I flew AY
last month from HEL
on the MD
-11, it was a blast! I have the timetable in my hands now, complete with seatmaps.
currently has 2 MD11 maps, one has 3-4-2 for the front part of economy, and 2-5-2 for the back half. In that configuration, rows 21-30 are the 3-4-2 config.
The second configuration is 3-4-2 in the front half, and 3-4-3 in the back. Rows 21-29 are the 3-4-2.
In any case, you will be on the 2 seat side (A-B-C). When you checkin, see how full the flight is, and if nobody is in 25C, see if you can't change your seats to 25AC. My flight was great. Even though I was traveling standby, they gave us 34A and C, so we had three seats for two people, which made the 9.5 hour flight go by quickly. The food was fairly good, and the cabin staff was...Adequate. I guess I was a bit disappointed after sitting in the HEL
terminal and seeing some really, really good looking young flight attendants, and then boarding our flight and seeing Lurch, our purser, and a cabin staff that probably had an average age of 50. Oh well, they were friendly, and the flight went quickly.
Enjoy your trip.
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