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Old 5th July 2011, 04:04 PM   #1
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Finnair Long Haul Lounge at Helsinki Vantaa Airport Terminal Two

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I had the fortune to spend a few hours at the brand new Finnair International Lounge at Helsinki Vantaa Airport Terminal Two, and what a surprise this lounge is way better than what is called a lounge previously. Please note this lounge is located in the non-Schegen area and is only available to international and non-Schegen (mostly UK and Russia) flights operated by Oneworld carriers and a number of other international carriers.

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Logo



Reception area



Overhead light fixture


Newspapers and Magazines Stations
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Old 5th July 2011, 04:05 PM   #2
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Main level seating – a number of group seating and sofa areas





Bar stools


Stairs to upper level


Funny wall and couple more group seating stations



Lines of armchairs facing the apron



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Old 5th July 2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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Individual outlets and Finnair logo



My favorite a nice club sofa setting


Hanging coats


Business stations


Buffet area


Various bars


Alcohol for sales


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Fruit/Juice station


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Glass stations


Hot beverage station



Cup Stations


Coffee Machine


Iced Beverage Station


Soda machines


Beer taps


Drawing Room



Plant decors
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Paintings



Wines
Complimentary wines



Wine cellar – for sale


Snack stations
Brownies


Cookies


Marshmallow candies


Breakfast buffet


Various breakfast food


Bread stations


Cornflakes
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Muesli


Lunch buffet


American theme


Soup station



Vegetables


Salad Dressings – mini salad dressing bar


Cold food



Mini pancakes – delicious


To Spa – all paid service



Just an excellent lounge in general! I arrived a bit early in the lounge for my American Airlines to capture all these pictures. It was definitely worthwhile. The lounge allows much room for solo travelers and small group travelers. Food selection is extensive and I need to give credits for allowing many electrical outlets for a modern traveler, which often carry many electronic gadgets. It is very spacious and I think it can handle the couple wave of international bank. Although the 2pm USA bank (JFK and ORD) were quite small, it seemed okay to handle the number of Airbus long haul flights at early afternoon and late night.

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Old 5th July 2011, 05:29 PM   #8
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Thanks for the many photos, Carfield.

Does it mean that if using the lounge but not on an AY coded flight, the drinks are not free (as per the sign above) ?
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Very nice, thanks Carfield.
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Used this lounge a few times this year, and I agree it's very nice. To be honest I find the whole flying AY and going to HEL and back experience very enjoyable.
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One of the better lounges in Europe.
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Old 21st December 2011, 04:01 PM   #12
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Certainly agree with that. The Scandinavians do have good taste. Personally though it has too much of a white-theme for a cold country. I think a woody look with faux fireplaces would be better - but then again it may look dated.
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