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Bangkok – Europe

Spent 2 nights at Doubletree Sukhumvit. I stayed there last year and it was good. Usual business: pedicure, shopping and food. MBK rules. Taxi to BKK airport was 500 THB and 5 am it takes less than 30 mins. Since we knew that we were booked on Finnair I was curious about their new business class. You can find a lot of reviews through the internet. Finnair decided to it use one of the usual seats with reclining functions and lounge positions. No they have a seat that is already a lounge chair. I put myself on the side: what a great thing.

We had a double seat and once the small wall was set away it was like a sofa feeling. Amazing. Enough room to store your belongings. The cabin doesn’t not have overhead compartments in the middle which gives you the feeling of so much space. (ok knew that from the old business class already…) The crew was top notch, the selection of food and beverages as well. IFE is fantastic. Which makes it a 5 star flight experience.

Landed in HEL after 12:03 hours and surprisingly it didn’t feel like that. Short stopover for the transfer to Stockholm. What a difference, coming from a jumbo to a good old ATR turbo propelled aircraft :)

Found our way to the pre-booked airport hotel and …. got trapped here because of the weather conditions in MUC … At the moment we have no idea how to get home. :)

USA 2022 – summary

While sitting at the lounge at LHR waiting for the connecting flight to AMS a brief recap.

Place to be : Haleiwa , Oahu

Beach: Unknown beach around the corner

just the two of us

Food : Poke!!!

Scenic drive : 17 miles drive at Peeble beach

Viewpoint: Battery Spencer for Golden Gate bridge

Place to skip : Los Angeles

Place to return: Hawaii, San Francisco

Crazy place : Las Vegas

Beer : Kona Longboard Lager aka Liquid Aloha. comes along best with plain nachos

National park : all of them. Grand Canyon, Death Valley, Yosemite, Big Sur.

Car : white Mustang convertible

Hotel : The Bellagio, Las Vegas

Motel : Inn at the beach, Santa Barbara

Overrated: Shave ice from Matsumoto, Haleiwa

Sunrise: Lanikai beach

Sunset : Waimea beach

Airline : Finnair Business class A 350-900

Distance driven : mainland USA 4180 km

USA 2022 – flight experience – NUE – AMS – HEL – LAX

Prior to that it all ran very smoothly. Nuremberg to Amsterdam was approximately 1:10 hour. After 60 mins of waiting (and yes Mandy was able to smoke outside..) the Finnair booth was opened. A short shocking moment as the lady said out Covid test doesn’t look official enough but her supervisor gave green light. Puhhhh. AMS to HEL was a little more than 2 hrs and we had plenty of space. A salad was served which was very tasty. At HEL airport we haven’t had enough time for the business class lounge, unfortunately. It offers shower service and ….. a sauna! But again, 30 min are too less.

The Airbus 350-900 is very well made for Finnair. No overhead bins in the middle give the cabin a spacious look . The reverse Herringbone seats are good and we were able to get a double seat. Business class cabin is fully booked. IET provides an average selection of movies, games and music. Screen is big enough and headphones do the job. The food is great. Portions are not so big which allows you to eat a 5 course menu . The salmon from the starter was awesome.

The starter
Main course for me – Chicken with rice and mushrooms
The cheese platter

And we definitely enjoyed the great hospitality and the drinks 

The signature drink – Blueberry with Vodka

USA – 2022 – March 23rd

We started early morning with a flight from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. A friend gave us a ride, thx anyway. Check In was smooth and we have time tone to get a coffee at the Duerer Lounge. Formally know as Lufthansa lounge. It was pretty good for 5 am. Short flight to AMS (fully booked on an Embraer190) and now we need to wait until Finnair opens their booth. Counter.

Our luggage. Not that much for a four week trip…

So excited about everything. We never flu Finnair Business before so let’s see what the Scandinavians will offer.