On Wednesday, 14 April 2010, Eyjafjall erupted on Iceland and gave Europe quite a lesson. No volcanic eruption has ever prevented air traffic before for so long and so extensively. In addition to thousands of daily internal European flights, it also grounded most long-haul flights.
Volcanic ash clouds are extremely dangerous to aircraft. That’s why every means is employed to avoid flying into an ash cloud. Ash clouds spread far and wide and can easily result in flight activity being restricted over a large area encompassing many countries.
We can be content if our work is so agreeable that it’s a pleasure to do it day after day. My job is like that. I work for Northport as a customer service coordinator in Staco (Station Control).
It’s not at all uncommon in my line of work to find oneself in conversation with new acquaintances and to have to answer all kinds of questions on the spot. Some people are emboldened when they are on an aircraft.
As fighter aircraft developed from propeller-driven to jets, it was evident that the traditional way for pilots to escape aircraft was no longer quick enough.
Finnair’s new annual report is hot off the press. We’ve already received record-quick feedback through our new Facebook site (www.facebook.com/Finnair).
Can I have any influence on what happens to my luggage on a trip? The recovery rate of notified lost bags by Finnair is 99.7 per cent, so it is extremely unlikely for a passenger to be parted from his or her luggage permanently.
Previously it was only possible to gain awards by ‘spending’ thousands of points. Now it is possible to use smaller point sums both for flight and item awards.
At the time Finnair was the first airline in the world to take the MD-11 into commercial use when it ran a flight from Helsinki to Las Palmas on December 20,1990.
A new episode in my history as a tourist has been written. A week in Mumbai and the hill station city of Mahabaleshvar has certainly left a big impression on me. No, I didn’t bump into Bollywood stars. Much better – I encountered genuine Indian people and their hospitality.