Aggressive Finnair sale to Asia and India …. good for cheap BA tier points

Finnair is a British Airways partner, courtesy of its membership of the oneworld airline alliance.  This means that you will earn Avios and British Airways tier points on Finnair flights.

The new Finnair long-haul sale is therefore worth a look.

You can see full details here.  The business class deals start on page 2.

Some of the business deals look very attractive.  Delhi is just £1,199 return, Bangkok is £1,499 and there are a few Chinese destinations from £1,199.

Economy tickets start from £439 to Chongqing.  Bangkok is also available as a one-way from £309 which may be interesting if you can match it with a redemption.

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You need to book by April 9th.  You can depart from either Manchester or London to Helsinki and then onwards.

These are the dates where the sale prices are available for business class:

Bangkok, 16 April–10 December 2014

Beijing, 30 March–17 June 2014

Chongqing, 30 March–15 December 2014

Delhi, 1 April–16 December 2014

Xi’an, 30 March–31 July 2014 and 1 September–25 October 2014

You also need to stay a Saturday night to get these fares.  Full terms and conditions are on their offers page here.

Note that, unless Finnair has updated its IT recently, you cannot put in a British Airways Executive Club number at the time of booking – it needs to be added later via their ‘Manage My Booking’ function.

As I posted last week, Finnair has now published the timetable for the introduction of fully flat beds in business class, so you may be able to combine these fares with the impressive looking new seat.

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Comments

  1. You can add your BAEC number at time of booking on Finnair.com. I fly LHR-HEL regularly and have switched to booking through Finnair as it often works out significantly cheaper (even if the flights are on BA metal!).