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Alitalia - What happens when airlines go bust?

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11. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

No. Bankruptcy and everything pertaining to it is not part of IATA's mission, mostly because these things are subject to national legislation. It's up to national authorities and consumer organisations to prevent such scandals as with Nation Wide from happening.

12. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

KLM and Air France are NOT taking over the near bankrupt Alitalia.
they say after talks with the carriers unions there are not existing conditions for further negotiations.

13. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

I wouldn't be too sure about that yet, Marlis. 'sources from within KLM's hq' (i.e., a friend of mine) tell me that it isn't over yet. Even though all negotations have officially been cut off, in reality they rather seem to have been put on hold.

14. Posted by rdr202 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

I purchased tickets last month for travel at the end of June 2008 they have not charged my credit card should I be worried about not having a flight in June.

Should I consider booking on another Airline and asking my credit card company to refuse payment?

Will they come after me for the money shuold they still be in business in June.


Thanks in advance

15. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 8y

If they're still in business by then, of course they'll come after you. What you should do, is see if you can cancel the ticket.

16. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Well the original posters tickets in June should be fine, I would not recommend Alitalia at this point. They have said that come Monday, they might have to cancel flights because they can't afford to purchase fuel. At this point, it appears that there is little that the Italian government can do to keep Alitalia afloat, and there is no airline which appears likely to come in and purchase Alitalia. Therefore, I wouldn't recommend getting tickets on them in the future, unless conditions change.


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18. Posted by Shazer (Budding Member 29 posts) 8y

oh dear...
i have a flight booked to Brazil on the 24th of December with Alitalia, little did i know about their economic situation!
does anyone have any information about it? do you guys think i can keep dreaming with some level of confidence that i will arrive in Sao Paulo?!


19. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 8y

Alitalia did not go under. The airline was saved by a last minute agreement by investors, the government and the airline. Alitalia will be flying in December, do not worry.


20. Posted by jander24 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

Hello, how sure are you of that GregW? Been reading different things on the internet lately.