It’s time for another snapshot featuring the passenger experience for Finnair 1335 between Helsinki and London Heathrow.
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Exiting my arriving flight at Helsinki, there was no border or security check. The aircraft had docked in the new 40 wing of the airport.
Finnair have their temporary lounge near Gate 51 for Non-Schengen passengers.
This lounge can get horrendously busy during peak hours -but quiet otherwise.
Originally, Gate 42 in the new boarding complex was assigned. This changed to a bus gate – keeping up my record of being bussed to an aircraft at Helsinki Airport
A finnair Airbus A319 would be doing the afternoon lift between Helsinki and London.
Finnair use Recaro’s BL3510 short haul seat on their Airbus A320 family fleet (such as this A319)
In flight Entertainment
An overhead screen showed a map and some programming
The Finnair Nordic Sky portal was installed on this aircraft using the ViaSat Ka Connectivity solution. Internet access was not brought for the flight.
Food and beverage
Food was an onboard purchase option. Free drinks were limited to tea, coffee, water and blueberry juice.
The aircraft landed slightly late at Heathrow due to stacking and having to take the Windsor approach as opposed to the river approach.
The aircraft docked at Terminal 3, where passengers were disembarked, and cleared as needed
The full review of Finnair 1335 is coming soon!
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