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Ita Airways: il marchio Alitalia tornerà a volare. Nel 2021 Ebit a -170 milioni di euro – Corriere Della Sera
You’re going to want to flip on Google Translate for this, but the surprise of the century is here… oh wait, it’s no surprise at all. It looks like ITA now wants to bring the Alitalia brand back into use. Why wait this long? Well, presumably it’s so the airline could waste money on existing ITA branding efforts first. After all it lost a cool 170m euros in its first 2.5 months of operation alone. That’s not embarrassing enough. But fear not, ITA won’t be going away either. Apparently the company likens this to having multiple brands like KLM and Transavia. But neither will be low-cost, so… yeah. We’ll find out more on January 31.
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Two for the Road
Debuts Airbus A220 Aircraft on 17 Existing Routes Ahead of Upcoming New Routes Announcement – Breeze PR
Breeze will roll its A220s out on existing routes this summer — look for new flying coming for Embraer 190/195s — but there’s one thing that caught my eye. Instead of saying that there will be 36 of the Nicest biz class-style seating, it now says between 12 and 36. I feel a WHOLE lot better about 12 than I do about 36.
What the Eff, FAA? My Insanely Long Field Guide to the FAA/FCC 5G C-Band Fight. – Wetmachine
Someone dropped this in the comments of yesterday’s post, and I thought it was worth reposting to give another perspective on this whole 5G mess. It is a very long but interesting read that trashes the FAA.