Despite the global economic crisis and concerns
over Swine Flue, airports in Finland are expected to be a little
busier than normal at check-in and security inspection in the end
of May and the beginning of June as the summer holiday season
But, with the proper use of technology and
planning, significant amounts of time can be saved making the
overall travel experience that much more pleasureable.
“We recommend that passengers use Finnair's
internet or text message check-in services or the check-in kiosks
at the airport. This can speed things up significantly,” said
Finnair's Markku Remes, who is responsible for passenger
The check-in kiosk can also be used when you are
taking special items of baggage like sport equipment. For
Finnair's scheduled international flights, there are check-in
kiosks in Helsinki-Vantaa's Terminal 2 at departure halls 2 and 3.
Check-in can be done on the internet already 36
hours before the flight for all Finnair and Finncomm Airlines
Seats for scheduled international flights can be
prebooked at the same time.
Internet check-in can also be done for the
return flight from most scheduled flight destinations.
Finnair Plus members can check-in for Finnair's
international scheduled flights by confirming an automatic text
message sent by Finnair. The text message service can be activated
online or by contacting the Finnair Plus service center.
When check-in is done in advance, baggage can be
left at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport at a Baggage Drop desk.
Passengers are requested to always provide their
phone numbers at the time of reservation, so information about
possible traffic disruption and baggage delays can be dispatched
Check-in for an early morning flight can also be
handled in advance at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport between 8 p.m. and
9.30 p.m. on the evening preceding the flight. One member of the
family can even bring the baggage for the whole family, provided
that he or she also brings along all tickets and his or her own
travel documents. This saves time on the morning of the flight
since the whole family can go straight to the security control.
Passengers are also recommended to be at the
airport in plenty of time, particularly during the busier summer holiday times.
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