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ZRH-HEL-ZRH On Finnair  
User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1424 posts, RR: 33
Posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7758 times:

Terve ja tervetuola! Welcome to my trip report!


It has been a dream of mine for some years to visit Finland and finally I decided to stop just thinking about it and actually do it - not least because I'd decided to enroll myself on a Finnish course. We eventually decided on a city break to Helsinki. Packages from Switzerland are terribly expensive, so the flights and accommodation were booked online. Blue1 and Finnair both fly ZRH-HEL and funnily enough Finnair was actually slightly cheaper. I wanted to fly AY anyway, as I've heard good reports about them and because of their their cute adverts with the panda!


Wednesday May 2nd 2007
AY862
ZRH-HEL
A319, OH-LVL
Seats 4E, 4F
109 Pax
ETD ZRH 1055, ETA HEL 1440

We arrived at Zürich by train 2hours before departure, which is when Finnair check-in opens and were the first to be served. I asked for 2 seats near the front and we were assigned 4E&F, on the first row in Y. It was a surprise to see that the flight would be departing from the B gates, normally AY use Dock E. The lounge that C class pax can use is in E too, so not satisfactory for them.

View from the airside centre -- Malaysian & Singapore 777s, Qatar & Thai A340s

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It was the first time I'd flown from B. The gates are mainly used by AF, 2L, IB, AZ and various ethnic flights and there was no wait to pass security. There was, however, an almighty queue at the toilets -- 2 just aren't enough!

Boarding was due to start at 1020 from B28 and was only a few minutes late. We were bussed out to our aircraft which looked very shiny in the spring sunshine. Incidentally, I later discovered that we just missed DJ BoBo flying out to Helsinki for the ESC -- he departed 3 hours later on Blue1. Once on board we had quite a long wait, apparently there were some missing passengers......

BH airlines, most likely on a charter to Sarajevo or Banja Luka

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Push back wasn't until after 1100 (ETD was 1055) and the estimated flying time was 2hr40. We headed out past the the heavies that were over at Dock B......
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.........and took off at 1115 from Runway 28. I was looking forward to the feature of the outside camera, but somehow couldn't bring myself to watch it on take-off and looked out the window instead!


We flew to the south of the Lägern and saw Baden and Wettingen.
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Then we banked over Lake Zürich......

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Here's the dam at Rapperswil
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....and the snow covered Churfirsten
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We crossed the Bodensee over Mainau and then flew over Stuttgart, Erfurt and Berlin.
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Lunch was served very quickly. I'd ordered a vegi meal which consisted of pasta, green beans, mushrooms and a type of potato & carrot cake; bread roll, water and two sweets -no Fazer chocolate with the vegi meal Sad
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Here's a picture of the meat dish -- complete with fazer chocolate
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The meal was wasn't bad, what I found a little disappointing was that there was no dessert. Wine and beer were free, coffee and tea were also offered. The cabin crew were friendly and professional and looked very smart in their uniforms -- particularly the women with their leather gloves and pale blue waistcoats. The plane was also spotless inside; you notice that AY have a relatively long turn round at ZRH.

As we approached Northern Germany we turned right and flew over Gdansk, then Latvia and Estonia. The cloud cover built up so no views.

Soon enough we started our descent. There were some beautiful views on landing of all the hundreds of islands dotted aroud the Finnish coastline, all enhanced by the outside camera.

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It was quite windy on approach so was interesting to watch the pilot lining up for landing -- we seemed to land at quite an angle. Unfortunately we were right under the screen which made taking a photo of it impossible. Touchdown was 1415 and we parked at a remote stand and had quite a long bus ride to the terminal. It was drizzling and I reliased just how cold it was in comparison to Switzerland where summer had arrived early!

Me on arrival in a wet and windy Helsinki
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The airport was, as you would expect, spotless with some lovely wooden flooring. And I even found the cute panda!


On clearing customs (where not one official was in sight), we headed for the Finnair bus to the city centre, 5,20E.

On arrival at the main station the heavens opened so we sheltered for a bit before getting the tram to the hotel -- the Radisson SAS Seaside. I got an excellent deal on ebookers and despite it being a little way out of the centre, the trams were so frequent and good value with the travel card that it made no difference.


I've taken the liberty of including some pictures of our stay.
Helsinki cathedral
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Uspenski Orthodox catherdral
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The old town in Porvoo
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On the boat to Suomenlinna
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Taken on Suomenlinna, a fortress included on the World Heritage List
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Esplanadis, Helsinki


Taken from the Olympic tower
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Sunday May 6th 2007
AY863
HEL-ZRH
A319 OH-LVF
Seats 10E, 10F
Load 80-90%
ETD 1630, ETA 1815

After a leisurely morning it was time to head the the railway station where we picked up the Finnair bus again.
Advertising their fast & frequent links to Asia.
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I noticed that each lay-by where the buses park is equipped with a screen showing the driver what's going on around him, making reversing out much easier. As we pulled out, I spotted a bus advertising the 69 Eyes' latest album, I band I like and who are pretty popular in Finland. It was rather appropriate that the bus was serving route 69!
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On approach to Vantaa we passed a lay-by containing lots of airport information, such as prices for the various car parks. I found this a nice touch. Here at Zurich people either end up in the "wrong" car park, or even worse start reversing back down the ramp because they're not sure where they're going.

