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Decent Finnair Asia sale and first look at their A350’s

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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.

Finnair A350

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.

Finnair A350

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 points from UK credit cards

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

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

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways BA Amex American Express card

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up, no annual fee and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending ….. Read our full review

British Airways BA Premium Plus American Express Amex credit card

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

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:

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

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

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:

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express card

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios 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.

(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)

  • PGW says:

    Also available from Manchester.

  • James67 says:

    I believe the seats on a350 will be different to those currently veing retrofitted. Current sears are those similar to Swiss. My understanding is a350s will get updated version of Cathay business seat.

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