The perfect Finnish finish was the Finnair lounge

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Finnair's flagship lounge at Helsinki Vantaa airport (see review for more photos)

So it's that time of the trip again! The alarm rang at 430a, I had already intelligently packed the previous night so all I really needed to do was change and head out. One just drops the electronic key cards at the reception and we're done. I was in front of the Finnair bus stop as the bus was pulling in. Boarded, fairly smooth ride to the airport as the sun was rising. Checkin was a bit slow (so much for priority queue), but the kicker really was that the non-schengen passport control opens past 6a so there was a long queue of folks headed to the UK waiting. It eventually did, so with that done, I walked towards my BA gate which also happened to be close to the brilliant Finnair Lounge. Read my review below.

I've really lucked out this trip getting to sample the Heathrow Cathay Pacific and Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse lounges, and this magnificent piece of mankind here in Vantaa

The flight was delayed by a few minutes due to some wind situation apparently, but all was well. Flight was smooth, I was offered a hot omelette for breakie, all in all killed my time before landing in London almost per schedule. We did have a few hold patterns but all in all, nothing too annoying.

Ils1976 says:
I sometimes wonder ... do you at times now in which country you are ??? Happy travels my friend! :D
Posted on: Sep 10, 2017
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Vantaa Nightlife & Entertainment review
The lounge even has a sauna for Pete's sake. Can we just say FABBO!
So there are airline lounges, and then there are airline lounges. Helsinki's Vantaa airport continues to win awards as the best in Europe, and this lo… read entire review
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