Just to finish off this posting – imagine my suprise when sitting in the BA lounge and hearing a boarding call for the the Finnair flight to Helsinki. This obviously casued me to ask the question and the answer – long haul Finnair flights were still flying (early hours of the 1st Dec) but I was auto transfered becasue I had a connecting AY flight from Helsinki to London. All in all, I was treated exceptionally well and managed 8 hours sleep in 64B.
Now happily sitting in T5 arrivals lounge – waiting to be collected and wondering whether this sector will count towards the extra benefits for the current BA promotion.
Seperate post re the T5 lounge to follow.
Thanks again Forum, I concur with the comments regarding the cordiality of effectiveness of this forum.