Alitalia vs Icelandair

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  1. UA191

    UA191 Silver Member

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    Next year, I'll be covering the 2012 Olympics in London.
    Our staff have the option to fly Alitalia or Icelandair to the games.
    I want to ask which product you think will be best for the flights.

    Routing is:
    Icelandair: YYZ-KEF-LHR
    Alitalia: YYZ-FCO-LHR

    I don't have accounts with either airline, although I'm a SkyTeam Elite Plus.
    What do you think?
     
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    One is over 1,500 miles shorter each way.

    Will you be flying in front or in back?
     
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  3. DeltaExpert
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    You can credit Alitalia to Delta and take advantage of lounge access, baggage waivers etc. Is there a reason why Delta isn't a option here? YYZ-JFK-LHR

    Do you have accommodations already too?
     
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  4. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    Can you stay for a few days in Iceland on the way to or from London?
     
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  5. UA191

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    In the back. :(

    Alitalia & Icelandair are sponsors.
    The network is taking care of accommodations.

    Not if my boss has anything to say about it!
     
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  6. mlarso85
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    I flew Icelandair from YYZ and I must say that the airline does lack many "frills" but it was a very nice airline. I was traveling with my wife and two small children (both under the age of 3) and they moved people from across the aisle so that we could stretch out and the kids could sleep better. Plus, the stop in Iceland is incredible, even if it is just for a few hours. To see the landscape (or lack of) with your own eyes is indescribable...
     
  7. DeltaExpert
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    Then Alitalia to credit to Delta.
     
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