Shanghai captures the imagination of many visitors looking for a sense of its Jazz Age history through heritage buildings. In recent decades, the city’s ubiquitous shikumen style lane houses have been ruthlessly bulldozed and now only the French Concession district retains a significant amount of historical Shanghainese buildings sadly.
At terminal two in Jakarta’s Soekarno Hatto international airport, eligible Cathay passengers can use two lounges. They can access the Pura Indah lounge, whose first class wing we reviewed previously, or the Premier Lounge. As the sign outside the Premier Lounge attests, it is open to passengers and customers of a wide array of airlines and banks.
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.