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AY forum dictionary / slang tutorial

Old Nov 19, 17, 3:49 pm
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AY forum dictionary / slang tutorial

Last time when boredom set in, I created the "AY fare class tutorial" (click here -> # ) and now I am having similar symptoms after some pause in flying, so I felt like creating a tutorial for the slang used here on AY forum to help out poor fellow FT’ers who get lost in the Finnair jungle and come here for advice and find silly language they may not understand.



AY = Finnair

Anssi = a marketing face for Finnair. The one on the flight safety monitors who you look and listen and don’t know what to think.

App = Finnair smartphone interface….öööööööö, what is this again? I don’t quite understand how this works.

(All B-letter slang have a notation to down-under friend. A deeper understanding will require an exhaustive read of an own thread about said friend, easily found and worth reading)
Berlin = a famous airport not combinable with Rovaniemi and BNE on a single PNR

Businetic - people who board early and then disappear. Origin of the word is from the thread about Berlin, bikeys and alike.

Bikeys - passengers who don’t like Aussies sitting next them. Context-related wording. See more in the thread about a famous Aussie.

Bounce(s) = Segments on AY itineraries, especially ex-BNE.

C = usually refers to business class, but at AY Forum business class is denoted with J most often. C normally refers to the terminal of TXL where Finnair flights have moved, also known as the “barn”.

Dear friend = an occasional FT’er who shows up on AY forum, oftentimes every no and then between 3 years when flying econometric to Berlin and Rovaniemi. Search tools will prompt with keywords such as citro, madraskim and a few more.

Delhi = a MR airport where some sombrero wearing idiots are offered special services

Delhi-belly = when true Delhi MR goes bad

EC261 claim = does not exist on AY vocabulary

Erika = an invisible spouse that comes handy when ordering free drinks

Famous one = OH-LGG (note: does not refer to an aircraft nomination, but instead a lovely FT member here)

Forenom = mile pervert buys a Business Class ticket for a long haul flight and when the connection in HEL is not working, this traveller is going to save money and goes to Forenom hostel @hel and tries to sleep with polish workers there and at 6AM waiting in line for a shower.

Free drink = a series of events onboard where OWE pax observe FA play very Finnish service, style varies: “you are those platinum members, so you can have a drink just water please”, or “12€ please erhm, I am a platinum member oh, really? Here you are then” etc.

GT = Napue

HEL = Finnair’s home airport. Used to be seraphically simple to transfer at, but getting devilishly difficult to navigate nowadays between all the shopping hell.

Höpö-höpö = “nonsense” as direct translation. In reality, very very serious talk.

Idiot = a FT’er who flies without purpose of travel, just for fun (oftentimes also Pervert)

J = generally refers to business class.

Jorma = casual, average Finnish non-FF traveller from the street. Smarter than an Idiot though. And less Pervert than his name entitles (be careful about NOT using "Jorma" in a wrong, more grotesk context)

Kalsarikänni(t) = trying to mimick this icon/picture here -> # alone at home

Katotaan(-concept) = an event onboard (usually business class widebody), where passenger is asking for service (normally drinks), but cabin crew is nonchalant about accommodating the requested service

Karvalakki = Finnair A32B aircraft. Also known as ”Scandic of the skies”

Koristeluraappa = kitchenware. Used to finish and form e.g. a cream topping on a cake. The true nature and context on AY forum can only be understood by either owning one koristeluraappa, or reading the whole thread about it.

Korkealaatuinen ateriakokonaisuus = Finnair marketing slogan about high quality culinary full multi-course meal onboard business class. In reality, the term has turned out to be the most referred topic amongst FT'ers discussing AY onboard meals which are anything between Alepa-stocked plastic items on a single tray, to inedible overcooked reindeer. Or "riistaleipä".

Kultsi = a Finnair Plus Gold member

Lifetime Gold/Platinum = mission impossible

Loundge = a privileged (accessible for OWE+OWS members) cramped corner at HEL airport which is always crowded, where they serve inedible food. Also known as Finnair Lounge

Lumotic - An idiot gone insane. Devotes all spare time to fly 150 sectors. sometimes erroneously referred to as Lunatics, but shall not be mixed, since Lumotics are determined for a target while Lunatics only dream.

Marsuhäkki = Newer versions of the Finnair widebody A350 aircraft have minicabin removed and replaced with Y seating. Versions LWI-LWL have this config, a.k.a. marsuhäkki

MR = Mileage Run

MT = Mass Tourism. Refers to a badly designed MR where someone tries to make a fun MR more fun by adding overnight(s) at destination

Napue = world’s best Gin. The only one for true AY members. Other brands not considered.

NF = Nicolas Feuillatte. Replaced now with Joseph Perrier.

