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1. Posted by kleiny (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

Hello everyone I am planning a trip to Europe this summer and looking at airline tickets and the cheapest I have found was through Alitalia airlines out of Italy. Has anyone used Alitalia airlines before and how are they for service and comfort? Does anyone else have any other suggestions for tickets? I am flying out of Chicago into Germany. Thanks.

2. Posted by Smirnoff (Budding Member 43 posts) 9y

Alitalia Prices are great.

The overall experience including plane, meals, etc., is relatively comparable to other regular companies, but their service is horrendous. In general, they're extremely rude and they do not have an interest in helping you. Just hope that nothing goes wrong (ex. lost bag, or missed connection).

3. Posted by mmi117 (Budding Member 8 posts) 9y

I'm not a huge fan of Alitalia, although they are good for direct trips in to Milan or Rome. In the summer they will get quite expensive, but pretty much any airline will flying in or out of Italy. If you are trying to fly into Germany, perhaps look into LTU International into Dusseldorf (about a 2 hr train ride north of Frankfurt), they're a cheap airline for "last minute" flights (i.e. booking 2 weeks ahead).. so if you are still stuck, they might be a good brand to try. Otherwise, I'll suggest my favorite website: www.kayak.com

4. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

If I understand it right you want to fly from Germany to Italy. First it would be good to know which airports we are talking about. If we are talking about a flight from Frankfurt to Rome, you might want to have a look at Condor and Air Berlin, as they fly the route from Frankfurt International.

Besides that there is a flight with RyanAir but that would involve a change from Frankfurt International to Frankfurt-Hahn.

www9.condor.com/tcf-eu/index.jsp
www.airberlin.com

5. Posted by kleiny (Budding Member 14 posts) 9y

ok I guess Alitalia airlines might be out of the question with other peoples past experiences. I was planning on taking Lufthansa but they are 300-400 dollars more expensive. I also noticed that Air Brussels was cheaper than most other airlines out of Chicago into Berlin and out of Munich back to Chicago. How have peoples experiences been with Brussels Airlines? Any help would be appreciated.

6. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I don't think a lot of people will have experiences with Brussels Airlines, simply because it's not running for a long time. It's the company that evolved when SN Brussels and Virgin Airlines merged.