For a long time I’ve been talking about flying Meridiana, Italy’s (most?) inferior airline. The day has finally come. I booked a last minute one-way business class ticket for just under $1,000, and can’t wait to see what the experience is like.
As I draft this post I’m sitting in the Naples Airport lounge (which is not so great) ready to get on my Meridiana business class flight nonstop to New York JFK.
As someone who loves trying new airlines, I’m really excited about this. I have extremely low expectations of Meridiana (like Ukraine International Airlines levels of low), so I can’t imagine it’ll be worse than I’m expecting. On the plus side, Meridiana has the advantage of being an Italian airline, so maybe the food will actually be good? Here’s the menu I have to look forward to, apparently:
By the time this post publishes I’ll be somewhere over the Atlantic, hopefully more than halfway through a 10 hour flight that will probably feel much longer than that. I say “hopefully” because Meridiana’s on-time record is similar to Alitalia’s financial record. And I say “live(ish)” because I will actually be in Meridiana business class at that time, but I won’t actually be posting. Meridiana doesn’t have wifi, and for that matter they may not even have power ports or any sort of entertainment. We’ll see!
Funny enough my next transatlantic flight will be on Azores Airlines, so perhaps the worst is yet to come? 😉
Stay tuned, I’ll have more shortly!