Airplane Airbus A350-900 (350) v1 Finnair has 3 classes on board with total of 297 seats. Use airplane seat map to find which ones are more comfortable and which ones should be avoided.
|business||78 - 81||21||1 - 12||46|
|economy comfort||35||18||21 - 25||43|
|economy||31||18||26 - 56||208|
There are 2 business class cabins, in the front cabin there are no overhead lockers in the middle, which makes makes it spacey. Seat configuration is 1-2-1. As a result all passengers have aisle access. Seats are reasonably wide, can easily be manioulated and are ok when seated. The seat can be folded to a 180° recline "bed", but the fishbone structure limits your legroom and the upholstery is not very soft which makes it difficult to sleep.
I agree about interior and cabin climate. The ligth and air climate is very good. The seat on the other hand is to small in my opinion. Im 192cm and when lying down, my feet is cramped up, and my head almost touches the back of the seat. The service onboard is very high standard, and the food and beverage menu is filled with excellent stuff. Inflight entertainment is super, and the screen is big and bright.
Comfortable seat, access to two windows, and amazing legroom.
Very uncomfortable. No extra mattress added. Feet allowance dont line up with the rest of the bed.
This seat has very much legroom and free access to the aisle area, but tray table and entertainment display are in the armrest, making the seat slightly narrower. Also there is no seat pocket or other personal storage space for this seat. Same goes for the 42A.
Legroom is good for this seat. However the regular economy seats is not too bad either so for me (I am 1,88m) it was not worth the 95 economy comfort fee for my Helsinki-Bangkok flight. For the first meal beer and wine was clearly included in the price when I bought the tickets, onboard the plane I was told the terms was changed and I had to pay for drinks again.
41L is an extra-legroom seat. However, there is no window for the seat and the entertainment system is stowed under the seat. The stowage space may take up part of the left side of the seat and you may find this annoying. Good for a short haul flight but I prefer the window,
Not a horrible seat, it is the only seat in Economy that has 220V power. It's for medical use. I used it with my CPAP, but it was a major hassle getting Finnair to access it via their customer service. It didn't need to be as it's a standard 220V plug behind a panel in the roof you can open with a pen or paperclip. Worked great for my CPAP. Finnair just needs to improve their customer service and support for clients.
Purchased Economy Comfort seat for the 12 hour Singapore-Helsinki leg of my journey. The extra fee was worth it for the additional leg room and reasonable quality noise cancelling head phones. HOWEVER, be aware that Finnair is one the the carriers that allow pets as carry-on for long haul flights. Should you have the misfortune of sitting next to a passenger with a pet (in my case a small dog); your entire journey will be compromised. In this instance the dog carrier took up the entire leg room space of that passenger and she could not place her feet on top of the carrier as it was of the soft variety. As a result she had to place her feet in my leg room space. Finnair does not acknowledge this as being a problem or that they have not honoured their conditions of carriage. Notwithstanding a lengthy correspondence with their Customer Relations they have closed the case with the end result being that it was my problem. They offered as compensation a 40 gift voucher which was subsequently increased to 85; however its use is limited for use with Finnair or their outlets. It is mentioned that in my initial letter of complaint I did not seek any compensation; but was hoping for some sort of explanation to this discriminatory policy. Do not waste your efforts in writing directly to the CEO as he will not give you the courtesy of a reply or even an acknowledgement. Whilst Finnair is often the most convenient and economical way to travel to Finland from Australia, they will no longer enjoy my custom.
Leg room is excellent indeed. But there is no front storage pocket/locker so you cannot put your stuff anywhere. Neither floor storage during take offs and landings. Very annoying. Also you feel like sitting in middle of aisle and people trespassing this place are walking straight at you.
The locker above row 23 was permanently out of use for those on right side of plane. Not ideal if on a long haul flight with an infant and you would like to have access to bags without putting then at your feet. Seat has good legroom but is not discernibly more comfortable than a standard economy seat which is a little disappointing. The perks are really the noise cancelling headphones and a marimekko night bag.
The seat has no storage whatsoever. That means any items you may wish to keep close to hand have to be stowed in the overhead bin. The only alternative is leaving them on the floor which people then have a tendency to tread on. You have to share the in-flight magazine and duty-free guide with the passenger in seat 22B.
Window seats are very private, plenty of room in the seated position. The armrest goes up/down so you can get in/out of the seat during meal service. The biggest downside of the business class seat is the lower body space. There really isn't much room to move your feet. And due to the curvature of the seat in front, you can only really sleep on your back or on your right side if you are tall. Windows are huge, cabin feels more comfortable etc than older planes. Be sure to book the special meals in advance. I had the Reindeer and it was delicious.
Close to galley and toilets yes although hidden from direct toilet traffic. Traffic to toilet would be no more than other passengers. **What was a challenge is the light from the constant opening of the curtain** If you sleep with eye shades then this wont be a problem unless some people make a noise. For Finnair their staff are very quiet so this was not bothersome. I have to agree with several comments about the business seats. They are very narrow and when lying flat it is as if your legs are not able to lie in a straight line. The area for your feet is even narrower. Storage is low but overhead is fine.
The location of the seat is fine (galley is not noisy) but the new aircraft is very poorly designed in business. Small, cramped seat (smaller than the same seat on Cathay or AA) with very limited storage in the seat area or in overhead lockers (no lockers in the middle of the cabin). It was like sleeping in a coffin. Seats already showing wear and tear. Very disappointing
Very back row. Cold air over us constantly from vents above. Spoke to staff on the FINNAIR flight..suggested takes a while to adjust...will speak to suppervisor etc. Eventually moved to warmer seat. DONT book row 56
Your observation about galley noise is spot on. There was a crew member engaged in loud conversation with a passenger in the galley just i. Front of my seat which was disruptive. I moved to the last row of business. Cabin was much too warm for good sleep.
There seems to be problem with the heating and aircon of the plane: it is way too hot in the middle of the plane and too cold on the back.
The seat was big enough for me (189 cm, 95 kgs), and also very comfortable. The proximity to the galley did not bother me.
The herring bone configuration on the Airbus 350 has resulted in a reasonably comfortable sitting and reclining position but the narrowing of the width into an arrow shape means that the flat bed position is very limiting for the lower part of the body. This space is not designed for well-built Vikings! Asian cabin crew should have ensured a high level of passenger service but several members need to up their standards! A very quiet and smooth plane. Please reconfigure the seating to provide wholebody comfort. Thanks.