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Unfortunately the only person responsible here is you. You knowingly booked separate tickets with a very tight connection, and you lost the gamble. Finnair has nothing to do with this, they promised to get you to Bangkok and they did. Expedia has nothing to do with this, they sold you a perfectly valid ticket. And you not checking in on time for the ...


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Update December 2018 The Sauna is currently closed, as part of the wider Finnair non-Schengen lounge refurbishment. Lounge staff tell me it'll re-open lovely and refreshed in the spring There really is a sauna in the lounge! It's only in the non-Schengen lounge. It's somewhat hidden, tucked away in the middle of the non-Schengen lounge complex, and anyone ...


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The One Mile At a Time blog says: Even if you enter your first, middle, and last name when booking a ticket, the “surface” of the ticket (the e-ticket receipt, etc.) may not actually show that. Personally I often make reservations without putting my middle name on them, and I’ve never had an issue.


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If it was a split ticket, your only option is probably travel insurance. Many policies will cover the cost of a new ticket in the event of a missed departure up to EUR 500-800, often at zero excess. Quite often the airline is happy to just put you on standby for the next flight at no extra charge, but it is usually at their discretion.


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Would like to know if ~2.5 hrs is sufficient for entire recheck-in/immigration/customs process? I would give it a 50/50 chance at best. Heathrow immigration wait times can be substantial: you can check recent performance here https://www.heathrow.com/company/about-heathrow/performance/airport-operations/border-force-performance-reports It's also a bit of a ...


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This answer is not really an answer, more of an excuse to prevaricate about arcane baggage rules, but I set out some of the detail around this question. IATA Resolution 302. 1 April 2011. RESOLVED that, unless otherwise agreed the following baggage provisions selection process should apply for interline journeys ... There is an IATA rule governing baggage ...


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I used to have a middle name as a child (actually a second first name technically), and never put it in any reservations, even when going to the UK (which has strict advance passenger screening). Never any issues whatsoever.


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In addition to other answers: "One first name is enough" – this is the first bullet point in name change policy on Finnair site and you already comply from the beginning, so there is no need to worry. I understand that bullet point in way that even if name change needs to be done on air ticket, it is sufficient to keep only your first name and remove other ...


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If a trip is purchased as a single ticket (as is the case here) then it is the baggage rules of the most significant carrier that apply. In your case, since Finnair only handles a European flight and Qatar Airways handles an inter-continental flight, it would be Qatar Airways' baggage rules that apply to the entire trip. If the flights were purchased ...


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I had flown with Finnair inside Finland two months ago. I never use my middle name when I buy tickets, or even when I pay online (as the name appears on my credit card). I never had any problems.


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Most countries have no such focus on middle names as the US, and a large amount of people in Europe have no middle names. Therefore, Finnair will not even think about caring about your middle name.


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Not exactly the same, but I had the same situation with the British Airways flight (they're oneworld alliance, same as FinnAir), and there the most generous baggage allowance applied when you fly mixed cabin. Thus if you have business-economy-economy legs, the business class allowance applies. British Airways states it clearly on their web site as official ...


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Helsinki is a comparatively small airport. A walk from what they call ‘terminal 1’ to ‘terminal 2’ is quicker than walking from the furthest A gate in Frankfurt to the furthest B gate, although they are both in Frankfurt’s terminal 1. And apart from it being rather small, there are other reasons why that connection is well doable: Helsinki does not separate ...


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Finnair generally use a fairly standard "universal" 2/3 prong power socket that will accept (at least) plugs with a US or European style plug, with power at 110 volts. Depending on the specific plane it may also have the even-more-universal socket that will also take UK, Australian, etc, plugs - however I would not recommend relying on that as not all ...


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The problem with buying airline combination tickets is that most of the time, you (the traveler) is solely responsible for any missed flights that may arise as you are supposed to reach the boarding gate in time regardless whether the previous flights are delayed or not. That is the main reason I don't purchase airline combination tickets from third party ...


