My friend Joe alerts me that Alitalia has extended its business class fare sale (Magnifica Class) through the holidays. This offer is valid for travel from December 23, 2007. Travel must be complete by January 9, 2008. You can fly business class to Italy for as little as $ 1,389 round-trip!
But as many of you who know about the financial state of Alitalia as Joe does, purchasing a ticket comes with some risk. Joe says, “The whole organization may come apart over Christmas. Unions threatening strikes, the ceo of the moment threatening to leave, the pols still fooling around with the bids to sell the government’s stake. I don’t fly Alitalia normally, and I certainly wouldn’t advise anyone to take a last-minute holiday just now.”
Still, for the gambling types, it is a steal, if things work out. You must purchase your ticket at least 7 days prior to departure and no later the December 28, 2007.