Alitalia (AZ) Business Class - flight AZ827 from Beirut Rafik Hariri Airport, Lebanon, to Rome Fiumicino, Italy. During check-in Alitalia's business class passengers receive a voucher which allows them to use the Cedar Lounge, located on the second level of Beirut Airport. The Cedar Lounge is the business class lounge of Lebanon's national airline Middle East Airlines. Since this was a very early flight, the lounge was virtually empty with the exception of some airline crews and a couple of passengers. However, Beirut Airport is open 24x7 and so are the airport shops, cafes and restaurants. Flight AZ827 was operated with Airbus A319. I was kind of lucky to get seat 1A with plenty of leg room.