Friday, September 19, 2008

Alitalia's crisis

What the hell is going on with Italy's national airline, Alitalia? Like so many Italian "crisis" situations, it has dragged on for weeks and months, at least.

We hear an almost real-time account of the failure of American businesses, but I've seen very little in the international media about the Alitalia situation. And yet its condition is dramatically precarious and changing daily.

Bottom line: would I fly Alitalia at this time? Answer: absolutely not.