20% Off All Alitalia Flights This Weekend

Alitalia is offering 20% off all flights in economy or business class (not in premium economy) network-wide through noon local time on May 21, for travel through April 15, 2013.

Details thanks to translation skills of The Google:


This week you reserve an offer not to be missed. Buy online between 12:00 on 18 May at 12:00 on May 21, 2012. For you a special discount of 20% of all destinations of the Alitalia network. Discount of 20% applies on the total ticket price (taxes, surcharges and service sales included), all of the destinations of Alitalia network purchased in Classic classes of service – Economy, Great and Magnificent – Business, Premium Economy with the exception of – Classic Plus Offer ‘valid for flying from May 22, 2012 April 15, 2013.

I’m impressed that the discount isn’t just off of base fare, but also off fuel surcharges and taxes.

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  1. […] Got plans to head to Europe this summer?  Alitalia is having a special 20% off sale this weekend.  The only caveat is you must book on Alitalia’s Italian site here, and put “SPECIAL20IT” in the promo code box after selecting your fare.  Not only is the sale good for transatlantic flights, but also short-haul trips within Europe. Translation courtesy of Gary: […]


  1. Have they upgraded their business class yet? I flew them transatlantic a few years ago and the “Magnifica class” seats were old school recliner style. Certainly better than the back of the plane, but they seemed a little behind the rest of Europe since BA, LH, AF, etc. had already deployed flat seat solutions. From what I remember, the food and beverage were pretty decent.

  2. I haven’t have any luck getting it to work from the USA for a transatlantic flight and a domestic connection in Italy. I tried with and without codeshare flights on both the Italian and English sites.

    Has anyone successfully tested the code?


  3. Ok I figured it out. You have to book it using the Italian language site for some reason.

  4. I was able to get the flights to price, eventually on the Italian site, but it was almost $1,400 after the discount. Back to the drawing board.

    Sicily in August is probably too dang hot anyway.

  5. I booked yesterday on the CA website using an AMEX. I immediately got a confirmation number and an 055 ticket number. Today, the transaction is not showing on my CC and looking up the res. via the AZ website using the record locator, it says I’m not ticketed and no longer reflects the 20% discount. Using the ticket # I get an error. Am I screwed?

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