Some airport lounges offer a standard set of amenities, but others have something to set them apart.
The Finnair Premium Lounge in Helsinki is primarily of interest in our context as it is open for select One World members heading to Hong Kong on Finnair. What sets it apart from any other lounge I have visited is that it has its own sauna,
Finnair promotes itself as the short and impliedly fast mode of transportation between Asia and Europe. From or to Hong Kong that is misleading: for many European destinations, there are shorter direct flights. However, Finnair does sometimes have competitive pricing. Their offers from Hong Kong are on their clear and helpfully straightforward website.
Emirates Airlines invests heavily in marketing to promote itself as a connection between Asia and Europe/Americas, through Dubai. Despite the abundance of direct flights between Hong Kong and major European cities, Emirates frequently comes up as a more cost-effective option for those who can afford a longer travel time.
For those travelling to Russia on a Hong Kong passport, you can get fourteen days of visa free access (though if staying more than seven you are required to register at the local branch of the Federal Migration Sevice). In other situations, where a visa is needed, the good news is that unlike many cities,