Helsinki Airport is a clear example of poor ratepayers` funds control. Most tourists are compelled to leave their homes at time period between 05.00 and 06.00 a.m. in order to catch flights to main cities of Europe. It is almost impossible to move in tight spaces, which now are filled with shops and other businesses that have no bearing on flying.
You are in line for 20 minutes in the "security" lines, which basically works as "removing bottles". You must transfer your 50 cent bottle of water as if you are a criminal, and then buy a new bottle which costs $ 3 on the other side. Both bottles are made from plastic and there is some H2O in them. Both of bottles are not too harmful and hazardous.
As soon as you enter the security zone, you can marvel a new white tariff-free Korean car, which occupies bigger part of the rest area among large international brands selling various items. In fact, it is hard to understand why a state-owned company allows a large international commercial company to sell this things to foreigners who don`t pay taxes.