Offer = most probably an advertised 1000€ range business class ticket sale from HEL to MUC

Pervert = a FT’er who flies to gather FF miles, just for fun (oftentimes also Idiot)

Platsku = a Finnair Platinum black card holder (highest tier, OWE)

Platskulehti = free onboard daily paper entitled for Platinum members when the FA is on good humor

QR = Qatar Airways. A welcomed rival to AY in HEL.

Riistaleipä = a bread with game toppings, as direct translation. In fact, I don't know what it is, neither as bread nor translation. When you are served it, rest assured you will neither know what it is. Coincides with "korkealaatuinen ateriakokonaisuus" however.

Rovaniemi = a famous airport not combinable with Berlin on a single PNR

Salad = edible liquid salad product typically made of barley or wheat
Green salad = Tuborg salad
Fruit salad = sparkling salad
Dark salad = Amarula salad
No salad = a problem

Service Desk = No Service Desk(NSD) = interchangeable synonyms for AY Plat desk at HEL which doesn't actually serve you. Expect scoffs and eye-rolls

Sparkling wine = not served on AY. Shall not be confused with true Champagne that AY serves.

Towel(s) = something you need to wear when you are visiting the sauna at Finnair Premium lounge in HEL. A bold attempt to fetch drinks from the lounge without wearing a tower will merit an honor at AY forum.

Upgrade = the most valuable AY+ elite perk, while the most controversial at the same time. Nothing to think about when it comes as an “exlusive” offer by SMS or email to your phone.

Vyölaukku = fanny-pack, vyölaukkuturisti = a Finnish holiday traveller. However, if spotted wearing also a sombrero, then it is a famous travel hacker

Wing = could be that thing that holds the aircraft in the air, but most people might think it refers to HEL airport section. However, forum members think of it as a good lounge in eastern part of globe.

Viinaa menee niin paljon = Poor excuse of winter seasonal AY 7 and AY 5 featuring single-tray concept due to lots of liquor being consumed according to FA.

X = award seat that suddenly comes very handy with AY points

Y = economy cabin/class. The one that the seasoned AY members talk a lot about since they fear it so much that it is all about avoiding it.

Zodiac = the business class seat on AY’s A350 aircraft that the loyal AY members hate

Åbo = the small airport between MHQ and HEL

Äijät juo kaljaa = a Finnair DO / meetup

58Ö = back of the bus. Seat in the last row of economy cabin. More of a sympathizing connotation.

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Old Nov 19, 17, 4:04 pm
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Now I have killed my boredom. Have a good week fellow FT'ers. If your day starts with boredom, please continue filling the dictionary then with items that passed me.
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Old Nov 19, 17, 4:24 pm
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A very entertaining read! ^ Thanks!
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Old Nov 20, 17, 12:19 am
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Karvalakki = A32B. No optional extras version of a product. AY A32B earns this title with having no IFE screens.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 11:28 am
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I few corrections:

Berlin - not combinable on a single PNR with RVN and BNE

for the linguistically challenged:
vyölakku ("fanny pack")

and of course
QR - Qatar Airways (NOT QT!)

[LOUNDGE - very inside joke ^]
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Old Nov 20, 17, 1:02 pm
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fixed now
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Old Nov 20, 17, 1:04 pm
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Smile

It's EC261. If you ask for EU261 compensation, you can't expect AY to know what you mean
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Old Nov 20, 17, 3:15 pm
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Thanks for posting! Some good humour in there. ^

I miss 'marsuhäkki config' in the list.
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Old Nov 20, 17, 4:03 pm
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
I miss 'marsuhäkki config' in the list.
Maybe it is be due to the fact that the AY 359 J cabin has taken the sole priviledge to honor the "marsuhäkki" word?
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Forenom = mile pervert buys a Business Class ticket for a long haul flight and when the connection in HEL is not working, this traveller is going to save money and goes to Forenom hostel @hel and tries to sleep with polish workers there and at 6AM waiting in line for a shower.
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Originally Posted by Courmisch View Post
It's EC261. If you ask for EU261 compensation, you can't expect AY to know what you mean
This explains the whole problems with compensation thread!
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Old Nov 21, 17, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
Forenom = mile pervert buys a Business Class ticket for a long haul flight and when the connection in HEL is not working, this traveller is going to save money and goes to Forenom hostel @hel and tries to sleep with polish workers there and at 6AM waiting in line for a shower.
LOL! But isn't it better to share shower than share 58Ö during 10 hours, with rugged not-so-nordic dude who should have bought 2 seats?!
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Old Nov 21, 17, 3:47 am
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marsuhäkki and Forenom added
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Old Nov 21, 17, 5:24 am
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I'm still a bit lost about the "Towels" section. As every fan of Douglas Adams knows, towels are the ultimate accessory for every traveller - so far so good. But how are you supposed to wear it - round your torso or on your shoulders/neck?
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Old Nov 21, 17, 7:51 am
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Originally Posted by WilcoRoger View Post
on your shoulders/neck?
that's the development, heheheh the next level would be waving the towels like fan scarfs (bare naked otherwise, of course)
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