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Società Aerea Italiana, which has IATA code AZ, is the largest Italian airline company. Alitalia belongs to Compagnia Aerea Italiana. With regards to the quantity of passengers carried by Alitalia, it is additionally the twelfth largest airline company within Europe. It is a part of Star Alliance. Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport, Rome, is the site of the airline's hub. Linate Airport, Milan, is the location of the secondary hub of the airline.
Alitalia subsidiary airlines include Alitalia CityLiner. The company has 97 fleets and flies to 94 destinations. Società Aerea Italiana has a frequent flyer programme, MilleMiglia. In order to join the programme, please follow the instructions in the link. Here you will find the contact details for Alitalia Service Centre.
Passengers can opt to check in with Alitalia online, by mobile phone or tablet, or at a check-in machine or right at the airline's check-in counter at the airport.
In case you demand specific services onboard the plane or are travelling with pets, you have to check in right at the check-in counter in the departure airport.
For more details on checking in with Alitalia go here.
Alitalia check-in online
Online check-in is possible 48 hours prior to scheduled flight departure and enables you to pick your seat and either print your boarding pass or receive it in mobile version (bear in mind that not all airports have mobile check-in as an option). Online check-in for Alitalia is provided here.
Mobile check-in Alitalia
For additional convenience, you have the option to choose to download your mobile boarding pass, making it possible to check-in anytime you want. Check-in, seat selection, and receiving your mobile boarding pass is all possible from 48 hours prior to departure, using your mobile device. Prior to travelling, be sure to check whether mobile check-in is possible in the airport of departure.
If you have difficulty with your mobile boarding pass, you can go to the airline check-in desk or a check-in machine (where available) for a standard paper one. This is also applicable in case your phone has issues, or your boarding pass is deleted.
Alitalia Airlines check-in machine
These machines enable you to check in yourself at the airport. Make sure if the airport you are departing from has check-in machines before your flight. With most check-in machines, you have the possibility to check in by using your passport, or by inputting your last name and the flight booking reference (found in your booking confirmation).
Alitalia check-in time: deadlines
Check-in deadlines are established so that flights leave punctually. Whichever way you choose to check in, be sure to have your boarding pass and that all necessary baggage is checked prior to the deadline.
To discover more about Alitalia check-in deadlines, click here.
Alitalia Baggage allowance
You can view additional detailed information about Alitalia's baggage policy here.
Alitalia hand baggage
Your flight ticket travel class determines the carry-on baggage allowance when travelling with Alitalia.
Carry-on baggage is required to adhere to airline regulations.
You are obliged to check your carry-on baggage at an Alitalia counter or, if possible at the departure airport, by using a self-service bag drop service, when it does not meet the airline's regulations. Additional charges may be applied if this happens.
Dimensions applied to carry-on baggage – max. 55 x 35 x 25 cm
Foldable garment bag dimensions – max. 36 x 45 x 20 cm (to be placed under the seat)
Economy Class – 1 item of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Premium Economy Class – 2 items of carry-on baggage up to 8 kg
Business Class – limited to 2 items of carry-on baggage, up to 8 kg each
First Class – limited to 2 items of carry-on baggage, up to 8 kg each
Additional details regarding baggage allowance can be viewed here.
Alitalia checked baggage
The ticket fare and travel class determine your free baggage allowance.
Regulations for checked-in baggage dimensions – max. 158 cm (width + height + depth)
Alitalia baggage policy: Checked baggage
Economy Class – 1 item of baggage, up to 23 kg
Premium Economy Class – 2 baggage items, each up to 23 kg
Business Class – 2 baggage items, each up to 32 kg
First Class – 2 items of baggage, up to 32 kg each
Alitalia extra baggage restrictions
There are a number of things to take into account regarding excess and special baggage.
For more detailed information with regards to this, and also flat fees, go here .
Baggage considered to be excess
Economy / Premium Economy Class – over 23 kg (maximum 32 kg) and/or above 158 cm (width + height + depth), a maximum limit of 203 cm
Business / First Class – above 158 cm (width + height + depth, a maximum limit of 203 cm)
Airline baggage policy: Sports equipment
If you are flying with sports baggage, get ready for your flight with all the information you need here.
