February 14, 2015

Review: Finnair Business Class Helsinki-London

Exploring Borneo Flying First Class on Japan Airlines and Qantas

Aurora Executive Lounge, Terminal 2 (ARN)
Finnair Business Class, Stockholm-Helsinki
Finnair Business Lounge Non-Schengen (HEL)
Finnair Premium Lounge (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-London
Cathay Pacific First Class Lounge (LHR)
American Airlines Flagship Lounge (LHR)
British Airways Galleries First Lounge (LHR)
Japan Airlines First Class, London-Tokyo
Hilton Narita
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge (NRT)
American Airlines Admirals Club (NRT)
Qantas International Business Lounge (NRT)
Japan Airlines First Class Lounge, Main Terminal (NRT)
Japan Airlines First Class, Tokyo-Jakarta
Pura Indah Business Class Lounge, Jakarta (CGK)
Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Jakarta-Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Domestic (KUL)
Hilton Kuching
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge Kuching (KCH)
Hyatt Regency Kinabalu
Shangri-La's Rasa Ria Hotel
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, Kota Kinabalu (BKI)
Malaysia Airlines Business Class, Kota Kinabalu-Kuala Lumpur
Top Attractions in Malaysia
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge, International (KUL)
Qatar Airways Business Class, Kuala Lumpur-Doha
Qatar Airways Al Mourjan Lounge (DOH)
Al Maha Lounge (DOH)
Qatar Airways Business Class, Doha-Dubai
Emirates First Class Lounge Concourse A (DXB)
Emirates Business Class Lounge Concourse A (DXB)
Qantas First Class, Dubai-London
British Airways Galleries Lounge Concourse C, South (LHR)
British Airways Business Class, London-Stockholm


Flight: AY 839
Departure time from Helsinki: 14:00
Arrival time in London: 15:10
Equipment: Airbus A320
Date of flight: January 29, 2015
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #67

Boarding was scheduled at 13:30 but it didn't start until 8 minutes later at gate 36.


Inflight magazine, duty-free catalogue and safety card.

Snowy weather outside.

Cabin monitor

The menu read as follows:

Reindeer mousse and beetroot

Breast of chicken with quinoa, ratatouille and tomato sauce

Sacher cake

Drinks:

Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Grande Reserve
Beau Rivage Premium AC Bordeaux Superior
Blason Timberlay Bordeaux Blanc Sauvignon

Selection of juices and softdrinks and cocktails

Pretzels and apple juice

Finnair business class meal, Helsinki-London. Everything tasted good but my favorite was the reindeer mousse.

Lavatory

CONCLUSION

I thought the cabin crew did a really great job on this flight. The usual newspapers came moments after I was seated, and the hot towels were distributed as soon as the seat belt sign was off. The cabin has 22 seats in business of which 9 were occupied so it was very relaxed during the meal service. Of course, the food was excellent too. Overall, a very nice flight.