If you’re just tuning in now be sure to read how I ended up with this unique itinerary by checking out The Original Plan: The $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World, the subsequent Change Up: Riga, Latvia? and the Mongolia angle: IGLOO-GER: The Helsinki-Ulaanbaatar Trip Report.
There aren’t too many bloggers out there who have flown Finnair Business class long-haul. For this reason, I’m going to spend a few more syllables detailing what was a great, professional trip flying from JFK to get to Helsinki. Actually, the trip across the Atlantic was more of a party thanks to the great selection of cocktails and DJ service provided by Nokia MixRadio.
I had never been to Scandinavia before but was thrilled to add it to my itinerary as part of my $77,000 Trip Heard Round the World. In terms of cost, the retail price of the flight, was more than DOH-JFK and SAN-NRT on the Dreamliner. In terms of the service, I’d compare Finnair to Cathay Business. Maybe it doesn’t have all the pizzazz of its Arab counterparts but I liked it just the same.
While Dubai boasts the tallest this and the biggest that, the weather in the Middle East has made it impossible to secure the world’s most coveted free agent, St. Nick who continues to reside in Lapland, Finland. Though Dubai’s name elicits the coolness factor on par with Las Vegas, ‘Helsinki’ is right there with the likes of Pitbull using the city’s name in his lyrics.
Anyhow, this is a flight review not a popularity contest so let’s get back to the dancing.