Finnair is the largest and main airline out of Finland, flying both domestically and internationally. They are one of the world’s oldest running airlines (as many oldies are out of business now) and also one of the safest having had no accidents in the past sixty odd years. When looking into flights to Helsinki the other option was Norwegian but due to flight times and the price not being so different, figured I’d give Finnair a try.
From the website and their online presence I could tell they were an airline under my own heart. They clearly put a lot of time and effort into their user interface and making all aspects of the journey (not just the physical journey) enjoyable and easy. They have three categories to book under – Pro, Light and Value. As it was a short flight I went for Value (cheap and cheerful but you have be pay for picking seats, baggage aka the norm these days).
Getting on board and you can see everything is very grey, I guess when you think of Finland up in the north maybe you think of snow and grey rocky landscapes? The plane itself was tidy, felt recently renovated (but I don’t think it was) and just generally well taken care of. Food and drinks all cost money – however blueberry juice was free! I’m not sure why haha but apparently it’s their significant drink. When I tried to do some research into it I just found a lot of happy instagrams and tweets of people drinking their free, unusual juice. I guess the gimmick gets people talking and it was definitely refreshing! There was no entertainment bar the inflight magazine so bring someone if you don’t plan on sleeping as it is quite a long flight (for a Europe destination).
Super brief post but nothing negative to say. Flight attendants were helpful and charming and the flight itself was safe and comfortable. Easy booking process, pleasant experience and two thumbs up over here. Would I fly Finnair again? Yes but I don’t know when I’ll next be in Finland haha. Coming up are some posts from my trip to Helsinki with my friend Lizzy and I hope you enjoy the Moomin madness!