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Hi FlyingDoc! I’ve done my first ever Finnair long haul flight from LHR to HKG in January. I found it absolutely Brilliant! As a regular BA flyer, all the AY staff are superb, very friendly and approachable, eager to please, far superior to their British counterpart. The food was great and the champagne was delightful, all properly served in beautiful Ittala chinaware and glasses. Everything was in a high quality, compared to the cost cutting exercises at BA (just look at their amenity kit, and plastic dish for main course). In terms of the seat, I agree that the seat is not fully flat, but it’s far better than some ski slope seats like LH and LX. The only quibble from me was the Via lounge, which was not well stocked with food or alcohol. The power shower there was great though. Personally I would fly with AY anyday to Asia especially when the fare is much cheaper. Enjoy!

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