With the increasing popularity of stopovers as methods to visit otherwise flown-over destinations, travelers tack on one or more days to trips in order to spend time in their connecting city. Some airlines picked up on this trend and decided to offer travelers incentives to extend their getaways and visit a local town or city. Alitalia is one such example of an airline encouraging travelers to take part in a stopover perk for up to three days.
Alitalia’s layover deal lets travelers leave the airport and visit Rome for free during their stopover. The offer includes luggage storage at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport. Passengers can travel into Rome for a few hours of wandering or stay the night (or two) in a discounted hotel room thanks to Federalberghi Roma, Rome’s hotelier trade union.
To participate in the program, travelers’ tickets (arriving and departing) must be booked with Alitalia, and passengers must call the airline directly to request the stopover program. Flights must include a connection change in Rome, Italy, so long as Italy, the United States, Canada or Mexico are not the final destination. The promotion — a strategy to promote tourism and increase Alitalia’s business — is currently available until Dec. 31.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
As airlines start nickel and dime-ing their way into the world’s wallets, travelers have had to get crafty in order to get around newly enacted add-on fees, especially when it comes to in-flight meals. Since this luxury is no longer guaranteed on some flights, particularly on low-cost, long-haul vessels, and because airport food is notoriously overpriced, passengers pack their own food to bring on these long flights. But what types of food are allowed to pass through security and also last multiple hours on a plane in varying temperatures?
I lived in San Francisco during college so coming to visit the city and see all the changes was exciting. The Hotel Zeppelin was built in a once slightly shabby area that has since come alive with new hotels and restaurants for travelers looking for something different. We arrived at noon on a Friday afternoon and were immediately greeted by the hotel staff at the front desk. They were able to accommodate an early check-in, completed in just a few minutes. The lobby is as hip as the hotel name sounds, but it also offered a cozy atmosphere, with a roaring fire and comfy couches and chairs in the lounge area. Unique wall art, statues and lighting remind you of the cool factor.
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