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Finavia discontinuing the Helsinki airport mobile app

Old Jan 8, 21, 6:21 am
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Finavia discontinuing the Helsinki airport mobile app

How do we now get the notifications that the gate is closing?

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Old Jan 8, 21, 6:33 am
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Originally Posted by hermanni View Post
How do we now get the notifications that the gate is closing?
SMS/email from AY via some system


I've also received these messages at HEL.

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Old Jan 8, 21, 10:41 am
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This is bad news. I use the app to check whether the outbound flight left on time to know the odds of my inbound flight being on schedule. And I use the app to check how many planes are arriving at the same time as mine, which gives me an estimate of queues at passport control and waiting time for baggage.
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Old Jan 8, 21, 2:12 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
This is bad news. I use the app to check whether the outbound flight left on time to know the odds of my inbound flight being on schedule. And I use the app to check how many planes are arriving at the same time as mine, which gives me an estimate of queues at passport control and waiting time for baggage.
For that there's the unofficial https://oul.fi/HEL
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Old Jan 9, 21, 1:04 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
This is bad news. I use the app to check whether the outbound flight left on time to know the odds of my inbound flight being on schedule. And I use the app to check how many planes are arriving at the same time as mine, which gives me an estimate of queues at passport control and waiting time for baggage.
OT: Why not Flightradar24? When I still used to travel, it was invaluable!
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Old Jan 9, 21, 1:46 am
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Originally Posted by cistavoda View Post
For that there's the unofficial https://oul.fi/HEL
Wow, how did I not know before that this page existed! Thanks a lot, you can even see which bus stand the flight is going to use and all the regs with one glance.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 4:35 am
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Originally Posted by cistavoda View Post
For that there's the unofficial https://oul.fi/HEL
Thanks! This is great! I especially like the fact that it tells me the arrival gate. It's a pain to search for that via Flightradar.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 3:48 pm
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Originally Posted by ffay005 View Post
I especially like the fact that it tells me the arrival gate.
This!
Now it's easier for me to know how long exiting will take given I now know if I get a gate or a bus ride.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 3:56 pm
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Clapclap! Thanks!
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Old Jan 9, 21, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by cistavoda View Post
For that there's the unofficial https://oul.fi/HEL
Thanks for the tip!

I played with it further and it works for most if not all airports in Finland, just replace HEL with your desired IATA code.
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Old Jan 9, 21, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by miamiflyer8 View Post
Thanks for the tip!

I played with it further and it works for most if not all airports in Finland, just replace HEL with your desired IATA code.
.. or just select the airport from the menu
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Old Jan 9, 21, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by aapee View Post
.. or just select the airport from the menu
Thanks. Did not realize there was a menu bar.
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Old Jan 10, 21, 8:45 am
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Yeah, didn't notice that at first either, or that some of the columns are clickable, like the flight number, which brings you the flight status history

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Old Jan 11, 21, 9:58 am
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I asked Finavia about this, they say they're currently looking into this, but no decision has been made yet.
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Old Jan 11, 21, 5:51 pm
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I asked Finavia about this, they say they're currently looking into this, but no decision has been made yet.
Finavia should just contact strx about how to implement something proper.
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