From Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/busi...acd078-15d5-11ea-80d6-d0ca7007273f_story.html I love this quote from the article: "Alitalia unions have called a 24-hour strike for Dec. 13 to protest the uncertainty." As if the strike-prone unions have nothing to do with the uncertainty issue. I repeat...I'm not one to say I told you so, but I told you so. Also, I think the other airlines, such as LH and AF/KLM will realize they have nothing to fear from an Italian government-owned airline. After all, the government collapsed back in the summer--an event that occurs on an almost monthly basis and foretells the success (or failure) of a government-run airline. Article also says that Alitalia must repay the $400 million Euros loan or it will be considered as unfair competition. Does that mean now or when this $400 million runs out and the airline has 6.5 Euros and a subway token left in the cash box. Short summary of Cranky Flyer's opinion of AZ... "Nobody wants to rescue Alitalia, so the burden has now fallen back on to the government. That sound you hear is another 400 million euros going down the drain at the Worst Airline Ever." Oh, come on Cranky. Tell us how you really feel.