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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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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Filed Under: Alaska, Alaska Mileage Plan
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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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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Iberia A340 Business Class 2

Great Deal: Cheap Business Class Tickets From Europe To The US

Per flyingsophie on FlyerTalk, there are some incredible discounted business class fares available from various points in Europe to the US for travel on oneworld (they're not available in the other direction, from the US to Europe). It seems the good…

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Filed Under: American, British Airways
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 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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Filed Under: Air India, American