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AY Platinum Wing Lounge at HEL in non-Schengen area (re-opened 1 June 22)

AY Platinum Wing Lounge at HEL in non-Schengen area (re-opened 1 June 22)

Old Feb 15, 2024, 1:31 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005
Yes. If the dragon has a different opinion, be adamant.
As a Plat, never had an issue. Pre-Plat days, yes some convincing was needed
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Old Feb 17, 2024, 1:23 am
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Originally Posted by ffay005
Yes. If the dragon has a different opinion, be adamant.
Even though the text on AY pages says ”if you are departing for a non-schengen flight”🤷‍♂️ but yes always worked for me in the past, I recall only once or twice being questioned I should use Schengen lounge but been let in anyhow
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Old Feb 17, 2024, 1:58 am
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Originally Posted by BAECAddict
Yes, I did just this last June.
and now, my smile worked like a charm, as it should be and reasonable to expect. Better spend time here.
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Old Feb 17, 2024, 1:59 am
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It's been a year since I was in HEL. I can't remember if this lounge is before or after immigration when flying in from LHR.
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Old Feb 17, 2024, 2:51 am
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Originally Posted by lsquare
It's been a year since I was in HEL. I can't remember if this lounge is before or after immigration when flying in from LHR.
Coming from LHR, before immigration.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 8:57 am
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Fantastic experience in Platinum wing yesterday (as ever I have to say). Excellent cocktails, staff were friendly and the food (salmon and hollandaise in particular) was delicious. Tried the showers for the first time and was pleasantly surprised. Perhaps the sauna next time (I assume it is swimming attire required??). Alongside Pier F in Hong Kong one of my favourite OW lounges.
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 9:34 am
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Originally Posted by DocS
Perhaps the sauna next time (I assume it is swimming attire required??)
Swimming attire is optional of course, towels are available. Last time I went there, 2 Finns ordered from the bar an ice bucket full of beers and Lonkeros. One went back to the bar most likely wearing just a towel, to refill the bucket, while I was finishing my beer in sauna. Welcome to Finland!
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Old Feb 19, 2024, 9:45 am
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Originally Posted by ranskis
Swimming attire is optional of course, towels are available. Last time I went there, 2 Finns ordered from the bar an ice bucket full of beers and Lonkeros. One went back to the bar most likely wearing just a towel, to refill the bucket, while I was finishing my beer in sauna. Welcome to Finland!
I love the lack of inhibitions or body shame that plagues other nations. Our AirBnB host during our holiday in Lapland made a point of advising us being naked in the jacuzzi was best and that the neighbours would not mind (not that our cabin was close to others). He did make a point of telling us we should wear a hat though to keep our heads warm!
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Old Feb 21, 2024, 3:05 am
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Originally Posted by SPBanker
Coming from LHR, before immigration.
I'm coming from DUB,also into the non Schengen area,presumably I can go straight to the Platinum lounge and then to my ICN flight,no immigration or re clearing security?
Never been in Hel before
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Old Feb 21, 2024, 3:22 am
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Originally Posted by Earthman
I'm coming from DUB,also into the non Schengen area,presumably I can go straight to the Platinum lounge and then to my ICN flight,no immigration or re clearing security?
Never been in Hel before
Yeah, directly from DUB gate to lounge to ICN gate. No security, no passport control.
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Old Mar 6, 2024, 3:38 am
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 6:14 am
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Here's my Reindeer burger from yesterday, it was delicious
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 7:38 am
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Haven't been to the Wing in the afternoon, if I arrive near the closing time, let's say 17:10, will they let me in or are they already string to close down the service at that time?
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Old Mar 7, 2024, 5:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Clarity_
Haven't been to the Wing in the afternoon, if I arrive near the closing time, let's say 17:10, will they let me in or are they already string to close down the service at that time?
I was leaving around then yesterday, people were eating,the kitchen cooking
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Old Mar 11, 2024, 5:43 am
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