Thanks so much for all your comments. I think I will be trying Finnair after all, I have flown with them short haul and they have always been very good. I must admit the prices are certainly a big incentive too. I agree the lounge at Helsinki is always crowded and a bit basic, but its latest upgrade sounds good. Furthermore, I shall still be getting BA Executve Club miles and points, and treat my other half to a stop-over in Helsinki, which we both like.