So, having spent all my time so far planning my trip to Italy, I only recently got around to checking up on my flight carrier, Alitalia.
And what I found is very discouraging.
So my question to the fine people on this forum is, Have you had a recent experience with Alitalia, and if so how was it?
My flight is arranged to go from Boston to Venice with a 2:15 hour layover in Rome. The return flight is directly from Rome to Boston. In that regard, I'm particularly interested in people who flew Alitalia to Venice across the ocean, with a Rome layover. Did you have your baggage lost or late? Were the flights on time or did you miss your layover? Did the plane feel like it was falling apart?
I'm particularly interested if I should force my bag to be a carry-on for the Boston-Rome-Venice flight so that I won't lose it. That would mean having to buy all the toiletries in Italy, given the no-liquids rules on carry-ons, but at least I'd have a change of clothes guaranteed...
Please inspire some confidence in me.