Review of Finnair flight Helsinki Brussels in Economy

Airline Finnair
Flight AY817
Class Economy
Seat 14F
Aircraft Airbus A320
Flight time 02:40
Take-off 02 Mar 17, 16:40
Arrival at 02 Mar 17, 18:20
AY   #73 out of 134 Airlines A minimum of 20 Flight-Reports is required in order to appear in the rankings. 139 reviews
Published on 24th March 2017
Welcome to my first ever flight report!

This time I flew from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (HEL) to Brussels-Zaventem Airport (BRU) with Finnair. I was going to Belgium to visit some old friends, and this time, I chose the Finnish flagship carrier to take me there.

I came to Vantaa Airport on an inbound flight from Stockholm, and I spent around two hours waiting on my connecting flight. I sat down to have a beer or two, watching the ladies relay in the Cross-Country Ski World Championships, where I saw Sweden beating Finland for the silver (do I even have to mention that Norway won?)! After the thrilling ski race, I went down to my gate, where the boarding had already started. We were taken to the aircraft on a bus, which was an Airbus A320-200.

The flight took 2 hours and 40 minutes, and I was asleep for most of the flight. When I woke up we had already started to descend into Brussels, and we landed on scheduled time. photo 17455186_1507977819220504_258047590_o View from the aircraft.

Thank you for reading my first ever trip report, I hope you enjoyed it!

Youtube link to the landing in Brussels.
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Cabin crew6.0

Helsinki - HEL


Brussels - BRU



This was a quite uneventful intra-European flight between two European capitals, taking me from A to B. The reason why I flew via Helsinki instead of taking one of many direct flights from Stockholm was that I booked this journey only two days before flying, and this was the cheapest option. I have flown with Finnair before, to long-haul destinations in Asia, and if flying intra-European with Finnair is the best (cheapest) option, I will not mind doing it again.

Information on the route Helsinki (HEL) Brussels (BRU)

The contributors of Flight-Report published 7 reviews of 1 airlines on the route Helsinki (HEL) → Brussels (BRU).


The airline with the best average rating is Finnair with 7.2/10.

The average flight time is 2 hours and 38 minutes.

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  • Comment 391077 by
    Shisdu SILVER 670 Comments

    Welcome aboard!

    LOL, I certainly enjoyed your little, ultra short first ever report. :D

    It was short, but you included some relevant information in it, like the flight's punctuality, for example. However, you didn't rate the crew, the cabin and entertainment very high. What would be the reason for that?

    Thanks for sharing!! ^^

    • Comment 392969 by
      mrworldvile AUTHOR 2 Comments

      Thank you for commenting on my report! I was not supposed to make a report on this as I found out about this page after flying, and I wanted to try to make a short review, which is the reason for it being so short. The on-board entertainment was non-existing, hence the low rating. The cabin was nothing too special, and I must say that the crew wasn't very friendly.

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