Information for Parents

TRAVELER INFORMATION NEEDED

As soon as you have the passports for all your travelers, please complete this form.
We are collecting this travel information for everyone going on the Finland | USA Exchange trip in any manner. This information will be used to book additional travel and could come in handy should we need it in an emergency – it will be held secure.

PAYMENTS

There are four payment dates with varying amounts.

The final amount has not yet been determined because costs for airfare, ground transportation, and our events in Helsinki have not been finalized; we will share these as soon as possible. Of course, ongoing fundraising efforts and sponsorships will help keep the player costs down.

  • Payment by check only.
  • Checks payable to Haverford Hawks
  • Note the preferred email for receipt in the memo section; one will be sent in the following days.

Payment Collection Dates

FLIGHT INFORMATION

The Trip To Helsinki

Finnair flight #AY016

Departure
Thursday, 30 March 2023
22:55 (10:55 PM)
New York John F Kennedy International (JFK), New York
Terminal 8

Arrival
Friday 31 March 2023
13:45 (1:45 PM)
Helsinki Vantaa (HEL), Helsinki

Total duration 7 h 50 min
Airbus A350-900

The Return Home

Finnair flight #AY015

Departure
Sunday 9 April 2023
17:25 (5:25 PM)
Helsinki Vantaa (HEL), Helsinki

Arrival
Sunday 9 April 2023
19:05 (7:05 PM)
New York John F Kennedy International (JFK), New York
Terminal 8

Total duration 8 h 40 min
Airbus A350-900

HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Helsinki Strand
John Stenbergin ranta 4
00530 Helsinki
Finland

To make reservations: click here.
Booking code: G2PHIA

Airfare

  • Airfare is roughly $1,100 / person
  • Prices may fluctuate (fuel surcharges, taxes, etc.)
  • The price includes one (50 lb) checked bag, one carry-on bag, and one personal item

passports

  • DO NOT WAIT… get them NOW!
  • The names you provide to us for your airline ticket must match EXACTLY how you have your name on your passport. Pay special attention to nicknames and middle names or initials.
    Example: “John T. Doe” and “John Doe” are different and will not work.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months from the return date of our trip: October 9, 2023. They will not let you travel to Finland if it expires before that date.

Additional Details from Finnair

  • Sports equipment is considered a standard bag if it weighs no more than 23kg (50lb) and its external dimensions (length + width + height) are no bigger than 158cm (62in). Some exceptions apply to golf bags, hockey and skiing equipment, and surfboards, but if your equipment exceeds the standard measurements, you can take it with you for an extra charge.
  • Hockey sticks are counted as a separate piece of baggage when carried separately, so your hockey equipment would be checked in as two pieces of baggage (hockey bag + sticks). If you have multiple sticks, they can be taped together and counted as one piece of baggage.
  • You may not tie hockey sticks with a strap or tape to the outside of the equipment bag. If a hockey stick does not fit inside the baggage, it will be considered extra baggage, and an extra bag charge applies.
  • Finnair will charge an extra baggage fee if you need more bags than are included in your checked baggage allowance.
  • Because we are traveling with Finnair only, you may pay in advance for up to three additional bags or sports equipment within the measures and weight of a standard bag.
  • When you pay the fee online in advance, it will cost you less than at the airport.
  • You can read more about extra baggage fees on the Finnair website.
  • A “heavy bag charge” applies to baggage that weighs 23–32kg (50–70lb) and/or has maximum dimensions of 190cm x 75cm x 65cm (75in x 29.5in x 25.5in). You can only pay thIs heavy bag charge at the airport.
  • Some special items, for example, wheelchairs exceeding the maximum measures, may be accepted with prior approval from the airline. All other baggage exceeding the maximum measures or weight (except for pet containers) can only be transported as cargo.

HIGHLIGHTS
(DETAILS TO THE LEFT)

PAYMENT SUMMARIES

There are four payment dates with varying amounts. Please see the payment schedule and drop-off dates to the left.

FLIGHT INFORMATION

JFK > HEL

Finnair flight #AY016

Departure
Thursday 30 March 2023
22:55 (10:55 PM)

Arrival
Friday 31 March 2023
13:45 (1:45 PM)

HEL > JFK

Finnair flight #AY015

Departure
Sunday 9 April 2023
17:25 (5:25 PM)

Arrival
Sunday 9 April 2023
19:05 (7:05 PM)

All times local. Ground transportation details will be added here ASAP.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Hilton Helsinki Strand
Helsinki, Finland
To make reservations: click here.
Booking code: G2PHIA 

QUESTIONS & CONTACT INFORMATION

Visit the FAQ page for ongoing question and answer updates.

Email hawksfinland@gmail.com with your questions not answered on this page or the FAQ page.

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