Ita, first flight Rome-New York: it starts from 520 euros but from mid-November prices skyrocket

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Ita’s first flight for an intercontinental destination leaves tomorrow, 4 November. It is the Rome-New York Jfk, take off at 10 from Fiumicino, expected arrival in the Big Apple after ten hours at 15, in New York there is still summer time, until the night between next Saturday and Sunday. For now this is the only long-haul route of Ita, the flight will be made by an airplane with the livery and the brand of Alitalia, an Airbus 330 with 250 seats.

The next routes only from March 2022

The subsequent intercontinental routes will only take place from March 2022, according to what was announced by the public company (Boston, Miami, Buenos Aires and Sao Paulo), which in its fleet of 52 aircraft has seven long-haul A330s. So the other six planes remain unused for now. Il Sole 24 Ore analyzed the price of flights to New York.

The price categories

As soon as the tickets went on sale, the initial offer was divided into seven price categories, five in economy and two in business class. Now only seats are available in Economy flex (the fourth category starting from the lowest price), in Premium economy (the fifth), or in Business class flex (the seventh which is the most expensive). A one-way Economy flex ticket costs € 521.61. It is the same price at which tickets of this type were sold on October 14, to fly on November 4. This ticket entitles you to check in one piece of luggage weighing 23 kg in the hold, as well as carry one piece of 8 kg in the cabin. You can choose your seat without paying extra. You have the right to change your booking or refund your ticket if unused, without paying penalties or other sums. The Premium economy ticket costs 921.61 euros, we always talk about one way.

Exhausted the supereconomic, the business costs 1,229 euros

On the other hand, there are no tickets in the super-economy class (Economy light), which on 14 October were on sale for 248.71 euros. These seats are assumed to be sold out, or the company has removed them from the systems. In the Economy light fare class, the passenger can only carry one 8 kg baggage in the cabin, he is not entitled to send the suitcase. You can only choose your seat for a fee. He can’t change his booking, so if he doesn’t make the trip he loses money, nor can he get a refund. There are also no tickets in Economy classic, which sold for € 343.71 on 14 October. The one-way ticket in Business class «flex», the most expensive, costs € 1,229.11. Who knows why these 11 cents.

For now there are only two frequencies a week, that is, two outbound flights and two return flights. The next flight leaves Fiumicino on November 7, again at 10 am, arrives in New York at 2 pm It seems that you arrive an hour before the flight that leaves on November 4, but the duration of the flight is the same. The difference is due to the fact that daylight saving time in the United States ends between 6 and 7 November and standard time returns. For the flight departing on 7 November from Rome, the available rates are identical to tomorrow’s flight: it starts from 521.61 euros in Economy flex, then there is the Premium at 921.61, then the Business flex at 1.229.11 .

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