National flag carrier Finnair introduced stiffen rules on allowance of baggage and selecting seat for the passengers travelling with cheaper tickets from June 1, said Finnair in a press release on Tuesday.
Passengers travelling with “Superlight ticket” ticket type will replace Economy Light tickets on Finnair journeys within Europe. It includes a small bag, which goes under the seat, but no other carry-baggage. will be allowed to carry on larger bags without paying a fee.
In addition, passengers under few ticket categories only will get the right to select their own seats without paying an extra money.
However, Finnair Plus tier members travelling with a Superlight ticket will have one carry-on bag in addition to the underseat bag as a tier benefit.
“Punctuality is very important for our customers, and the target of the changes we are now making is to ensure smooth boarding, on-time departures, and comfortable travel for everyone. Excess carry-on baggage on board is a known issue, impacting both punctuality as well as travel comfort,” said Ole Orvér, Chief Commercial Officer, Finnair.
“We are also enhancing monitoring of carry-on baggage at airports, and excess carry-on baggage will be moved to the cargo hold at cost,” Orvér added.
Light tickets, which include a regular carry-on bag as well as a small underseat bag, will continue to be available for long-haul journeys and for Business Class on European flights.
The Classic ticket type continues for customers who travel with both checked and carry-on baggage.
As of June 1, Finnair will also decrease the baggage allowance for Business Class. In addition, all special baggage allowances, such as golf bags and ski equipment, will be excluded from the new ticket classifications and will only be available for an additional charge.
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