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15% off ex-UK Finnair business class flights to Asia and India

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This offer may be of interest to anyone heading down to Asia or India in the near future.

Finnair is offering a further 15% discount on its already very competitive business class fares from London or Manchester (with a plane change in Helsinki) to:

Finnair A350 flying

  • Bangkok
  • Beijing
  • Chongqing
  • Delhi
  • Nagoya
  • Osaka
  • Seoul
  • Singapore
  • Tokyo

You can book until 31st December 2012, and travel does not have to be completed until 31st December 2013.  Payment must be made with an American Express card.

Finnair is also offering an immediate upgrade to Finnair Plus Silver to anyone taking up this offer.  Finnair Plus Silver, however, is NOT equivalent to BA Silver when flying BA.  It is classed as ‘OneWorld Ruby’ and therefore only offers the same benefits as BA Bronze.  This is not, therefore, an easy way of getting yourself a BA Silver-equivalent card.

Finnair’s seats may not be the greatest (see below) but if you can get a price in the c £1,750 range – available on some but not all of the routes above – then you might be happy.  Tickets are semi-flexible, as you can change the date for €150 and cancel for a full refund for a charge of €400.  This is more flexibility than you get with BA’s cheapest business class tickets

This is the improved flat bed seat being rolled out on the new A330 planes:

Importantly, as Finnair is a oneworld member, you will earn Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points for your trip.


how to earn avios from credit cards

How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

There are two official British Airways American Express cards:

British Airways American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and a companion voucher for spending £20,000 Read our full review

BA Premium Plus American Express card BAPP

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the UK’s most valuable credit card perk – the 2-4-1 companion voucher Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points, such as:

Nectar American Express

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & two airport lounge passes Read our full review

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

If you have a small business, we especially recommend Capital On Cap’s Visa card which comes with a generous bonus worth 10,500 Avios:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

The most generous Avios Visa or Mastercard for a limited company Read our full review

(Want to earn more Avios?  Click here to visit our home page for our latest articles on earning and spending your Avios points and click here to see how to earn more Avios this month from offers and promotions.)

Comments (2)

  • BugAlugs says:

    Hey Raffles, small correction to the post. If the complimentary Finnair cars is similar to BA Bronze shouldn’t it be a One world Ruby and not Emerald as in the post above?