam partner.
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I was the first to get off the aircraft and went to collect my bag before heading to Paris with my Uber Car.
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There she is ! First off !
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I was dropped off at my hotel Monterossa part of the Astotel chain. Nice small chain of boutique hotels mainly in the 9th arrondissement of Paris.
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Verdict

Alitalia

6.6/10
Cabin7.0
Cabin crew8.5
Entertainment/wifi5.0
Meal/catering6.0

Casa Alitalia Piazza Venezia

7.0/10
Comfort7.0
Meal/catering7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Services7.0

Rome - FCO

6.9/10
Efficiency8.0
Access5.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Paris - CDG

8.1/10
Efficiency8.5
Access8.0
Services8.0
Cleanliness8.0

Conclusion

This was the end of my first experience with Alitalia and I must admit that it was a rather pleasant one.

The lounge was small but comfortable and quiet as there was no one at that time. I am sure I would have hated it if it had more people in.
There was a decent amount of food but it all looked too dry and stuffy with so much bread ! Drinks were good too.

On board the crew was nice and courteous, very professional and ready to help. I hated the octopus salad as I have an old phobia of the mollusc and the crew can be very happy the plate didn't fly in the cabin as it would have been if it was a few years ago when I couldn't even hold a National Geographic magazine with pictures of the beast in it. It happened once in a doctor's waiting room, the magazine just flew right off my hands and I had to apologize to people...

Next report soon. On the return flight I chose Aeroflot.

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3 Comments

  • Comment 132272 by
    Esteban TEAM GOLD 11427 Comments

    Thanks for sharing this great report. I have never understood why the hell AZ keeps serving this octopus salad on intra european flight. I think that it is one of the most hated seafood in world (even I actually like it ^^)

  • Comment 132293 by
    SKYTEAMCHC GOLD 8137 Comments

    Thanks for this report ! I personally love octopus salad but think it's not the case of most people and certainly not a wise choice for an airline meal. The Lasagna look good and you had a great crew which make up for a good trip. I have a picture of your plane on my last report from CDG to MRS ! I think it's a great livery Looking forward for the next report ;-)

  • Comment 132376 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 5138 Comments

    You're phsychic! How in the world did you guess you were having Octopus, Lol...crazy. I'm not a huge fan of octopus either--don't have a phobia, but I just wouldn't chose it if I had a choice. That being said, I have to give AZ credit for originality--it's definitely more interesting that most dishes you see on intra-European Business class. Visually the mean does look appealing. Thanks for sharing!

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