Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Non-Stop Flights from Atlanta to Venice

I hate going to JFK airport. But I'll do it to take the non-stop Delta flight to Venice. I can leave on a Friday night and be in my apartment in Venice in time for lunch the next day. Now, if you live in Atlanta, you can enjoy a non-top. From our friends at Buongiorno Venezia:

Americans are arriving in Venice in ever greater numbers. As confirmation of this two weeks ago, a third non-stop flight was inaugurated between the U.S. and Venice. As of Wednesday 7 June, there has been a daily link between Venice and Atlanta, adding to the daily flights from New York and Philadelphia. Delta is the carrier on the Atlanta and New York routes, while U.S. Air flies from Philadelphia. For the occasion, the new American ambassador to Italy, Ronald P. Spogli, arrived in Venice for the first time and, during his inaugural address, underlined the fondness of Americans for Venice and Veneto. He supported his assertion by pointing out that the new flight, originally scheduled only for the summer months, was extended year 'round.

5 comments:

RaleighRob said...

Another option is go thru London instead. More airports in the US go directly to London than Italy.
For instance, I can go from Raleigh-Durham directly to London Gatwick on American. Then, I switch to one of the cheap European lines (like EasyJet or RyanAir, etc) and fly to Venice for CHEAP.

Linda said...

"Americans are arriving in Venice in ever greater numbers..".
Maybe, but the free newspaper we found at the Billa Market reported that Americans are still a small minority of visitors. Fifty percent of the visitors to Venice are other Italians; 25% are from Austria and Germany; 10% from Eastern countries; and a final 15% split between France, England, America and Japan.
Our Delta Venice to Atlanta flight was packed. It is the best way to go though. (btw, i love your site!)

SharonZ said...

Linda,
"Fifty percent of the visitors to Venice are other Italians; 25% are from Austria and Germany; 10% from Eastern countries; and a final 15% split between France, England, America and Japan."

Those are interesting numbers--I hadn't seen that before. Thanks for posting it.

Direct flights are the only way to go. I love the JFK to Venice flight. I can be in Venice and unpacked in time for lunch!

And the prices aren't bad, either. I just booked a Nov. trip for $680 round-trip.

Anonymous said...

I'm flying from Atlanta and my sister is flying from Phoenix to Venice for a sister trip and then on to Croatia. We'd like to meet up in the states and fly together to Venice - suggestion on best city to fly out of together and with what airline?

Anonymous said...

I'm flying from Atlanta and my sister is flying from Phoenix to Venice for a sister trip and then on to Croatia. We'd like to meet up in the states and fly together to Venice - suggestion on best city to fly out of together and with what airline?