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Finnish airline Finnair has launched some excellent sale deals out of London and Manchester on its routes to Asia.

Finnair, of course, is a partner with British Airways in the oneworld alliance.  Like the Qatar Airways deals I flagged yesterday, these Finnair flights will earn you Avios and British Airways Executive Club tier points – as well as saving you substantial sums over taking a BA flight!

Finnair is the first European airline to launch the new Airbus A350.  As you can see on their promotional website here, it comes with an attractive 1-2-1 business class layout, pictured below, which is a definite cut above Club World.

Finnair A350

For some reason, details of this sale are not on the Finnair website although they have been circulated to travel agents.  The fares are bookable on finnair.com – the exact fare rules may vary by route but for Bangkok:

You must book by September 21st

Only valid on Finnair and Flybe codeshares (eg Manchester to Helsinki)

Book at least 3 days before travel

Must stay away over a Saturday night (flying back on Saturday seems OK)

No maximum stay

No stopovers allowed

No changes and no refunds

Travel must be completed by December 18th

Here are sample business class prices, which I had to find by trial and error on finnair.com.  Remember that you can fly from Heathrow or Manchester with a plane change in Helsinki.

Bangkok – £1,189

Beijing – £1,099

Chongqing – £1,099

Delhi – £1,297

Saigon – £1,433

Seoul – £1,396

Shanghai – £1,789

Singapore – £1,765

Xi’an – £1,099

Other destinations did not seem to be reduced.

In terms of British Airways tier points, these routes would earn 80 + 140 + 140 + 80 = 440 tier points return.

In terms of getting the A350, you can see full details here.  Between now and the end of this offer on December 18th, the launch dates are:

Shanghai – 26th October

Beijing – 21st November

Bangkok – 4th December

I think that all of the A330 aircraft have now been refitted with a more traditional fully flat business class seat which is perfectly fine but not as modern as the A350.  There are still a few A340 aircraft in the fleet which are running with sloping business class seats and these are best avoided – these planes are off to the scrap heap soon as more A350 arrive.

If you’re interested in these deals, head over to finnair.com and have a search.  Handily, the site has a ‘+/- 3 days’ search function which allows you to easily spot the days with these sale fares.

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