Finnair Business Class Lounge, Helsinki
One World Airlines
Access RulesFirst class or business class ticket on an Oneworld Airline.
Emerald of sapphire status in OneWorld.
One guest of the above.
The LoungeIt's very nordic, with décor that's functional, but not overtly elegant. Food is buffet style, drinks are self-serve except at the bar. Now the food, beer, and drinks are of good quality, you just have to get most of it by yourself.
Dining AreaIn the center of the lounge is the dining spot; the rest of the lounge is fairly private or very small group seating. I think this is indicative of the Finnish propensity for being introverted.
Shower Facilities5 shower stalls, very similar to the First Class lounge. There can be waiting at times, and reserving one is a challenge. Best to sit by the shower entrance and wait.
Other FeaturesThere is an area for shopping, and an interesting couple casks of whiskey aging for their 100th anniversary in November of 2023, when it will be served in the lounge. Yes, I am making plans to be here then.
SummaryIt's a solid lounge, quiet, comfortable, but not a visual treat. Good all-day food available, drinks to excess, good wines. Long term staying might be uncomfortable in the seating types available (after 10 hours in the lounges I noticed).
The base level business class fare does not include access to the lounges. Luckily, I have status, but this is something to be aware of if you buy one and have a long layover.