Hello from Helsinki! I returned from a wonderful trip to Japan, flying Finnair Business Class both ways – on the outbound on the Airbus A350-900 and on the return on the Airbus A330-300. Finnair’s flagship aircraft is the A350, featuring a fantastic Business Class product in a 1-2-1 configuration. Their A330s have their old Business Class product which is similar to what SWISS has.

All in all, I really liked Finnair. The food was delicious, the seats were comfortable, and the crews were quite good. The only exception is on the outbound flight, one of the FAs wasn’t particularly nice or friendly, but otherwise I really liked my Finnair experience.

OMG blueberries. EVERYTHING features blueberries on Finnair flights. I mean everything. I kid you not. I don’t know if blueberries are the national fruit of Finland or if Finnair is just obsessed with them, but literally everything had some sort of blueberry-vibe to it, including:

  • Boarding passes with blueberries as the background image
  • Blueberry juice in the lounge and on the plane (delicious)
  • Everything is blue-themed (as is their logo)
  • Blueberry flowers in the lavatory (I wouldn’t call them flowers, exactly)
  • Blueberry-coloured pillow and blanket
  • Blueberry cocktails
  • Blueberry mock-tails
  • Salad featuring blueberries
  • Blueberry jam
  • Frozen blueberries are used in conjunction with ice
  • Blueberry snacks (with dried fruit)

I’m sure there is more, but that is what I mostly remember. Don’t get me wrong, I love blueberries but I literally had no idea you could incorporate so much with blueberries. It is a bit over the top if you ask me. However, I loved the entire Finnair experience and branding, so blueberries work. Perhaps the most delicious aspect of the whole blueberry experience was the juice and the cocktails – DELICIOUS!

Oh, and yes, the amenity kit was also blueberry-themed and I was a bit disappointed when I found out the lip balm and lotion from the amenity kit were not in blueberry flavour. Oh, Finnair… I’ll definitely fly with you again as I had a wonderful experience, but perhaps we can tone it a bit down with the blueberry concept?