Flying Etihad A380 First Apartment to Dubai and Qatar Airways A380 First Class to Paris
Finnair Business Class, Stockholm-Helsinki
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-London
Malaysia Airlines Golden Lounge (LHR)
Etihad First & Business Class Lounge, Heathrow (LHR)
Etihad A380 First Apartment, London-Abu Dhabi
Etihad Arrivals Lounge, Abu Dhabi T3, (AUH)
2 Days in Dubai
Dubai International First Class Lounge (DXB)
Qatar Airways First Class, Dubai-Doha
Qatar Airways Al Safwa First Lounge (DOH)
Qatar Airways A380 First Class, Doha-Paris
Hilton Paris La Defense
American Airlines Admirals Club, Paris (CDG)
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge, Paris (CDG)
Finnair Business Class, Paris-Helsinki
Finnair Premium Lounge, Helsinki (HEL)
Finnair Business Class, Helsinki-Stockholm
Flight: AY 880
Departure time in Paris (CDG): 12:20 (actual 12:21)
Arrival time in Helsinki (HEL): 16:15 (actual 16:08)
Equipment: Airbus A320
Duration: 2h 55m (actual 2h 47m)
Date of flight: December 7, 2015
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #97
A few hours in Paris
Qatar Airways flight from Doha arrived around 12:30 noon in Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport and since my flight to Helsinki was not until the following day, I thought I would quickly check in at the Hilton Paris La Defense and then go to the city to explore the sights. My first stop was the Arc de Triomphe.
American Airlines Admirals Club located between Terminals 2A and 2C.
Cathay Pacific First & Business Class Lounge which was located beside it.
Boarding started at gate D52 at around 11:50 with premium class passengers and those with status getting priority boarding.
Cold smoked salmon with terrine of artichoke and goat cheese
Ravioli filled with cheese, grilled zucchini and tomato fennel sauce
Traditional Finnish dessert with blueberry and raspberry
Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Grande Reserve
We landed a few minutes ahead of schedule and after disembarking, I headed straight to the Finnair Premium Lounge.
There it was, another great flight in Finnair Business Class. I loved the fact that the flight attendants were very professional and at the same time engaging during the whole flight. The food served was really good specially the pasta and the Marimekko tableware were just lovely. Overall, I enjoyed everything about this this short flight from Paris to Helsinki. To all the crew on this flight, Kiitos!
Finnair Business Class Helsinki-London
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