ITA Airways

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Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Seat Comfort 12345
Staff Service 12345
Value for Money 12345
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1/10

"ITA Airways is actually worse than Alitalia"

(Netherlands)

Trip Verified | ITA Airways is actually worse than Alitalia which is saying a lot. I know from experience as a frequent flyer on Alitalia over the last 20 years. My ITA flight was cancelled and rescheduled several hours later allowing me to be in Milan for 1 hour before returning on a business day trip. When contacted for a refund as the ticket was completely useless, the airline placed me on hold for 30 minutes only to come back saying they could not refund me as I purchased my ticket in the Netherlands. This is absurd as it was purchased directly from their website. I was given a number to call in the NL, which did not exist. When I called back, another 30 minute wait, I was told to write a complaint to an email address, that did not exist and came back to me undeliverable. I managed to find the proper complaints and refunds email addresses on their website and explained my situation. I received a reply 5 days later telling me to call the very same customer service number I had already spoken with. Truly the most insane runaround I have ever experienced with an airline. The worst and most ill informed customer service possible. Astounding that absolutely no one would help me, address my request or even care to rectify the situation. I was passed along from person to person who had absolutely no intention of helping me. My ticket was cancelled and not refunded by ITA airways. Be warned, ITA Airways is an appalling company and should be avoided at all costs.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteAmsterdam to Milan Linate
Date FlownMay 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
7/10

"I had a decent experience"

(United States)

Trip Verified | I had a decent experience. I was expecting the worst based on reviews since I had booked it before reading reviews. They served us every couple of hours. We were fed two meals and snacks in between. I did get tired as it was a 14 hour flight so I stood in the back for sometime and nobody complained. They had snacks and simple drinks in the back for you to self serve as well. My baggage was not lost, I had no problems with overweight issues, and everything went smoothly in my opinion. Things could have been cleaner I will admit. And a charging port would be great as well. Entertainment wasn’t bad, I watched two movies. My only other complaint was no Wi-Fi offered.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteLos Angeles to Athens via Rome
Date FlownJune 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
yes
2/10

"Dreadful experience"

(United States)

Trip Verified | Dreadful experience, but they’re the only airline flying the route non-stop. My first experience was trying to pay for seat selections and checked baggage. Their website forwards to Alitalia, so unless the website language is set to Italian, the transaction does not go through. During one attempt, I was charged to my credit card, despite the transaction on their website showing an error for “time out”. It took about three hours to figure out how to pay for seat selections and checked bags. When it came time to check in, I noticed that my seat selection I had paid USD 75 was not applied to my ticket, so called the help desk. After waiting on hold for what felt like an eternity, I was told there was nothing they could do, as the plane was full, so to email their complaints team for a refund. I did that over a week ago now and have received no response, so just filed a dispute with my credit card. I then found out that the airline doesn’t participate in TSA Pre-Check, so had to wait over an hour at security even though I have Global Entry (which includes TSA Pre-Check) for the specific reason of avoiding long security queues. Once boarded, I intended to use the WiFi do work for business purposes in order to not fall behind, but soon discovered the WiFi was not functioning and did not function throughout the entirety of the flight. Meals were small and insufficient in frequency. We were served two small meals once the course of the 12-hour flight. Snacks were kept at the rear of the plane, and given how many passengers frequented the snack bar, it would seem many people agreed with my sentiments. The service I experienced with ITA Airways was a sorry start to what would ultimately be an absolutely incredible holiday. If Norwegian still flew transatlantic flights, I would have much preferred to fly with them.
AircraftA359
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteLos Angeles to Rome
Date FlownJune 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"unacceptable, unprofessional and unworthy"

(France)

Trip Verified | Absolute shame of an airline. Sold tickets, then proceed to cancel your flight a month after, doesn't offer any kind of commercial gesture, and can't rebook you on another flight from the same alliance (pretexting they can't get tickets for other airlines). For a Skyteam Platinum frequent flyer this is just unacceptable, unprofessional and unworthy of a "national" airline.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteParis to Tokyo via Rome
Date FlownJune 2022
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"They were of no help"

(United States)

