Reader Question: Finnair 10-Hour Helsinki – Bangkok Flight Delay?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about rather long flight delay from Norway to Bangkok that he had to endure when flying on Finnair via Helsinki.


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Finnair Weighing Passengers At Departure Gates In Helsinki October & November


Finnair is about to start a new project to better understand the average weight of the passengers and their hand luggage at the Helsinki airport.


Until now, the airline has used European Aviation Safety Agency’s suggestions that the average male passenger weight with carry on is 88 kilos, female 70 kilos and children 35 kilos.

TSA Pre✓ Expands To Include ANA, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Korean Air & Contour

Passengers from ANA, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Korean Air and Contoru can travel with less hassle when flying to/from/within the US because these airlines are now TSA’s Pre✓ eligible (you still need to pay for the service).

Korean Air Pilot Strike October 1 – 7, 2017

Passengers that are part of this TSA service don’t have to remove their shoes, laptops, liquids, belts or jackets making the screenings process more humane and expedient for all.

Oneworld Status Match Opportunities For Airberlin Topbonus Members

Airberlin as an airline will close the shop this week. The last flight should operate this coming Friday. NIKI, the Austrian arm, will continue fly.


There are now several official matches from number of Oneworld airlines that are trying to get Topbonus elite members to match their status. Topbonus as a program may continue to exist as Etihad owns 70% of it. The most obvious choice would be for Etihad simply to merge it with their Guest.

Airfare of the Day: Finnair/American Airlines Helsinki to Puerto Vallarta BUSINESS CLASS from 1592 € (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair/American Airlines basic season business class excursion round trip fares between Helsinki and Puerto Vallarta.

I first learned of this fare on FlyerTalk (access original post here).

REVIEW: The Last Ever Finnair Flight AY666 To HEL On Friday The 13th At 13 Hours!


Finnair has proudly used a flight number 666 from Copenhagen (CPH) to Helsinki (HEL) since 2006 and today was the last time when this turned out to be Friday the 13th! Finnair has operated this AY666 and Friday the 13 flight combo total of 21 times.

AY666 Plane At The Gate

Finns are not superstitious but the airline is reorganizing the flight numbers used for the European flights and the AY666 to HEL will turn to rather boring AY954.

Finnish Consumer Ombudsman’s Takes Finnair To Court Over Non-Payment Of EC 261/2004 Claims

European Union has well defined consumer protection laws when it comes to air travel (EC 261/2004) that we have and continue to cover here on LoyaltyLobby. All airlines operating from the Union (+ Norway, Iceland + Switzerland) are bound by the law and community carriers fights to the union as well.


National Enforcement Bodies are supposed to meditate disputes with airlines and consumers when it comes to these cases. In Finland the body is rather toothless because it can only issue suggestions that Finnair has decided not abide by.

Finnair Plus Status Match Promotion For Lufthansa Miles&More And Air Berlin Topbonus Customers Now Live!


Finnair Plus seems to be the first program that entered the status match arena for the abandoned souls of Air Berlin Topbonus and also Lufthansa Miles & More, offering instant Silver + Gold Challenge.

The match promotion is a bit half hearted though considering Finnair Silver (oneWorld Ruby) has no lounge access but it does come with extra baggage for Finnair and some good benefits.

Airfare of the Day: Finnair Helsinki to Bangkok BUSINESS CLASS $1775 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair’s Business Class promotional fares between Finland and Thailand.

Airfare of the Day: AY/IB/BA/AA New York City to Helsinki ECONOMY CLASS $386 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to the OneWorld transatlantic joint venture (AY/IB/BA/AA) and their shoulder season round trip instant purchase Economy Class fares between New York City and Helsinki.

Fabulous Fridays: Free Drink For Oneworld Emerald Members + One Companion In Finnair Economy!


Yesterday, I found myself flying using the Finland’s flag carrier Finnair from Helsinki to Riga. The flight was actually operated by Norra (Nordic Regional Airlines) that is in essence Finnair express carrier.

Fabulous Fridays Finnair

Finnair has very basic complimentary service in short-haul economy that consists of complimentary coffee, tea, water, and blueberry juice. Oneworld Emerald members + one companion, however, can choose complimentary beverage from the Sky Bistro menu! This is not disclosed anywhere.

Check Your Email: Finnair Plus 3,000 Bonus Points For Bookings Made Today (August 23, 2017)

Finnair Plus has been sending out personalized emails today offering new and existing members 3,000 bonus points for each booking made today (August 23, 2017).

Finnair Bonus Points August 23 2017

The terms state that the bonus points are awarded PER BOOKING and must be flown by November 30, 2017.

Airfare of the Day: Finnair San Francisco to Berlin ECONOMY CLASS $429 (Round Trip)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Finnair shoulder season round trip instant purchase fares between San Francisco and Berlin.

Airfare of the Day: AA/BA/AY/IB New York City to Zurich ECONOMY CLASS $350 (Round Trip)

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Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to American Airlines/British Airways/Finnair/Iberia shoulder season round trip instant purchase Economy Class fares between New York City and Zurich.

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