Andrew’s experience flying American to Helsinki
American Airlines Flagship Lounge Chicago
American Airlines Business Class Chicago to Helsinki
Hotel Kämp, Helsinki
Touring Helsinki Airport
Finnair Lounge Helsinki
American Airlines Business Class Helsinki to Chicago
The Finnair lounge is located between gates 36 and 37. There was an agent at the reception desk that quickly scanned our boarding passes and welcomed us into the lounge.
The lounge was ridiculously empty and really nicely decorated, I thought. There were all kinds of seating configurations, from dining room tables with chairs, to more comfortable seats with side tables, to lounge chairs, to booths.
The lounge was spread across two levels, with the upper level boasting nice views of the tarmac.
There were also three iMacs with work stations.
The lounge had a good variety of newspapers and magazines near the entrance.
The buffet area was huge, and half of it was taken up by alcohol.
The food spread itself was a bit weak, with just cold options. There were muffins, fruit, cereal, meat, cheese, yogurt, croissants, etc. I guess that’s pretty standard for a business class lounge, though it would’ve been nice to have a few hot options.
On the whole it was a lovely lounge. For me the single most important attribute of a lounge is that it’s a quiet place to work, and this lounge had free wifi and was totally empty, so wins on both counts. I do wish they’d spruce up the food spread, though.