• Oddly enough, Finnair's hub HEL actually is closer to SYD than any other EU hub, even closer than ATH.  The HEL-HKG-SYD routing is very close to the shortest Great Circle path to Europe.

  • The smaller Business Class cabin can be converted into Economy so there are luggage bins for the middle seats. For the same reason the divider between the smaller Business Cabin and Economy is rather light so I would avoid the last row in Business.

  • Thanks for report! If you fly Finnair through BKK you can get the new J cabin on their A333, unfortunately A333 can't make the HEL-SIN leg. Yes their  Ultima Thule glass ware in J looks great, it was originally designed in 1968  for their JFK route. You can find the classes in tax fre...

  • The Reindeer route  through BKK gives a chance to try their new fully flat beds in J, similar to Swiss A333, great for a solo traveller especially. Four of Finnair's  A333's have the new J seats, their booking systems shows "330" for the new cabin, "333" for the older type.

  • Review:

    Oct 27, 2012, 10:24 PM

    Helsinki is surprisingly near, the world is round not flat: https://www.gcmap.com/mapui?P=hel-syd-ath&DU=mi If you check  the Great Circle routes from Sydney to Europe,  Helsinki is the closest hub in EU from Sydney, Athens comes second. Naturally  connenctions times make th...

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