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Finnair recently unveiled a unique business-class seat that was a first in the industry.
While it’s been flying on some routes to the U.S. for some time now, the airline has confirmed that business class passengers on routes between the U.S. and Finland from August 1, 2023, are guaranteed to experience its new seat.
“As we approach our centenary, it is wonderful to be able to bring our new innovative long-haul cabin to more destinations, and customers, across the world”, said Anssi Partanen, market director for the U.K. and Ireland at Finnair.
Let’s take a look at the seat in more detail and where you’ll be able to fly it.
All Finnair’s U.S. Routes Will Have the New Seat
By the end of summer 2023, Finnair passengers flying on total of 14 of its routes will get to enjoy the unique Collins Aerospace seats.
As it stands, 5 of those destinations include the U.S. cities of Chicago (ORD), Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW), Miami (MIA), New York (JFK), and Seattle (SEA), until Los Angeles becomes the 6th U.S. city as of August 1, 2023, when the seat will debut on the route.
Finnair’s Business Class Seat
If you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, the seat, which has been tried and tested by Upgraded Points, is surprisingly comfortable given that it doesn’t recline.
This means that the rounded, cocoon-style shape of the seat is also unique. The entire inside surface of the frame of the seat is cushioned and ready to be lounged in in whichever which way you feel most comfortable.
The aim is so that passengers are able to move freely within their seats and find comfort in ways that more restrictive seats wouldn’t otherwise permit.
Instead of having to clamber out of your seat and use buttons to slowly recline it, the design of Finnair’s new business class seat incorporates 2 separate small flat surfaces that raise up from their stowed vertical position and join together to make a fully flat surface.
This can be done without getting out of your seat.
From August 1, 2023, Finnair’s new business class seat will feature on all of its flights to the U.S. If you’re planning a trip to Europe anytime soon and it makes sense to include Finnair’s new seat in your itinerary, then we’d highly recommend you give it a go.
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