Lets Tallinn that again! A quick visit to the Finnair Premium Lounge
In this 200 Tier Point Adventure:
- 155 Tier points to go (because my mathematical skills are as bad as my grammatical skills)
- To the Heathrow area
- The Holiday Inn Ariel, London Heathrow
- To Heathrow, Revisiting the Cathay Pacific Lounge
- AY3126 London Heathrow to Helsinki in Business Class
- Can you transit Helsinki airport in 20 minutes flat?
- AY107 Helsinki to Tallinn
- Another walk around Tallinn… and an iPhone 7
- The Hotel Ülemiste
- Back to Tallinn Airport, Tallinn Airport Lounge
- AY118 Tallinn to Helsinki (ATR72-500)
- A quick visit to the Finnair Non-Schengen Lounges
- AY831 Helsinki to Heathrow in Business Class with an A350
- A Train adventure home
- Silver: Done.
With everyone on the bus, it was a short ride back to the Terminal complex and to the warm of the airport.
With a short flight like Tallinn to Helsinki – make no mistake, there was no terminating traffic on this route – everyone was connecting to another flight – so it was amusing watching everyone get off the bus and head upstairs to the terminal.
And as such, I was in the bright Nordic designed terminal, fighting past the duty-free shops and on my way out of the Schengen Zone.
Passing through the border was a bit of a faff, as I decided to use the gates. Took a few attempts, but eventually, I was let through.
With that done, there was only one stop left on my to-do list – the Finnair Premium Lounge.
I headed to the lounge and was blipped in and headed into the cool Nordic wonderland that is the Finnair Premium Lounge.
This lounge also has a sauna. For those of a sheltered mind, 1) I didn’t undress for the sauna and 2) didn’t go into. So… umm.. sorry if that’s disappointed anyone reading.
So let’s go on the lounge. I covered it last time in some depth. The main difference between the premium lounge and non-premium lounge falls into two points: Catering and Alcohol.
Firstly, let’s look at the lounge. And again, clean design lines, and interesting places to curl up for a while between flights.
Upper Deck seating
Simple box-style seats. I like a lot – lots of privacy and connectivity.
Lots of individual seats – again, note all have power sockets and USB charging points.
Lots of tea options…
… and bubbly options (Oh come on… what did you think I was going to drink?… Yes.. I had coffee too. I needed to wake up)
Breakfast options are split between hot and cold options. I had some warm nibbles to keep me filled up until breakfast hit on the plane.
With time limited, It was soon time to leave the lounge and head for the gate for the onward flight to Heathrow
Passing by Moomins again. And rather expensive at €32.50 a Moomin.
By the time I got to the gate, boarding was just about to start. An easy way to tell when they’re ready to board is when the gate sign lights up as below
Gate number 33 – ready to accept passengers.
Boarding started after a short wait, with priority boarding enforced.
My boarding pass was blipped, and I was allowed down the boarding ramp – to the waiting Airbus A350-900.
There aren’t many reasons why I’d get up in the middle of a night… this plane is one of them.
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