review: Finnair A330 Economy Class Helsinki to Chongqing

 

Shortly after arriving at the Helsinki airport, we headed to Finnair Premium lounge which could be accessed by Finnair Plus Platinum/Gold or Oneworld Emerald members. I was Oneworld Emerald (AA EXP) at that time.

 Helsinki airport

Helsinki airport

 Helsinki airport

Helsinki airport

 Helsinki airport

Helsinki airport

 Finnair lounge entrance

Finnair lounge entrance

The lounge itself was not huge but offered lots of seats. It was divided into different sections: dining, working, relaxing etc.

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

The buffet located right next to the entrance. There was a cold section like salad, appetizer, cakes, smoothie and one could order hot dishes directly at the counter. Everything I had was delious; the salad was fresh, crunchy, slightly vinegary and the beef was tender and flavourful. 

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

 Finnair premium lounge

Finnair premium lounge

We left the lounge 30 minutes before the boarding was announced.

 Helsinki airport

Helsinki airport

 Helsinki airport

Helsinki airport

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Thank my status, we could reserve the economy comfort free of charge. The seat (21A) was quite comfortable which came with extra amenities like headphones, toothbrush, eye masks and socks. 

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

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 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 tarmac

tarmac

 tarmac

tarmac

 airborne

airborne

 airborne

airborne

Soon after takeoff, the FA offered us a glass of champagne prior the dinner service.

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

I had chicken in dark sauce with rice as main which was decent. 

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Between meal services, there was a small station set up at the rear with water, juices, chocolates and pretzel chips. 

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

About 2 hours before landing, breakfast was served. It consisted of cheese omelette, chicken sausage and potato rösti as well as cheese roll, yoghurt and packaged orange juice. 

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

Finnair A330 Helsinki to Chongqing

 Sunrise over China

Sunrise over China

We arrived half an hour ahead of schedule at the Chongqing airport. 

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

 Chongqing airport

Chongqing airport

All in all, it was a pleasant flight. The seat was good, the flight attendants were cheerful, the meals were delightful; we were happy as a clam.