Finnair has launched another batch of special offers in Business Class from London on its long-haul routes to India and Asia.
Finnair, you will remember, is a member of the oneworld alliance alongside British Airways. This means that you will earn BA tier points and Avios on these tickets.
The routes below will all give you 440 British Airways tier points (80 for London-Helsinki and 140 for Helsinki-wherever) which is 75% of the way to a British Airways Executive Club Silver card.
The current offers, which must be booked by 22nd September, are:
- Bangkok £1,569
- Chongqing £1,199
- Delhi £1,349
- Hanoi £1,499
- Seoul £1,499
- Xi’an £1,199
Economy deals are also available. You can find full details with blackout dates, cancellation policies etc on the Finnair website here.
A350XWB launch details revealed
Finnair is the first European customer for the new Airbus A350 XWB aircraft, which stands for ‘Extra Wide Body’.
Shanghai, Bangkok and Beijing will be the first routes to receive this aircraft during 2015.
According to Finnair:
It is equipped with Wi-Fi and wireless in-flight entertainment services. It also comes with dynamic LED lighting that changes to suit the time of day, destination and season, creating a calming and fresh atmosphere. The Airbus A350 features an advanced pure-air filtration system that recycles the air in the cabin every two to three minutes. Draft-free air management, adjustable multiple temperature zones and lower cabin pressure all enhance the well-being of everyone on board.
The planes will be equipped with the new flat-bed business class seats which are currently being rolled out to the rest of the fleet. Each plane will have 46 business class seats and, as per the picture above, a user-friendly 1-2-1 seat layout.
How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (January 2023)
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:
There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 21st February 2023, the sign-up bonus on the British Airways Premium Plus American Express card is increased to 35,000 Avios from 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.
You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.
Run your own business?
We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.
SPECIAL OFFER: Capital On Tap has increased its sign-up bonus to points worth 30,000 Avios if you apply by 4th February. This is exclusive to Head for Points readers. Click here to apply.
You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.
There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.