…how about free tickets to HongKong for the first Maker Faire in China?
Over the last year we’ve been all over the world for Maker Faires, open hardware conferences, and other Dangerous Prototypes business. For Maker Tokyo Meeting we flew Finnair economy through Helsinki. Finnair was such an amazing airline we want to heap on praise where it’s due.
Let’s start with an Airbus A330 so fresh from the assembly line it still had ‘new plane’ smell. Seats are 2-4-2, so a window seat isn’t a trap. More legroom than any other airline we’ve flow in recent memory. There’s an outlet in every seat, even economy! We got 8 hours of
work watching tv done on the flight.
They wined and dined us the whole way, even the short 2 hour flight to Helsinki. A cheerful and polite crew continued the barrage of food and drink all night, when most US airline crews go off-duty. The bathrooms were even cleaned twice during the flight.
The connections both ways in Helsinki took about 10 minutes. Security was a breeze and we didn’t feel like cattle. Coming back from Maker Faire Bay Area we got stuck in London because we ‘only’ had two hours to connect. We though it might happen this time, but we had plenty of time for dinner and cheese shopping on a one hour layover.
Finnair gave us the single best flight this year. They’re trying really hard to develop Helsinki as the cheapest and shortest flight between Europe and Asia. We’ll always try to fly them to Asia in the future, including our upcoming trip to Maker Faire China in April.
This post is a shameless attempt to rouse Finnair PR people via Twitter and get free airfare to Maker Faire Schezhen, China. How about it?