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Old Jan 4, 18, 8:37 am
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Scanned historical material available online

Finnish Aviation Museum has published new scanned material online, for instance Aero/Finnair timetables, menu cards, flight tickets and other kinds of printed items since 1920's. They can be found here: https://ilmailumuseo.finna.fi/?lng=en-gb

Earliest timetable is from 1928, and flight ticket from 1927. Quite alot has changed since!
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Old Jan 4, 18, 3:36 pm
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Brilliant!
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Old Jan 5, 18, 3:41 am
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Looking at the front page pictures there, the (in)famous business class meal thread has got its predecessor there, albeit the presentation (drawing, not a photo) decades ago was nicer
The other photo with lady serving the meal shows the tray concept okay that is not fair comparison given the equipment and that non-exisiting in the past.
Anyway, just reminded me of something
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Old Jan 5, 18, 7:02 am
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"Diner: Consommé, Pain, Beurre, Fromage". It always amazes me how even the most simple foods sound so much better in French. Glad we have not yet seen this "enhancement" on Finnair flights today.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 9:29 am
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Frequent flyers could buy a carnet of tickets which could also be used by children and the wife .No mention of husbands. A last Frequent flyer was unknown, I suppose.
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Old Jan 5, 18, 5:36 pm
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OMG, those meals! Smoked Salmon, Foie Gras, Tournedos Rossini, etc,et,etc. Those were the days. Comparing with the blob they (and basically every other airline)serve these days on their long haul business, it really has been like on another planet back in those days. I guess there were less mileage runners flocking in premium cabins in their sweatpants as well..!
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Old Jul 4, 20, 2:24 am
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Old business class menu

Found this tucked inside a book about military history at a flea-market in Hämeenlinna (the book's previous owner was a Finnish officer per the exlibris). Anyway, the book was published 1996 so I think it is safe to assume this menu is from around that year or a little later.



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@Gnopps, I can't see the menu, maybe you forgot to add it?
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
@Gnopps, I can't see the menu, maybe you forgot to add it?
How about now?
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Old Jul 4, 20, 2:48 am
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Very artistic. And a flair from past time. Menu in four languages, from when the ties to LH were strong.
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Old Jul 4, 20, 2:57 am
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Originally Posted by intuition View Post
from when the ties to LH were strong.
When AY had strong ties to LH?
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Old Jul 4, 20, 3:46 am
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Originally Posted by OH-LGG View Post
When AY had strong ties to LH?
Back in the 90's before joining oneworld. IIRC, AY had 4 daily flights to FRA two of which were codeshare with LH...and maybe even MUC.
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Old Jul 4, 20, 3:56 am
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In the 90’s after the co-operation with SK, OS and SR fell. AY and LH even co-located at T2 ARN where AY had non-stop flights to Germany. There were even codeshare flights from TKU to HAM. Then LH found SK and the co-operation continued only for Finland. It came to end shortly before Star Alliance was found. Finnair negotiated with Air France and there should have been code-share flights to CDG. It was cancelled before the flights started by AF when AY announced deep co-operation with BA. The co-operation with AF started later on.

Still, I’m not conviced that the German language in the menu was connected with LH. Even the announcements in the Express trains between Helsinki and Turku were in four languages Fin, Swe, Eng and Ger.

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Old Jul 4, 20, 4:04 am
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Yeah, they had something going on in early 90's

From annual report 1994/1995

Finnair’s most important and extensive partner is Lufthansa, with which a co-operation agreement was signed in 1991. On the basis of this agreement, Finnair’s connections via Germany have improved and feeder traffic between the two airlines has increased. Costs have been reduced with joint arrangements regarding ground handling and catering services. Airlines have also increasingly entered into ‘code-sharing’ agreements; these allow one airline to lease a quota of another airline’s air transport capacity at an agreed price or allow it to use its own flight designator on a partner airline’s flights. The lessee company markets and prices the leased capacity itself. Apart from Lufthansa, Finnair has agreements of this kind with Austrian Airlines, Iberia, Air China and Air Canada, and co-operates closely with Transwede, Maersk Air and Braathens SAFE
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Old Jul 4, 20, 4:21 am
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Some reading of the market in 90's can be found here https://books.google.se/books?id=j4z...innair&f=false

But it is likely true the menu text does not have anything to do with LH itself, more with the fact that Gemany was a major destination. There was more traffic to Germany (FRA+HAM) than to England (LON):

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