FAQ : BA Flights Operated by Finnair

Old May 7, 2022, 5:47 am
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Originally Posted by BAeuro
32B is indeed Finnairís A321. It is an A321 with sharklets.

If it was a BA A321, it would simply be 321.
Is it an arrangement where BA are wet-leasing specific aircraft, or is it flexible and the actual aircraft reg(s) could vary? I guess I'm wondering if you could get lucky and get an A321 with the LH business product. I THINK some do but I could be wrong. Personally I don't think this would happen as the different configuration would probably cause lots of issues with seating.
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Old May 7, 2022, 5:54 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Is it an arrangement where BA are wet-leasing specific aircraft, or is it flexible and the actual aircraft reg(s) could vary? I guess I'm wondering if you could get lucky and get an A321 with the LH business product. I THINK some do but I could be wrong. Personally I don't think this would happen as the different configuration would probably cause lots of issues with seating.
Finnair don't have a separate LH business product in their A321s.
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Old May 7, 2022, 5:55 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Is it an arrangement where BA are wet-leasing specific aircraft, or is it flexible and the actual aircraft reg(s) could vary? I guess I'm wondering if you could get lucky and get an A321 with the LH business product. I THINK some do but I could be wrong. Personally I don't think this would happen as the different configuration would probably cause lots of issues with seating.
Finnair doesnít operate A321 with long haul seating. For long haul business class itís the A330 or A350 only at Finnair. BA used to but I believe these were reconfigured.
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Old May 7, 2022, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Is it an arrangement where BA are wet-leasing specific aircraft, or is it flexible and the actual aircraft reg(s) could vary? I guess I'm wondering if you could get lucky and get an A321 with the LH business product. I THINK some do but I could be wrong. Personally I don't think this would happen as the different configuration would probably cause lots of issues with seating.
Finnair’s A321s are all fitted to a single 209 seat short haul config. BA’s Pinnacle seats are marginally more comfortable than Finnair’s Recaro BL3530s, IMHO and the leg room is about the same
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Old May 7, 2022, 5:56 am
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Originally Posted by duvin
Finnair don't have a separate LH business product in their A321s.
Ah ok. Did they ever? Maybe I'm getting mixed up with the A350.
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Old May 7, 2022, 6:14 am
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
I see nothing wrong with the swap, though wish I could get the OWE free drink that is usual on AY services! (just kidding)
Ask bilberry juice if they have any onboard.
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Old May 7, 2022, 6:32 am
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Originally Posted by Prospero
Finnairís A321s are all fitted to a single 209 seat short haul config. BAís Pinnacle seats are marginally more comfortable than Finnairís Recaro BL3530s, IMHO and the leg room is about the same
Is the legroom in row 1 around the same as BA?
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Old May 7, 2022, 7:19 am
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Originally Posted by northeastflyer
Is the legroom in row 1 around the same as BA?
I would say itís pretty much the same.
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Old May 7, 2022, 7:28 am
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Originally Posted by e8steve
I would say itís pretty much the same.
Thanks.
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Old May 7, 2022, 9:43 am
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How come Finnair is now operating ZAG-LHR? Or is this a wet lease?
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Old May 7, 2022, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by Isochronous
How come Finnair is now operating ZAG-LHR? Or is this a wet lease?
Its a wet lease for the summer
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Old May 7, 2022, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Isochronous
How come Finnair is now operating ZAG-LHR? Or is this a wet lease?
Yes, wetlease. And there are other such arrangements, on a variety of routes. All rather exciting

Think of BA s/haul this spring / summer as a mirror of Forrest Gumpís quote from his dear mama (ďlife is like a box of chocolates ÖÖĒ)
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Old May 7, 2022, 11:12 am
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All, any comments on seating in Club? Seat Guru does not seem to have these seat maps. Does row 9 (the solitary seats) recline, and are the exit rows any good? Thanks.
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Old May 7, 2022, 2:52 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
Yes. it looks like it as my T3 flight from another destination has also switched. Personally, I see nothing wrong with the swap, though wish I could get the OWE free drink that is usual on AY services! (just kidding)
The free drinks were sadly enhanced last September...

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Old May 7, 2022, 2:57 pm
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Originally Posted by squeeler
All, any comments on seating in Club? Seat Guru does not seem to have these seat maps. Does row 9 (the solitary seats) recline, and are the exit rows any good? Thanks.
The Seat Guru map is correct, but does not show the blocked middle seats. And row 9 has two pairs of seats by the exit, but as Club Europe on seat is blocked.
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