Finnair is making some of its long-haul flights in economy class dryer than they are today. The airline offers beer and wine complimentary on select routes with meal while on others during the entire flight. All adult beverages have been for cash only already for a while.
Finnair is now “enhancing” its service concept on flights to Bangkok, Goa, Havana, Ho Chi Minh City, Krabi, Phuket, Puerto Plata and Puerto Vallarta effective November 1, 2018 when even beer and wine become chargeable.
You can access Finnair’s page for economy class service here.
Here’s the service information:
Starting from 1 November 2018 – flights to Bangkok, Goa, Havana, Ho Chi Minh City, Krabi, Phuket, Puerto Plata and Puerto Vallarta: beer, wine and other alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase during the flight. Soft drinks, juices and water are all served free of charge.
Flights to China, Japan, South Korea, India and Singapore: soft drinks, juices, water, beer and wine are all served free of charge – other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
Flights to the United States*: all our meals include non-alcoholic drinks, beer and wine free of charge. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at all other times.
Flights to *New York: first meal includes beer and wine free of charge. Alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at all other times.
Finnair is becoming rather cheap and stingy here considering that there are other options for many such as Emirates and Qatar Airways that offer full complimentary bar service throughout the flight to all their destinations. Works well for those flying to/from east and merely connect in Helsinki.
You have to keep in mind that Finnair flies to Tel Aviv and Dubai, and offers only bistro service where everything is for pay bar blueberry juice.