Some shots of the airport:
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I liked the check-in area at T2 as it felt very spacious. We got in the queue before the most of the other bus passengers, so didn't have long to wait. Assigned seats were 10E&F and the flight was to depart from Gate 31d. I wandered down to arrivals to take a look at the info desk  Wink
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We passed security and I was somewhat unsettled by the fact that there was no passport control, until eventually I realised this must be the Schengen area (in Switzerland we're just not used to this concept!).
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/hanval/Spring06122.jpg

It was incredibly busy and stocking up on some last minute souvenirs at Stockmann was like the first day of the sales!
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I have to say that I found the shopping area quite cramped and it put me off any further browsing, but maybe that was just due to all the passengers. I noticed there were lots of pushchairs that could be used for those who had checked theirs in - full marks for Helsinki as this is something lacking in Zürich.

A very Finnish scene: Air Finland, Blue 1 and Finncomm
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And another
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And a shot with a non-Finnish plane!
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A nice touch - there used to be planes suspended like this in Zürich
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After I spotted passport control we decided to go through figuring it would be a bit quieter, which thankfully it was. Our boarding time was 1600 and 5 minutes prior to that I heard a last call for our gate, which somewhat unsettling. It turned out the Heathrow flight ETD 1600 was using the same gate, but it certainly had me worried for a minute.


At about 1615 a bus pulled up at our gate to take us to the plane.

On the way I saw this 757. Has it deliberately been left in the old livery? I liked it -- very retro.
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One of AY's Embraer 170s
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Loved the Finnair tractor!
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m249/hanval/Spring06130.jpg

Our aircraft, OH-LVF
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AY, MA and OK
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Boarding up the stairs was slow and there were hardly any newspapers left when we got to the top. It seemed some people were taking not just one but several.

Our flight time was to be 2h25 and we took off at 1645. Our route took us towards Tallinn and then Bornholm and over Germany again, where the cloud cover built up. It was a bit bumpy on take off, but after having experienced the Helsinki wind for the last couple of days, I wasn't too surprised!

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The meal service seemed to take a little longer this time and I was presented with the identical dish to the outbound flight. Here's a picture of the meat dish -- complete with peas and rösti!
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This time a second round of drinks was served before landing. The flight was smooth and otherwise uneventful and before long we were starting our descent to runway 14, where we touched down smoothly at 1810.

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The Rhine
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Camera view
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HB-JMF and JMC, most likely having arrived from LAX and NRT
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And so all too soon the short trip to Helsinki came to a close. I'd love to go back to Finland and explore all those lakes and forests. My thoughts on Finnair? I was very pleased by the quality of the service received and would have no hesitations in flying with them again.

Thanks for reading and as always any questions or comments are welcome.


"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
32 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
 
User currently offlineRineanna From Ireland, joined Jan 2007, 880 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7704 times:

Excellent trip report, and thanks for including the pictures of your sightseeing in Helsinki.
I love the islands pics on approach to Vantaa!

Thanks again.

Rineanna.


User currently offlineEISHN From Ireland, joined Feb 2007, 1509 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7677 times:

Great report! And great pictures as well!!
BTW happy first brthday on A.net!

Michael-EISHN



St. Flannan/ Fhlanain- She took off to find the footlights, And I took off for the sky
User currently offline767747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1882 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 7626 times:
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Great report!! Very nice photos of Helsinki.

767747


User currently offlineBuck3y3nut From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 876 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7582 times:

loved the pictures from helsinki... excellent trip report...

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7557 times:

Thanks for the report, very nice photos!

Reading AY trip reports, you often hear Fazer chokolade mentioned - that sweet thing brought to Finland by a Swiss immigrant family around 100y ago  Smile Thank you for that!

Yes, HEL often gets crowded these days... more space coming 2009 when the new 'Asia terminal' is ready.
The old plane hanging there inside the terminal is an aluminium Junkers Junior, which made a round the world flight 1933.


User currently offlineDFW13L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 7540 times:

Loved all the pictures and comment. I didn't know Finnair had the nosegear cameras, especially on the A319. Makes me want to fly them. Great report!

User currently offlineJamman From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 142 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 7511 times:

Great report, looks like you had good weather!  Smile

Shame about the chocolate though  Sad



Phoning it in from a place with no phones.
User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8430 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 7392 times:
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Very nice report & photo's, many thanks.

