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by HELyes
Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 45
Views: 4314

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

AY is in the TATL JV, it wouldn't be competition. I think it might be likely for them to coordinate an AA flight to an AA hub or to use AA if they want to add capacity on an existing route. There is no need currently for extra capacity on any existing route. There is no need for two daily flights t...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Hundreds of people are stranded worldwide after Norwegian crew shortage. It's mostly a lack of pilots. Norwegian has cancelled several flights because of this. Seemingly extremely poor planning. The same thing happened last June as well, when more than 30% of departures were cancelled. In Norwegian...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 45
Views: 4314

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

A friend who works at the oneworld office told me it is likely Finnair will launch HEL-LAX with the A350 next spring. Would be cool if Finnair returned to LAX but I'm afraid not any time soon. They just got the rights to fly to Sapporo, Nanjing and Busan, their next LH destination probably is one o...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 45
Views: 4314

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

QF PER to HEL :-) It would be 100pc connecting traffic but would give QF a oneworld point better placed for Europe than London... and avoid DXB. Can't see it happening though. Good idea, AY already feed JAL in HEL so why not QF :) And PER-HEL is 763nm shorter than PER-LHR PER-HEL 7066nm PER-LHR 782...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal
Replies: 8
Views: 2239

Re: Finnair narrow-body fleet renewal

Are they looking at replacing their whole narrow body fleet? Some of their A321s are pretty new, their youngest one were delivered less than two months ago and they still have a few ceos on order. The oldest small Buses need to be replaced but yes most of their A321s are new, a majority have arrive...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?
Replies: 45
Views: 4314

Re: Which will be the next long haul carrier to serve Helsinki?

Finnair's CEO just said rather than opening new routes to North-America their goal is to improve current services, preferably making all routes year-round. Currently they only have 10% of their capacity in N-America, comparing to 50% in Asia, that's their bread and butter Aeromexico perhaps? There a...

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Today Finnair celebrate the 70th anniversary of cabin crew training: https://twitter.com/Finnair/status/877469025248444418 Finnair style 1969, DC-8 First Class FinnHostess :) http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee500/MIKROKUPU/09c6d0bb-2b43-4ed2-99ec-f85199aef8ad_zpsypd8wszp.jpg Current look: http:/...

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 21, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Norwegian is launching a seasonal 1x weekly service from HEL to Marrakech next winter

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 3818

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Disappointed to see GA ranking drop over the years. I always fly GA whilst holidaying in Indonesia, excellent product offering & fantastic crew. EK413 Garuda actually improved their rating from last year and they were named number one in Cabin Crew category. http://www.worldairlineawards.com/Aw...

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"
Replies: 35
Views: 3818

Re: Qatar Airways announced Skytrax "Airline of the Year"

Garuda beats out Air France, and there is no mention of Virgin Atlantic? Yeah right. Totally credible! Virgin Atlantic is 33th, between Delta and Korean Air Europeans: 1 Lufthansa 2 Turkish Airlines 3 Swiss Int'l Air Lines 4 Austrian 5 Air France 6 KLM 7 Finnair 8 Norwegian 9 Aeroflot Russian Airli...

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines in Europe
Replies: 23
Views: 3552

Re: Airlines in Europe

SAS had Blue1 (SASFinland) in HEL, the brand was carefully tailored for the Finnish customers but it all faded away. I still miss it.

Now Norwegian operate many of the former Blue1 routes, domestic and Euro routes

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4903

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

ChrisFallon77 wrote:
FUK No :)- Cant see this one happening. I am still waiting for direct service from the US or EU to my favorite Japanese city, Sapporo


It looks Sapporo is a strong candidate to be Finnair's next (19th) destination in Asia, their 5th city in Japan. Something new is coming in summer 2018.

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4903

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

c933103 wrote:
Do they have any words on SDJ/PUS/TPE?


When the new overflight deal with Russia was released Sapporo, Nanjing and Busan where mentioned as possible new routes by Finnish aviation authorities. Finnair only say they are "negotiating".

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by HELyes
Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?
Replies: 31
Views: 4903

Re: Why no Fukuoka-Frankfurt flights?

HEL/FUK on AY is seasonal. It's not operating now. FUK is served 3x weekly between 27 April – 28 October . This summer AY fly to: NRT 11x weekly KIX daily NGO daily FUK 3x weekly + co operating closely with JAL daily NRT-HEL, the joint business between BA JL AY IB Sapporo is "under studing&quo...

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by HELyes
Thu Jun 08, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... airport-a/
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HEL recruits 200 test "passengers" to assess the new airport facilities in July:

https://www.finavia.fi/en/news-room/new ... airport-a/

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by HELyes
Wed Jun 07, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17
Replies: 2927
Views: 911265

Re: A350 Production And Delivery Thread Part 17

Glad to see Finnair is happy with their A350s! Their livery actually looks stunning on the A359. I'm actually hard pressed to think of a bad looking one. The Air Caraibes A350 is my current "best looking plane" of any type. I was surprised how well Finnair's "challenging" livery...

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by HELyes
Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

JetBuddy wrote:
Looks beautiful! I love the wooden ceiling, reminds me of OSL.


