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Meeting with Finnair team 28.11 @17:30

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Finnair Plus meets up with Flyertalkers!
28th November 17.30

Please register yourself here and send a PM to FinnairPlus account with your email address and AY+ number for the official invite.
Participants (limited to the 20 first):
1. lkrt
2. Tapio
3. OH-LGG
4. cistavoda
5. Akkku
6. courmisch
7. jmmi
8. Jainzar
9. FFlash
10. Post Scriptum
11. vulle
12. temppa
13. intuition
14. Purjelentaja
15. Leo123
16. DALtoAAL
17. joonasv
18. Aviating

20. Napapiiri

Cleared, please recheck-in
21. ffay005
22. loimu

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23. UpperDeck87K
24. Talonmies
25. feixing
26. manywhere
27. Steve_Hun
28. AY0005
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Old Nov 28, 18, 8:29 am
  #106  
 
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Originally Posted by cistavoda View Post
Just arrived! I didn't get the discount for beer though
Taking the train, see you soon ^

Last edited by vulle; Nov 28, 18 at 8:35 am
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Old Nov 28, 18, 8:33 am
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A bit late, but walking towards Calrion now
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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:21 am
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Anyone still at Clarion?
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Old Nov 28, 18, 9:50 am
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Have fun! But not too much fun. Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do.

To celebrate the meeting SuloL and I had drinks on the roof of IFC2 mall.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 12:23 pm
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We’re enjoying the new Finnair signature beer, Blueberry Saison, from Maku Brewing. Life’s good ^
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:01 pm
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Come on guys give us something. Or are you enjoying too much of the Blueberry Saison
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:19 pm
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Originally Posted by aama View Post
Come on guys give us something. Or are you enjoying too much of the Blueberry Saison
Wait for tomorrow when they land and sober out.
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:32 pm
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Thank you Finnair!
It was an inspiring peek into the kitchen and nice servings!
”Jäi hyvä maku”
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Old Nov 28, 18, 2:35 pm
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Wow! I like airplane food and for once, I have a feeling that I've had enough of it ! Fantastic event, thank you so much, Finnair! And of course it was great to meet y'all frequent flyers.

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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:10 pm
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It was a great, long evening! Interesting to find out that so much of the food is actually deep-frozen stuff from Germany, even in J. But the fact that AY Kitchen has been chosen the best catering provider by JAL (both in Europe as well as network-wide) tells me that there's so much know-how and potential. ^

We counted 38 dishes + Jymy. Some of them were extraordinary, so I'll be looking forward to my longhauls next spring.

While there wasn't room for a big discussion of FTers' hopes and wishes, I guess many of us were able to pass on our most important points. Some of us talked to the IT guy about codesharing problems and experiences, and we also discussed desserts and mid-flight snacks. (Re: snacks, AY carries a tomato-mozzarella ciabatta on all longhaul flights, but it's not advertised. Ask CC and they'll heat one up for you. It's Alepa style, but pretty good when warm.)

Thanks AY!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:27 pm
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It indeed was a great evening. Although we didn’t get extensive open discussion between us all, we had great talks with both loyalty executives and the SVP customer experience. We had great food, nice opportunity to taste the new Finnair signature beer and a look behind the scenes at Finnair Kitchen.

All in all, I’m very happy that Finnair is willing to put so much effort in making us feel welcome and they really wanted to hear our feedback. Of course it was also a lot of fun to meet many new faces amongst us FTers as well. Thanks guys for the fun night!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:31 pm
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An interesting and fun evening and countless excellent dishes. I very much appreciate all the effort and hours that had been put to this - thank you Finnair!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:31 pm
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Wow no after party? Cista, really??
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Old Nov 28, 18, 3:35 pm
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Thank you so much team Finnair and fellow Flyertalkers.
This was by far the longest tasting menu I have ever had with 38 dishes (+ dessert).

wow moment of the evening: When you hear that the person next to you have gained over 900k tier points in 10 months. Amazing!
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Old Nov 28, 18, 4:39 pm
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When I left the office around noon today, I discovered that the airport train had been cancelled. First service to run would just barely get me to the airport in time for a flight to HEL. I had to skip the lounge visit (sacrilege, I know) and go directly to the gate.

Straving, I texted some idiots that "Finnair better be serving a lot of food tonight, or I'll be cranky" (and I'm sure they thought to themselves "isn't that his normal state of mind" but they were nice enough no to say it).

Well, as can be seen on this thread, Finnair kitchen came to the rescue and I was pretty amiable I think.

So this is me saying thanks for having us, and especially to the kitchen team who prepared and plated some 1350 (!) samples.
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