RELAX IN TRUE COMFORT from take-off to landing as Alitalia’s Magnifica business class pampers you with its wide range of services and all-Italian hospitality. Onboard, relax with luxurious Poltrona Frau leather seats that recline 180 degrees to a fully-flat position and enjoy the special massage function. Move about the cabin freely, as each seat has direct aisle access.
For added comfort and relaxation, a stylish amenity kit by Ferragamo is provided.
For the eighth-consecutive year, Alitalia received the Best Airline Cuisine award from Global Traveler, strengthening its reputation as one of the airlines offering the best quality business-class meals on long-haul flights. Alitalia’s cuisine is simple, but rich in flavor, based on the best traditional Italian recipes.
The wine selection is admired for the research and promotion of native Italian vines and for the excellent food and wine pairings served on board.
With the Dine Anytime service, you decide when to enjoy award-winning meals served on Richard Ginori porcelain. You can finish your meal with a uniquely Italian touch: a Lavazza espresso and four different flavors of coffee.
Enjoy the best Italian and foreign movies, available in their original language. The in-flight entertainment provides a wide selection of music, television series and video games for a personalized journey. Children stay entertained during the flight with a large selection of video games.
Magnifica business class seats are equipped with ports to charge your electronic devices.
Alitalia introduced WiFi connectivity and international roaming on part of its long-haul fleet so you can surf the internet and stay connected. Take advantage of the complimentary WiFi FLEX package with 50MB of connectivity.
The experience begins before you even board. Take advantage of priority check-in desks, security lanes and boarding gates. You can relax in Casa Alitalia lounges, designed to convey the feeling of Italian hospitality while offering all the services required by the the most discerning travelers, including private meeting rooms, Wi-Fi connectivity and showers. The heart of Casa Alitalia lounges is reserved for dining. It includes a live cooking area where chefs prepare — for lunch and dinner — pasta and pizza on the spot, a buffet area, a wide selection of Italian wines, international drinks and cocktails and, a must for every Italian home, the rich aroma of the new coffee blends created by Lavazza.
Learn more at alitalia.com.
IN MAGNIFICA CLASS
• Generous baggage allowance of 2 bags of up to 32Kg each
• Completely horizontal bed position
• Award winning cuisine
• Wines selected in collaboration with the Italian Sommelier Foundation
• 15 and 15.4-inch LCD screens (depending on the aircraft) with noise-canceling headphones
Airplane travel evokes a lot of emotions these days: excitement, anticipation, uncertainty and nervousness, just to name a few. But when you do take to the skies again, the giddiness of getting pampered at 35,000 feet can most certainly wash away the surrealness of the past year and a half — at least for the duration of a long- haul flight — as you sip Champagne and slip your feet into plush slippers. While some global airlines have paused or pushed back plans for upgrades and refreshes to their premium cabins, others have introduced exciting changes that await in your pod or lie-flat bed in first and business classes. What’s more, amenities like privacy screens, sliding suite doors and space to spread out all serve a dual purpose as methods to luxuriate in the air while keeping social distance. Here are some nice- ties to expect now and in the near future, from retrofitted seat configurations to updated décor to Michelin-starred meals:
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