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If everything runs well you might make it, if only one thing takes more time than planned you will miss your second plane. It usually takes between 30 and 90 minutes from the plane seat to outside the luggage collection area. Most airlines ask you to drop your luggage at least an hour before the flight but longer time spans are possible. And if you drop your ...


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You always check in with the operating carrier of the first flight. In your case, that would be British Airways. This is true both for online check-in, as well as at the airport/baggage drop/etc. What happens after that can vary. Depending on the carriers involved, their policies, and their computer systems, the first carrier might be able to give you ...


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What are my rights regarding delayed baggage? Finnair’s baggage policy states their liability for baggage delay is limited to 1,131 SDRs (approximately EUR 1,200). The air carrier is liable for destruction, loss or damage to baggage up to 1,131 SDRs (approximately EUR 1,200). In the case of checked baggage, it is liable even if not at fault, unless the ...


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Yes you can travel alone, but as you have US and Russian citizenship you should note this advice from the US Dept of State Bureau of Consular Affairs https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/RussianFederation.html “Minors who also have Russian citizenship and are traveling alone or in ...


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Is this possible? Can I leave the airport while on a long transit stop? Yes, It is possible to leave the airport as long as you have a valid Schengen visa. How do I state this plan in the cover letter for my Visa application and indicate that I plan to sleep in the airport (not booking a hotel)? You would definitely need a place to stay (at least for ...


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If Expedia sent communications to you from which a reasonable person would conclude that no further action was needed on your part, then they are liable. If Bangkok Airlines failed to properly inform you of their check-in deadline, they are liable (note that more than one party can both be liable for the same harm). If, when you purchased the ticket, Bangkok ...


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You'll probably make it, but you might not. And you might need to run. Although it is five minutes to change terminals, you will need to clear security at Manchester, which can take a few minutes. If you're running late, make that clear when you get to the queue to the airport staff. Fifty minutes is a bit on the short side, so you if you are the kind of ...


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The airlines have minimum connection times that are typically based on actual statistics so if they sell you a single ticket you have a good chance of making it. However, it's never guaranteed and there are a lot of thing that can go wrong. Immigration, traffic, delays, etc. so there is a non-trivial chance so you will miss it. Since it's a single ticket, ...


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Check the confirmation email with the ticket details; often, it contains a cryptic-looking line with those details. Here is an example for a random pick JFK to FRA: NYC DL FRA Q75.00 652.50QKVJ00B2 DL X/AMS Q7.45 DL NYC 210.50UKVY00B2 NUC 945.45 END ROE 1.00 XT 5.89YC 7.00XY 3.96XA 37.20US 5.60AY 10.50DE 46.00OY 29.50RA 7.20CJ 7.10RN 350.00YR 4.50XF JFK4.50 ...


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Always check in with the airline operating the initial flight in your itinerary. In this case, you'll check in with British Airways for your outbound flights, and with JAL for your inbound flights. Whether you can check in to all flights on the itinerary will depend a little on the arrangements the airlines have with each other, but typically (and in my ...


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I made it to Finland through LHR from India on 27th June. Below are few points experienced in my whole journey: At start point in India, AirIndia airlines checkin staff was not sure if I can travel to Finland via LHR holding a resident visa of Fin. They literally took more than an hour to understand if its possible, by checking gov.uk website. After they ...


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I can't speak to Finnair in particular, but how it typically goes is that you locate the booking reference in the confirmation you got from the travel agency. Usually it's 5 or 6 upper-case letters. Type that and your name into the "find your booking" functionality on the airline's website or app, and you should be able to see your trip, and usually also ...


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If you book it on one ticket, then yes, they will accommodate you, and move you for free on another flight. Note that this 'other flight' could be much later, or the next day, or with a detour, depending on where seats are available; so it is typically inconvenient. Unless your delay is absurdly long, they will probably believe you - the assumption is that ...


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Your Europe Air Passenger Rights Lost, damaged or delayed luggage Checked-in luggage If your checked-in luggage is lost, damaged or delayed, the airline is liable and you're entitled to compensation up to an amount of approximately EUR 1 300. However if the damage was caused by an inherent defect in the baggage itself, you're not entitled to any ...


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