5 ways to prepare for your summer holiday
Summer holidays are around the corner so now is a perfect time to start preparing for your upcoming trip. When you make the preparations in advance and tailor your flight with our travel extras, you get to start your journey smoothly and more hassle-free.
1. Pre-order your meal to avoid hunger
It depends on your destination and travel class, whether a meal is included in your flight. For our European and domestic flights, you can pre-order a sandwich or a warm meal depending on the length of your flight. From our current pre-order selection, you can pick, for example, a delicious salmon and shrimp rye bread and a tasty breakfast combo.
If you follow a special diet or have some dietary restrictions and a meal is included in your flight, please make sure to pre-select a special meal. In case of a severe allergy, inform us before departure. As our long-haul Business Class customer, you can now pre-select your main course in Manage booking when your flight departs from Helsinki or Stockholm.
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.
2. Choose your preferred seat and travel more comfortably
Are you travelling with your family or travel companion, or do you want to sit in a certain seat? By reserving a seat in advance, you ensure your preferred seat on board, or seats together with your travel party. You can purchase your preferred 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.
In addition, all our intercontinental flights have some baby bassinets on them. You can reserve a suitable seat in advance and, thus, travel more comfortable with a small baby.
3. Check your baggage allowance and purchase extra baggage
We have three different ticket types to choose from, 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 points or money. You can save time and money by purchasing your extra bag in advance in Manage booking or the Finnair app.
There’s an extra fee for baggage that exceeds the measurements of a standard baggage allowance. It’s good to keep this in mind if you are going on a holiday with your sports equipment, such as a bicycle or kayak. Please note that the charge needs to be paid in advance. You can use our convenient chatbot to get the payment link.
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 classic Business Class as your travel class. Premium Economy and the renewed Business Class are currently available on selected long-haul routes. You can check the selection here.
You can also upgrade your travel class. With our easy-to-use self-service tool, you can check if your flight can be upgraded from Economy Class to Business Class and purchase the upgrade with different online payment options, Finnair Plus points or upgrade benefits. If you want to upgrade your travel class from Economy to Premium Economy, please do that in our chatbot or through customer service.
5. Make sure you know the current travel restrictions and mask requirements
Even though many countries have already dropped their travel requirements, some destinations still have some requirements in place. Please remember to check your destination’s travel requirements before your trip from our handy travel requirements map. When checking in online, you can also check the possible requirements within our Pre-check my corona certificates tool and download your documents for a pre-check when needed.
It’s also good to note that you are still required to use a face mask on some of our flights when required by the destination or origin countries’ authorities. Please check from our travel updates, whether you need to wear a mask on your flight. You are, of course, still welcome to use a mask on all our flights.