This week’s 1.4 million point award redemption: Alitalia Millemiglia


Got 1.4 million Alitalia Millemiglia points to burn? That just might be enough for one business class ticket between Rome and Los Angeles according to the new website. Fortunately, however, the website is broken.

https://twitter.com/ATCPeter/status/947980341842546688

Yup...that's 675k o/w in business class. Double it and add in plenty of cash for the surcharges as well.
Yup…that’s 675k o/w in business class. Double it and add in plenty of cash for the surcharges as well.

Every couple years Alitalia’s program expires and a new version is established. This isn’t individual member points expiring but a “new edition” of the whole program being rolled out. It is a pain for members and moderately ridiculous in general. And as the changeover happens the website gets updated. And things go (apparently) wrong.

Alitaila's announcement of the new Millemiglia program; it is annoying for members but common for the company.
Alitaila’s announcement of the new Millemiglia program; it is annoying for members but common for the company.

On the plus side, Alitalia is still in business, so that seems to be a mildly positive position.



Also, while the numbers look bad, they aren’t completely out of the scope of reason for a revenue-based program. Oops.

Thanks for the tip, Peter.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and .

2 Comments

  1. Seth, I hate to be “that guy” but hearing you on Dots Lines and Destinations and following your blog for a few years I have to ask…..Why is the world would you have THAT many miles in such a program. You know better. Well anyway good luck and I look forward to hearing all about it on the podcast soon 🙂

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