This month in Blue Wings: November 2015


Holiday season is around the corner. Let Blue Wings inspire your gift giving. In the meanwhile, don't forget one of the world's largest startup events: Helsinki-based Slush brings the tech-minded crowd together on November 11–12.



1 Take a winter break in the sun – Finnair flies nonstop to Miami three times a week.

2 At this year’s Slush (November 11–12, 2015), Finnair will be taking part in a hackathon that gives computer programmers the chance to create travel tech innovations.

3 Did you know that Finnair flies Norwegian salmon to Tokyo for top sushi restaurants? Click here for the full story.

What started out as a get-together for a couple of hundred attendees in 2008 has grown into a huge event bringing together 14,000 attendees, 3,500 companies, 750 investors, and 700 journalists.


Clock up your miles

The new Suunto Adventure Traveler’s Watch, Kailash, is a clever companion for frequent flyers on the go – and that’s the official word of true denizens of the skies.

The Finnish innovation was field-tested for eight weeks this autumn by Finnair pilots, cabin crew and 25 Platinum-level Finnair Plus members. The software was tweaked based on their feedback.

Unlike other smart watches, this self-reliant timepiece is no slave to any mobile device. It has its own inbuilt system that automatically recognizes your location and time zone. It also keeps a log of the countries you visit, flights you take and distances you travel.

“The watch is very light and rapidly finds the GPS signal. The best feature for me is that I can easily check how far I am from home. I’ve set my home location to my front door so I always know how far I am from my family,” says Harri Kajanne, one of 12 Finnair pilots who tested the watch.

Hint! Finnair’s PlusShop stocks a wide range of Suunto watches. You can pay with points, money or a combination of both!


Moooi means beautiful

Dutch luxury design brand Moooi is expanding its repertoire from furniture and decorative items to beauty products for high-end hotels. In keeping with its name – mooi means beautiful in Dutch – the brand’s shampoos and conditioners are made from all-natural, nourishing ingredients and come in pretty O-shaped bottles.


Tips for active tots


Children these days don’t get enough exercise. Gymi (above) has designed a versatile furniture series that inspires kids to spend less time glued to screens and more time exploring their kinesthetic skills.

Fairytale takeoff

This upcoming book compiled by Finnair crew members and customers features endearing tales about flying – with imaginary and real wings.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to the new children’s hospital under construction in Helsinki. Lennokas (in Finnish), published by Lasten Keskus: out autumn 2015.

Sustainable sandbox

Finally! Parents can buy their kids durable, weatherproof toys without adding to the world’s growing plastic problem.

Green Toys (right) manufactures 100 percent recycled and toxin-free playthings for kids aged 0–5 years.

Original texts by Kati Heikinheimo, Silja Kudel, Mirva Lempiäinen

Read the November 2015 issue of Finnair's Blue Wings magazine here.


Published October 27, 2015

Category: Collaboration