Finnair A350 Business Class – 1
Finnair Introduces “Basic” Business Class

We've seen airlines around the world introduce basic economy, and now Finnair is joining the ranks of airlines offering "basic" business class. Finnair is in the process of overhauling their fare types, and the most significant development is the introduction…

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Finnair A350 Business Class – 32
Finnair Restricts Partner Business Class Awards In Advance

If you've been looking to redeem miles on Finnair, there's some bad news... Different frequent flyer programs take different approaches to releasing award availability. Back in the day, most airlines made the same "saver" award seats available to members…

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Finnair Business Lounge 3
Finnair Opens New Helsinki Business Lounge

This past year Finnair has been working on refreshing their non-Schengen lounges at their Helsinki hub. In June 2019, Finnair opened the Platinum Wing at Helsinki Airport, which is an exclusive new lounge for oneworld Emerald members. I reviewed the…

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Finnair A350 Business Class – 5
Review: Finnair A350 Business Class

For my second back-to-back redeye, it was time to fly Finnair's A350-900 business class from Helsinki to Singapore. I had flown Finnair's A350 business class from New York to Helsinki a few years ago, but was curious how the experience to Asia compared,…

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Finnair Platinum Wing Helsinki – 22
Review: Finnair Platinum Wing Helsinki Airport

I had a roughly five hour layover in Helsinki, as I arrived shortly before 7PM from London, and would be departing shortly before midnight to Singapore. I was quite looking forward to this layover, because earlier this year Finnair opened their new Platinum…

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Finnair Business Class A321 – 3
Review: Finnair A321 Business Class

After spending my layover at the British Airways Arrivals Lounge and then the Aerotel, it was time to continue my journey on Finnair to Singapore via Helsinki. While I could have redeemed British Airways Avios (or other oneworld miles) for this trip,…

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Finnair A350
Finnair Cancels 275+ Flights Due To “Support Strike”

Finnair has just announced that they're going to have to cancel a majority of their flights tomorrow due to a (mostly unrelated) labor dispute. The airline canceled 26 flights Sunday evening (November 24), and then it's expected that 250 more flights…

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Finnair Platinum Wing
Finnair Platinum Wing: New Helsinki Lounge With A La Carte Dining

Helsinki Airport is an absolute joy to travel through. The airport has one of the shortest minimum connection times in Europe, so it's my favorite oneworld hub in Europe. I'd much rather connect in Helsinki than London Heathrow, for example. Well, for…

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East West
Watch The World’s First Film Made By An Airline & Airport

Finnair and Helsinki Airport have teamed up to create an interesting short film. They say that they're doing this to celebrate 35 years of connecting East and West via Helsinki, which is a logical thing to showcase, given what a great connecting point…

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Finnair A350
Finnair Announces New LAX Route

Finnair has announced an exciting new US destination today. While the airline operates many longhaul flights, their focus has long been on Asia, and they haven't operated many longhaul flights to the US. Their only year-round flight to the US is to New…

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Finnair A350
You Can Now Redeem Alaska Miles On Finnair

Alaska Mileage Plan is one of my favorite frequent flyer programs, thanks to the unique array of airline partners that they have. Unfortunately the program has lost some value the past couple of years, as we've seen some partnerships be cut. The good…

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Finnair A350
Finnair’s New Platinum Lumo Status Requires 450,000 Tier Points Per Year

Historically many airlines have a requirement of somewhere around 100,000 miles per year to achieve top tier status. This can vary significantly around the world, though I'd say that's about average. Nowadays some airlines have introduced status tiers…

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Finnair A350
Finnair Is Refreshing Their Business Class And Introducing Dine On Demand

I find Finnair to be a cute airline, and also love connecting at Helsinki Airport, which is one of the most pleasant airports in Europe to transit. Finnair's A350 business class product is great, I just wish they regularly flew it to the US (they primarily…

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Finnair A350
Finnair Operated Their Last Friday The 13th Flight 666 To HEL Today

It's always interesting to see how much airlines acknowledge lucky and unlucky numbers. For example, many airlines don't have row 13 on planes, Chinese airlines commonly have a lot of 8s in their flight numbers, and some airlines don't use the flight…

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Finnair A350 Business Class
Finnair Becomes World’s First Airline With Majority A350 Long-Haul Fleet

Finnair was the third airline in the world to receive an A350. Back when they received their first one in October 2015, it operated intra-European routes for a few months. Eventually, it started flying to many premium destinations such as Seoul, Beijing,…

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Finnair Business Class A350 – 5
Alaska Airlines & Finnair Announce New Partnership

Alaska Airlines has added Helsinki-based Finnair as a new Mileage Plan partner. As happened when Alaska began their relationship with JAL, mileage accrual begins immediately, while mileage redemption won't start until later this year.

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Srilankan A340 Business Class
You Might Want To Avoid Finnair’s New York Flight This Winter

Finnair ordinarily flies the A330 between New York and Helsinki, which features their staggered, fully flat business class seats. Unfortunately they don't regularly fly their A350 to New York, which features their excellent reverse herringbone business…

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Finnair Business Class A340 – 3
Finnair Launching Seasonal Flights To San Francisco

Finnair is a fun airline that I flew for the first time earlier flight year, from New York to Helsinki, and then from Helsinki to London. While they have an extensive route network to Asia, their route network to the US is quite limited by comparison.…

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Finnair
Finnair Cancels Flights To One Of The Places I Most Want To Visit

Last August I wrote about how Finnair was planning on launching seasonal flights between Helsinki, Finland, and Longyearbyen, Norway. The route was scheduled to operate 3x weekly between June 1 and August 28, 2016, using an Embraer E-190 aircraft. For…

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Finnair Business Class A340 – 16
Review: Finnair Business Class A340 Helsinki To London

Intra-Europe business class is usually a pretty underwhelming product. It even makes domestic first class in the US look good. On most European airlines it's simply an economy seat with a blocked middle and improved service & food. For whatever reason,…

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Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport – 38
Review: Finnair Premium Lounge Helsinki Airport

After visiting the [email protected] Lounge, I headed to the Finnair Lounge at around 5:55AM, given that it opened at 6AM. The Finnair Lounge Helsinki Airport is located between gates 36 and 37. So coming from the [email protected] Lounge I had to walk through a…

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Finnair Business Class A350 – 5
Review: Finnair Business Class A350 New York To Helsinki

Finnair operates out of Terminal 8 at JFK, which is the terminal primarily occupied by American. I'm starting the trip report here since my flights from Los Angeles to Dallas to New York were uneventful, and I also barely had time to use the lounge.…

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Air India First Class – 15
Introduction: The Long Way Between LA And London

Welcome to my first new trip report of 2016, as my goal for this year is to sample as many new first & business class products as possible. And I'm sure you guys will agree this is a good start. ;) The way this trip came to be is sort of funny. In mid-December…

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