Quoting Infodesk (Thread starter):
I wanted to fly AY anyway, as I've heard good reports about them

- I've had numerous AY flights, short and long haul, all have been just great.

Quoting Infodesk (Thread starter):
The meal was wasn't bad, what I found a little disappointing was that there was no dessert

- Come one, that's pretty darn good for a 'Y' meal these days.

Quoting Infodesk (Thread starter):
Here's a picture of the meat dish -- complete with peas and rösti!

- Hmm, not bad!

Rgds

Mark



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User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7124 times:

A very nice report. Great pics, thanks for sharing

User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7107 times:

Nice pics and report! AY seems to have a very good product. I wonder if other carriers beat them with those inflight meals on European flights (out of HEL). These dishes look really great  Smile


"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineStevAAn From Netherlands, joined Mar 2007, 41 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7081 times:

Great TR! Loved the pictures! May be you should consider visiting Helsinki in winter time too. I was there in February, and loved the frozen sea and lakes, and all the snow the city was covered in. HEL is a great airport too, with the old aircraft hanging on the ceiling, and the great view from the terminal onto the apron.


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User currently offlineEFHK From Finland, joined Nov 2006, 392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 23 hours ago) and read 6927 times:

Nice report! Kiitos!

Quoting Infodesk (Thread starter):
On the way I saw this 757. Has it deliberately been left in the old livery?

Some of the 757s have been left in the old livery, but they will all be painted to the new livery as they're getting winglets fitted.

Quoting DFW13L (Reply 6):
I didn't know Finnair had the nosegear cameras, especially on the A319.

The nose gear cameras are only on the A32S aircraft, I think.



One of the best places in the world: McDonald's in T2 at FRA.
User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 6858 times:

Hey Infodesk, i was waiting for this report of yours, since im too lazy to write one Great TR, brings back a lot of memories and i'm already looking forward again to my next finland trip! Lovely pics aswell.

AY is indeed a wonderful carrier. On my years of flying up to Finland, i have tried KF, AY, AB, LH, SK, KL and BA, and AY easily stood out as the best choice so far, too bad that their fares aren't always the cheapest option  Sad I just wish LX would start serving HEL, as nonrevving on LX is a lot easier for me than on LH, but i guess it'll neve rhappen.

And now that i know how you look like, i can pop by your workplace whenever i fly abroad

[Edited 2007-05-19 18:16:20]

User currently offlineNdebele From Germany, joined Apr 2001, 2898 posts, RR: 23
Reply 14, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6799 times:

So here it is, the report of your HEL flight you've been looking forward to for so long. I really enjoyed it, the meals look just excellent, and I also liked the pics of the finnish landscape. Well done!

User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 6796 times:

Quoting Airbuseric (Reply 10):
Nice pics and report! AY seems to have a very good product. I wonder if other carriers beat them with those inflight meals on European flights (out of HEL). These dishes look really great

To my opinion their meals aren't anything special, but nice they serve free meals on European flights. And free wine & beer  Wink Overall, they have a good European product. Haven't tried the new E170/190 yet, curious how those are.


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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1424 posts, RR: 33
Reply 16, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6760 times:

Thanks everyone for your nice comments!

Quoting Andaman (Reply 5):
Reading AY trip reports, you often hear Fazer chokolade mentioned

Exactly. That's why I was so disappointed not to have one!

Quoting Andaman (Reply 5):
The old plane hanging there inside the terminal is an aluminium Junkers Junior, which made a round the world flight 1933.

Thanks for this info. A nice touch to see it in the airport 75 years later.

Quoting StevAAn (Reply 11):
May be you should consider visiting Helsinki in winter time too

It certainly must be a contrast - I'm just a bit of a wuss when it comes to cold weather! I noticed the impressive icebreakers out in one of the harbours - incredible to think of the sea all frozen.

Quoting EFHK (Reply 12):
Some of the 757s have been left in the old livery, but they will all be painted to the new livery as they're getting winglets fitted.

Interesting to know. As I said, I thought it looked quite cool.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 13):
i was waiting for this report of yours, since im too lazy to write one

I was hoping you'd write one - would be particularly interesting as you transited in AMS......

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 13):
I just wish LX would start serving HEL, as nonrevving on LX is a lot easier for me than on LH, but i guess it'll neve rhappen.

It would interesting for me too for the same reasons, but I guess the demand just isn't there

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 13):
And now that i know how you look like, i can pop by your workplace whenever i fly abroad


 Wink

Quoting Ndebele (Reply 14):
So here it is, the report of your HEL flight you've been looking forward to for so long

Yep, like I said, there comes a time where you have to stop talking about doing things and actually do them!

