Lounge in HEL?


Old Jan 1, 19, 1:27 am
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Originally Posted by haapalainen View Post
Will they be allowed to use the new premiun lounge or sent to other lounges?
I was told by a lounge attendant that as soon as the refurbishment of the Premium side finishes in February, it will be opened to those that have access (i. e. Emeralds and AY+ golds) but I'm not sure they can just get away not offering any lounge to J passengers, for instance.
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Old Jan 2, 19, 4:19 pm
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I went through HEL twice in the last week. On 12/26 I used the current Finnair Lounge by Gate 50 which due to the renovations is barely worth using. No showers or sauna, no hot food besides one soup in the evenings, the drinks are all behind a counter and you get a tiny pour of mediocre alcohol and there isn't much seating.

On my way back to I went to the PP Affiliated [email protected] Lounge which does still have a shower. Staff were very friendly and they had a decent spread of cold cuts, cheese and breads out. Alcohol is for pay only but I found the concept relaxing and the place pleasant to hang out at. Still, until February at least you can get a shower at HEL.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 11:30 am
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Alcohol is "pay only"? You are kidding surely!!
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Old Jan 4, 19, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by CMK10 View Post
Alcohol is for pay only
Sounds like going with the Finnair lounge was the correct choice after all.

Now if only they could also put those bottles out on the counter, it'd probably be my favourite lounge so far.
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Old Jan 4, 19, 12:25 pm
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Really? It wasn’t when I was in the almost at home a month or so ago. Beer on tap, wine and sparking wine in the chillers. Not that I had all that! Food was good.
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