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.
Some of the Business Class deals look very attractive. Delhi is just £1,299 return, Bangkok is £1,499 and there are a few Chinese destinations from £1,299.
Economy tickets start from £449 to Chongqing.
You need to book by January 17th. You can depart from either Manchester or London to Helsinki and then onwards.
Blackout dates are:
Bangkok, 20 April–6 July 2014;
Beijing, 2 January–6 April 2014 and 23 April–17 June 2014;
Chongqing, 28 December 2013–29 June 2014;
Delhi, 12 January–29 June 2014;
Hanoi, 18 August–22 September 2014;
Hong Kong, 21 April–15 June 2014;
Osaka and Tokyo, 28 December 2013–14 March 2014;
Seoul, 6–19 January 2014 and 10 February–31 May 2014;
Shanghai, 14 January–17 June 2014;
Singapore, 24 February–1 June 2014;
Xi’an, 30 March–30 June 2014.
You need to stay a Saturday night to get these fares.
Note that, due to weird Finnair IT, you cannot put in a British Airways Executive Club number at the time of booking – it needs to be added later.
This recent post gives you an idea of what seat you may find on your Finnair flight, depending on aircraft type.