January 5, 2016

Review: Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm

Flying Etihad A380 First Apartment to Dubai and Qatar Airways A380 First Class to Paris

Finnair Business Class, Stockholm-Helsinki
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Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm



Finnair Business Class meal Helsinki-Stockholm

Flight: AY 649
Departure time in Helsinki (HEL): 20:10 (actual 20:00)
Arrival time in Stockholm (ARN): 20:10 (actual 20:04)
Equipment: Airbus A319
Seat: 2A
Duration: 1h (actual 1h 4m)
Date of flight: December 7, 2015
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #98

Lounge

Aside from the beautiful Scandinavian design and the sauna, another reason why I love the Finnair Premium Lounge is because they have interesting food selection from the buffet.


Tomato Mozzarella
Elk Pate with pickled chantarelle
Cheese from Lapland with cloudberry jam
Shrimp skagen with dark archipelago bread
Cold smoked salmon

Aircraft

Finnair Airbus A319 bound for Stockholm

After spending a few hours in the Finnair Premium Lounge, I thought I'd also visit the Finnair Business Lounge-Schengen in the Shengen area which is where my flight was actually flying from. Then, it was time to head to the gate.

Boarding

Boarding started on time at gate 20

Seat

As usual, the business class cabin has a 3-3 configuration where the middle seat is blocked. There were a total of 14 seats in the cabin, 4 of which were occupied.

Finnair Business Class inflight magazines

Finnair Business Class monitor

Finnair inflight magazines and safety instructions card

As soon as we were all seated in the cabin, one of the flight attendants offered to hang our coats which was followed by offering of newspapers but unfortunately, they didn't have any English newspapers. We were also offered some pillows and blankets.

Dining

Rågbröd med kalkon och ost (turkey and cheese sandwich)

The flight went smoothly and before I knew it, we were starting our descent to Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

CONCLUSION

Just like the flight from Paris, this flight went very well. The crew were extra friendly and the meal tasted very good. Overall, a very nice flight.


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