Not Verified | Horrible, I do not understand why Delta did a partnership with this company. They need to get rid of it. I am a platinum medallion member of Delta and had a duplicate booking with ITA. I spoke with the ITA staff at the airport who told me to call a number to void a booking and receive a refund, it was a Delta operated flight and I had two exact bookings. They were of no help.
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypePremium Economy
RouteMilan to New York
Date FlownJune 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"lost my checked luggage"

(Germany)

Trip Verified | They just lost my checked luggage and it is disappeared since 7 days. No one replied to any email, they don't pick up the phone and I am running out of my prescribed medicine. I hope they will come up for all the extra costs I am having now and I hope they start to feel any responsibility for my lost luggage. Sadly I can't give less than 1 star. It's a shame and I am really shocked this airline is like this.
Type Of TravellerSolo Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMadrid to Paris via Rome
Date FlownJune 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"don't fly with ITA Airways"

(Morocco)

Trip Verified | This is by far the worst flying experience I've had in my life and I've flown with some smaller companies that don't have access the the Rome Airport like infrastructure but still better at handling passenger flights, baggage handling, consumer service and just a nice smile and just being a decent human being. The Rome Airport is huge but the ITA airways and Alitalia people working in it are not in line with their job descriptions. Very lazy and long awaiting times just to get to ask a question at any desk. The company itself (ITA airways) have the most delay times of all time (fact proven) my four flights with them have been delayed at least 1,5hour each. Which makes you loose other connecting flights that are in time, and therefore lose your luggage. Had the experience, even though I've tried and talked to many people from the company to make sure it doesn't get lost. Bottom line, don't fly with ITA Airways and save your money you won't have a good flying experience.
AircraftA319
Type Of TravellerBusiness
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteCatania to Casablanca via Rome/Bologna
Date FlownJune 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Wifi & Connectivity 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
1/10

"just decided to lose the ticket"

(Malta)

Trip Verified | Terrible company - do not buy a ticket. We've bought a ticket and tried to rebook the date of the flight. It is impossible to do so on the website - the option just doesn't work. It is impossible to call the airline - the call is being dropped, even though I called in at an appropriate time. We just decided to lose the ticket and book with another airline at another date.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteMalta to Rome
Date FlownJune 2022
Value For Money 12345
no
2/10

"worst bed I have encountered in any business class"

(Italy)

Trip Verified | The only real reason to fly business class on a long route is to be able to sleep on the plane. Impossible on this flight, I was awake the whole time. The seat did go down to perfectly flat, but it was so narrow that I couldn't sleep on my side and so lumpy as to be uncomfortable in any case. By far the worst bed I have encountered in any business class. The food and wine were OK but just OK. The entertainment system had a very limited selection, and the categories of "live news," "classic movies," and "world cinema" were all non-functional. Best aspect of the journey was the flight crew, who were nice, forthcoming, and helpful. Note also that I was sent an SMS and an email shortly before the flight left, both of them listing the same incorrect gate ("23C", which does not exist at JFK Terminal 1 - the correct gate was 4).
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeBusiness Class
RouteNew York to Rome
Date FlownMay 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Inflight Entertainment 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no
2/10

"never experienced such humiliation"

(United Kingdom)

Trip Verified | Flight out was without any problems, flight on time, staff very welcoming connection without any hassle London to Rome AZ207, then Rome to Algiers AZ802. Flight return one issue which i am quiet concerned the lady from ITA Airways at boarding gate in Rome for the flight to London after desk check in our way to the plane asked for our passports my wife and mine and carried on with very embarrassing questions because we felt singled from other passengers. She was selecting by look and clothes yes so she asked us from which country we come from, my answer was from Algiers, then she asked my address in London then my Job, despite our Passports where both British citizen so i believe this is because we were not of European look. I have ever never experienced such humiliation.
Type Of TravellerCouple Leisure
Seat TypeEconomy Class
RouteAlgiers to London via Rome
Date FlownMay 2022
Seat Comfort 12345
Cabin Staff Service 12345
Food & Beverages 12345
Ground Service 12345
Value For Money 12345
no