Time for another snapshot – this time focusing on the passenger experience on Finnair 914 between Oslo and Helsinki Airport.
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Check-in was conducted in zone 1 of Oslo Airport. The process took a significant amount of time as most passengers were checking luggage and taking long haul flights.
My bag was tagged all the way to Singapore
Security was a quick affair, with one of my bags unpacked and sent through the scanners again.
Finnair uses the OSL lounge (the common user lounge in the international area of the airport). I was directed to the premium side of the lounge
Boarding was from the far D gates. Boarding was managed by groups.
It’s an Airbus A319 (up-scaled from the booked Embraer E-190)
The seat are Recaro BL3510 seats. The middle seat was blocked for business class passengers.
IFE and Connectivity
Limited IFE was offered on the overhead screens. Some content was also delivered by the Nordic Sky Portal.
Connectivity was powered by a Viasat solution, with business class passengers offered 30 minutes of free conncetvity. Speeds were excellent.
Food and drink
A stuffed pasta main meal was offered on this 1 hour 20 segment.
Landing was at Helsinki Vantaa Airport. The aircraft was directed to a bus gate, for busing back to the terminal area.
The full review of Finnair 914 will be written soon!
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