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Tips for travelling during the Easter season
During the Easter season, the number of customers at Helsinki Airport and on our flights increases. Busy times are expected at the airport from time to time.
Below you’ll find some tips on how to make your travel smoother. You can also prepare for your trip by reading more about our health and safety measures during coronavirus.
We recommend you to do the check-in in advance to avoid queues at the airport. Advance check-in starts 36 hours before the flight departure either online at finnair.com or with the Finnair App. You can download Finnair App (iOS or Android) here.
It is a good idea to check your baggage allowance before travel. It is printed on your ticket or you may check it either via Manage booking or Finnair mobile app. For example, 1 PC indicates that one bag is included in your flight ticket. More tips about baggage and travelling with sport equipment you can find here.
Occasionally we have limited space for extra baggage onboard our flights, especially if the flight is operated with one of our smaller aircraft types. We can better take into account your extra baggage to be carried on flights if you have provided the information to us in advance. Therefore, it is recommended for you to purchase any extra baggage, like skis or golf bags already in advance with a lower price online through Manage booking.
To make your travel more convenient, you can also bring your baggage to Helsinki Airport already in the previous evening. Our baggage drop-off is open daily between 18:00 and 21:30. One family member may hand in the baggage for the whole family, provided that he or she can show all tickets and travel documents.
The flights may be full or operated with smaller aircraft, and the space for carry-on baggage and jackets onboard is limited. To make your flight as smooth and comfortable as possible, it pays off to pack the carry-on baggage light and tight.
If you are travelling with your family and especially with small children, check our family travel pages for tips to prepare for your journey.
On the day of departure
Please allow some extra time when arriving to the airport, because there may be queues for the check-in, bag drop and security check. We recommend our international and domestic travellers to arrive to the airport latest 2 hours before departure time. You can check in for your flight at one of the self-service kiosks and leave your bags through self-service bag drops in the departure hall. Please remember to print the bag tag at the check-in kiosk before leaving the baggage. The latest time for checking in is 60min before your departure time if you are using the self-service kiosks and 45minutes if you check in at the counter.
Please note that due to the construction work there are changes in parking arrangements, public transport and dropping off/picking up passengers at Helsinki Airport. Currently dropping off/picking up passengers is not allowed in front of the terminal 2. You can see further details here.
Helsinki Airport has limited services available at the moment, you can find more information here.
The baggage allowance is marked on your ticket, for example 1 PC means that you are allowed to check in one bag max. 23 kg free of charge. The fee for carrying sports equipment depends on the baggage allowance of your ticket as well as how much other baggage you’re taking with you. Read more about travelling with sports equipment here.
Skiing or snowboarding equipment is considered one piece of standard baggage, unless the ski shoes, snowboard shoes, or poles are packed in a separate bag (in which case your skiing equipment would be checked in as 2 pieces).
For further information, we are happy to help you via Twitter @FinnairHelps, through our Facebook pages and via chat on finnair.com or Finnair app.
We wish you a lovely holiday season!