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 […]
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. From 2016, you will be able to 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.
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 […]
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. […]
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: […]
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 […]
News in brief: Share your Heathrow Express upgrade codes Heathrow Express emailed its database on Wednesday with a free First Class upgrade code. These are valid for one person on a ticket (one-way or return) booked in advance via the Heathrow Express website or app. […]
Finnair has decided to join Qatar Airways and Etihad in launching a strong sale. Finnair is focussed on routes to Asia. What makes this sale attractive is that: you can start from London (although you save more if you start in Dublin) Finnair flights earn […]
News in brief: Finnair increasing Edinburgh and Dublin services Finnair is clearly happy with the success of its new Edinburgh and Dublin routes as both services are being increased for 2017. Remember that Finnair is British Airways partner so you earn and redeem Avios on […]
News in brief: Groupon offering 50% off a Priority Pass If you have been thinking of purchasing a Priority Pass airport lounge access card, Groupon is running a deal at the moment. You will find it here. It is a little fiddly. You pay Groupon […]
Tomorrow, as part of our unofficial series of “reviews of new luxury hotels in European tourist spots operated by chains where you might have reward points or free night certificates“, I will be looking at the brand new Hilton in Tallinn, Estonia. (EDIT: our review […]
There are a very confusing number of promotions currently available for anyone planning on flying across the Atlantic on a oneworld airline, including British Airways. The crux of the problem is this – some airlines do not want to throw miles at flyers who would […]
Bits: Finnair Edinburgh service launched, I get a good value Marriott redemption, Euro 2016 travel guide
News in brief: Finnair’s Edinburgh service launched yesterday The new Finnair service from Edinburgh started yesterday. This joins their recently added Dublin service as well as the established Manchester and London routes. It will operate three times per week, stepping up to four times over […]
News in brief: The Facebook ‘Avios Suitcase’ game is over For the last couple of year, it has been possible to pick up the odd hundred Avios here and there in avios.com by using the Avios Suitcase app on Facebook. You didn’t even need to do […]
Lessons in arbitrage – why 10,000 bonus Finnair miles from PointsHound are more valuable than you think
PointsHound is a hotel booking service which works in a similar way to Kaligo.com and Rocketmiles. You earn a chunk of frequent flyer miles for booking with them but your stays will not earn you points or status benefits from the hotel where you stay. PointsHound […]
This is the final part of my review of the new Finnair A350 aircraft which I flew recently on a test flight from Heathrow to Helsinki and back. Yesterday was the ‘proper’ review of what you will find if you take the Finnair A350 on […]
Two weeks ago, I flew to Helsinki and back in Finnair business class. This was an opportunity to be one of the first people to fly the new Airbus A350 XWB and also to try out Finnair. Finnair, remember, is a British Airways partner via […]