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5 ways to prepare for your next holiday

Is your next holiday around the corner? If so, now is a perfect time to start preparing for your upcoming trip. When you make the preparations in advance and tailor your journey with our travel extras, you get to start your holiday smoothly and more hassle-free.

1. Pre-order your meal to not get hungry on board

It depends on your destination and travel class, whether a meal is included in your ticket. Learn more about the meal service on different routes. Are you travelling within Europe in Economy Class? Make the most of your time in the air with pre-order meals. We have fresh or warm meals on the menu depending on the length of your flight, including, for example, breakfast combos for different tastes and a meal specially designed for children. See our current pre-order selection to find your favourites.

Pre-ordering a meal is also sustainable, as it helps us to reserve the optimal number of meals and products onboard, which ultimately leads to less food waste and reduces the weight of the aircraft.

You can also order snacks and beverages from our Nordic Kitchen Onboard menu on most European flights. Here is the menu if you would like to have a look before you travel. 

2. Choose your desired seat and travel more comfortably

Are you travelling with your family or travel companion, or do you want to sit on a certain seat? By purchasing a seat in advance, you can choose your desired seat on board, or seats together with your travel party. You can purchase your desired seat in advance either when making a booking, or later on from Manage booking or the Finnair app. You can choose from different types of seats depending on the aircraft type.

If you don’t purchase your seat in advance, we assign a seat for you during the check-in. We do our best to offer seats next to each other to travellers on the same reservation, but this is not always possible. By purchasing seats in advance, you can choose seats next to each other with your travel companion. We assign children under 12 to sit next to at least one adult on the same reservation. 

In addition, all our intercontinental flights have some baby bassinets on them. You can reserve a suitable seat in advance and, thus, travel more comfortably with a small baby.

3. Check your baggage allowance and purchase extra baggage

We have different ticket types to choose from, Superlight, Light, Classic and Flex, which baggage allowance varies. If your ticket type doesn’t include checked baggage or you are travelling with multiple bags, you can purchase extra baggage either with Avios or money. You can save time and money by purchasing your extra bag in advance in Manage booking or the Finnair app.

In case your holiday includes sports activities and you are taking your sports equipment with you, it is good to know that all special baggage is to be purchased as travel extra. When taking your bicycle, golf equipment or surfboard with you and all flights in your booking are operated and marketed by Finnair, you can book and pay the transportation online when making your booking or later via Manage booking. For other types of special baggage, please contact us via our chat service. 

4. Upgrade your travel class and travel in comfort

Do you want to travel more comfortably? We recommend you choose our new Premium Economy Class or our Business Class as your travel class.

You can also upgrade your travel class. With our easy-to-use self-service tool, you can check if your flight can be upgraded and purchase the upgrade with different online payment options, Avios or upgrade benefits.

5. Finalise your holiday plans using the onboard Wi-Fi

Take advantage of the time onboard to finalise your plans for the destination by buying an internet connection that keeps you connected and allows browsing the web. Internet access can be purchased for flights operated with our Airbus fleet in advance or via the Nordic Sky portal during the flight. 

As a new benefit, we also offer all Finnair Plus members complimentary internet access to send messages on our European flights operated with Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft. If you are not a member yet, joining is fast and easy

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