Finnair and Finnair Plus

Finnair Plus is the loyalty scheme for Finnair. We cover Finnair on Head for Points because you can earn and spend Avios points and it offers competitive fares and schedules to many destinations in Asia. You can now fly from London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Dublin to Helsinki and beyond. It is the first European airline to fly the new Airbus A350.

Finnair Plus is a partner of the UK American Express Membership Rewards programme and you can earn Finnair miles via the American Express Preferred Rewards Gold and American Express Platinum cards.

For further information on Finnair and Finnair Plus, visit their website here.

How to maximise your Avios earning when flying with BA airline partners

It seems strange, but British Airways Executive Club and Iberia Plus do not have the same earning rates for oneworld partner flights.  This means that, in some cases, it is preferable to credit a cash flight on a specific airline to Iberia Plus rather than […]

2 odd routes to oneworld (=BA) status – pay £190 per month or match via airberlin or Lufthansa

Two slightly obscure alternatives have come up if you are looking to earn British Airways status. To be honest, the easiest way to get Silver status in British Airways Executive Club – which is the one to aim for, because it gives lounge access and […]

How to save £100 on an Economy Avios redemption to Dubai

I ran an interesting article last week on exploiting Avios zonal pricing to save points or money.  The examples I gave (see the full article here) focused on Qatar Airways redemptions. Today I wanted to give you another example – focusing this time on economy travel – […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here although it does not mention the price. […]

Bits: 25% off a Priority Pass, Avios-earning Finnair sale

News in brief: 25% off a Priority Pass airport lounge card To celebrate its 25% anniversary, Priority Pass is offering 25% off its airport lounge access cards for a limited period. If both you and your partner travel heavily, you’d get a better overall deal […]

Bits: SWISS sale, Star Alliance HEx upgrade, use Avios for Lapland!

News in brief: Decent SWISS sale out of Italy SWISS business class and, in particular, first class has an excellent reputation.  I was one of the last people to redeem for Swiss First – here is my review – before they changed the rules and restricted […]

Bits: Finnair Easter offer, 10% off Iberia to Madrid, £5 off Railcards

News in brief: Finnair Easter Offer Finnair has launched an Easter offer for flights to Asia. What makes this sale attractive is that: you can start from London, Edinburgh, Manchester or Dublin Finnair flights earn Avios and British Airways tier points Finnair is flying brand […]

Bits: Laithwaites offer update, 15% Iberia discount, Finnair A350 daily from London

News in brief: Wine Explorer link fixed I ran an article yesterday about Wine Explorer, the new BA wine venture in association with Laithwaites.  You will receive 1,000 Avios points with your first order. For some odd reason, the link I provided in that article […]

Bits: BA launches new USA Club World ‘flight and hotel’ deals; new Finnair deals

News in brief: New BA Holidays offers to the USA British Airways has launched a new round of ‘flight and hotel’ deals to the USA, partnered with Club World flights. These deals are nowhere near as good as the £1,100 deals we saw to New […]

Bits: Luxury Travel Diary auctions, new BA strikes, new Finnair long haul routes

News in brief: Luxury Travel Diary auctions The Luxury Travel Diary site dropped me a line about another wave of its auctions closing soon. Most of the items offered tend to go for far less than the standard retail price.  Interesting options closing in the next 48 […]

How to fly long-haul planes on short-haul redemptions!

Singapore Airlines announced a new European ‘fifth freedom’ route this week – Moscow to Stockholm, starting on 30th May.  As HFP has also just put a ‘fifth freedom’ flight in the diary for January, I thought it was worth another look at this interesting niche. […]

Good Asia sale on Finnair (earns Avios) from London, Edinburgh, Manchester and Dublin

Finnair has launched its January sale early!  It has launched special business class fares to Asia, valid until 9th January 2017 for travel between 16th January and 28th October 2017 (dates vary by route). Finnair is focussed on routes to Asia.  What makes this sale attractive is that: […]

Which airlines let you transfer miles INTO hotel loyalty programmes?

Almost all hotel loyalty programmes let you transfer you points into certain frequent flyer schemes.  What is far rarer is for a frequent flyer scheme to let you transfer your points INTO a hotel programme. This didn’t used to be the case.  If you go […]

Bits: Tallinn BA tier point run, 10% Clubcard to Virgin transfer bonus, 500 Avios with Iberia wine offer

News in brief: Tallinn tier point run on BA Tallinn is being launched by British Airways as a new route next year as we wrote over the weekend. In the meantime, British Airways is running a very attractive offer if you want to check out […]

Bits: AirPortr’s ‘home to destination’ luggage handling, new Global Entry dates in London, Finnair increases Asia frequencies

News in brief: AirPortr to launch revolutionary ‘home to destination’ luggage handling service AirPortr, Europe’s first same day and on demand luggage collection and delivery service, is about to launch a unique ‘door to destination’ baggage check-in service in conjunction with British Airways. We have covered […]