Bangkok - Manchester via Helsinki. This is a trip that we make nearly every year and normally we travel with one of the middle eastern carriers. This time however we left our booking a little late and were unable to get our preferred dates. Finnair was the only alternative at a reasonable price. Friendly service Helsinki an excellent place to transfer. The airport is very easy to navigate through staff are friendly and it was quiet when we passed through. There was even a play area near the gate to keep the kids happy. And free wi-fi that works straight away - no need to request a password first. Dislikes - No choice of meal: on one of the flights the only option was a beef sandwich. - The food was quite plain and boring in comparison with the airlines we usually use. Browsing through the entertainment system I couldn't find much worth watching.