Lets Tallinn that again! Silver: Done.
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.
So what was the point of this adventure? Tier Points.
A few days after the flights, the points all posted from this trip.
And less than three weeks later… it changed back to this:
Let’s get back on the British Airways Tier point earning rollercoaster, shall we? I have re-qualified just in time, with a few extra points to spare.
Which is how I like to qualify – not too many points over my target that will be wasted – because there’s like wasted Tier Points that end up doing nothing.
Let’s wrap up this adventure with some sum-ups.
Holiday Inn Ariel
Classic as always. To be honest, if you’re on your own and need a place to crash – this is it. Rooms can be had cheaply here if you plan ahead.
Cathay Pacific Lounge, London Heathrow
If other Oneworld airlines are wondering why their lounges are empty at London Heathrow – this is why.
Finnair on an A319
Simple but effective. A clean and simple service for the short run to Helsinki.
Simple to clear and navigate, and full of duty-free shops.
ATR’s with NoRRA
Bouncy, but effective for getting from A to B. Just make sure you get one of the re-fitted planes – the older ones need a little TLC.
Finnair Premium Lounge
A relaxing place to unwind and work. A nice showing for Finnair at its home hub.
Finnair Airbus A350
A great plane combined with an attentive crew makes for the best passenger experience – bar none. Even though it’s so early in the year – this is a candidate for my flight of the year.
And that brings me to the end of “Lets Tallinn that again!” I hope these intra-European short-haul segments have provided some insight into the passenger experience you get on the planes, as well as how to connect and ideas to explore parts of Europe.
Coming up next: Chaos. Pure and utter Chaos. It’s time to got to Chicago again, and then, straight on to Hamburg for Aircraft Interiors Expo 2017. Join me as I attempt to combine two trips into one (again) in Pleasure and Business – Chicago and Hamburg with American Airlines and British Airways.
And before anyone asks – Yes, there are premium segments in the coming trip report.
Until then – stay tuned. Anything can happen at Economy Class and Beyond.
… and on my watch – it normally does 😉
Again – thank you for reading.
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