Drawn to the skies?

Drawn to the skies?

Kids are great. I was reminded of this recently on Finnair’s Family Day, when employees and their families had the chance to visit one of our Airbus aircraft. It was a constant flow of flaxen-haired boys wearing caps and girls in their summer dresses coming to visit the cockpit, full of questions about flying. They

Quality time in the air

Quality time in the air

A three-hour flight is already quite a long one. You can take a nap and even get a bit bored. And that’s not to mention longer flights. Here’s my short list for your flight: Watch a movie. Download a classic movie about your destination to your tablet before your flight.Especially if your are on a

In the air tonight

In the air tonight

I really never understood the negative discussions in the media by public persons of their bad memories of school or airline meals. Pretty much waste of your “15 minutes in fame” if you have nothing else to say. And what an unhappy holiday it has been if there’s nothing else to tell than details about

The most positive news of 2015

The most positive news of 2015

It’s a bird. It’s Superwoman. It’s a new A350! One of the most positive news from the last part of 2015 was definitely the arrival of A350. The news about Finnair’s new super bird plane A350 was enthusiastically greeted. As the new plane arrived to Finland in October, it was in the news everywhere. We have

Captain and co-pilot

People sometimes wonder the roles of two pilots in the cockpit. There is always the captain, the one whose name is announced to the passengers. But who is the other one? Is the other pilot also a captain? What is the difference between these two? Do they both fly the aircraft? Even official news sometimes contain unclear

Together for 46 years

Together for 46 years

Today marks the centennial of Finnish designer and master sculptor Tapio Wirkkala, born on this day in 1915. Wirkkala’s work has been a part of Finnair for 46 years, ever since we started flying to New York in 1969. That was when travellers first came to know the feeling of a certain distinctive, glittering icicle-like

Straight is better

Straight is better

For me a holiday means to be away from home. When I first think of the word “holiday”, comes a palm tree in my mind. A palm tree, sun, smiley with sunglasses would be my emoticons to symbolize a holiday. The best ever is that you can start a holiday already from your home airport.

About engine failures

An engine failure was one of the most typical incidents in the era of piston engines – to such an extent that the abnormal operation of an engine was not exceptional. Cylinder changes could be carried out by the local mechanic in the open air, and adjusting the ignition was almost a daily routine. As a