- Nov 25, 2004
JohnK, u might want to check those etickets, mine came through at 25000THB insted of 12000thb, fixing this up should be fun.
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My e-tickets from Finnair show 25,000 baht but my credit card has been charged A$444.50 twice which was 12,735 baht a flight for the 2 BKK-HKG-BKK flights. I have not been charged for the BKK-SIN-BKK flights yet but do not expect that to be more than A$420 as these were only 12,000 baht.markis10 said:JohnK, u might want to check those etickets, mine came through at 25000THB insted of 12000thb, fixing this up should be fun.
traveller2000 said:Dear Mr. John,
We apologize that there is some mistook in our website at booking class that must be "O" class not "I" class ,those class must be the promotion economy class but there is no mentioned that price are business class in our website.
We apologize again for your inconvenience. Anyway , we have cancelled booking as your request.
shegotit said:Thirdly, once I collected my baggage I found that my brand new 900 hundred dollar leather bag had been ruined, stained with oil and ripped all over. I had to spend 4 days of my holiday on the phone and walking around Denmark trying to find their office to sort the situation out.
The HKG service via BKK returns end October 3 days a week, at least that is what Finnair website shows, and SIN goes back to 4 days a week.markis10 said:For those of you looking at using these flights for status runs, Singapore is the only option from the end of May as the Hong Kong service becomes a direct service from Helsinki, and the Singapore flight goes daily.
Out for entertainment after 00:30 :wink:markis10 said:I decided to stay in town rather than near the airport so I had a few more options other than TV for entertainment, the flight arrived on schedule into BKK at 2350 and I was in my hotel at 0030....
A few basic thai phrases would have been very helpful in this situation.markis10 said:John K, as for entertainment in BKK, it consisted of working out which was the fastest taxi down the freeway to and from the airport that I travelled in, and the winner was 149km/h!
Slow down Cha cha Slowly please Bi cha cha Understand Kao jai mai Stop Yut yut
jasonja3 said:Does anyoine have an opinion or experience on Finnair? Safe/Unsafe?
I be be doing a number of runs between BKK, HKG & SIN and their business seats are quite cheap.......good for SC.
JohnK said:They are constantly running late from HEL and have had more cancellations than usual. The fleet is probably getting old and is now very tired.
tallboy said:HEL is an exceptionally efficient airport, and in my experience AY does not have major problems with on time performance. In fact, some connection times in HEL are as little as 35 minutes and they make it with ease... Re servicability of the MD-11s, I would like to see the stats on reliability but would be surprised if they are as unreliable as you suggest.
markis10 said:John K, as for entertainment in BKK, it consisted of working out which was the fastest taxi down the freeway to and from the airport that I travelled in, and the winner was 149km/h!
Sorry for repeating myself but my status run experience was turned upside down in 2 weeks. The HEL-BKK(-HKG AY091) did not arrive in BKK on the 11th April until 11:30pm and the HEL-BBK(-SIN AY097) was cancelled on 21st April. These are facts not hearsay. The check-in staff in BKK also had mentioned that Finnair has not been very reliable recently. Their words not mine.tallboy said:JohnK said:They are constantly running late from HEL and have had more cancellations than usual. The fleet is probably getting old and is now very tired.
This comment surprises me. I have used Finnair to and from Europe on about half a dozen occasions the past 2 years and can say they have never run more than a few minutes late. This has been partiicularly important when connecting to QF flights in BKK or SIN on the return legs.
Just out of interest the figures for Mar 15 to May 15 (which includes my flights in April) are now in the database.Mal said:Have a look at this site:
According to it, AY097 between Feb 15 and Apr 15 had an ontime rating of only 82%, with an average delay of 47mins, and a max delay of 278 mins.
I'm not entirely sure how accurate the stats are, however I have used the FlightStats site before with fairly good results.