Yes got the same OSL feeling, all very Nordic

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by HELyes
Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Some visions of future HEL: At the beginning of 2020 new check-in and arrivals halls will be completed in front of the current terminal. The wooden roof and the central square in front of the new terminal are meant to become landmarks of the airport. This is a part of the 100K m2 terminal extension,...

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:27 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Re: Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus

Hi mdavies06, Yes it was good to escape the unusually cold spring up here in north.

Finnair used to be a big charter operator, they changed their strategy and now they have dozens of leisure orientated scheduled routes. Seems to be working ok.

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: To Finlonia with Finnair in Business Class (w/pics)
Replies: 5
Views: 3211

Re: To Finlonia with Finnair in Business Class (w/pics)

Thanks for the TR, great pictures. Yes A359 available daily know on HEL-LHR, flight AY831/832

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by HELyes
Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The best looking MD-11 or MD-11F..?
Replies: 17
Views: 803

Re: The best looking MD-11 or MD-11F..?

Wasn't my favourite aircraft to fly buy I did liked this livery:

Image

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by HELyes
Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Finnair has taken the delivery of the 9th A350 (OH-LWI), first one with high-density 336 seat configuration. Two more to come later this year. Lentoposti The new configuration 32 J /304 Y (currently 46 J /251 Y ) has 14 less J seats, make sense especially on the 'leisure routes' to Thailand, Cuba, ...

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by HELyes
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus
Replies: 3
Views: 2739

Flying With Peacekeepers: Finnair A320 To PFO Cyprus

Hi, This is a report of Finnair's flight Helsinki-Paphos (PFO), Cyprus. This is one of many Finnair's former charter services that have been converted to a scheduled flight, though majority of the passengers on these flights still have bought a package holiday. Like were we, a last minute holiday wa...

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by HELyes
Tue May 30, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Are finnish annoucements made on flights to Asia with Finnair or the amount of Finnish passangers to Asia is not enough? They do make announcements in Finnish (and partially in Swedish, the 2nd official language), HKG and SIN being exceptions as usually no Finnish cabin crew on these flights. On my...

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by HELyes
Mon May 29, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I read this Reuters report about the Finland/Russia flight negotiations: http://www.reuters.com/article/us-finnair-russia-idUSKBN18M0QD which states that currently Finland has rights to 65 overflights/week (which figures to a little over 9 flights a day). Does this mean that flights to SIN or BKK a...

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by HELyes
Fri May 26, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The new deal between Finnish and Russian authorities gives Finnair more overflight rights to Asia, the possible new destinations are Nanjing in China, Sapporo in Japan and Busan in South-Korea. Also a third daily flight to Moscow is possible now. Finnair says new route(s) to Asia for S18 are under ...

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by HELyes
Fri May 26, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

The new deal between Finnish and Russian authorities gives Finnair more overflight rights to Asia, the possible new destinations are Nanjing in China, Sapporo in Japan and Busan in South-Korea. Also a third daily flight to Moscow is possible now. Finnair says new route(s) to Asia for S18 are under p...

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by HELyes
Mon May 22, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership
Replies: 23
Views: 2198

Re: Alaska and Finnair announce mileage partnership

Maybe we'll see HEL-SEA/PDX service someday. Finnair did in fact fly to SEA in the 1990s, but highly doubtful we will see it, and PDXHEL isn't even a question. That's not happening. 1970s/1980s, actually. It ran HEL-SEA-SFO if I recall correctly. Family members of mine took it back to Finland sever...

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by HELyes
Fri May 19, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28795

Re: Air India launches direct DEL-ARN

Great the Nordic area gets a new direct service to India, hopefully the connections work well. At the moment there is Finnair flying HEL-DEL 3-5 times weekly (333), next winter they'll launch seasonal HEL-GOI, served twice weekly (333). IIRC Finnair in the past served BOM as well (343?), but that s...

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by HELyes
Fri May 19, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AI plans several new long hauls for 2017
Replies: 281
Views: 28795

Re: Air India launches direct DEL-ARN

Great the Nordic area gets a new direct service to India, hopefully the connections work well. At the moment there is Finnair flying HEL-DEL 3-5 times weekly (333), next winter they'll launch seasonal HEL-GOI, served twice weekly (333).

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by HELyes
Tue May 16, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

But yes the language can be a problem sometimes, I know an elderly Swedish speaking couple from Finland who miss the times you always got service also in Swedish on Finnair. They understand Finnish but now they worry if they understand everything right on the flight to Spain, they are kind of nervo...

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by HELyes
Mon May 15, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

I don't understand why hiring non-finnish speakers is something good for the national carrier of Finland. I can understand if they use foreign crew on flights to Asia but to use them on intra-eu flights then it's like flying Norwegian who uses Estonian crew from HEL. Already their routes to Spain h...

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by HELyes
Sat May 13, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

In order to be able to grow, we need new personnel. Therefore, during the next years we will recruit and train several hundreds of new Cabin Crew Members, based in Helsinki. https://rekry.saima.fi/smarthome/open_job_view.html?did=21018&lang=en&jc=79&id=00006810 Good news, AY keep on hir...

