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PILGRIMAGE INFORMATION UPDATE
FOR BOOKED TRAVELERS

Information Updated on: 30 August 2017

Father John Gatzak

Executive Director of the Office of Radio & Television and WJMJ Radio

Is Your Host On This Pilgrimage To:

Rome & Sicily

September 17-30, 2017

14 Days/12 Nights

Airline tickets, Passports, etc.
Airport Transfer Schedule
Customs and Other Travel Information
Group Meeting
Italy Fact Sheet
Last Minute Itinerary Changes
Luggage Tags
Tour Details

Travel Protection

 

Group Meeting

The group meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at the Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio, 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, CT.  Travel documents, luggage tags and other information will be distributed and discussed.  Please click HERE for directions.  If you are not able to attend the group meeting your tour package will be mailed via U.S. Priority Mail service with signature confirmation by Friday, August 25. 2017. 

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Airline tickets, Passports, etc.

Alitalia has issued all passengers e-Tickets.  You will only need to provide your name and your valid passport to check-in for your flights.  Don't forget to bring your passport with you on September 17th.  You can't and won't get to Italy from the U.S.A. without it.  Also, please make sure your passport does not expire for at least 6 months after your scheduled return date (March 30, 2018).

IMPORTANT - please remember to pack any prescription
medicines or diabetic supplies in your CARRY-ON bag.

DO NOT PACK THESE ITEMS IN YOUR CHECKED BAGGAGE!

 

Alitalia Flight Itinerary

DATE

FROM

TO

FLIGHT #

DEPART

ARRIVE

SEP 17/SUN

JFK, NY
Terminal 1

Rome (FCO)

Alitalia 611

10:05 p.m.

12:40 p.m.
SEP 18/MON

SEP 21/THU

Rome (FCO)

Palermo (PMO)

Alitalia 1785

10:00 a.m.

11:10 a.m.

           

SEP 30/SAT

Catania (CTA)

Rome (FCO)

Alitalia 1724

11:55 p.m.

1:15 p.m.

SEP 30/SAT

Rome (FCO)

JFK, NY
Terminal 1

Alitalia 610

2:50 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

      Airline Schedule Subject to change
Alitalia: 800-223-5730 or www.alitalia.com/en_us/home-page.html

Please click here for Alitalia's baggage allowances.

Please click here for the Tour Operator's luggage restrictions for international tours.

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Airport Transfer Schedule

Please plan to arrive at your pickup location no later than 15 minutes prior to departure to allow sufficient time for passenger boarding and baggage loading.  Neither the tour operator nor its agents are responsible if you miss your assigned transfer to JFK.

 

If you are providing your own transportation to JFK International Airport, please plan to arrive and check-in with Alitalia (Terminal 1) at least three (3) hours (7:21 p.m.) prior to your flight's scheduled departure time.

Sunday, September 17, 2017 to JFK International Airport

The motor coach may depart earlier if all scheduled passengers are on board.

Departs Hartford, CT at 4:00 p.m. from the Cathedral of St. Joseph parking lot, Asylum Avenue.  Click here for directions to the Cathedral of St. Joseph. THERE IS NO OVERNIGHT PARKING AT THE CATHEDRAL OF ST. JOSPEH PARKING LOT.

Departs Prospect, CT at 4:45 p.m. from the Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio (ORTV/WJMJ), 15 Peach Orchard Road.  Please monitor this page and the I-84 Waterbury construction project website (www.i-84waterbury.com) for any construction delays.  Click here for directions to ORTV/WJMJ.

While you may park your vehicle at the Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio offices,  please be advised that any motor vehicle parked, operated or driven on 15 Peach Orchard Road, Prospect, Connecticut (AKA 37 Peach Orchard Road) shall be done so at the risk of the owner and operator.  ORTV, Inc. - Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio (the "Tour Sponsor"), Counterpoint Communications, Inc. ("Counterpoint") and/or FJ Tours, LLC (the "Tour Operator") shall not be liable for damage to such motor vehicle, vehicle contents, the operator, other occupants, or any other person unless such damage resulted from the negligence of the Tour Sponsor, Counterpoint and/or the Tour Operator.

Arrives, depending on traffic, at JFK International Airport, Terminal 1 Departures - Alitalia by  7:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 30, 2017 from JFK International Airport

Departs JFK International Airport, Terminal 1 Arrivals - Alitalia, approximately 75 minutes after the flight lands and all passengers have collected checked luggage and cleared customs. Check with Alitalia at 800-223-5730 or www.alitalia.com/en_us/home-page.html for actual arrival terminal and time.

Arrives Prospect, CT - Office of Radio & Television/WJMJ Radio (ORTV/WJMJ), 15 Peach Orchard Road at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Arrives Hartford, CT - Cathedral of St. Joseph parking lot, Asylum Avenue at approximately 10:00 p.m.

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Customs and Other Travel Information

For additional information regarding airport security, customs, etc. visit the following web sites:

U.S. Department of State “Country Specific Information”: 
Italy - https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country/italy.html

U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for information for air travel at www.tsa.gov/public/

U.S. Customs Service “Know Before You Go” Brochure at:  http://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/know-before-you-go

Italian National Tourist Board
www.italiantourism.com
Official Guide for Italian Tourism

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Last Minute Itinerary Changes

Please check this page for any last minute itinerary changes.

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Luggage Tags

Please do not forget to attach the   YELLOW   luggage tag, prior to departure, to the ONE (1) piece of  baggage that you want portered while in Italy.

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Travel Protection

Group Deluxe Travel Protection Plan, provided by Travel Insured International, Inc. (TII) and underwritten by the United States Fire Insurance Company.  TII customer service can be reached at 866-684-0218 or www.travelinsured.com; 24/7 Worldwide Assistance Services:  Travel Assistance and Medical Emergency: 888-268-2824 OR CALL COLLECT: 603-328-1725 (from all other locations); Claims: 800-243-2440:  Please reference the following information when contacting TII:  Group #71470 - Rome/Sicily 2017 or Group #71471 - Rome/Sicily 2017 CFAR.  Click Group Deluxe Protection Plan Document to view a copy of the policy document.


If you have any questions, please call Scott at (203) 758-7367.  Please visit us again, as we will be updating this page with additional important information as the tour departure date approaches.  Also be sure to check our web site for future pilgrimages and tours.

This page was last updated on:  08/30/2017.

 

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