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Old Apr 27, 99, 1:34 pm   #1
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Finnair vs. British Airways

I have to select between BA and Finnair on a transatlantic Canadian Plus miles redemption flight in economy class. I like BA and use them quite frequently, but never had experience with Finnair. Should I try the Finns or stick to the Brits?
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Old Jul 21, 99, 1:01 pm   #2
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I have taken a few Finnair flights and have enjoyed the trip. The attendents are very courteous and helpful. I have not had experience with BA.
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Old Jul 21, 99, 5:43 pm   #3
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I flew Finnair JFK-HEL in business class a few years ago and it was just excellent. I remember we had reindeer for dinner. A lot of red-nose-in-the-sauce jokes ensued.

It's perhaps worth noting that Finnair flies only a handful of intercontinental/long-haul services, to North America and Tokyo, so each flight is more special. BA (which I like very much, don't misunderstand) does hundreds daily. I got the impression that the Finnair JFK service was the pride of the airline and they were trying extra-specially hard to impress.
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Old Jul 22, 99, 3:07 pm   #4
 
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Service in Coach is quite good and pretty comparable in Finnair and BA. Perhaps, the major difference would be in the aircraft - Finnair flies MD-11, and BA usually sticks to 747.
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