2 years ago, Alitalia was almost dying. And almost bought by Lufthansa. But die-hard Italian national flag carrier survived as a new company with the help of Air France-KLM group, Italian businessmen, and political triumph of Silvio Berlusconi. This month it finally joined the transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Delta. Glad to know the best coffee over 30,000ft will live on under the stable partnership. I could be happier if the NWA logo were here in this historic joint logo since they were the one who had started this business model.