In my previous blog post titled “Tricks of the trade”, I presented some observations from Asian flights. This time the focus is on European habits.
Now and then I think of life in pictures. Living pictures. Movies. The scriptwriter turns a stream of situations into a coherent script. But after a whole host of flights, I’ve come to the conclusion: “It’s really not like in the movies.”
Finnair is supporting the Big Jump European swimming day, staged to demonstrate the wish for people across the continent to reclaim their environment and make rivers clean and vibrant again.
While travelling, you tend to pick up all kinds of crumbs of information and observations about the characteristics of different countries and nationalities. Everything that follows is made in a good spirit and from a Finnish perspective, and it is certainly not my intention to propose any universal rules.
Airlines are ranked and researched continuously from different viewpoints – including from the environmental angle. As far as we are concerned that can only be a positive thing! Or at least it should be – and I am thinking of the long term environmental work that Finnair has done over the years. Perhaps word of our good work has only fallen on the ears of the minority, but we base our environmental work on real action. Reports of our activities have been published since 1996, too. Even so, the available information hasn’t been referred to in the latest research.
When a flight departure is delayed for one reason or another, those in the cabin start to get restless. They glance at there watches, direct questioning looks at the cabin attendants. Is some connecting flight at the destination now in doubt?
Russia is one of the key elements in Finnair Technical Services’ strategy, which has been, and continues to be, purposefully pursued. I have compiled from accumulated experiences and material a few key aspects that have opened my eyes to the opportunities offered by cooperation.
Leonardo da Vinci studied the flight of birds in his efforts to develop flying devices. Biomimetics, namely discovering ideas from nature, is one of Airbus’s reasons for its support of the UN Convention on Diversity. As answers or at least inspiration for technical problems are often found from nature’s structures and processes, biodiversity is also important for the promotion of technology.
There is also a demand for creative people – we are currently seeking, for example, a Brand & Design Application Manager and a Development Manager for our Commercial Division. For further information, please visit www.finnair.com/jobs.
Diamonds, too, are valued in China, but rather differently than in the West. Diamond is an excellent material for drilling jade, because it is so hard. Jade, on the other hand, is thing most valuable the Chinese possess. Jade is white and different shades of green, and the sharp-eyed visitor will spot the jade bracelet worn on the left wrist by Chinese married women.