There is limited room allotted for larger items, so it is advisable to reserve with the airline at least 48 hours ahead of the scheduled departure time.
Follow the link for sports equipment rules about size and weight, and also flat fees.
Alitalia baggage problems
Damaged baggage, or baggage failing to get to the destination, can be a result of a number of factors. The baggage handling area experiencing technical difficulties, poor weather, or the baggage tag falling off, can all cause a number of concerns with your baggage.
To find out how and where to claim compensation for damaged baggage, or to find more information regarding ways to find baggage which is delayed, click here.
Alitalia delayed baggage / damaged baggage
If your baggage is delayed or damaged, this needs to be reported promptly to the Alitalia baggage tracing counter or the Alitalia service counter at the airport of arrival. Save all documents relating to your flight, above all your boarding pass and baggage claim tag.
You must always give your claim reference number and confirmation in writing. Till your baggage is delivered, or claim resolution, you need to maintain these documents.
A different option to enforce a claim for issues with baggage is to process the claim by using the help of MYFLYRIGHT, more information can be found here.
Alitalia flight travel classes
The travel class defines the calibre of service and accommodation on a plane. The number of classes available differs by airline. Passengers can choose from Alitalia's 5 travel classes – Economy and Light Economy (no baggage), Premium Economy, Business, and Magnifica. Invisible booking classes are also included in each individual cabin class. To find out more about Alitalia travel classes go here.
Alitalia Economy Class
This travel class is the basic one available with the airline. Alitalia offers Economy Class on each flight.
Seats – 30-35-inch seat pitch
On-board entertainment – films, TV, music, and games are available on long-haul routes
On-board meal – available on medium and long-haul flights
H3 Alitalia Premium Economy Class
A travel class between Business and Economy Class, Premium Economy Class provides more services within pleasant surroundings ahead of and in the course of the flight. You can find more details with regards to Premium Economy Class with Alitalia here.
Seats – 40% more leg room compared to Economy Class
Baggage – 2 items of checked-in baggage up to 23 kg each
On-board extras – Wifi, GSM, live news, and a night kit
Alitalia Business Class
Business Class accommodates passengers with more comfort for their journey. Business Class differs from other classes due to seating quality, on-board food, beverages and extras, as well as the ground service provided.
Alitalia Business Class: Short and mid-haul routes
Priority check-in – passengers can use the priority check-in counter in the airport of departure
Additional baggage – 2 items of check-in baggage up to 32 kg each
Lounges – a choice of lounges at major Italian airports, as well as in New Jork JFK
Priority boarding – Fast Track option is available
Seats – only four spacious seats per row (Airbus)
On-board meal – traditional Italian menu
You can discover more about short and medium-haul flights with Alitalia Business Class here.
Alitalia First Class: Magnifica
Magnifica is the finest level of travel class passengers can choose. There are usually a smaller number of seats available for purchase, with a superior calibre of comfort and service, and also more privacy and space.
You may select to fly with Alitalia Magnifica on several long-haul aircraft.
Find out more details concerning Alitalia Magnifica here.
Priority check-in – exclusive check-in area provided by SkyPriority
First Class Lounges – Casa Alitalia and SkyPriority lounges
Seats – leather seats that can recline to a horizontal bed position. Massage function is also available
Several kinds of lounges are available with Alitalia – Casa Alitalia and partner lounges.
Travelling with children on Alitalia flights
Separate seats are required for children aged two (2) and above.
Rules vary by country with respect to minors (children under a certain age) flying by themselves, or children who are with an adult.
Always check which travel documents are required for flying ahead of your trip, to guarantee entry and exit is not refused in a particular country.
Carrycots – reservation possible for intercontinental flights. Keep in mind that booking must be done for carrycots when booking your flight tickets. A booking fee for the carrycot seat might be required.
Children’s menu – available on board. Reservation required up to 24 hours before departure. For more details, please follow the link.
Additional detailed information on flying with children with Alitalia can be found by the link.
Alitalia pet policy
Travelling with pets with Alitalia is allowed. Requires booking in advance.
As long as the animal meets weight, size, country, in addition to other airline regulations, you are allowed to travel with it with an extra fee as carry-on baggage or inside the cargo hold of the plane.
You can read more information about flying with pets about Alitalia here.
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