Alitalia Airlines is feeling left out of not having their own 'Loyalty Programs' forum and put in the ...step child forum aka 'other airlines | Europe'. Due to the decision, Alitalia will allow Elites with no status with SkyTeam partners to upgrade from coach to Business or First Class depending on the aircraft. No matter what they pay for their airfare. Subject to seat available. For SkyTeam Elite members who pay for I,J, and Z fare will board the plane last. This program runs until the end of month of March 2011. On April 1, 2011, Alitalia will go on strike.