It’s time for another snapshot – this time focusing on Finnair 10 between Chicago O’Hare International and Helsinki Vantaa.
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Ground handling was at Terminal 5. signs were out that Air Italy would be operating the flight to Helsinki
Finnair uses the Air France-KLM lounge at terminal 5 (compared to the usual British Airways lounge for oneworld passengers)
Boarding was delayed by an hour due to late arrival of the plane and a mechanical issue.
It’s an Air Italy Airbus A330-200 that has been leased from Qatar Airways – that’s operated for Finnair.
Economy seating is in 2-4-2. Product is akin to a standard A330 cabin, in an odd hybrid configuration, with Finnair blankets, Air Italy placards and Qatar Airways signs are almost everywhere still.
In flight entertainment
A low-resolution screen was in front of me, powered by Panasonic. There was a massive IFE box under seat.
On-board connectivity offered by Panasonic Aviation for Air Italy. Pricing was based per megabyte. The service was not brought.
Food and Drink
Two hot meal services were offered – a dinner service and a hot breakfast service
Not many as it was a night flight.
The full trip report on Finnair 10 will be out soon!
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