VTMAA From India, joined Oct 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 5895 times:
I am planning to travel JFK-DEL on AY (Coach) in June and am looking at the 17:40 departure from JFK, arriving @ 8:xx AM. This flight gives me a 10 hr transit in HEL and I was planning to head to the city for the day. My onward flight from HEL is at 18:40.
I would like to ask for your suggestions on
1. Are there showers I can use (maybe for a fee) on arrival, before heading to Helsinki?
2. Are there storage lockers to keep my carry on roller for the day?
3. How long before the onward flight should I arrive back at the airport - considering security lines, passport control times etc.
Andaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 5855 times:
perhaps you know it already but you don't necessarily need such a long transit at HEL, Finnair have added flights to JFK for the summer season, flying 11x weekly. The new later departure from JFK cuts the transit time to half and on the DEL-JFK the quickest transit at HEL takes only 40min. But of course June is a good time to visit Helsinki.
1. Yes, perhaps the most easy option is the Scandic Gateway Hotel inside the terminal (landside), some friends have taken there a shower for fee, maybe someone can confirm they still have this service? Later this year the non-Schengen terminal will get a spa, but unfortunately not open in summer yet.
VTMAA From India, joined Oct 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5794 times:
Thanks Andaman for your suggestions. I will try out the Scandic.
I actually booked this flight on purpose so as to have a 10 hr stopover. but if we have a long delay or it rains in Helsinki on that day, i will end up looking like a fool!! but you got to take your chance
BTW: what are some must see's in Helsinki during my stopover. I reckon i have about 6 hours after taking travel, customs and immi etc into account.