Flying To Sicily

Ecco ci sono! And just like that, I’m in Italy for my next tour and adventure in Sicily!

My ritual, once I get through customs and close to my transfer gate at my stop over airport is to have a cornetto and cappuccino. It helps me (somewhat) recover from the overnight flight from New York. People often ask me which airline to fly to Sicily and which airline is the best to fly to Sicily. My answer: all airlines are terrible. Flying today is a chore, unless you purchase first or business class. So, if you arrive on time and your luggage arrives with you, then you’ve had a good experience. Set your expectations low, and if the results are better than that, then you’ve done well.

To fly to Sicily, at the moment there are no direct flights to Palermo or Catania from the United States (until May 20, 2020 when United Airlines launches direct flights from Newark Liberty International Airport). Your current choices include at least one stop, and where that is, depends on the airline. Alitalia/Delta, Air Italy, Lufthansa/United, and Swiss Air all offer transatlantic hauls with connecting flights to Palermo and Catania. Check for schedules and rates.

Buon viaggio!

Now, back to my cappuccino!

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