Review: Finnair A321 Business Class Helsinki to Paris


We arrive at Helsinki from Guangzhou at about 2:40PM when we get through security and passport control is about 3:00PM. Thanks God that Helsinki's security and passport control is very fast, or else I think that we have a shortage of time and not review Finnair lounge at Helsinki Schengen area (which is coming soon).

Finnair Airbus 321 Helsinki Terminal 2
I arrive at the gate about 3:30PM and the nice agent asked me if I would like to take pictures of the airplane next to the jet bridge which is definitely great!
Air Berlin Boarding stand in Helsinki
Hello, Air Berlin and Etihad!

Boarding was announced at 3:35PM, starting with business class as usual
Finnair 873
Helsinki(HEL) – Paris (CDG)
Tuesday, August 1
Depart: 4:05PM
Arrive: 6:10PM 
Duration: 3hr5min
Aircraft: Airbus A321
Seat: 2C (Business Class)


Jet Bridge at Helsinki Terminal 2
Jet bridge at Helsinki is quite long and wide, flight was on-time and it started bording right at 3:35PM
Cabin View
Business Class middle seats
As a benefit of been board first is that you can take full and proper cabin views without protecting others privacy. For those who is not familiar with intra-europe Business Class. I can tell you that is simply Economy with a blocked middle seats.
Seat View

Seat pitch is quite good( 32 Inch) 3 Year old plane, I sure that if you are in the US when you get on a 3 year old proper mainline plane you will have IFE onboard. But that's not the case in Intra-Europe, most airline is trying very hard to save money on the plane. the plane even needed for a manual safety demos. Were older planes in the Asia have shared TVs on!
Pillow onboard for Business Class
Blanket onboard for Business Class
Few minutes after departure, Pillows and Blankets was pass to Business Class passenger and then to Economy Class passengers, we did not get the same pillow like our last flight, this one is for Economy Class long-haul. Which at least is not Paper-Thin that you will receive on domestic first in the US.
Pre-Meal Snakes😛
I have ordered blueberry juice, which I noticed that Finnair have quite good blueberry juices compare to other airlines on my previous flight.
Pretzels onboard
Pretzels literally have countable pieces!
Trolleys passing!

Chicken and veggies with Chocolate muffin and smoked salmon 
Food is quite amazing like most intra-europe Business Class meals.
Breads
About 10 Second after meal was served, we were given a choice of bread, I chose the plain one and it taste quite great!
Indian Tonic 
After I finish the meal, Crew served a drink refill. I have not try Indian tonic by Fever-Tree yet, So I ordered one and it is great!

Finnair A321 Bottom Line

Overall Ratings

Lounge: 6/8
Ground Service: 8/8
Seat Comfort: 5/11
Meal Onboard: 9/10
Aircraft Cleanness: 8/10
Cabin Interior: 5/10
Aircraft condition: 9/11
Enjoyment: 7/11
In-Flight Service: 10/11
Finnair Website: 8/10
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Overall Rating: 75/100

The flight was great, Rating deduction mainly cause by the lack of proper Business Class seats, Budget Interior and personal ratings







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