Summer Trip Flying EVA Air Business Class on 777 & Hello Kitty Jet, Singapore Airlines Suites & Cathay Pacific First Class
Last summer, I travelled to the Philippines for the 70th birthday celebration of my father. It was a very short visit since I needed to be back home for work. I've always wanted to try EVA Air's Hello Kitty Jet so I booked my flight from Stockholm to Fukuoka using Avianca Lifemiles. From Fukuoka, I flew on a budget carrier to Tokyo, and from Tokyo I flew on Singapore Airlines Suites to Singapore, and then first class to Manila using my Kris Flyer Miles. On my way back to Stockholm, I flew on Cathay Pacific First Class and Finnair Business Class using my AA Advantage Miles. This trip allowed me to test EVA Air Hello Kitty, Singapore Suites and Cathay Pacific First Class all for the first time and I couldn't be more satisfied.
SAS Summer Pop Up Lounge, Arlanda T5 (ARN)
SAS Plus Stocholm-London
Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge, London (LHR)
United Club, London Heathrow (LHR)
EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, London-Bangkok
New EVA Air Lounge, Bangkok (BKK)
EVA Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok-Taipei
Hotel Novotel Taipei Taoyuan Airport
EVA Air The Infinity Lounge Taipei (TPE)
EVA Air Premium Laurel Class Hello Kitty Jet, Taipei-Fukuoka
Hilton Fukuoka Sea Hawk
ANA Suite Lounge Satellite 5 T1 Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Singapore Airlines A380 Suites Class, Tokyo-Singapore
Singapore Airlines The Private Room, Changi Airport (SIN)
Singapore Airlines First Class, Singapore-Manila
Top Attractions in the Philippines
Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, NAIA (MNL)
Cathay Pacific Business Class, Manila-Hongkong
Cathay Pacific The Pier First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific The Wing First Class Lounge, Hongkong (HKG)
Cathay Pacific First Class, Hongkong-Frankfurt
Air France-KLM Lounge, Frankfurt (FRA)
Finnair Business Class, Frankfurt-Helsinki
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa
Top Attractions in Finland
Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki Airport (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm
Flight: AY 822
Departure in Frankfurt: 11:45 (actual 11:50)
Arrival in Helsinki: 15:10 (actual 15:19)
Equipment: Airbus A319
Flight duration: 2h 25m (actual 2h 29m)
Date of flight: July 15, 2015
*This is an award travel, Business class flight #88
Cathay Pacific in first class from Hongkong, I thought I needed a shower and headed directly to the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge. This is actually the same departure lounge that they are advertising on their website as their Arrivals Lounge.
Boarding, Gate D26 (Terminal 2)
Unfortunately, the reading materials pocket was not properly cleaned although it wasn't really a big deal for me.
Later, I was also offered some coffee and tea which I declined.
Around 3pm, the captain came on the PA to advise us of our arrival time of 3:15pm.
Arrival in Helsinki Airport
Hilton Helsinki Kalastajatorppa in order to explore a bit of Helsinki.
I have flown on Finnair within Europe several times already so I knew what to expect on this flight. I loved the food specially the main course although it would have been better if the flight attendants could inform us of what they are serving. The chipped glass was a minor problem and which was immediately taken care of. The Marimekko glassware and china are very unique on Finnair so kudos to you guys. Of course, the service was also very friendly and efficient. Overall, this was a very nice intra Europe flight.