Quoting Andaman (Reply 15):
Haven't tried the new E170/190 yet, curious how those are.

They use them on the ZRH routes quite often and there was a good chance we'd have flown on one outbound. But bookings were obviously high enough to merit an A319!



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
User currently offlineAndaman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 6741 times:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):

They use them on the ZRH routes quite often and there was a good chance we'd have flown on one outbound. But bookings were obviously high enough to merit an A319!

Yes, they seem to fly ZRH-HEL twice daily this summer and the evening departure should be Embraer.
Their GVA-HEL timetable shows Embraer only.


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User currently offlineDALelite From Switzerland, joined Jun 2000, 1770 posts, RR: 26
Reply 18, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 6708 times:

Great TR and pics!!! And i am impressed how you know the swiss landscape from above. I only can do that on routes frequently travelled.

cheers: DALelite



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User currently offlineSemsem From Israel, joined Jul 2005, 1779 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 6670 times:

Thanks for posting pictures of Helsinki etc. Makes it even more interesting. Flew AY in 1970s from Amsterdam to New York on a DC-8. Brings back memories.

User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 20, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6641 times:

Quoting Infodesk (Reply 16):
I was hoping you'd write one - would be particularly interesting as you transited in AMS

Yeah indeed, and combined with all the "special goodies" (aborted takeoff in ZRH, delays, high winds, TMP-HEL Saab340 flight and some stupid lady who le ther live cat go through the xray machine at AMS which made the whole security personel go nuts  rotfl  ) it would sure have been an interesting report, but i ended up not taking any pics at all as i just couldnt be assed to carry the cam all the time, and if i had written one, i would also have written about my sta yin helsinki, the nightlif eand all, but didnt take any pics of that either for the same above reason, and a picless TR is just lame, so i rather leave it. Maybe next time, this sure as hell wasn't my last Finland trip  Wink


User currently offlineAGRflyer From Switzerland, joined Nov 2005, 153 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 11 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6632 times:
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Nice report. I spent the easter weekend in HEL and flew with KF on the outbound flight and on SK on the way back to ZRH. KF was in a packed Avro 85 and on the way home the lost my luggage while transiting trough CPH. This is one of the reason wy I prefer AY most on my flights to HEL.


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User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5012 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 6403 times:

Hello, Infodesk,
real interesting story.
Love your city pics of Helsinki and surroundings, gave me the feeling what I've missed till now there.
I was in northern scandinavia for several times and it´s real worth it to explore the area.
And I agree about your AY opinion, nice flights in my log also.
Regards,
Markus (FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineN272WA From Ireland, joined Jun 2007, 410 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6107 times:

Hi Infodesk.
Really enjoyed reading your Trip Report on Finnair. Great pics of HEL as well as the city itself.
Look forward to your next one!  Smile
Best wishes,
N272WA



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User currently offlineInfodesk From Switzerland, joined May 2006, 1424 posts, RR: 33
Reply 24, posted (6 years 11 months 3 days ago) and read 6046 times:

Thanks again for all the comments! I'm glad you liked the pictures of Helsinki - I always find it a nice touch when people post photos of their destination. It seems that many of you think highly of AY. I recently read a letter in a newspaper where a passenger on AY long haul mentioned a bottle of water was put it the seat pocket for everyone before take-off - a great idea.

Quoting SandroZRH (Reply 20):
some stupid lady who le ther live cat go through the xray machine at AMS which made the whole security personel go nuts )

I bet that a caused a right scene!

Greetings
Infodesk  spin 



"Do nothing in haste, look well to each step and from the beginning think what may be the end" - Edward Whymper
25 Alphafloor : Excellent report Infodesk ! The pictures reminded me of my own trip to Helsinki a long time ago and the photograph with all these little islands is re
26 B747forever : Very nice TR and the pics. Thanks for the well written TR.
27 Post contains images RJ100 : Nice report with nice pictures. Good to see Finnair serving real meals . Helsinki looks nice too, I like the wooden houses and the church especially.
28 Post contains links and images Vio : Hey Infodesk, Awesome report!!! Thanks so much for it. I loved the photos and I always enjoyed reading trips to Finland. Too bad that lazy ass SandroZ
29 Singhkaur : Hi, Nice report on Finland. Always had thought of going to Finland. Nice photos of the city and the airport including the ZRH airport airside. Cheers.
30 Andaman : P.S..... So they listen 69Eyes also in Switzerland! Seems for some reason Finnish rock music sells well in the German speaking Europe. I noticed ther
31 Sam1987 : A very interesting report - I spent a week in HEL at the end of March (I stayed in the Olympic stadium below the tower you went up!), then I daytrippe
32 Post contains images Infodesk : I remember that I enjoyed reading your reports, I've had another look at them, some fantastic pics! Well, you probably won't find them in the charts
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