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by HELyes
Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Seems like there were three flights (+AY71) from HEL to Tokyo today, and according to flightmapper the same will happen next Friday (Saturday return). I'm curious to know why that is? The 4x a week double daily Finnair is supposed to start in June, so it seemed a little unorthodox to me and I'm won...

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by HELyes
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any "good" foreign airlines to Russian airports outside the two capital cities?
Replies: 4
Views: 903

Re: Any "good" foreign airlines to Russian airports outside the two capital cities?

Beside Moscow and St Petersburg, Finnair flies to Samara, Kazan and Jekaterinburg. The flights are operated by their feeder Nordic Regional airlines, 3-4 times weekly, aircraft E90 in AY colors.

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by HELyes
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies
Replies: 54
Views: 6152

Re: 2017 European Short Haul Heavies

yoplait wrote:
skipness1E wrote:
Finnair HEL-LHR


Finnair also does HEL-BRU on their a350s afaik


No Finnair A350 to BRU anymore but they now have a daily A350 service to LHR, A330 has not been used anymore.

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by HELyes
Sun Apr 23, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

According to Finnish business paper Talouselämä Iberia is to blame Finnair axed their MIA service for the summer. Iberia had committed to operate MIA for AY during the summer but withdrew their agreement at last moment in order to operate new Level flights.

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by HELyes
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

SAS is next winter launching once per week Helsinki - Malaga. Interesting. https://www.avanza.se/placera/pressmeddelanden/2017/04/21/sas-sas-launches-new-year-round-route-between-helsinki-and-malaga.html That was interesting, still missing Blue1 (SASFinland) days, they used to operate plenty of rou...

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by HELyes
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights
Replies: 22
Views: 3671

Re: Busan (S.Korea) long-haul flights

Infrastructure related constraints make it difficult for PUS to support long haul flights. A hydrant system will be installed in the near future to support the refueling of large aircraft for long haul flights, and a new runway with enough terrain clearance will be built as well. Any idea when PUS ...

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by HELyes
Wed Apr 19, 2017 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Airports in the North are contributing to the growth with both domestic and international traffic increasing with airports such as RVN, KTT, IVL, KAO, KEM and ENF. Total passenger growth for these airports for the year to date are +18,1%, +24,4%, +18,9%, +13,9% ,+34,6% and +58,4% respectively. Tour...

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by HELyes
Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Inaugural Ethiopian B788 at OSL today (vid)
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Inaugural Ethiopian B788 at OSL today (vid)

lesfalls wrote:
Congrats OSL! Anyone know which booking site allows you to book the OSL-ARN sector of the flight?


Momondo works fine, ARN-OSL looks much cheaper when checked the coming summer.

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by HELyes
Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1
Replies: 944
Views: 146455

Re: A350 In Service Thread - Part 1

From March 27 Finnair A350 will operate a daily service to LHR, flight AY831/832.

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by HELyes
Wed Mar 22, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

http://news.cision.com/finnair/r/finnai ... r,c2220608
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Finnair axes their MIA service between May 4th and September 29th this summer, due the shortage of crew and aircraft. They'll be back on October 3rd.

http://news.cision.com/finnair/r/finnai ... r,c2220608

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by HELyes
Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Blue Air OTP-HEL sounds good, Finnair hasn't been that interested in SE Europe, except the leisure destinations. Yes hopefully SOF next.

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by HELyes
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Value of Finnair Plus Points for Part Payment of Fares?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Re: Value of Finnair Plus Points for Part Payment of Fares?

The value of AY points as part-payment is rather low I think, 20000 would be around EUR 60. An upgrade often is the best use of points, easy upgrade is the most popular feature of the AY Plus program, works even with the cheapest tickets. There's a tool to check upgrade availability online. You can ...

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by HELyes
Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Still QR 320 to HEL, 787 is starting on Sep16.

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by HELyes
Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017
Replies: 42
Views: 7216

Re: Norwegian start LGW to EZE in late 2017

Too bad Gatwick is so hard to reach, Norwegian doesn't have a feeder flight from Amsterdam. They do have feeder flights to their Scandinavian hubs (Oslo, Stockholm and Copenhagen) and even to Helsinki which isn't even a hub, but Gatwick is being left out. True LGW is hard to reach but HEL actually ...

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by HELyes
Sun Mar 05, 2017 8:27 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra European Widebodies ??
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Intra European Widebodies ??

sk736 wrote:
HELyes wrote:
Finnair will have a daily rotation of A350 to LHR starting March 27, morning flight AY831/832

They've been doing that for months, haven't they?


Sorry my post was a bit misleading, Finnair increases A350 frequency on HEL-LHR from 5x weekly to daily.

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by HELyes
Sat Mar 04, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Intra European Widebodies ??
Replies: 13
Views: 853

Re: Intra European Widebodies ??

Finnair will have a daily rotation of A350 to LHR starting March 27, morning flight AY831/832

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by HELyes
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation Part 5
Replies: 312
Views: 42273

Re: Nordic Aviation Part 5

Finnair will have a daily rotation of A350 to LHR starting March 27, morning flight AY831/832, now operated 5x weekly.

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